Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor, Clinical X UCSD Experimental Psychopathology
Graduate Institution

Stanford University

Research Description

Dr. Norman’s research primarily involves etiology, assessment, and treatment of co-occurring PTSD and alcohol/substance use disorders as well as in developing and evaluating psychotherapy treatments for guilt and PTSD in recently deployed combat Veterans. She is the Co-Chief the Psychotherapy Unit of the VA Center of Excellence in Stress and Mental Health.

Representative Publications
  • Norman, S. B., Trim, R. S., Goldsmith, A. A., Dimsdale, J. E., Hoyt, D. B., Norman, G. J., & Stein, M. B. (2011). Role of risk factors proximate to time of trauma in the course of PTSD and mdd symptoms following traumatic injury. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 390-398. doi: 10.1002/jts.20669.

  • Norman, S. B., Myers, U. S., Wilkins, K. C., Goldsmith, A. A., Hristova, V., et al., (2012). Review of biological mechanisms and pharmacological treatments of comorbid PTSD and substance use disorder. Neuropharmacology, 62, 542-551. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.04.032.

  • Norman, S.B., Stein, M.B., Dimsdale, J.E., Hoyt, D.B. (2008). Pain in the Aftermath of Trauma is a Risk Factor for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Medicine, 38(4), 533-42.

  • Norman, S.B., Tate, S.R, Anderson, K.G., Brown, S.A. (2007). Do Trauma History and PTSD Symptoms Influence Addiction Relapse Context? Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 33(1), 25-32.