Jeffrey Scherrer, PhD is Professor and Director of the Division of Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University (SLU). Dr. Scherrer has been an NIH funded investigator for two decades and has over 150 peer reviewed publications. Prior to joining the faculty at SLU in 2013, he was faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine where he researched genetic and environmental contributions to psychiatric disorders. Since 2008 he has focused his research in clinical epidemiologic studies designed to determine the association between common psychiatric disorders and risk for adverse health outcomes. Most recently, he has led a national team of VA and academic investigators in a series of studies that demonstrate large improvements in PTSD are associated with improved health behaviors and reduced risk for cardiometabolic disease (R01HL125424).