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NCVS Mission Statement

To engage in research, education, outreach, and advocacy to improve the lives of veterans, and better position these skilled, experienced and well-trained veterans for continued service that further advances American values, prosperity, and security.


 Who We Are

Craig Bryan

Craig J. Bryan
Executive Director

Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Bryan received his PsyD in clinical psychology Baylor University, and completed his clinical psychology residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

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AnnaBelle Bryan

AnnaBelle O. Bryan
Director of Education and Outreach

TSgt (Ret) AnnaBelle Bryan is the Director of Education and Outreach and Co-Director of VE3TS Utah, for the National Center for Veterans Studies. During her 20 years in the military, she worked as a public health technician and executive officer at several military installations worldwide, including Williams AFB, Arizona, Langley AFB, Virginia, Ramstein AB, Germany, and Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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Mira Reynolds

Mira Reynolds
Research Manager

Mira Reynolds, BA, is the research manager for the National Center for Veterans Studies. Her primary research interests are post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, and suicide risk among military personnel. Mira is related to several veterans of the U.S. military and plans to continue to work with military mental health.


Anastasia Najarian

Anastasia Najarian
Outreach Manager

Anastasia Najarian is the Outreach Manager for the National Center for Veterans Studies. She was introduced to NCVS through a capstone public relations project where she and her team developed an experiential video illustrating veteran trauma and negotiated donations to have the film professionally produced.

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Mira Reynolds

Kirsi White
Utah Comrades Administrative Assistant and VE3TS Utah Manager

Kirsi White is an undergraduate research associate who is majoring in psychology at the University of Utah. As the Lead Research Associate, Kirsi assists in the planning and coordination of the Primary Care project for NCVS. She plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology focused on depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk. Kirsi is involved in research focused on post-traumatic stress in survivors of military sexual trauma and also survivors of sex trafficking in Cambodia.


David RuddM. David Rudd
Co-Founder & Scientific Director

Dr. M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is currently Provost of the University of Memphis. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Princeton University, and completed postdoctoral training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck.

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Last Updated: 11/29/16