David Rozek, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at UCF RESTORES and the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, completed his residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and worked as a research fellow at University of Utah with an emphasis in clinical neuroscience. Prior to joining UCF RESTORES, Dr. Rozek held faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah and as the Director of Training at the National Center for Veterans Studies. He is a Beck Scholar and regularly provides training around the country to clinicians and medical professionals on best practices for suicidal patients.
Dr. Rozek’s research examines cognitive and behavioral interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and depression. He works primarily with military members and first responders. Dr. Rozek uses a multimethod approach, including randomized controlled trials, laboratory experiments, and observational studies. This work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Boeing Corporation, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.