Alan Peterson, PhD, ABPP

Alan Peterson is a board certified clinical health psychologist, the Krus Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). He is the Associate Director of Research for the Military Health Institute at UT Health San Antonio.  He is also a Research Health Scientist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He is the Director of the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.  These two consortia include over 150 research collaborators and 40 institutions worldwide. He served previously as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 21 years of active duty service including deployments in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He has clinical and research expertise in the areas of behavioral medicine, psychological trauma, and resiliency.  He has published 7 books and over 150 scientific manuscripts and given over 300 presentations at national and international meetings.  Since arriving at UT Health San Antonio in 2005, he and his colleagues have secured approximately $140 million in peer-reviewed research funding to support applied clinical research in San Antonio, throughout Texas, and worldwide.  Dr. Peterson has championed a proposal to establish the National Center for Warrior Resiliency in San Antonio. 


craig j. bryan, psyD, abpp

Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. Dr. Bryan is an Iraq War veteran who currently researches treatments for suicide prevention and PTSD, especially among military personnel and veterans. Dr. Bryan has published over 150 scientific articles and several books including Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, and is considered a leading national expert on military and veteran suicide.