Contact Information:
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161 (116B)


Dr. Colvonen received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. He completed his internship at the San Diego VA/UCSD in the Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Clinic and the OEF/OIF/OND PTSD clinic. He did his CESAMH post-doctoral fellowship at the San Diego VA.

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Colvonen’s research examines the relationship between PTSD, substance use, and insomnia on treatment outcomes. He is a primary investigator on CDA examining integrating treatment of CBT-I into prolonged exposure to maximize global health outcomes for Veterans. Dr. Colvonen has comprehensive experience in longitudinal studies and experience as a researcher on randomized control trials. Additionally, Dr. Colvonen is currently a co-investigator (Co-I) in a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (SARRTP) and PTSD study, and a Co-I on an effectiveness of evidence based treatment for PTSD study.

To participate in current research studies, please visit VASDHS and  VMRF.

Selected Publications