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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

Dillon, Kirsten H., Katherine C. Cunningham, Julia M. Neal, Sarah M. Wilson, Eric A. Dedert, Eric B. Elbogen, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Examination of the indirect effects of combat exposure on suicidal behavior in veterans.” J Affect Disord 235 (August 1, 2018): 407–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.04.031.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Amie R. Schry, Paul A. Dennis, H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, Harold Kudler, and Kristy Straits-Tröster. “The Association Between Military Sexual Trauma and Use of VA and Non-VA Health Care Services Among Female Veterans With Military Service in Iraq or Afghanistan.” J Interpers Violence 33, no. 15 (August 2018): 2439–64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515625909.

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Blakey, Shannon M., H Ryan Wagner, Jennifer Naylor, Mira Brancu, Ilana Lane, Meghann Sallee, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Nathan A. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Chronic Pain, TBI, and PTSD in Military Veterans: A Link to Suicidal Ideation and Violent Impulses?” J Pain 19, no. 7 (July 2018): 797–806. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2018.02.012.

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Swanson, Jeffrey, Michele Easter, Mira Brancu, Mira VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and John A. Fairbank. “Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.” Adm Policy Ment Health 45, no. 4 (July 2018): 673–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-018-0881-y.

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Wilson, Sarah M., Thomas K. Burroughs, Amie R. Newins, Eric A. Dedert, Alyssa M. Medenblik, Scott D. McDonald, Jean C. Beckham, Jean C. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “The Association Between Alcohol Consumption, Lifetime Alcohol Use Disorder, and Psychiatric Distress Among Male and Female Veterans.” J Stud Alcohol Drugs 79, no. 4 (July 2018): 591–600.

Scholars@Duke

Meyer, Eric C., Sheila B. Frankfurt, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Bryann B. DeBeer, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morrisette. “The influence of mindfulness, self-compassion, psychological flexibility, and posttraumatic stress disorder on disability and quality of life over time in war veterans.” J Clin Psychol 74, no. 7 (July 2018): 1272–80. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22596.

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Wolf, Erika J., Hannah Maniates, Nicole Nugent, Adam X. Maihofer, Don Armstrong, Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, et al. “Traumatic stress and accelerated DNA methylation age: A meta-analysis.” Psychoneuroendocrinology 92 (June 2018): 123–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.12.007.

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Meyer, Eric C., Brian Konecky, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Bryann B. DeBeer, Brian P. Marx, Jeremiah Schumm, Walter E. Penk, Suzy Bird Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morissette. “Gender differences in associations between DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and functional impairment in war veterans.” Psychol Serv 15, no. 2 (May 2018): 230–37. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000171.

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Gulliver, Suzy B., Rose Zimering, Jeff Knight, Sandra Morissette, Barbara Kamholz, Eric Meyer, Terence Keane, et al. “Tobacco and alcohol use among firefighters during their first 3 years of service.” Psychol Addict Behav 32, no. 3 (May 2018): 255–63. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000366.

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Morissette, Sandra B., Bryann B. DeBeer, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Eric C. Meyer, and Suzy B. Gulliver. “Deployment characteristics and long-term PTSD symptoms.” J Clin Psychol 74, no. 4 (April 2018): 637–48. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22535.

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