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Eric Bradley Elbogen, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine
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Office: 2424 Erwin Road, Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 2705, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Elbogen received a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.Ed. from Harvard University before earning a Ph.D. in Clinical-Forensic Psychology at the University of Nebraska.  He completed a Clinical Psychology Internship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Mental Health Center and a Health Services Research Fellowship at Duke.  He is board-certified in forensic psychology, conducting clinical work and empirical research at the intersection of law and mental health services, with a specific focus on military veterans.  Dr. Elbogen is Principal Investigator of NIH, DOD, and DoE funded research examining the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on post-deployment adjustment among Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans, specifically violence, aggression, criminal justice involvement, homelessness, and alcohol abuse.  Dr. Elbogen also directs clinical trials involving mobile technology to improve outcomes for Veterans including cognitive rehabilitation, CBT, and neurofeedback.  He is currently a Core Investigator at the VA National Center on Homelessness and provides forensic and neuropsychological assessments at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, NC.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2001

Publications

Glenn, Jeffrey J., Kirsten H. Dillon, Paul A. Dennis, Tapan A. Patel, Adam J. Mann, Patrick S. Calhoun, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Post-traumatic symptom severity mediates the association between combat exposure and suicidal ideation in veterans.” Suicide Life Threat Behav 50, no. 6 (December 2020): 1167–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12678.

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Smith, Alicia K., Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Adam X. Maihofer, Robert K. Naviaux, Allison E. Aiello, Ananda B. Amstadter, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, et al. “Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of PTSD across 10 military and civilian cohorts identifies methylation changes in AHRR.” Nat Commun 11, no. 1 (November 24, 2020): 5965. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19615-x.

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Elbogen, Eric B., Megan Lanier, Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Susan Strickland, H Ryan Wagner, and Jack Tsai. “Elbogen et al. Respond to "Stressors and Suicide Attempts in a Time of COVID-19".” Am J Epidemiol 189, no. 11 (November 2, 2020): 1278–79. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwaa149.

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Elbogen, Eric B., Megan Lanier, Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Susan Strickland, H Ryan Wagner, and Jack Tsai. “Financial Strain and Suicide Attempts in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Adults.” Am J Epidemiol 189, no. 11 (November 2, 2020): 1266–74. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwaa146.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Alyssa M. Medenblik, Tiffany M. Mosher, Eric B. Elbogen, Leslie A. Morland, and Jean C. Beckham. “Using Interpretation Bias Modification to Reduce Anger in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study.” J Trauma Stress 33, no. 5 (October 2020): 857–63. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22525.

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Smigelsky, Melissa A., Charles Jardin, Jason A. Nieuwsma, Mira Brancu, Keith G. Meador, Kiera G. Molloy, Kiera G. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Religion, spirituality, and suicide risk in Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans.” Depress Anxiety 37, no. 8 (August 2020): 728–37. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23013.

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Wilson, L. C., A. R. Newins, S. M. Wilson, E. B. Elbogen, E. A. Dedert, P. S. Calhoun, J. C. Beckham, V. M. A. MIRECC Workgroup, and N. A. Kimbrel. “Self- and Other-Directed Violence as Outcomes of Deployment-Based Military Sexual Assault.” Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 29, no. 6 (July 2, 2020): 714–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1725213.

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Morey, Rajendra A., Courtney C. Haswell, Daniel Stjepanović, Daniel Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Joseph E. Dunsmoor, and Kevin S. LaBar. “Neural correlates of conceptual-level fear generalization in posttraumatic stress disorder.” Neuropsychopharmacology 45, no. 8 (July 2020): 1380–89. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-020-0661-8.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Paul A. Dennis, Jeffrey J. Glenn, Chelsey R. Wilks, Leslie A. Morland, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Anger mediates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation in veterans.” J Affect Disord 269 (May 15, 2020): 117–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.053.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Associations between anger and suicidal ideation and attempts: A prospective study using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.” J Psychiatr Res 122 (March 2020): 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.12.011.

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