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Jean Crowell Beckham, MS, PhD

Co-Division Director, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine
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Office: Box 3625, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 3625, Durham, NC 27710

Interest in assessment and treatment of trauma, particularly as occurs for both women and men during military service; focus in treatment outcome of differential and collective contribution for psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions in PTSD populations; long term physical health effects of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 1988
  • M.S., Florida State University, 1984

Selected Grants

Publications

Lillis, Teresa A., John Burns, Frances Aranda, Helen J. Burgess, Yanina A. Purim-Shem-Tov, Stephen Bruehl, Jean C. Beckham, Linzy M. Pinkerton, and Stevan E. Hobfoll. “Race-related differences in acute pain complaints among inner-city women: the role of socioeconomic status.” J Behav Med 43, no. 5 (October 2020): 791–806. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00123-3.

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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, August 8, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12678.

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Hall, Katherine S., Miriam C. Morey, Hayden B. Bosworth, Jean C. Beckham, Michelle M. Pebole, Richard Sloane, and Carl F. Pieper. “Pilot randomized controlled trial of exercise training for older veterans with PTSD.” J Behav Med 43, no. 4 (August 2020): 648–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00073-w.

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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, July 31, 2020, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2020.1797259.

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Morey, Rajendra A., Melanie E. Garrett, Jennifer S. Stevens, Emily K. Clarke, Courtney C. Haswell, Sanne J. H. van Rooij, Negar Fani, et al. “Genetic predictors of hippocampal subfield volume in PTSD cases and trauma-exposed controls.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology 11, no. 1 (July 29, 2020): 1785994. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1785994.

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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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Mann, Adam J. D., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Tapan A. Patel, Sarah M. Wilson, Kim L. Gratz, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Nail-biting, scab-picking, and tattooing as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI): A deviant case series analysis of the proposed NSSI disorder diagnostic criteria.” J Clin Psychol, June 22, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23008.

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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, June 9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22525.

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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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