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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

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 76, no. 12 (December 2020): 2296–2313. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23008.

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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 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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Gaffey, Allison E., John W. Burns, Frances Aranda, Yanina A. Purim-Shem-Tov, Helen J. Burgess, Jean C. Beckham, Stephen Bruehl, and Stevan E. Hobfoll. “Social support, social undermining, and acute clinical pain in women: Mediational pathways of negative cognitive appraisal and emotion.” J Health Psychol 25, no. 13–14 (November 2020): 2328–39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318796189.

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Hall, Katherine S., Miriam C. Morey, Jean C. Beckham, Hayden B. Bosworth, Richard Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, and Michelle M. Pebole. “Warrior Wellness: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of the Effects of Exercise on Physical Function and Clinical Health Risk Factors in Older Military Veterans With PTSD.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 75, no. 11 (October 15, 2020): 2130–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz255.

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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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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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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.” Eur J Psychotraumatol 11, no. 1 (July 29, 2020): 1785994. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1785994.

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