Ruth Lanius MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

University of Western Ontario
Professor, Director of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Research Unit

Dr. Ruth Lanius, from the University of Western Ontario, graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined MD and PhD degree in Neuroscience in 1996. She continued her training at the University of Western Ontario where she completed her residency in psychiatry in 2000. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario. She established and directs the Traumatic Stress Service, a service that specializes in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. Her research interests focus on studying the neural correlates of PTSD using neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. Her research is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. Dr. Lanius is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals and granting agencies. She has lectured on the topic of PTSD in North America, Europe and Japan.