Dr. Meyer’s research focuses on 1) identifying modifiable psychological factors that influence mental health challenges and problems with functioning (e.g., relationship and employment-related functioning) over time; and 2) developing and testing interventions that target these factors.
He is Principal Investigator of a longitudinal study of predictors of PTSD, other mental health problems, and problems with functional readjustment in war Veterans. He leads a program of treatment outcome research examining Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness and acceptance-based form of behavior therapy, for co-occurring PTSD and alcohol use problems in Veterans. He has studied mental health challenges, substance use problems and occupational stress in firefighters. He collaborates on studies of risk factors for suicide and self-injury and a study of a novel, intensive form of PTSD treatment. Dr. Meyer has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of PTSD, other mental health problems, mental health-related disability, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide.
He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, fishing, playing music, traveling, and cooking.