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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

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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Creech, Suzannah K., Justin K. Benzer, Eric C. Meyer, Bryann B. DeBeer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Longitudinal associations in the direction and prediction of PTSD symptoms and romantic relationship impairment over one year in post 9/11 veterans: A comparison of theories and exploration of potential gender differences.” J Abnorm Psychol 128, no. 3 (April 2019): 245–55. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000420.

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Epstein, Erica L., Sarah L. Martindale, Sarah L. Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, and Holly M. Miskey. “Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain Injury: Sex differences in veterans.” Psychiatry Res 274 (April 2019): 105–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.097.

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Coughlin, Lara N., Sarah M. Wilson, Meredith C. Erwin, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Cigarette smoking rates among veterans: Association with rurality and psychiatric disorders.” Addict Behav 90 (March 2019): 119–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.034.

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Kelly, Megan M., Bryann B. DeBeer, Eric C. Meyer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and social support: A longitudinal analysis.” Psychol Trauma 11, no. 3 (March 2019): 353–59. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000375.

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Meyer, Eric C., Yvette Z. Szabo, Sheila B. Frankfurt, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Bryann B. DeBeer, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Predictors of recovery from post-deployment posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in war veterans: The contributions of psychological flexibility, mindfulness, and self-compassion.” Behav Res Ther 114 (March 2019): 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.01.002.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Jessica L. Grossmann, Kathryn B. Seay, Paul A. Dennis, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Kate Berlin, et al. “Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Borderline Personality Features as Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among Male Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” J Trauma Stress 32, no. 1 (February 2019): 141–47. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22369.

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Meyer, Eric C., Amelia Kotte, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Bryann B. DeBeer, Timothy R. Elliott, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Predictors of lower-than-expected posttraumatic symptom severity in war veterans: The influence of personality, self-reported trait resilience, and psychological flexibility.” Behav Res Ther 113 (February 2019): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.12.005.

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Cunningham, Katherine C., Stefanie T. LoSavio, Paul A. Dennis, Chloe Farmer, Carolina P. Clancy, Michael A. Hertzberg, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham. “Shame as a mediator between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicidal ideation among veterans.” J Affect Disord 243 (January 15, 2019): 216–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.040.

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Newins, A. R., L. C. Wilson, and N. A. Kimbrel. “Child maltreatment and suicidal ideation: The role of PTSD symptoms and alcohol misuse.” Current Psychology, January 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00436-1.

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