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Laura Straus, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-750-6961
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    San Francisco VA Medical Center, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical CentersFellowship12/2019Clinical Research
    San Francisco VA Medical CenterInternship06/2017Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyPh.D.06/2017Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyM.S.05/2014Clinical Psychology
    University of California, BerkeleyB.A.05/2008Psychology

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    Dr. Straus is a psychologist and clinical science researcher based at the San Francisco VA medical center. Her research interests include: 1) sleep disturbance and emotional processes, including sleep disruption 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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    Examining the Effect of Sleep Disruption on Emotion Regulation and Trauma-Related Symptoms in Veterans
    VA IK2CX002032Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    REM Sleep, Safety Signal Learning, and Extinction Processes in PTSD
    NIH/NIMH F31MH106209Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Validation of sleep measurement in a multisensor consumer grade wearable device in healthy young adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Jun 15; 16(6):917-924. Kanady JC, Ruoff L, Straus LD, Varbel J, Metzler T, Richards A, Inslicht SS, O'Donovan A, Hlavin J, Neylan TC. PMID: 32048595.
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    2. 1074 Fear Reactivity And Sleep In Trauma-Exposed Males And Females With And Without PTSD. Sleep. 2020 May 27; 43(Supplement_1):a409-a409. C Dukes, S Inslicht, S Q Hubachek, L Straus, L Ruoff, R Huie, K Felmingham, S Woodward, T C Neylan, A Richards. .
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    3. 0503 Reductions in Sleep and Daily Rhythm Variability Following Brief Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia. Sleep. 2020 May 27; 43(Supplement_1):a192-a193. J C Kanady, L D Straus, R Gloria, T C Neylan, S Maguen. .
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    4. 1112 Mental Health And Sleep Disorders Are Associated With Elevated C-reactive Protein In Returning Veterans. Sleep. 2020 May 27; 43(Supplement_1):a423-a423. L D Straus, P J Colvonen, D Bertenthal, T C Neylan, A O’Donovan. .
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    5. Examining sleep over time in a randomized control trial comparing two integrated PTSD and alcohol use disorder treatments. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Apr 01; 209:107905. Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Drummond SPA, Angkaw AC, Norman SB. PMID: 32065939.
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    6. Effects of sleep duration, time-of-day, and synchrony with circadian preference on flanker-task performance in internet braingame users from teens to advanced age. Sleep Medicine. 2019 Dec 1; 64:s320. A. Richards, J. Kanady, R. Huie, L. Straus, S. Inslicht, A. Levihn-Coon, T. Metzler, T. Neylan. .
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    7. Work by day and sleep by night, do not sleep too little or too much: Effects of sleep duration, time of day and circadian synchrony on flanker-task performance in internet brain-game users from teens to advanced age. J Sleep Res. 2019 Oct 20; e12919. Richards A, Kanady JC, Huie JR, Straus LD, Inslicht SS, Levihn-Coon A, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC. PMID: 31631467.
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    8. A Review of the Relationship Between Emotional Learning and Memory, Sleep, and PTSD. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2019 01 19; 21(1):2. Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Acheson D, Gehrman P. PMID: 30661137.
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    9. Altered overnight levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in men and women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 04; 102:114-120. Küffer A, Straus LD, Prather AA, Inslicht SS, Richards A, Shigenaga JK, Madden E, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A. PMID: 30544002.
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    10. REM sleep and safety signal learning in posttraumatic stress disorder: A preliminary study in military veterans. Neurobiol Stress. 2018 Nov; 9:22-28. Straus LD, Norman SB, Risbrough VB, Acheson DT, Drummond SPA. PMID: 30116769.
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    11. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Fear of Sleep in Individuals With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 07 15; 14(7):1193-1203. Kanady JC, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Straus LD, Richards A, Ruoff L, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC. PMID: 29991428.
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    12. Recent Advancements in Treating Sleep Disorders in Co-Occurring PTSD. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 06 21; 20(7):48. Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Stepnowsky C, McCarthy MJ, Goldstein LA, Norman SB. PMID: 29931537.
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    13. 0949 The Relationship between Heavy Alcohol Use and Insomnia on PTSD Symptom Severity. Sleep. 2018 Apr 27; 41(suppl_1):a352-a352. P J Colvonen, L D Straus, S P Drummond, S B Norman. .
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    14. 0939 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and REM Sleep Continuity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Sleep. 2018 Apr 27; 41(suppl_1):a348-a349. L D Straus, J C Kanady, A Richards, L Ruoff, T Metzler, T C Neylan. .
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    15. Sleep Disruption, Safety Learning, and Fear Extinction in Humans: Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2018; 38:193-205. Straus LD, Drummond SPA, Risbrough VB, Norman SB. PMID: 28942597.
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    16. 1073 SLEEP, FEAR CONDITIONING, AND SAFETY SIGNAL LEARNING IN VETERANS WITH PTSD. Sleep. 2017 Apr 28; 40(suppl_1):a400-a400. LD Straus, D Acheson, VB Risbrough, SP Drummond, SB Norman. .
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    17. Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Recall of Conditioned Fear Extinction. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Mar; 2(2):123-129. Straus LD, Acheson DT, Risbrough VB, Drummond SPA. PMID: 28758152.
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    18. Sleep variability in military-related PTSD: a comparison to primary insomnia and healthy controls. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Feb; 28(1):8-16. Straus LD, Drummond SP, Nappi CM, Jenkins MM, Norman SB. PMID: 25630526.
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    19. Fear conditioning, safety learning, and sleep in humans. J Neurosci. 2014 Aug 27; 34(35):11754-60. Marshall AJ, Acheson DT, Risbrough VB, Straus LD, Drummond SP. PMID: 25164670.
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    20. Neural correlates of working memory performance in primary insomnia. Sleep. 2013 Sep 01; 36(9):1307-16. Drummond SP, Walker M, Almklov E, Campos M, Anderson DE, Straus LD. PMID: 23997363.
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    21. The effects of two types of sleep deprivation on visual working memory capacity and filtering efficiency. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35653. Drummond SP, Anderson DE, Straus LD, Vogel EK, Perez VB. PMID: 22530064.
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    22. Transference occurs across group boundaries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2010; 46(6):1067-1073. Kraus MW, Chen S, Lee VA, Straus LD..
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