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About Steven Bruce

Dr. Steven Bruce's research program is located within the Center for Trauma Recovery. His research interests and clinical specializations include the treatment of anxiety and affective disorders, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Bruce is specifically interested in conducting translational research incorporating neuroimaging and psychophysiological assessment as both predictors and outcomes of treatment response.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences
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Present Clinical Director, University of Missouri-St. Louis Clinical Training
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Present Director, University of Missouri-St. Louis Center for Trauma Recovery
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Present Faculty Psychologist, University of Missouri-St. Louis Center for Psychological Services
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Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ‐ Department of Psychiatry
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2001 - 2005 Assistant Research Professor, Brown University ‐ Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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2000 - 2001 Research Instructor, Brown University ‐ Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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1998 - 2000 Post-Doctoral NIMH T-32 Fellowship in Combined Treatments, Brown University ‐ Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2017 - Present Enhancing Capacity for Mental Health Research and Care in Cambodia
National Institute of Mental Health - 1 R01 MH114722-01
Role: Core Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Robert Paul (PI)
$3,481,000
2015 - 2016 Decreasing Recidivism and Jail Time in St. Louis County: Lessons from Ferguson
MacArthur Foundation
Safety & Justice Challenge Grant
Role: Consultant
$150,000
2011 - 2016 Neutral Correlates of PTSD Treatment Outcome: An fMRI Study
National Institute of Mental Health - 1K23 MH090366-01
Role: Principle Investigator
$877,579
2009 - 2014 fMRI Studies of Emotional Circuitry in Depression
Washington University School of Medicine and National Institute of Mental Health - 2R01MH064821-05A2
Role: Subcontract
Colleague(s): Yvette I. Sheline (PI)
$72,000
2008 - 2012 International Study to Predict Optimized Treatment in Depression (ISPOT-D)
University of Missouri-St. Louis and Brain Resource, Ltd
Role: Site-principal Investigator
$418,000
2009 - 2011 Abnormality of Emotional Circuitry as a Biomarker in PTSD
National Institute of Mental Health - 1RC1 MH089704-01
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): Yvette I. Sheline (PI)
$870,387
2007 - 2010 Sexual Assault Victims Services
University of Missouri-St. Louis and the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Role: Principle Investigator
$10,335
2007 - 2010 fMRI and PTSD Treatment Outcome in Sexual Assault Victims
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Missouri Board Grant
Role: Principle Investigator
$24,000
2006 - 2008 Psychological Impact of the Justice System's Response to Sexual Violence in Women
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Missouri-St. Louis Research Award
Role: Principle Investigator
$11,985
2002 - 2005 Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Depression (REVAMP)
National Institute of Mental Health - U01 MH61590-01A2
Role: Co-investigator
$965,000
2000 - 2005 Harvard/Brown Anxiety Disorders Research Project (HARP)
National Institute of Mental Health - 2R01 MH51415-05
Role: Co-investigator/Project Director
$1,916,789
1999 - 2005 Primary Care Anxiety Project (PCAP)
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Brown University
Role: Co-investigator
$3,500,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

1998 Intern, Charleston Consortium, Medical University of South Carolina
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Honors and Awards

  • $1000 Arts & Sciences Travel Award, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, 2003
  • NIMH Travel Award, Training Workshop in Clinical Trials of Psychopharmacology, 2002
  • Travel Award, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Psychosocial Suicide Research Training Workshop, 2002
  • Career Development Award, Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), 2001
  • Young Investigator Award, Association for Clinical Psychosocial Research, 1999
  • NIMH Post-doctoral Fellow, Brown University, 1998-2002
  • NIMH Pre-doctoral Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina, 1997-1998

Courses

  • PSYCH 3390 - Directed Studies
  • PSYCH 7431 - Clinical Supervision Team
  • PSYCH 3346 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSYCH 2245 - Online Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH 2245 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH 7434 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Education

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1998 PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University ‐ Clinical Psychology
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1996 MS, Virginia Commonwealth University ‐ Clinical Psychology
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1992 BS, Virginia Polytechnic and State University ‐ Psychology
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Faculty Expertise (1)

Open Access Works (2)

Quoted Works (10)

Research Works (46)