The Neuroimaging of Trauma (NeT) Study uses neuroimaging to understand more about how exposure to traumatic experiences in early adulthood affects the brain 

Who is eligible?

Participants must be between 25 and 35 years old and

  • Have experienced one or more traumatic event(s)
  • Meet other eligibility criteria

What's Involved:

We will ask you some questions over the phone, and if you are a potential match for the study, we will invite you to an interview conducted remotely with one of our clinicians to gather information about your background, psychological history, and current symptoms. If you further qualify, we will invite you for another remote visit which includes cognitive tests, medical screening, and some questionnaires about your health and sleep habits. You will also have an MRI of the brain in-person at the San Francisco VA.


All the study tests will take place over 3 separate days in person, with some assessments being conducted remotely. All study procedures are usually completed within one month or less.


You will receive up to $315 in return for your time and effort for completing all study procedures.


If you are interested in participating, you can fill out our interest form using the link below or contact us at (415)-290-9180. 

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below or click HERE.

Study Team: 

Dr. Thomas Neylan, MD

Jennifer Hlavin, MS

Marvin Ruan, BA