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Nathan Andrew Kimbrel, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
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My primary areas of interest include the etiology, assessment, and treatment of PTSD, depression, suicide, and non-suicidal self-injury. I primarily work with veterans, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel due to their high levels of occupational exposure to traumatic stress. I also have long-standing interests in genetics, epigenetics, GxE research, personality, smoking, comorbidity, and statistical modeling procedures, such as CFA, SEM, and mixture modeling.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Greensboro, 2009

Publications

Crabtree, Meghan A., Willie J. Hale, Eric C. Meyer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Bryann B. DeBeer, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Dynamics of risk: Recent changes in psychological inflexibility precede subsequent changes in returning US veterans' posttraumatic stress.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, September 6, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23244.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, Bryann B. DeBeer, Terence M. Keane, Daniel J. Lee, Brian P. Marx, Eric C. Meyer, Sandra B. Morissette, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Development and validation of the Durham Risk Score for estimating suicide attempt risk: A prospective cohort analysis.” Plos Med 18, no. 8 (August 2021): e1003713. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003713.

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Blakey, Shannon M., Tate F. Halverson, Mariah K. Evans, Tapan A. Patel, Lauren P. Hair, Eric C. Meyer, Bryann B. DeBeer, et al. “Experiential avoidance is associated with medical and mental health diagnoses in a national sample of deployed Gulf War veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 142 (July 22, 2021): 17–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.07.033.

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Pennington, Michelle L., Megan Cardenas, Katherine Nesbitt, Elizabeth Coe, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Rose T. Zimering, and Suzy B. Gulliver. “Career versus volunteer firefighters: Differences in perceived availability and barriers to behavioral health care.” Psychol Serv, June 10, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000559.

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Graziano, Robert C., Frances M. Aunon, Stefanie T. LoSavio, Eric B. Elbogen, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Kirsten H. Dillon. “A network analysis of risk factors for suicide in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 138 (June 2021): 264–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.065.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Eric B. Elbogen, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Cannabis use disorder, anger, and violence in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 138 (June 2021): 375–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.04.018.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Frances M. Aunon, Tapan A. Patel, Adam J. Mann, Bryann B. DeBeer, Eric C. Meyer, Sandra B. Morissette, et al. “Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Lifetime History of Suicide Attempts among Male and Female Veterans with Mental Health Disorders.” J Affect Disord 287 (May 15, 2021): 276–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.03.033.

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Cassiello-Robbins, Clair, Kirsten H. Dillon, Daniel V. Blalock, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Exploring the role of anger in nonsuicidal self-injury in veterans.” J Psychiatr Res 137 (May 2021): 55–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.02.026.

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Beynel, Lysianne, Ethan Campbell, Maria Naclerio, Jeffrey T. Galla, Angikar Ghosal, Andrew M. Michael, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Simon W. Davis, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “The Effects of Functionally Guided, Connectivity-Based rTMS on Amygdala Activation.” Brain Sci 11, no. 4 (April 13, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11040494.

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Strack, J. E., V. A. Torres, M. L. Pennington, M. N. Cardenas, J. Dupree, E. C. Meyer, S. Dolan, et al. “Psychological distress and line-of-duty head injuries in firefighters.” Occup Med (Lond) 71, no. 2 (April 9, 2021): 99–104. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqab013.

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