John A. Fairbank

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.

Steenkamp, MM, Corry, NH, Qian, M, Li, M, McMaster, HS, Fairbank, JA, Stander, VA, Hollahan, L, and Marmar, CR. "Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in United States military spouses: The Millennium Cohort Family Study." Depression and Anxiety 35.9 (September 2018): 815-829. Full Text

Fairbank, JA, Briggs, EC, Lee, RC, Corry, NH, Pflieger, JC, Gerrity, ET, Amaya-Jackson, LM, Stander, VA, and Murphy, RA. "Mental Health of Children of Deployed and Nondeployed US Military Service Members: The Millennium Cohort Family Study." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics : Jdbp (July 31, 2018). Full Text

Wilson, SM, Burroughs, TK, Newins, AR, Dedert, EA, Medenblik, AM, McDonald, SD, Beckham, JC, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Calhoun, PS. "The Association Between Alcohol Consumption, Lifetime Alcohol Use Disorder, and Psychiatric Distress Among Male and Female Veterans." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 79.4 (July 2018): 591-600.

Swanson, J, Easter, M, Brancu, M, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Fairbank, JA. "Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study." Administration and Policy in Mental Health (May 24, 2018). Full Text

Martindale, SL, Epstein, EL, Taber, KH, Rowland, JA, Brancu, M, Beckham, JC, Calhoun, PS, Dedert, E, Elbogen, EB, Fairbank, JA, Green, KT, Hurley, RA, Kilts, JD, Kimbrel, N, Kirby, A, Marx, CE, McCarthy, G, McDonald, SD, Miller-Mumford, M, Moore, SD, Morey, RA, Naylor, JC, Pickett, TC, Runnals, JJ, Swinkels, C, Szabo, ST, Tupler, LA, Van Voorhees, EE, Wagner, HR, Weiner, RD, and Yoash-Gantz, RE. "Behavioral and Health Outcomes Associated With Deployment and Nondeployment Acquisition of Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (May 2018). Full Text

Elbogen, EB, Wagner, HR, Brancu, M, Kimbrel, NA, Naylor, JC, Swinkels, CM, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Fairbank, JA. "Psychosocial Risk Factors and Other Than Honorable Military Discharge: Providing Healthcare to Previously Ineligible Veterans." Military medicine (March 14, 2018). Full Text

Sun, D, Davis, SL, Haswell, CC, Swanson, CA, Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , LaBar, KS, Fairbank, JA, and Morey, RA. "Brain Structural Covariance Network Topology in Remitted Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Frontiers in Psychiatry 9 (January 2018): 90-null. Full Text

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

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

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


Fairbank, J, Briggs-King, E, Carmody, KA, Greeson, J, and Woods, B. "Resilience in children." Facilitating Resilience and Recovery Following Trauma. Ed. LA Zoellner and NC Feeny. New York: Guilford Press, March 3, 2013. 91-112. (Chapter)

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

Kulka, RA, Schlenger, WE, Fairbank, JA, Hough, RL, Jordan, BK, Marmar, CR, and Weiss, DS. Trauma and the Vietnam War Generation: Report of Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. Philadelphia,: Brunner/Mazel, 1990.

Selected Grants

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Developmental methylomics of childhood trauma and its health consequences awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2019

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

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