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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Updated: 27 June 2018


Ryan HollidayRyan Holliday PhD
Title: Rocky Mountain MIRECC Psychology Fellow - Denver
303.399.8020 ext. 5175
Biography: Dr. Ryan Holliday completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2017, where he received mentorship from Dr. Alina Suris at the VA North Texas Health Care System on research focused on cognitive processing therapy, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and military sexual trauma. He joined the Rocky Mountain MIRECC as a Postdoctoral Fellow in September 2017.
His primary research interests include better understanding the psychosocial consequences of military sexual trauma among male and female Veterans, especially as they pertain to the intersection of PTSD and suicide. He is also interested in investigating and validating evidence-based treatments to best meet the needs of Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma.

Recent Publications

Holliday, R., Holder, N., Monteith, L. L., Surís, A. (2018). Decreases in suicide cognitions after cognitive processing therapy among Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder due to military sexual trauma: A preliminary examination. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Published online ahead of print. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000840

Pub: Ryan Holliday, Rocky Mountain MIRECC Psychology Fellow, Publishes in Psychiatry
22 February 2018 - Dr. Holliday is one of the authors on "Facilitating Fear-Based Memory Extinction With Dexamethasone: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Male Veterans With Combat-Related PTSD". From the abstract "Animal and preliminary human studies have demonstrated that glucocorticoids enhance the extinction of fear memories. Impaired extinction of fear memories is a critical component in the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this translational study was to determine the effectiveness of pairing a glucocorticoid with trauma memory reactivation as a novel intervention to treat PTSD and to measure the duration of the effect. Conclusions: Despite insufficient power to test differences in PTSD symptom reduction, findings suggest that this novel intervention may have potential for treatment of combat-related PTSD." Read more


Dr. Ryan HollidayDr. Ryan Holliday Receives 2018 APA Early Career Achievement Award
25 June 2018 - Dr. Ryan Holliday,a psychology fellow at RMIRECC, is the recipient of the 2018 APA Early Career Achievement Award! He is one of 14 people to be chosen out of a very competitive pool of candidates based on his achievements and demonstration of leadership.
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