Guest Profile

Dr. Bob O'Brien

Dr. O'Brien is a Developmental Psychologist working with the VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D). He has been with the VA for seven years and is responsible for overseeing projects in HSR&D’s Mental and Behavioral Health portfolio of projects, including studies on PTSD, depression, substance use (including treating opioid addiction), Veteran homelessness, and suicide prevention. He previously studied child and family health research at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was also a federal contractor, working on more than a dozen health-focused national research studies and technical assistance projects for various agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments.