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Murray B. Stein, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego; Staff Psychiatrist, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, California

Murray B. Stein MD, MPH, FRCPC, is Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Diego, where he directs the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program. He is also a Staff Psychiatrist at the Veteran Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Manitoba and completed his residency and post-residency fellowship at the University of Toronto and at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He subsequently completed a Master of Public Health Degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Stein’s research interests include the epidemiology, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety disorders especially social phobia, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has written or cowritten over 450 peer-reviewed scientific articles on these topics, including in journals such as The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Psychiatry, and JAMA Psychiatry. He is coeditor, with Martin Antony PhD, of the Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders (2009). His federally funded research has included studies of interventions for anxiety disorders in primary care, pharmacological approaches to treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and functional neuroimaging research in anxiety and trauma-related disorders. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Department of Defense funded (2008-2014) Injury and Traumatic Stress (INTRuST) Consortium, which studies treatments for PTSD and traumatic brain injury. He is also Co-Principal Investigator (with Robert Ursano, MD) of Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (STARRS), a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-–funded project (2009-2014) investigating risk factors for suicide and other deployment-related disorders.

Dr. Stein is a member of the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America , a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology , Co-Editor in Chief for UpToDate in Psychiatry, and Deputy Editor for the journal Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Stein chaired the American Psychiatric Association Workgroup to Revise the Panic Disorder Treatment Guidelines (2006-2008), and is past Scientific Chair of the NIMH Interventions in Mood and Anxiety Review Group (2006-2009). Dr. Stein was a member of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition  Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group (2009-2013). He is currently a member of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee (2011-2014) and a member of the Institute of Medicine Board on the Health of Select Populations (2012-2015).

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 11

11:00am PDT

Sunday, September 13

12:30pm PDT