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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

Morey, Rajendra A., Sarah L. Davis, Melanie E. Garrett, Courtney C. Haswell, Courtney C. Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Christine E. Marx, Jean C. Beckham, Gregory McCarthy, Michael A. Hauser, and Allison E. Ashley-Koch. “Genome-wide association study of subcortical brain volume in PTSD cases and trauma-exposed controls.” Transl Psychiatry 7, no. 11 (November 30, 2017): 1265. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-017-0021-6.

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Polimanti, Renato, Ananda B. Amstadter, Murray B. Stein, Lynn M. Almli, Dewleen G. Baker, Laura J. Bierut, Bekh Bradley, et al. “A putative causal relationship between genetically determined female body shape and posttraumatic stress disorder.” Genome Med 9, no. 1 (November 27, 2017): 99. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13073-017-0491-4.

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Mitchell, John T., Elizabeth M. McIntyre, Joseph S. English, Michelle F. Dennis, Jean C. Beckham, and Scott H. Kollins. “A Pilot Trial of Mindfulness Meditation Training for ADHD in Adulthood: Impact on Core Symptoms, Executive Functioning, and Emotion Dysregulation.” J Atten Disord 21, no. 13 (November 2017): 1105–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054713513328.

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Martindale, Sarah L., Leah V. Farrell-Carnahan, Christi S. Ulmer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Scott D. McDonald, Jared A. Rowland, and Jared A. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Registry Workgroup. “Sleep quality in returning veterans: The influence of mild traumatic brain injury.” Rehabil Psychol 62, no. 4 (November 2017): 563–70. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000159.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Sarah M. Wilson, Jeffrey S. Hertzberg, Angela C. Kirby, Scott D. McDonald, Paul A. Dennis, Lori A. Bastian, Eric A. Dedert, Eric A. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Jean C. Beckham. “Validation of Veterans Affairs Electronic Medical Record Smoking Data Among Iraq- and Afghanistan-Era Veterans.” J Gen Intern Med 32, no. 11 (November 2017): 1228–34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-017-4144-5.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Chloe Farmer, Stefanie T. LoSavio, Paul A. Dennis, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Claire F. Collie, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “A model comparison approach to trauma-related guilt as a mediator of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and suicidal ideation among veterans.” J Affect Disord 221 (October 15, 2017): 227–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.06.046.

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Ogle, Christin M., Ilene C. Siegler, Jean C. Beckham, and David C. Rubin. “Neuroticism Increases PTSD Symptom Severity by Amplifying the Emotionality, Rehearsal, and Centrality of Trauma Memories.” J Pers 85, no. 5 (October 2017): 702–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12278.

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Green, Kimberly T., Sarah M. Wilson, Paul A. Dennis, Jennifer J. Runnals, Rebecca A. Williams, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, et al. “Cigarette Smoking and Musculoskeletal Pain Severity Among Male and Female Afghanistan/Iraq Era Veterans.” Pain Med 18, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): 1795–1804. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw339.

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Ratanatharathorn, Andrew, Marco P. Boks, Adam X. Maihofer, Allison E. Aiello, Ananda B. Amstadter, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, Dewleen G. Baker, et al. “Epigenome-wide association of PTSD from heterogeneous cohorts with a common multi-site analysis pipeline.” Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 174, no. 6 (September 2017): 619–30. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32568.

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Naylor, Jennifer C., H. Ryan Wagner, Mira Brancu, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Eric Elbogen, Michelle Kelley, Teresa Fecteau, et al. “Self-Reported Pain in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans: Associations with Psychiatric Symptoms and Functioning.” Pain Med 18, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): 1658–67. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw308.

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