Peter C. Britton, Ph.D.

Peter C. Britton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Canandaigua V. A. Medical Center
Center of Excellence
400 Fort Hill Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Office: (585) 393-7926
Fax: (585) 393-7985

Professional Bio

Dr. Peter Britton is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is also an investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. His research focuses on studying risk and protective factors and for suicide attempts and overdoses and developing and testing preventive interventions, with a particular interest in Veterans. Since 2012, Dr. Britton has been conducting a randomized controlled trial testing Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation with Psychiatrically hospitalized Veterans at high-risk for suicide that is funded by a career development award from Department of Veterans Affairs, Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D).

He also conducts analysis of VA Suicide Prevention Application Network (SPAN) and Suicide Data Repository (SDR) data, and is co-investigator on grants testing a Veteran Crisis Line facilitation intervention and examining opioid misuse among reintegrating Veterans.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Research Society on Alcoholism Travel Grant 2001
Research Society on Alcoholism Travel Grant 1999

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary


Doctor of Philosophy | Clinical Psychology | University of Arkansas2005
Doctoral Internship | Medical Center | University of Rochester2005
Masters | Clinical Psychology | University of Arkansas2001
Bachelor | Psychology | University of Pittsburgh1997

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

University of Arkansas, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) 2007
Prevention of Suicide (CSPS), National Research Services Award (NRSA) 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow (T32 MH20061-04; Conwell, PI) 2007