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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

Erwin, Meredith C., Paul A. Dennis, Lara N. Coughlin, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Examining the relationship between negative affect and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among smokers using ecological momentary assessment.” J Affect Disord 253 (June 15, 2019): 285–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.035.

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Shura, Robert D., Sarra Nazem, Holly M. Miskey, Trisha A. Hostetter, Jared A. Rowland, Lisa A. Brenner, Lisa A. Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, and Katherine H. Taber. “Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” Psychol Serv 16, no. 2 (May 2019): 312–20. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000208.

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Coughlin, Lara N., Sarah M. Wilson, Meredith C. Erwin, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Cigarette smoking rates among veterans: Association with rurality and psychiatric disorders.” Addict Behav 90 (March 2019): 119–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.034.

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Wilson, Sarah M., Alexandra C. Thompson, Emily D. Currence, Shaun P. Thomas, Eric A. Dedert, Angela C. Kirby, Eric B. Elbogen, Scott D. Moore, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Patient-Informed Treatment Development of Behavioral Smoking Cessation for People With Schizophrenia.” Behav Ther 50, no. 2 (March 2019): 395–409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2018.07.004.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Jessica L. Grossmann, Kathryn B. Seay, Paul A. Dennis, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Kate Berlin, et al. “Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Borderline Personality Features as Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among Male Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” J Trauma Stress 32, no. 1 (February 2019): 141–47. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22369.

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Blakey, Shannon M., Jennifer Y. Yi, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Why do trauma survivors become depressed? Testing the behavioral model of depression in a nationally representative sample.” Psychiatry Res 272 (February 2019): 587–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.150.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Stefanie T. LoSavio, Paul A. Dennis, Chloe Farmer, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Shame as a mediator between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicidal ideation among veterans.” J Affect Disord 243 (January 15, 2019): 216–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.040.

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Van Voorhees, E. E., K. H. Dillon, S. M. Wilson, P. A. Dennis, L. C. Neal, A. M. Medenblik, P. S. Calhoun, et al. “A Comparison of Group Anger Management Treatments for Combat Veterans With PTSD: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Trial.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, January 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519873335.

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Blakey, S. M., A. C. Kirby, K. E. McClure, E. B. Elbogen, J. C. Beckham, L. L. Watkins, and J. D. Clapp. “Posttraumatic Safety Behaviors: Characteristics and Associations With Symptom Severity in Two Samples.” Traumatology, January 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000205.

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Gaffey, Allison E., Frances Aranda, John W. Burns, Yanina A. Purim-Shem-Tov, Helen J. Burgess, Jean C. Beckham, Stephen Bruehl, and Stevan E. Hobfoll. “Race, psychosocial vulnerability and social support differences in inner-city women's symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.” Anxiety, Stress, and Coping 32, no. 1 (January 2019): 18–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2018.1532078.

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