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Paul Anthony Dennis, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
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Office: Box 3625, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3625, Durham, NC 27710

Research focused on cardiovascular risk associated with psychiatric illness and trauma exposure, intraindivdiual variability in symptoms and affect, and the use of mobile apps and devices for health and behavior monitoring and interventions. Interest in longitudinal and repeated-measures analyses, including mixed modeling, mixture modeling, and structural equation modeling.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012

Publications

Van Voorhees, Elizabeth E., Kirsten H. Dillon, Sarah M. Wilson, Paul A. Dennis, Lydia C. Neal, Alyssa M. Medenblik, Patrick S. Calhoun, et al. “A Comparison of Group Anger Management Treatments for Combat Veterans With PTSD: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Trial.” J Interpers Violence 36, no. 19–20 (October 2021): NP10276–300. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519873335.

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Sumner, Jennifer A., Kristine E. Lynch, Benjamin Viernes, Jean C. Beckham, Gregorio Coronado, Paul A. Dennis, Chi-Hong Tseng, and Ramin Ebrahimi. “Military Sexual Trauma and Adverse Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Comorbidity in Women Veterans.” Womens Health Issues, August 31, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2021.07.004.

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Ebrahimi, Ramin, Kristine E. Lynch, Jean C. Beckham, Paul A. Dennis, Benjamin Viernes, Chi-Hong Tseng, A Laurie W. Shroyer, and Jennifer A. Sumner. “Association of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incident Ischemic Heart Disease in Women Veterans.” Jama Cardiol 6, no. 6 (June 1, 2021): 642–51. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2021.0227.

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Christofferson, Dana E., Paul A. Dennis, Jeffrey S. Hertzberg, Jean C. Beckham, Jennifer Knoeppel, and Kim Hamlett-Berry. “Real-World Utilization and Outcomes of the Veterans Health Administration's Smoking Cessation Text Message Program.” Nicotine Tob Res 23, no. 6 (May 24, 2021): 931–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa183.

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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.” J Psychiatr Res 135 (March 2021): 47–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.011.

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Elbogen, Eric B., Amber Alsobrooks, Sara Battles, Kiera Molloy, Paul A. Dennis, Jean C. Beckham, Samuel A. McLean, Julian R. Keith, and Carmen Russoniello. “Mobile Neurofeedback for Pain Management in Veterans with TBI and PTSD.” Pain Med 22, no. 2 (February 23, 2021): 329–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz269.

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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 50, no. 6 (December 2020): 1167–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12678.

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Xu, Yunan, Sheri L. Towe, Shakiera T. Causey, Paul A. Dennis, and Christina S. Meade. “Effects of substance use on monetary delay discounting among people who use stimulants with and without HIV: An ecological momentary assessment study.” Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, August 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000423.

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Davis, James M., Leah C. Thomas, Jillian Eh Dirkes, Santanu K. Datta, and Paul A. Dennis. “Comparison of referral methods into a smoking cessation program.” J Comp Eff Res 9, no. 11 (August 2020): 807–15. https://doi.org/10.2217/cer-2020-0004.

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Datta, Santanu K., Paul A. Dennis, and James M. Davis. “Health benefits and economic advantages associated with increased utilization of a smoking cessation program.” J Comp Eff Res 9, no. 11 (August 2020): 817–28. https://doi.org/10.2217/cer-2020-0005.

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