Associate Chief for Research and Program Evaluation in the Mental Health Service of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School
Sheila A. M. Rauch, PhD, is Associate Chief for Research and Program Evaluation in the Mental Health Service at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System and Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is currently Principal Investigator on a multi-site PTSD treatment outcome and mechanisms study with active duty service members and veterans through a DOD funded grant. She also serves as a VA VISN PTSD Mentor and Prolonged Exposure Therapy VA Roll Out Trainer. Prior to her appointments in Ann Arbor, she was faculty of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania (2000-2005). Dr. Rauch's research focuses on translational treatment outcomes and modifications of proven treatments for use in alternate settings, such as primary care. She has published scholarly articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) focusing on factors involved in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders, psychosocial factors in medical settings, and the relation between physical health and anxiety. Dr. Rauch has been involved in the modification and adaptation of proven psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders for various populations and settings, including primary care. She has served and currently serves on several national posts and committees for the VHA including the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines Clinical Working Group for PTSD, the PTSD/mTBI Consensus Conference Committee, VISN 11 PTSD Mentor, VHA PE Roll Out Trainer, and Psychology Qualification Standards Revisions Committee.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.