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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

Elbogen, Eric B., H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Mira Brancu, Jennifer Naylor, Robert Graziano, Eric Crawford, and Eric VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup. “Risk factors for concurrent suicidal ideation and violent impulses in military veterans.” Psychol Assess 30, no. 4 (April 2018): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000490.

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Van Voorhees, Elizabeth E., Paul A. Dennis, Eric B. Elbogen, Bernard Fuemmeler, Lydia C. Neal, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Characterizing anger-related affect in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder using ecological momentary assessment.” Psychiatry Res 261 (March 2018): 274–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.12.080.

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Duncan, L. E., A. Ratanatharathorn, A. E. Aiello, L. M. Almli, A. B. Amstadter, A. E. Ashley-Koch, D. G. Baker, et al. “Largest GWAS of PTSD (N=20 070) yields genetic overlap with schizophrenia and sex differences in heritability.” Mol Psychiatry 23, no. 3 (March 2018): 666–73. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.77.

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Sherwood, Andrew, Christi S. Ulmer, and Jean C. Beckham. “Waking up to the importance of sleeping well for cardiovascular health.” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 20, no. 3 (March 2018): 606–8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13243.

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Blakey, Shannon M., Holly Love, Lisa Lindquist, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Disentangling the link between posttraumatic stress disorder and violent behavior: Findings from a nationally representative sample.” J Consult Clin Psychol 86, no. 2 (February 2018): 169–78. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000253.

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Sun, Delin, Sarah L. Davis, Courtney C. Haswell, Chelsea A. Swanson, Chelsea A. Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Kevin S. LaBar, John A. Fairbank, and Rajendra A. Morey. “Brain Structural Covariance Network Topology in Remitted Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Front Psychiatry 9 (2018): 90. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00090.

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Sheerin, C. M., K. J. Stratton, A. B. Amstadter, S. D. McDonald, J. C. Beckham, M. Brancu, P. S. Calhoun, et al. “Exploring resilience models in a sample of combat-exposed military service members and veterans: a comparison and commentary.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology 9, no. 1 (January 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2018.1486121.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Sarah M. Wilson, Eric A. Dedert, Katherine C. Cunningham, Thomas K. Burroughs, Terrell A. Hicks, Jean C. Beckham, Harold S. Kudler, and Kristy Straits-Troster. “The association of alcohol consumption patterns with self-rated physical health and psychiatric distress among Afghanistan- and Iraq-era U.S. veterans.” Psychiatry Res 259 (January 2018): 142–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.067.

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Stein, Murray B., Erin B. Ware, Colter Mitchell, Chia-Yen Chen, Susan Borja, Tianxi Cai, Catherine L. Dempsey, et al. “Genomewide association studies of suicide attempts in US soldiers.” Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 174, no. 8 (December 2017): 786–97. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32594.

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Suarez, Edward C., Jean C. Beckham, and Kimberly T. Green. “The Relation of Light-to-Moderate Alcohol Consumption to Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Resistance in Nondiabetic Adults: the Moderating Effects of Depressive Symptom Severity, Adiposity, and Sex.” Int J Behav Med 24, no. 6 (December 2017): 927–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-017-9652-5.

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