School of Medicine

Section of Clinical Psychology

Dr. Joseph “Jay” Boffa is a Clinical Investigator at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS). He holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry at LSU. A clinical psychologist by training, his research has focused on cognitive-affective variables that intersect risk for PTSD and suicide, and the use of scalable interventions (e.g., technologically-driven, massed protocols) to target those conditions. Much of his work has been conducted in high-risk populations, including military service members and first responders. Dr. Boffa has received research support from agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute of Mental Health, and Military Suicide Research Consortium