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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

Meyer, Eric C., Rose T. Zimering, Jeffrey Knight, Sandra B. Morissette, Barbara W. Kamholz, Elizabeth Coe, Thomas P. Carpenter, Terence M. Keane, Nathan A. Kimbrel, and Suzy B. Gulliver. “Negative Emotionality Interacts with Trauma Exposure to Prospectively Predict Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms During Firefighters' First 3 Years of Service.” J Trauma Stress 34, no. 2 (April 2021): 333–44. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22632.

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Pennington, Michelle L., Jessica Dupree, Elizabeth Coe, William Ostiguy, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Eric C. Meyer, and Suzy B. Gulliver. “Working near a supervised injection facility: A qualitative study of perspectives of firefighter-emergency medical responders.” Am J Ind Med 64, no. 4 (April 2021): 296–300. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23224.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Jeffrey J. Glenn, Paul A. Dennis, Stefanie T. LoSavio, Clair Cassiello-Robbins, Molly A. Gromatsky, Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Anger precedes and predicts nonsuicidal self-injury in veterans: Findings from an ecological momentary assessment study.” Journal of Psychiatric Research 135 (March 2021): 47–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.011.

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Patel, Tapan A., Adam J. D. Mann, Shannon M. Blakey, Frances M. Aunon, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Diagnostic Correlates of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder among Veterans with Psychiatric Disorders.” Psychiatry Res 296 (February 2021): 113672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113672.

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Morissette, Sandra B., Clark Ryan-Gonzalez, Tomas Yufik, Bryann B. DeBeer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Audrey M. Sorrells, Lori Holleran-Steiker, Walter E. Penk, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Eric C. Meyer. “The effects of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms on educational functioning in student veterans.” Psychol Serv 18, no. 1 (February 2021): 124–33. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000356.

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Gulliver, Suzy B., Rose T. Zimering, Jeffrey Knight, Sandra B. Morissette, Barbara W. Kamholz, Michelle L. Pennington, Fatima Dobani, et al. “A prospective study of firefighters' PTSD and depression symptoms: The first 3 years of service.” Psychol Trauma 13, no. 1 (January 2021): 44–55. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000980.

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Sumner, Jennifer A., Adam X. Maihofer, Vasiliki Michopoulos, Alex O. Rothbaum, Lynn M. Almli, Ole A. Andreassen, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, et al. “Examining Individual and Synergistic Contributions of PTSD and Genetics to Blood Pressure: A Trans-Ethnic Meta-Analysis.” Front Neurosci 15 (2021): 678503. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.678503.

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Garrett, Melanie E., Xue Jun Qin, Divya Mehta, Michelle F. Dennis, Christine E. Marx, Gerald A. Grant, Gerald A. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, et al. “Gene Expression Analysis in Three Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Cohorts Implicates Inflammation and Innate Immunity Pathways and Uncovers Shared Genetic Risk With Major Depressive Disorder.” Front Neurosci 15 (2021): 678548. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.678548.

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Nieuwsma, Jason A., Mira Brancu, Jennifer Wortmann, Melissa A. Smigelsky, Heather A. King, Heather A. VISN 6 MIRECC Workgroup, and Keith G. Meador. “Screening for moral injury and comparatively evaluating moral injury measures in relation to mental illness symptomatology and diagnosis.” Clin Psychol Psychother 28, no. 1 (January 2021): 239–50. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2503.

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Bjork, J. M., P. B. Perrin, M. Redae, L. A. Tupler, M. Brancu, J. C. Beckham, P. S. Calhoun, et al. “Warzone experiences and subsequent clinician suicide risk assessment in veterans.” Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, January 1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12789.

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