Paul Thuras, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry

Paul Thuras

Contact Info

Office Address:
Mental Health (116A)
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry

Fellowship, Brookdale National Fellow, Brookdale Foundation, Institute for Health Services Research, University of Minnesota, 1992 - 1995;

Fellowship, Behavioral Neuroscience of Aging, University of Minnesota, 1991 - 1992

PhD, Social Ecology, University of California, 1989

MA, Social Ecology, University of California, 1987

BA, Psychology, St. Olaf College, 1981


Research Summary/Interests

Statistical approaches to assessing change over time with a focus on multi-level modeling and latent models of change such as Latent Growth Curve Analysis and Growth Mixture Models.

I have served as statistician and co-investigator on a number of federally funded grants and have published extensively, with over 125 publications, across a wide variety of areas of mental health research including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and geriatric psychiatry.


Teaching Areas

I teach a didactic course on research and methods to 3rd year psychiatry residents and an annual research seminar to psychology interns and fellows at the VA medical center. I am also an adjunct associate professor in St. Mary's University Graduate and Professional School, also teaching research methods and statistics.