Nicholas Holder, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Trinity University, San Antonio, TXBS05/2012Neuroscience, Psychology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXPhD08/2018Clinical Psychology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXInternship08/2018Clinical Psychology
    Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, San Francisco, CAFellowship09/2021PTSD Treatment Research

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    Dr. Holder's research is focused on improving the quality and effectiveness of mental health treatment for Veterans with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specific areas of interest include: (1) understanding trends in and improving access to evidence-based treatment for PTSD; (2) understanding variability in response to evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD; (3) understanding the process of symptom change during evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD; (4) improving acceptability of and retention in mental health treatment; and (5) understanding and treating clinical complexity associated with PTSD.

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    Improving Care for Veterans by Understanding and Facilitating Transition to Recommended PTSD Treatment
    VA HSR&D 1 IK2 HX003339May 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Factors associated with receipt of minimally adequate psychotherapy for PTSD at the Veterans Health Administration. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 10; 166:80-85. Ranney RM, Bernhard PA, Holder N, Vogt D, Blosnich JR, Schneiderman AI, Maguen S. PMID: 37741063.
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    2. Advancing health equity by understanding race disparities and other factors associated with PTSD symptom improvement following evidence-based psychotherapy. J Anxiety Disord. 2023 08; 98:102747. Maguen S, Batten A, Hubbard A, Holder N, Burkman K, Cottonham D, Purcell N, Mehlman H, Shiner B. PMID: 37515867.
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    3. Military sexual trauma among Veterans using and not using VA justice-related programing: A national examination. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 08; 164:46-50. Holliday R, Holder N, Smith AA, Desai A, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Monteith LL. PMID: 37311403.
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    4. Relationship of social determinants of health with symptom severity among Veterans and non-Veterans with probable posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2023 Oct; 58(10):1523-1534. Holder N, Holliday R, Ranney RM, Bernhard PA, Vogt D, Hoffmire CA, Blosnich JR, Schneiderman AI, Maguen S. PMID: 37173595.
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    5. Treatment Utilization for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a National Sample of Veterans and Nonveterans. Med Care. 2023 02 01; 61(2):87-94. Ranney RM, Maguen S, Bernhard PA, Holder N, Vogt D, Blosnich JR, Schneiderman AI. PMID: 36630559.
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    6. Clinician Concerns About Cognitive Processing Therapy: A Review of the Evidence. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2022. LoSavio ST, Holder N, Wells SY, Resick PA. View Publication.
    7. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Military Sexual Trauma Interact to Increase Suicide Risk: Results from a Nationally Representative Veteran Sample. J Interpers Violence. 2023 03; 38(5-6):5354-5369. Holliday R, Nichter B, Holder N, Hill ML, Monteith LL, Norman SB, Pietrzak RH. PMID: 36124932.
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    8. Institutional Betrayal and Closeness Among Women Veteran Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma: Associations with Self-Directed Violence and Mental Health Symptoms. J Trauma Dissociation. 2022 Sep 07; 1-19. Monteith LL, Holder N, Iglesias CD, Holliday R. PMID: 36069509.
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    9. Association between post-traumatic stress disorder severity and death by suicide in US military veterans: retrospective cohort study. Br J Psychiatry. 2022 Aug 23; 1-7. Forehand JA, Dufort V, Gradus JL, Maguen S, Watts BV, Jiang T, Holder N, Shiner B. PMID: 35997207; PMCID: PMC9947187.
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    10. Moral injury and chronic pain in veterans. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Nov; 155:104-111. Ranney RM, Maguen S, Bernhard PA, Holder N, Vogt D, Blosnich JR, Schneiderman AI. PMID: 36027646.
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    11. The Importance of Context: Using Social Determinants of Health to Improve Research and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2022; 9:363-375. Holder N, Mehlman H, Delgado AK, Maguen S. View Publication.
    12. Veterans receiving a second course of cognitive processing therapy or prolonged exposure therapy: is it better to switch or stay the same? Cogn Behav Ther. 2022 11; 51(6):456-469. Holder N, Batten AJ, Shiner B, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S. PMID: 35475499.
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    13. Psychosocial Outcomes Among Veteran and Non-Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault. J Interpers Violence. 2023 01; 38(1-2):NP1569-NP1591. Holder N, Maguen S, Holliday R, Vogt D, Bernhard PA, Hoffmire CA, Blosnich JR, Schneiderman AI. PMID: 35465744.
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    14. Treating PTSD in the Context of Concurrent Suicide Risk: Current Evidence and Navigating Complicating Factors. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2021; (8):213-228. Holliday, R., Holder, N., Williams, A. M., Monteith, L. L. View Publication.
    15. Effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder in clinical practice. Psychol Med. 2023 01; 53(2):419-428. Maguen S, Madden E, Holder N, Li Y, Seal KH, Neylan TC, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Shiner B. PMID: 34001290; PMCID: PMC9899565.
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    16. Trends in Medication Prescribing in Patients With PTSD From 2009 to 2018: A National Veterans Administration Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 05 04; 82(3). Holder N, Woods A, Neylan TC, Maguen S, Seal KH, Bernardy N, Wiechers I, Ryder A, Urbieta AM, Cohen BE. PMID: 34004087.
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    17. Influence of suicidal ideation on mental health care following risk assessment among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jul-Aug; 71:128-129. Holder N, Holliday R, Khan AJ, Shiner B, Neylan TC, Madden E, Li Y, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S. PMID: 33549355.
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    18. Reducing Barriers to Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia: A Qualitative Examination of Veterans' Perspectives of BBTI. Behav Sleep Med. 2022 Jan-Feb; 20(1):37-49. Holder N, Kanady JC, Straus LD, Khan AJ, Purcell N, Huggins J, Gloria R, Neylan TC, Lujan C, Maguen S. PMID: 33502265.
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    19. A Factor Analysis of the Suicide Cognitions Scale in Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Trauma Dissociation. 2021 May-Jun; 22(3):319-331. Wiblin J, Holder N, Holliday R, Jeon-Slaughter H, LePage J, Surís A. PMID: 33460353.
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    20. The impact of family bereavement interventions: Qualitative feedback identifies needs. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2021; 3(9):283-295. Henning E, Germann JN, Holder N, Nakonezny P, Loftin S, Redondo-Doan B, Jones L, Petty LA, Pratt C, Garza-Saenz M, Isaacs T, Liu K, Winick N. View Publication.
    21. Tailoring manualized treatment to the needs of the client: A review of flexible applications of cognitive processing therapy: Evidence-Based Treatment Methods. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2020; 1(11):1802935. Holder, N., Holliday, R., & Williams, A. View Publication.
    22. Determining the median effective dose of prolonged exposure therapy for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Behav Res Ther. 2020 12; 135:103756. Holder N, Shiner B, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S. PMID: 33157475.
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    23. Preventing Suicidal Self-Directed Violence Among Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma: Understanding Risk and Applying Evidence-Based Principles. Psychiatr Annals. 2020; 10(50):437-443. Holliday, R., Wiblin, J., Holder, N., Gerard, G.R., Matarazzo, B.B., & Monteith, L.L. View Publication.
    24. How do gender and military sexual trauma impact PTSD symptoms in cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure? J Psychiatr Res. 2020 11; 130:89-96. Khan AJ, Holder N, Li Y, Shiner B, Madden E, Seal K, Neylan TC, Maguen S. PMID: 32798774.
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    25. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: What is the Median Effective Dose? J Affect Disord. 2020 08 01; 273:425-433. Holder N, Shiner B, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S. PMID: 32560937.
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    26. Factors associated with PTSD symptom improvement among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans receiving evidenced-based psychotherapy. J Affect Disord. 2020 08 01; 273:1-7. Maguen S, Holder N, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Shiner B. PMID: 32421589.
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    27. Comparing the effectiveness of VA residential PTSD treatment for veterans who do and do not report a history of MST: A national investigation. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 03; 122:42-47. Holliday R, Smith NB, Holder N, Gross GM, Monteith LL, Maguen S, Hoff RA, Harpaz-Rotem I. PMID: 31923834.
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    28. Evidence-based psychotherapy trends among posttraumatic stress disorder patients in a national healthcare system, 2001-2014. Depress Anxiety. 2020 04; 37(4):356-364. Maguen S, Holder N, Madden E, Li Y, Seal KH, Neylan TC, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Shiner B. PMID: 31850650.
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    29. Validation of the Timberlawn Couple and Family Evaluation Scales-Self-Report in Veterans with PTSD. Fed Pract. 2019 Oct; 36(Suppl 6):S14-S21. Holliday R, Holder N, Wiblin J, Surís A. PMID: 31772494; PMCID: PMC6876426.
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    30. Timing of evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder initiation among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Mar; 12(3):260-271. Holder N, Shiner B, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S. PMID: 31343206; PMCID: PMC6980873.
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    31. Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Presence of Acute Suicide Risk in Veterans and Active Duty Service Members: A Call for Research. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 07; 207(7):611-614. Holliday R, Holder N, Olson-Madden JH, Monteith LL. PMID: 31259796.
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    32. Predictors of dropout from a randomized clinical trial of cognitive processing therapy for female veterans with military sexual trauma-related PTSD. Psychiatry Res. 2019 06; 276:87-93. Holder N, Holliday R, Wiblin J, LePage JP, Surís A. PMID: 31030005.
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    33. A Preliminary Examination of the Effect of Cognitive Processing Therapy on Sleep Disturbance Among Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Traumatology (Tallahass Fla). 2019 12; 25(4):316-323. Holder N, Holliday R, Wiblin J, Surís A. PMID: 31275080; PMCID: PMC6604660.
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    34. Patterns and temporal precedence of symptom change during cognitive processing therapy for military sexual trauma-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Behav Cogn Psychother. 2019 Sep; 47(5):541-547. Holder N, Holliday R, Wiblin J, Surís A. PMID: 31230602.
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    35. Competence in psychology board certification: Unlike a good wine, it does not get better with age. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2019; 13(4):264-269. Bordes-Edgar, V., Holder, N., Cox, D., Surís, A. View Publication.
    36. The effect of childhood sexual assault history on outpatient cognitive processing therapy for military sexual trauma-related posttraumatic stress disorder: A preliminary investigation. Stress Health. 2019 Feb; 35(1):98-103. Holder N, Holliday R, Surís A. PMID: 30259650.
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    37. Decreases in Suicide Cognitions After Cognitive Processing Therapy Among Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Due to Military Sexual Trauma: A Preliminary Examination. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2018 07; 206(7):575-578. Holliday R, Holder N, Monteith LL, Surís A. PMID: 29905663.
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    38. Predictors of Unbearability, Unlovability, and Unsolvability in Veterans With Military-Sexual-Trauma-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Interpers Violence. 2021 04; 36(7-8):3814-3830. Wiblin J, Holder N, Holliday R, Surís A. PMID: 29848187.
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    39. A Single-Arm Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Processing Therapy in Addressing Trauma-Related Negative Cognitions. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. 2018; 27(10):1145-1153. Holliday, R., Holder, N., & Surís, A. View Publication.
    40. Reductions in self-blame cognitions predict PTSD improvements with cognitive processing therapy for military sexual trauma-related PTSD. Psychiatry Res. 2018 05; 263:181-184. Holliday R, Holder N, Surís A. PMID: 29573657.
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    41. Childhood Sexual Assault, Quality of Life, and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Veterans With Military and Civilian Sexual Trauma. Military Psychology. 2017; 29(4):307-315. Williams, R. C., Holliday, R., Holder, N., Surís, A. View Publication.
    42. A preliminary examination of the role of psychotherapist fidelity on outcomes of cognitive processing therapy during an RCT for military sexual trauma-related PTSD. Cogn Behav Ther. 2018 Jan; 47(1):76-89. Holder N, Holliday R, Williams R, Mullen K, Surís A. PMID: 28793834.
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    43. Role of Borderline Personality Disorder in the Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Cognitive Processing Therapy. Behav Med. 2017 Jul-Sep; 43(3):184-190. Holder N, Holliday R, Pai A, Surís A. PMID: 28767012.
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    44. Therapeutic response to Cognitive Processing Therapy in White and Black female veterans with military sexual trauma-related PTSD. Cogn Behav Ther. 2017 09; 46(5):432-446. Holliday RP, Holder ND, Williamson MLC, Surís A. PMID: 28485687.
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    45. Principles of Mental Health Intervention for Survivors of Major Disasters. Psychiatric Annals. 2017; 47(3):124-127. Holder, N., Surís, A., Holliday, R., & North, C. S. View Publication.
    46. A Reexamination of Military Sexual Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatric Annals. 2017; 47(3):134-138. Williamson, M. L. C., Holliday, R., Holder, N., North, C. S., Surís, A. View Publication.
    47. Providers' use of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder: The influence of training, attitudes, and barriers in military and private treatment settings. Best Practices in Mental Health. 2017; 13(1):34-36. Borah, E.V., Holder, N., Chen, K.
    48. Facilitating Fear-Based Memory Extinction With Dexamethasone: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Male Veterans With Combat-Related PTSD. Psychiatry. 2017; 80(4):399-410. Surís A, Holliday R, Adinoff B, Holder N, North CS. PMID: 29466111.
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    49. Psychometric validation of the 16 Item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Self-Report Version (QIDS-SR16) in military veterans with PTSD. J Affect Disord. 2016 Sep 15; 202:16-22. Surís A, Holder N, Holliday R, Clem M. PMID: 27253212.
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    50. Lessons learned in a clinical trial for military sexual trauma-related posttraumatic stress disorder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(4):vii-x. Surís A, Holder N, Holliday R, Morris EE, Surís A, Holder N, Holliday R, Morris EE. PMID: 27533475.
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    51. Mephedrone: Public health risk, mechanisms of action, and behavioral effects. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013 Aug 15; 714(1-3):32-40. Dybdal-Hargreaves NF, Holder ND, Ottoson PE, Sweeney MD, Williams T. PMID: 23764466.
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    52. Why do capuchin monkeys urine wash? An experimental test of the sexual communication hypothesis using fMRI. Am J Primatol. 2011 Jun; 73(6):578-84. Phillips KA, Buzzell CA, Holder N, Sherwood CC. PMID: 21328423.
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