Faculty

Elizabeth Van Voorhees

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
School of Medicine

Box 3862 Durham Veterans Affai, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27710

Box 3862 Med Ctr., Durham, NC 27710

(919) 286-0411 e.vanv@duke.edu

Interest in understanding mechanisms and advancing treatment of anger and aggression in veterans with trauma-related psychopathology, including posttraumatic stress disorder.  Specific interests in integrating mHealth applications and sensor technology into the therapeutic process; sex/gender differences in the experience, expression, and treatment of anger and aggression associated with trauma; and “moral injury” associated with trauma.   


Education & Training

Ph.D. 2004

Virginia Polytech Institute and State University

Grants

Sensitivity to smoking reinforcement in women: menstrual cycle effects

National Institutes of Health

IPA - Elizabeth Van Voorhees

Veterans Administration Medical Center

PTSD & Childhood Sexual Abuse: Psychobiology

National Institutes of Health

Publications

Posttraumatic stress disorder and interpersonal process in homeless veterans participating in a peer mentoring intervention: Associations with program benefit.

PMID 29369660
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Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans.

PMID 31253239
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Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.

PMID 30382745
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Behavioral and Health Outcomes Associated With Deployment and Nondeployment Acquisition of Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

PMID 29859179
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Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.

PMID 29797151
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The Association Between Alcohol Consumption, Lifetime Alcohol Use Disorder, and Psychiatric Distress Among Male and Female Veterans.

PMID 30079875
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Effects of social support and resilient coping on violent behavior in military veterans.

PMID 29723020
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Risk factors for concurrent suicidal ideation and violent impulses in military veterans.

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Characterizing anger-related affect in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder using ecological momentary assessment.

PMID 29329048
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Association of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury with aggressive driving in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans.

PMID 29553791
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Brain Structural Covariance Network Topology in Remitted Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

PMID 29651256
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Sleep quality in returning veterans: The influence of mild traumatic brain injury.

PMID 28703617
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Self-Reported Pain in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans: Associations with Psychiatric Symptoms and Functioning.

PMID 28122941
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Cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.

PMID 28129565
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Moral transgression during the Vietnam War: a path analysis of the psychological impact of veterans' involvement in wartime atrocities.

PMID 27580161
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Nonsuicidal self-injury and interpersonal violence in U.S. veterans seeking help for posttraumatic stress disorder.

PMID 27930966
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Sociocultural discourse in science: Flawed assumptions and bias in the CLASH model.

PMID 29342553
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Examining the Crux of Autonomic Dysfunction in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Whether Chronic or Situational Distress Underlies Elevated Heart Rate and Attenuated Heart Rate Variability.

PMID 27057817
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Sexual revictimization among Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans.

PMID 27149409
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Hostile Cognitions, and Aggression in Iraq/Afghanistan Era Veterans.

PMID 27187514
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An exploratory pilot investigation of neurosteroids and self-reported pain in female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans.

PMID 27533747
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Fear learning circuitry is biased toward generalization of fear associations in posttraumatic stress disorder.

PMID 26670285
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Functional correlates of military sexual assault in male veterans.

PMID 26524280
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A Comparison of Sleep Difficulties among Iraq/Afghanistan Theater Veterans with and without Mental Health Diagnoses.

PMID 26094928
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Advancements in treating intimate partner violence in veterans.

PMID 26132696
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An exploratory study of the combined effects of orally administered methylphenidate and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on cardiovascular function, subjective effects, and performance in healthy adults.

PMID 25175495
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Preclinical perspectives on posttraumatic stress disorder criteria in DSM-5.

PMID 25563569
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The factor structure of psychiatric comorbidity among Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans and its relationship to violence, incarceration, suicide attempts, and suicidality.

PMID 25169889
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Personality assessment inventory internalizing and externalizing structure in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: associations with aggression.

PMID 25131806
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Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation among male Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans seeking treatment for PTSD.

PMID 25066891
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No wrong door to smoking cessation care: a Veterans Affairs Chaplain survey.

PMID 24806490
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Association of DHEA, DHEAS, and cortisol with childhood trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder.

PMID 23907073
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Self-reported pain complaints among Afghanistan/Iraq era men and women veterans with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.

PMID 23924351
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The association of dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate with anxiety sensitivity and electronic diary negative affect among smokers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder.

PMID 23771199
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Assessing the role of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in smokers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder.

PMID 22180583
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Childhood trauma exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans: implications for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and adult functional social support.

PMID 22633055
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Sex, ADHD symptoms, and smoking outcomes: an integrative model.

PMID 22341778
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An examination of differences in variables maintaining smoking behavior in adult smokers with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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Effects of abuse and neglect on brain development

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Smoking withdrawal symptoms are more severe among smokers with ADHD and independent of ADHD symptom change: results from a 12-day contingency-managed abstinence trial.

PMID 21571687
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Reliability and validity of self- and other-ratings of symptoms of ADHD in adults.

PMID 20424007
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Behavioral risk elicits selective activation of the executive system in adolescents: clinical implications.

PMID 22194728
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Monetary incentives promote smoking abstinence in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

PMID 20545386
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Diffusion tensor imaging of the corpus callosum in adolescents with alcohol use disorders

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Brain activation during decisions involving behavioral risk: Adolescents v. adults

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Diffusion tensor measures of the corpus callosum in adolescents with adolescent onset alcohol use disorders.

PMID 18241319
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Occupational therapy incorporating animals for children with autism: A pilot investigation.

PMID 16776394
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Forensic neuropsychology casebook

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The effects of child maltreatment on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

PMID 15361587
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Psychophysiological correlates of childhood reactive and proactive aggression

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Community violence exposure in university students: A replication and extension

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Psychophysiological variables in childhood proactive and reactive aggression

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Cognitive Rehabilitation With Mobile Technology and Social Support for Veterans With TBI and PTSD: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

PMID 30169439
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