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Laura Straus, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar - VA
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-750-6961
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    University of California, BerkeleyBA2008Psychology
    San Diego State University / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyMS2014Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyPhD2017Clinical Psychology
    San Francisco VA Health Care System2017Psychology Internship

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    Dr. Straus is a VA Advanced Fellow in Mental Health Research and Treatment and is based at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Her research interests include: 1) sleep disturbance and emotional processes, including sleep as a mechanism in trauma and stressor-related disorders; and 2) sleep disruption and its effects on daytime cognition and functioning.


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    REM Sleep, Safety Signal Learning, and Extinction Processes in PTSD
    NIH F31MH106209Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Straus L, Drummond SPA, Risbrough VB, Norman SB. Sleep Disruption, Safety Learning, and Fear Extinction in Humans: Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2017 Sep 24. PMID: 28942597.
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    2. Straus L, Acheson DT, Risbrough VB, Drummond SPA. Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Recall of Conditioned Fear Extinction. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Mar; 2(2):123-129. PMID: 28758152.
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    3. Straus L, Drummond SP, Nappi CM, Jenkins MM, Norman SB. Sleep variability in military-related PTSD: a comparison to primary insomnia and healthy controls. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Feb; 28(1):8-16. PMID: 25630526.
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    4. Marshall AJ, Acheson DT, Risbrough VB, Straus L, Drummond SP. Fear conditioning, safety learning, and sleep in humans. J Neurosci. 2014 Aug 27; 34(35):11754-60. PMID: 25164670.
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    5. Drummond SP, Walker M, Almklov E, Campos M, Anderson DE, Straus L. Neural correlates of working memory performance in primary insomnia. Sleep. 2013 Sep 01; 36(9):1307-16. PMID: 23997363; PMCID: PMC3738039.
    6. Drummond SP, Anderson DE, Straus L, Vogel EK, Perez VB. The effects of two types of sleep deprivation on visual working memory capacity and filtering efficiency. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35653. PMID: 22530064; PMCID: PMC3329471.
    7. Kraus, M.W., Chen, S, Lee, V.A., & Straus, L.D. Transference occurs across group boundaries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2010; 6(46):1067-1073.
    8. Kanady, J.C., Talbot, L.S., Maguen, S., Straus, L.D. Richards, A., Ruoff, L. Metzler, T.J., & Neylan, T.C. Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia reduces fear of sleep in individuals with PTSD. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
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