Craig J. Bryan
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTER FOR VETERANS STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Dr. Craig J. Bryan is one of the nation’s foremost experts in a troubling field: military suicide. He is the executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. He also is a consultant to the Department of Defense for psychological health and suicide prevention, and has briefed Congressional leaders on these topics. Dr. Bryan received his PsyD in clinical psychology in 2006 from Baylor University, and completed his residency at the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where he later served as chief of the Primary Care Psychology Service and manager of the suicide prevention program. He deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2009, serving as the director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital, and separated from active duty a short time later. He now studies suicidal behaviors, prevention strategies and psychological resiliency. He currently is involved in a few major studies testing cognitive behavioral treatments for veterans who are suicidal or have combat-related PTSD. Dr. Bryan has authored over 70 academic papers and book chapters, as well as the forthcoming Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans: A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician.