John A. Fairbank

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Auburn University 1980


Scope, impact, assessment and treatment of traumatic stress reactions in children and adults; posttraumatic stress disorder; implementation science; mental health services research.

Schry, AR, Beckham, JC, The Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, , and Calhoun, PS. "Sexual revictimization among Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans." Psychiatry research 240 (June 2016): 406-411. Full Text

Naylor, JC, Kilts, JD, Szabo, ST, Dunn, CE, Keefe, FJ, Tupler, LA, Shampine, LJ, Morey, RA, Strauss, JL, Hamer, RM, Wagner, HR, and Marx, CE. "Allopregnanolone Levels Are Inversely Associated with Self-Reported Pain Symptoms in U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan-Era Veterans: Implications for Biomarkers and Therapeutics." Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 17.1 (January 2016): 25-32. Open Access Copy

Naylor, JC, Kilts, JD, Strauss, JL, Szabo, ST, Dunn, CE, Wagner, HR, Hamer, RM, Shampine, LJ, Zanga, JR, and Marx, CE. "An exploratory pilot investigation of neurosteroids and self-reported pain in female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans." Journal of rehabilitation research and development 53.4 (January 2016): 499-510. Full Text

Morey, RA, Dunsmoor, JE, Haswell, CC, Brown, VM, Vora, A, Weiner, J, Stjepanovic, D, Wagner, HR, and LaBar, KS. "Fear learning circuitry is biased toward generalization of fear associations in posttraumatic stress disorder." Translational psychiatry 5 (December 15, 2015): e700-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schry, AR, Hibberd, R, Wagner, HR, Turchik, JA, Kimbrel, NA, Wong, M, Elbogen, EE, Strauss, JL, and Brancu, M. "Functional correlates of military sexual assault in male veterans." Psychological services 12.4 (November 2015): 384-393. Full Text

Pickett, T, Rothman, D, Crawford, EF, Brancu, M, Fairbank, JA, and Kudler, HS. "Mental Health Among Military Personnel and Veterans." North Carolina medical journal 76.5 (November 2015): 299-306.

Kimbrel, NA, Garrett, ME, Dennis, MF, Liu, Y, Patanam, I, Workgroup, VM-AM, Ashley-Koch, AE, Hauser, MA, and Beckham, JC. "Effect of genetic variation in the nicotinic receptor genes on risk for posttraumatic stress disorder." Psychiatry research 229.1-2 (September 2015): 326-331. Full Text

Kelley, ML, Brancu, M, Robbins, AT, D'Lima, GM, Strauss, JL, Curry, JF, Fairbank, JA, and Runnals, J. "Drug use and childhood-, military- and post-military trauma exposure among women and men veterans." Drug and alcohol dependence 152 (July 2015): 201-208. Full Text

Vasterling, JJ, Taft, CT, Proctor, SP, Macdonald, HZ, Lawrence, A, Kalill, K, Kaiser, AP, Lee, LO, King, DW, King, LA, and Fairbank, JA. "Establishing a methodology to examine the effects of war-zone PTSD on the family: the family foundations study." International journal of methods in psychiatric research 24.2 (June 2015): 143-155. Full Text

Gentes, EL, Dennis, PA, Kimbrel, NA, Rissling, MB, Beckham, JC, and Calhoun, PS. "DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder: factor structure and rates of diagnosis." Journal of psychiatric research 59 (December 2014): 60-67. Full Text


Saigh, PA, Lee, KS, Ward, A, Westphal, EL, Wilson, K, and Fairbank, JA. "Posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: History, risk, and cognitive behavioral treatment." The Practice of Child Therapy. January 1, 2012. 433-454. Full Text

Waelde, LC, Silvern, L, Carlson, E, Fairbank, JA, and Kletter, H. "Dissociation in PTSD." Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond. January 1, 2011. 447-456. Full Text

Fairbank, JA, Booth, SR, and Curry, JF. "Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Substance Abuse." Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. January 1, 2009. Full Text

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2021

IPA - Ryan Wagner awarded by Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

Major League Baseball's Welcome Back Veterans awarded by McCormick Foundation (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2017

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2017

Developmental methylomics of childhood trauma and its health consequences awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

IPA - Mary Pender awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center (Principal Investigator). 2011

Training in Psychological Intervention Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 2006 to 2011

IPA - Lisa Amaya-Jackson awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center (Principal Investigator). 2009