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Nathan Andrew Kimbrel, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine
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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

Gromatsky, Molly, Sarah R. Sullivan, Angela Page Spears, Emily Mitchell, Samantha Walsh, Nathan A. Kimbrel, and Marianne Goodman. “Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) of mental health outcomes in veterans and servicemembers: A scoping review.” Psychiatry Res 292 (October 2020): 113359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113359.

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Torres, Victoria A., Jordan E. Strack, Sara Dolan, Marc I. Kruse, Michelle L. Pennington, Samantha J. Synett, Nathan Kimbrel, and Suzy B. Gulliver. “Identifying Frequency of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Firefighters.” Workplace Health Saf 68, no. 10 (October 2020): 468–75. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079920922576.

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Dedert, Eric A., Stefanie T. LoSavio, Stephanie Y. Wells, Anne L. Steel, Kristen Reinhardt, Charlene A. Deming, Rachel A. Ruffin, et al. “Clinical effectiveness study of a treatment to prepare for trauma-focused evidence-based psychotherapies at a veterans affairs specialty posttraumatic stress disorder clinic.” Psychol Serv, August 27, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000425.

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Glenn, Jeffrey J., Kirsten H. Dillon, Paul A. Dennis, Tapan A. Patel, Adam J. Mann, Patrick S. Calhoun, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Post-traumatic symptom severity mediates the association between combat exposure and suicidal ideation in veterans.” Suicide Life Threat Behav, August 8, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12678.

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Morey, Rajendra A., Melanie E. Garrett, Jennifer S. Stevens, Emily K. Clarke, Courtney C. Haswell, Sanne J. H. van Rooij, Negar Fani, et al. “Genetic predictors of hippocampal subfield volume in PTSD cases and trauma-exposed controls.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology 11, no. 1 (July 29, 2020): 1785994. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1785994.

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Wilson, L. C., A. R. Newins, S. M. Wilson, E. B. Elbogen, E. A. Dedert, P. S. Calhoun, J. C. Beckham, V. M. A. MIRECC Workgroup, and N. A. Kimbrel. “Self- and Other-Directed Violence as Outcomes of Deployment-Based Military Sexual Assault.” Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 29, no. 6 (July 2, 2020): 714–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1725213.

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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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Mann, Adam J. D., Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Tapan A. Patel, Sarah M. Wilson, Kim L. Gratz, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Nail-biting, scab-picking, and tattooing as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI): A deviant case series analysis of the proposed NSSI disorder diagnostic criteria.” J Clin Psychol, June 22, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23008.

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Newins, Amie R., Jeffrey J. Glenn, Laura C. Wilson, Sarah M. Wilson, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Patrick S. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup. “Psychological outcomes following sexual assault: Differences by sexual assault setting.” Psychol Serv, April 9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000426.

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Grasby, Katrina L., Neda Jahanshad, Jodie N. Painter, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Janita Bralten, Derrek P. Hibar, Penelope A. Lind, et al. “The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex.” Science 367, no. 6484 (March 20, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay6690.

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