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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

Sheerin, Christina M., Ananda B. Amstadter, Erin D. Kurtz, Kaitlin E. Bountress, Kelcey J. Stratton, Scott D. McDonald, and Scott D. Mid-Atlantic Va Mirecc Workgroup. “The association of resilience on psychiatric, substance use, and physical health outcomes in combat trauma-exposed military service members and veterans.” Eur J Psychotraumatol 10, no. 1 (2019): 1625700. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.1625700.

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Martindale, Sarah L., Erica L. Epstein, Katherine H. Taber, Katherine H. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Jared A. Rowland. “Behavioral and Health Outcomes Associated With Deployment and Nondeployment Acquisition of Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil 99, no. 12 (December 2018): 2485–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.029.

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Kibler, Jeffrey L., Mindy Ma, Mischa Tursich, Lydia Malcolm, Maria M. Llabre, Rachel Greenbarg, Steven N. Gold, and Jean C. Beckham. “Cardiovascular risks in relation to posttraumatic stress severity among young trauma-exposed women.” J Affect Disord 241 (December 1, 2018): 147–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.08.007.

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Ulmer, Christi S., Martica H. Hall, Paul A. Dennis, Jean C. Beckham, and Anne Germain. “Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis is associated with reduced parasympathetic activity during sleep in US veterans and military service members of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.” Sleep 41, no. 12 (December 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy174.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Melanie E. Garrett, Michelle F. Dennis, Michelle F. VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center Workgroup, Michael A. Hauser, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, and Jean C. Beckham. “A genome-wide association study of suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in U.S. military veterans.” Psychiatry Research 269 (November 2018): 64–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.07.017.

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Wilson, Sarah M., Amie R. Newins, Alyssa M. Medenblik, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Eric A. Dedert, Terrell A. Hicks, Lydia C. Neal, Jean C. Beckham, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Contingency Management Versus Psychotherapy for Prenatal Smoking Cessation: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Womens Health Issues 28, no. 6 (November 2018): 514–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2018.05.002.

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Lillis, Teresa A., John Burns, Frances Aranda, Yanina A. Purim-Shem-Tov, Stephen Bruehl, Jean C. Beckham, and Stevan E. Hobfoll. “PTSD Symptoms and Acute Pain in the Emergency Department: The Roles of Vulnerability and Resilience Factors Among Low-income, Inner-city Women.” Clin J Pain 34, no. 11 (November 2018): 1000–1007. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000626.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Shaun P. Thomas, Terrell A. Hicks, Michael A. Hertzberg, Carolina P. Clancy, Eric B. Elbogen, Eric C. Meyer, et al. “Wall/Object Punching: An Important but Under-Recognized Form of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury.” Suicide Life Threat Behav 48, no. 5 (October 2018): 501–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12371.

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Beckham, J. C., A. C. Kirby, N. Tise, V. L. Carpenter, E. A. Dedert, J. M. McNiel, J. J. Runnals, and P. S. Calhoun. “A learning collaborative model for implementation of smoking cessation among homeless veterans.” Journal of Smoking Cessation 13, no. 3 (September 1, 2018): 129–36. https://doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2017.15.

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Cai, Tianxi, Yichi Zhang, Yuk-Lam Ho, Nicholas Link, Jiehuan Sun, Jie Huang, Tianrun A. Cai, et al. “Association of Interleukin 6 Receptor Variant With Cardiovascular Disease Effects of Interleukin 6 Receptor Blocking Therapy: A Phenome-Wide Association Study.” Jama Cardiol 3, no. 9 (September 1, 2018): 849–57. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2018.2287.

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