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Eric Dedert, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
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Office: Dept of Psychiatry, Box 102505, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC Dept of Psychiatry, Box 102505, Durham, NC 27710

I am a Research Psychologist at the Durham VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the Duke University Medical Center, where I conduct research with the Traumatic Stress and Health Research Laboratory. I recently received a Career Development Award through the VA that provides training on technological innovations in behavioral interventions and funding to collect pilot data on an intervention combining Cognitive Processing Therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with evidence-based smoking cessation treatment to concurrently address both problems. I am primarily interested in the development and testing of mobile health interventions to address PTSD, smoking, alcohol use disorders, and other behavioral health problems.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2007

Publications

Graziano, Robert C., Frances M. Aunon, Stefanie T. LoSavio, Eric B. Elbogen, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Kirsten H. Dillon. “A network analysis of risk factors for suicide in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 138 (June 2021): 264–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.065.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Eric B. Elbogen, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Cannabis use disorder, anger, and violence in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 138 (June 2021): 375–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.04.018.

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Blalock, Dan V., Janet Grubber, Valerie A. Smith, Donna M. Zulman, Hollis J. Weidenbacher, Liberty Greene, Eric A. Dedert, and Matthew L. Maciejewski. “The association of alcohol use with all-cause and cardiovascular disease-related hospitalizations or death in older, high-risk Veterans.” Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45, no. 6 (June 2021): 1215–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14610.

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Nieuwsma, Jason A., Mira Brancu, Jennifer Wortmann, Melissa A. Smigelsky, Heather A. King, Heather A. VISN 6 MIRECC Workgroup, and Keith G. Meador. “Screening for moral injury and comparatively evaluating moral injury measures in relation to mental illness symptomatology and diagnosis.” Clin Psychol Psychother 28, no. 1 (January 2021): 239–50. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2503.

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Bjork, J. M., P. B. Perrin, M. Redae, L. A. Tupler, M. Brancu, J. C. Beckham, P. S. Calhoun, et al. “Warzone experiences and subsequent clinician suicide risk assessment in veterans.” Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, January 1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12789.

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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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Medenblik, Alyssa M., Adam M. Mann, Tiffany A. Beaver, Eric A. Dedert, Sarah M. Wilson, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Treatment Outcomes of a Multi-Component Mobile Health Smoking Cessation Pilot Intervention for People with Schizophrenia.” J Dual Diagn 16, no. 4 (October 2020): 420–28. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2020.1797259.

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Dedert, Eric A., Stefanie T. LoSavio, Stephanie Y. Wells, Anne L. Steel, Kristen Reinhardt, Charlene A. Deming, Rachel A. Ruffin, et al. “Clinical effectiveness study of a treatment to prepare for trauma-focused evidence-based psychotherapies at a veterans affairs specialty posttraumatic stress disorder clinic.” Psychol Serv, August 27, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000425.

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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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Blalock, Dan V., Sarah M. Wilson, Eric A. Dedert, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Jean C. Beckham, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “The Personality Assessment Inventory Alcohol Scale in Veterans With PTSD: Convergent and Discriminant Relations With the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.” Assessment 27, no. 4 (June 2020): 719–27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118824661.

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