Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
Collaborating Clinical Scientist
Professor of Psychiatry and Director PTSD Research Unit, Western University
Harris-Woodman Chair in Psyche and Soma, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Ruth Lanius is the Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Unit at the Western University in London, Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of PTSD and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Psyche and Soma at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods.
She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book ‘The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease’ with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.