Dr Brian O'Toole BSc PhD MPH
Director, Vietnam Veterans Family Health Study
M02 - Mallett St Campus
Dr O'Toole is the Director of the Australian Vietnam Veterans Family Health Study, which was the first national epidemiological cohort study ever conducted in Australia of the post-war health of war veterans and their families.
His secondary interests lie in the field of psychosis, with a recent study into the treatment effectiveness in first episode psychotic disorder, accumulating a cohort of 451 first episode patients in 3 States (9 Area Health services) and examining short term treatment effectiveness.
Current national competitive grants*
Intergenerational transmission of PTSD vulnerability: Does PTSD in a parent increase the risk of mental health disorders in their offspring?
O'Toole B, Catts S
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($716,722 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
Post-traumatic stress disorders; Mental disorders; Schizophrenia; Epidemiology; Psychiatry