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John A. Fairbank, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
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Office: 1121 W. Chapel Hill St., Suite 201, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 1121 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste 2, Box 104426, Durham, NC 27710

Scope, impact, assessment and treatment of traumatic stress reactions in children and adults; posttraumatic stress disorder; implementation science; mental health services research.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Auburn University, 1980

Publications

Smith, Alicia K., Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Adam X. Maihofer, Robert K. Naviaux, Allison E. Aiello, Ananda B. Amstadter, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, et al. “Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of PTSD across 10 military and civilian cohorts identifies methylation changes in AHRR.” Nat Commun 11, no. 1 (November 24, 2020): 5965. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19615-x.

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Woodall, Kelly A., Sabrina M. Richardson, Jacqueline C. Pflieger, Stacy Ann Hawkins, and Valerie A. Stander. “Influence of Work and Life Stressors on Marital Quality among Dual and Nondual Military Couples.” Journal of Family Issues 41, no. 11 (November 2020): 2045–64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513x20903377.

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Purbeck, Carrie A., Ernestine C. Briggs, Angela M. Tunno, Lisa M. Richardson, Robert S. Pynoos, and John A. Fairbank. “Trauma-informed measurement-based care for children: Implementation in diverse treatment settings.” Psychol Serv 17, no. 3 (August 2020): 311–22. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000383.

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Morey, Rajendra A., Courtney C. Haswell, Daniel Stjepanović, Daniel Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Joseph E. Dunsmoor, and Kevin S. LaBar. “Neural correlates of conceptual-level fear generalization in posttraumatic stress disorder.” Neuropsychopharmacology 45, no. 8 (July 2020): 1380–89. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-020-0661-8.

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Briggs, Ernestine C., John A. Fairbank, Angela M. Tunno, Robert C. Lee, Nida H. Corry, Jacqueline C. Pflieger, Valerie A. Stander, and Robert A. Murphy. “Military Life Stressors, Family Communication and Satisfaction: Associations with Children's Psychosocial Outcomes.” J Child Adolesc Trauma 13, no. 1 (March 2020): 75–87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-019-00259-z.

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Clausen, Ashley N., Emily Clarke, Rachel D. Phillips, Courtney Haswell, Courtney VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Rajendra A. Morey. “Combat exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and head injuries differentially relate to alterations in cortical thickness in military Veterans.” Neuropsychopharmacology 45, no. 3 (February 2020): 491–98. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-019-0539-9.

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Corry, Nida H., Sharmini Radakrishnan, Christianna S. Williams, Alicia C. Sparks, Kelly A. Woodall, John A. Fairbank, and Valerie A. Stander. “Association of military life experiences and health indicators among military spouses.” Bmc Public Health 19, no. 1 (November 12, 2019): 1517. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7804-z.

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Guideline Development Panel for the Treatment of PTSD in Adults, American Psychological Association, Jen-Tsan. “Summary of the clinical practice guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults.” Am Psychol 74, no. 5 (July 2019): 596–607. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000473.

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Naylor, Jennifer C., H Ryan Wagner, Cynthia Johnston, Eric E. Elbogen, Mira Brancu, Christine E. Marx, Christine E. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Work Group, Christine E. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Work Group, and Jennifer L. Strauss. “Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans.” Womens Health Issues 29 Suppl 1 (June 25, 2019): S24–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.015.

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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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