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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

Beckham, Jean C., Kelsie A. Adkisson, Jeffrey Hertzberg, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Alan J. Budney, Robert S. Stephens, Scott D. Moore, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Mobile contingency management as an adjunctive treatment for co-morbid cannabis use disorder and cigarette smoking.” Addict Behav 79 (April 2018): 86–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.12.007.

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Elbogen, Eric B., H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Mira Brancu, Jennifer Naylor, Robert Graziano, Eric Crawford, and Eric VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup. “Risk factors for concurrent suicidal ideation and violent impulses in military veterans.” Psychol Assess 30, no. 4 (April 2018): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000490.

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Kimbrel, Nathan A., Eric C. Meyer, Bryann B. DeBeer, Suzy B. Gulliver, and Sandra B. Morissette. “The Impact of Cannabis Use Disorder on Suicidal and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans with and without Mental Health Disorders.” Suicide Life Threat Behav 48, no. 2 (April 2018): 140–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12345.

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Duncan, L. E., A. Ratanatharathorn, A. E. Aiello, L. M. Almli, A. B. Amstadter, A. E. Ashley-Koch, D. G. Baker, et al. “Largest GWAS of PTSD (N=20 070) yields genetic overlap with schizophrenia and sex differences in heritability.” Molecular Psychiatry 23, no. 3 (March 2018): 666–73. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.77.

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Van Voorhees, Elizabeth E., Daniel A. Moore, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Eric A. Dedert, Kirsten H. Dillon, Eric B. Elbogen, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Association of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury with aggressive driving in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans.” Rehabil Psychol 63, no. 1 (February 2018): 160–66. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000178.

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Sun, Delin, Sarah L. Davis, Courtney C. Haswell, Chelsea A. Swanson, Chelsea A. Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Kevin S. LaBar, John A. Fairbank, and Rajendra A. Morey. “Brain Structural Covariance Network Topology in Remitted Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Front Psychiatry 9 (2018): 90. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00090.

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Gross, Georgina M., Katherine C. Cunningham, Daniel A. Moore, Jennifer C. Naylor, Mira Brancu, H Ryan Wagner, Eric B. Elbogen, Patrick S. Calhoun, Patrick S. VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and Nathan A. Kimbrel. “Does Deployment-Related Military Sexual Assault Interact with Combat Exposure to Predict Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Female Veterans?” Traumatology (Tallahass Fla) May 2018 (2018).

Scholars@Duke

Sheerin, C. M., K. J. Stratton, A. B. Amstadter, S. D. McDonald, J. C. Beckham, M. Brancu, P. S. Calhoun, et al. “Exploring resilience models in a sample of combat-exposed military service members and veterans: a comparison and commentary.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology 9, no. 1 (January 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2018.1486121.

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Frankfurt, Sheila B., Bryann B. DeBeer, Sandra B. Morissette, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Heidi La Bash, and Eric C. Meyer. “Mechanisms of Moral Injury Following Military Sexual Trauma and Combat in Post-9/11 U.S. War Veterans.” Front Psychiatry 9 (2018): 520. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00520.

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Stein, Murray B., Erin B. Ware, Colter Mitchell, Chia-Yen Chen, Susan Borja, Tianxi Cai, Catherine L. Dempsey, et al. “Genomewide association studies of suicide attempts in US soldiers.” Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 174, no. 8 (December 2017): 786–97. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32594.

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