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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, Sarah M., Alyssa M. Medenblik, Julia M. Neal, Jennifer L. Strauss, J Murray McNiel, Warren E. Christian, Jean C. Beckham, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Lifetime Smoking Patterns and Preferences for Smoking Cessation Among Women Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care.” Qual Health Res 29, no. 14 (December 2019): 2096–2107. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732319857536.

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Mitchell, John T., F Joseph McClernon, Jean C. Beckham, Richard A. Brown, Carl W. Lejuez, and Scott H. Kollins. “Smoking abstinence effects on emotion dysregulation in adult cigarette smokers with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.” Drug Alcohol Depend 205 (December 1, 2019): 107594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107594.

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Coles, Theresa M., Sarah M. Wilson, Bo Kim, Jean C. Beckham, and Warren A. Kinghorn. “From obligation to opportunity: future of patient-reported outcome measures at the Veterans Health Administration.” Transl Behav Med 9, no. 6 (November 25, 2019): 1157–62. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz121.

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Nievergelt, Caroline M., Adam X. Maihofer, Torsten Klengel, Elizabeth G. Atkinson, Chia-Yen Chen, Karmel W. Choi, Jonathan R. I. Coleman, et al. “International meta-analysis of PTSD genome-wide association studies identifies sex- and ancestry-specific genetic risk loci.” Nat Commun 10, no. 1 (October 8, 2019): 4558. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12576-w.

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Fang, Huaying, Qin Hui, Julie Lynch, Jacqueline Honerlaw, Themistocles L. Assimes, Jie Huang, Marijana Vujkovic, et al. “Harmonizing Genetic Ancestry and Self-identified Race/Ethnicity in Genome-wide Association Studies.” Am J Hum Genet 105, no. 4 (October 3, 2019): 763–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.08.012.

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Adkisson, Kelsie, Katherine C. Cunningham, Eric A. Dedert, Michelle F. Dennis, Patrick S. Calhoun, Eric B. Elbogen, Jean C. Beckham, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Cannabis Use Disorder and Post-Deployment Suicide Attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans.” Arch Suicide Res 23, no. 4 (October 2019): 678–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1488638.

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Dennis, Paul A., Julia M. Neal, Emili Travis, Lana L. Watkins, Patrick S. Calhoun, Michelle F. Dennis, and Jean C. Beckham. “Negative Affect-Related Autonomic Arousal Mediates the Association between Baroreflex Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance in Non-Diabetic Young Adults.” J Psychophysiol 33, no. 4 (October 2019): 243–53. https://doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803/a000226.

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Dedert, Eric A., Paul A. Dennis, Katherine C. Cunningham, Christi S. Ulmer, Patrick S. Calhoun, Nathan Kimbrel, Terrell A. Hicks, Julia M. Neal, and Jean C. Beckham. “Roles of Guilt Cognitions in Trauma-Related Sleep Disturbance in Military Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Behav Sleep Med 17, no. 5 (September 2019): 595–604. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2018.1435544.

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Harrington, Kelly M., Xuan-Mai T. Nguyen, Rebecca J. Song, Keri Hannagan, Rachel Quaden, David R. Gagnon, Kelly Cho, et al. “Gender Differences in Demographic and Health Characteristics of the Million Veteran Program Cohort.” Womens Health Issues 29 Suppl 1 (June 25, 2019): S56–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.012.

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Naylor, Jennifer C., H Ryan Wagner, Cynthia Johnston, Eric E. Elbogen, Mira Brancu, Christine E. Marx, Christine E. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Work Group, Christine E. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Work Group, and Jennifer L. Strauss. “Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans.” Womens Health Issues 29 Suppl 1 (June 25, 2019): S24–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.015.

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