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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

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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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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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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Newins, Amie R., Jeffrey J. Glenn, Laura C. Wilson, Sarah M. Wilson, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Patrick S. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup. “Psychological outcomes following sexual assault: Differences by sexual assault setting.” Psychol Serv, April 9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000426.

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Coleman, Jessica N., Eric C. DeRycke, Lori A. Bastian, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sally G. Haskell, Kristin Mattocks, Cynthia A. Brandt, and Sarah M. Wilson. “Predictors of prenatal smoking among US women veterans.” J Health Psychol, April 7, 2020, 1359105320913100. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320913100.

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Logue, Mark W., Mark W. Miller, Erika J. Wolf, Bertrand Russ Huber, Filomene G. Morrison, Zhenwei Zhou, Yuanchao Zheng, et al. “An epigenome-wide association study of posttraumatic stress disorder in US veterans implicates several new DNA methylation loci.” Clin Epigenetics 12, no. 1 (March 14, 2020): 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13148-020-0820-0.

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Sun, Delin, Andrea L. Gold, Chelsea A. Swanson, Courtney C. Haswell, Vanessa M. Brown, Daniel Stjepanovic, Daniel VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Kevin S. LaBar, and Rajendra A. Morey. “Threat-induced anxiety during goal pursuit disrupts amygdala-prefrontal cortex connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder.” Transl Psychiatry 10, no. 1 (February 10, 2020): 61. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-020-0739-4.

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Dillon, K. H., E. E. Van Voorhees, and J. C. Beckham. “Anger in PTSD.” In Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, Assessment, Neurobiology, and Treatment, 65–87, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816022-0.00003-X.

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Elbogen, Eric B., Kiera Molloy, H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Jean C. Beckham, Lynn Van Male, Jonathan Leinbach, and Daniel W. Bradford. “Psychosocial protective factors and suicidal ideation: Results from a national longitudinal study of veterans.” J Affect Disord 260 (January 1, 2020): 703–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.062.

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