John A. Fairbank

John A. Fairbank

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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.

Martindale, SL, Farrell-Carnahan, LV, Ulmer, CS, Kimbrel, NA, McDonald, SD, Rowland, JA, and VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Registry Workgroup, . "Sleep quality in returning veterans: The influence of mild traumatic brain injury." Rehabilitation psychology 62.4 (November 2017): 563-570. Full Text

Brancu, M, Wagner, HR, Morey, RA, Beckham, JC, Calhoun, PS, Tupler, LA, Marx, CE, Taber, KH, Hurley, RA, Rowland, J, McDonald, SD, Hoerle, JM, Moore, SD, Kudler, HS, Weiner, RD, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Fairbank, JA. "The Post-Deployment Mental Health (PDMH) study and repository: A multi-site study of US Afghanistan and Iraq era veterans." International journal of methods in psychiatric research 26.3 (September 2017). Full Text

Naylor, JC, Ryan Wagner, H, Brancu, M, Shepherd-Banigan, M, Elbogen, E, Kelley, M, Fecteau, T, Goldstein, K, Kimbrel, NA, Marx, CE, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Work Group, , VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Work Group, , and Strauss, JL. "Self-Reported Pain in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans: Associations with Psychiatric Symptoms and Functioning." Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 18.9 (September 2017): 1658-1667. Full Text

McMaster, HS, LeardMann, CA, Speigle, S, Dillman, DA, and Millennium Cohort Family Study Team, . "An experimental comparison of web-push vs. paper-only survey procedures for conducting an in-depth health survey of military spouses." BMC medical research methodology 17.1 (April 26, 2017): 73-. Full Text

Sege, RD, Amaya-Jackson, L, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Committee on Child Maltreatment and Violence, and NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS, . "Clinical Considerations Related to the Behavioral Manifestations of Child Maltreatment." Pediatrics 139.4 (April 2017). Full Text

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, MIRECC Workgroup, , 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. Full Text Open Access Copy

Naylor, JC, Kilts, JD, Strauss, JL, Szabo, ST, Dunn, CE, Wagner, HR, Hamer, RM, Shampine, LJ, Zanga, JR, Marx, CE, Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and and Clinical Center Workgroup, . "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, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , 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

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.


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

Selected Grants

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

Academy on Child Traumatic Stress awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Developmental methylomics of childhood trauma and its health consequences awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2018

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

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