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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

Brancu, Mira, H Ryan Wagner, Rajendra A. Morey, Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, Larry A. Tupler, Christine E. Marx, et al. “The Post-Deployment Mental Health (PDMH) study and repository: A multi-site study of US Afghanistan and Iraq era veterans.” Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 26, no. 3 (September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1570.

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Ulmer, Christi S., Hayden B. Bosworth, Jean C. Beckham, Anne Germain, Amy S. Jeffreys, David Edelman, Stephanie Macy, Angela Kirby, and Corrine I. Voils. “Veterans Affairs Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Insomnia Treatment.” J Clin Sleep Med 13, no. 8 (August 15, 2017): 991–99. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.6702.

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Sumner, J. A., L. E. Duncan, E. J. Wolf, A. B. Amstadter, D. G. Baker, J. C. Beckham, B. Gelaye, et al. “Letter to the Editor: Posttraumatic stress disorder has genetic overlap with cardiometabolic traits.” Psychol Med 47, no. 11 (August 2017): 2036–39. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717000733.

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Wilson, Sarah M., Lauren R. Pacek, Paul A. Dennis, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Veterans Living with HIV: A High-Risk Group for Cigarette Smoking.” Aids Behav 21, no. 7 (July 2017): 1950–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-017-1717-6.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Laura C. Wilson, John T. Mitchell, Eric C. Meyer, Bryann B. DeBeer, Paul J. Silvia, Kim L. Gratz, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Sandra B. Morissette. “ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD.” Psychiatry Res 252 (June 2017): 161–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.015.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Amie R. Newins, Eric A. Dedert, Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Eric B. Elbogen, Jennifer C. Naylor, H. Ryan Wagner, et al. “Cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 89 (June 2017): 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.01.002.

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Dennis, Paul A., Nathan A. Kimbrel, Andrew Sherwood, Patrick S. Calhoun, Lana L. Watkins, Michelle F. Dennis, and Jean C. Beckham. “Trauma and Autonomic Dysregulation: Episodic-Versus Systemic-Negative Affect Underlying Cardiovascular Risk in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Psychosom Med 79, no. 5 (June 2017): 496–505. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000438.

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Dennis, Paul A., Nora M. Dennis, Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Patrick S. Calhoun, Michelle F. Dennis, and Jean C. Beckham. “Moral transgression during the Vietnam War: a path analysis of the psychological impact of veterans' involvement in wartime atrocities.” Anxiety Stress Coping 30, no. 2 (March 2017): 188–201. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2016.1230669.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Nonsuicidal self-injury in men: a serious problem that has been overlooked for too long.” World Psychiatry 16, no. 1 (February 2017): 108–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20358.

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Cook, Jessica W., Timothy B. Baker, Jean C. Beckham, and Miles McFall. “Smoking-induced affect modulation in nonwithdrawn smokers with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and in those with no psychiatric disorder.” J Abnorm Psychol 126, no. 2 (February 2017): 184–98. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000247.

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