Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Murray B Stein MD, MPH, FRCPC is Professor of Psychiatry and Family & Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he directs the Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders Program. Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Manitoba and completed his residency and post-residency fellowship at the University of Toronto and at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He subsequently completed a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Stein's research interests include the epidemiology, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety disorders especially social phobia, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He has written or co-written over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles on these topics, including publications in journals such as The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Archives of General Psychiatry. He is co-editor, with Martin Antony PhD, of the Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders (2008). His federally funded research includes studies of interventions for anxiety disorders in primary care, pharmacological approaches to treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and functional neuroimaging research in anxiety and trauma-related disorders. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Department of Defense-funded (2008-2013) INTRuST (INjury and TRaumatic STress) Consortium, which will study treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Dr. Stein is a member of the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and Deputy Editor for Anxiety for the journal Depression & Anxiety. Dr. Stein chaired the American Psychiatric Association Workgroup to Revise the Panic Disorder Treatment Guidelines (2006-2008). He is currently Scientific Chair of the NIMH Interventions in Mood and Anxiety (ITMA) Review Group (2006-2009) and a member of the DSM-V Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group.