Bio: Amy Badura-Brack, PhD

Amy Badura-Brack, PhD

Talk Title: “Focusing Attention”

Amy Badura Brack, PhDAmy Badura-Brack is the lead investigator for clinical trials of an innovative therapy using attention control treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After initial results with military veterans were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, she received a $1.2 million grant from At Ease USA to fund a web-deliverable version of the treatment and extend the trials to survivors of domestic and community violence

Badura-Brack and her team published brain-imaging research comparing veterans with and without PTSD, as well as changes in brain activity of veterans before and after treatment.

She and her team are currently researching the impact of traumatic events on children’s brain development in conjunction with a major National Science Foundation sponsored grant.

Badura-Brack chairs the social and behavioral Institutional Review Board. She teaches abnormal, health and introductory psychology, and supervises the psychology internship program at Creighton.