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.

Purbeck, Carrie A., et al. “Trauma-informed measurement-based care for children: Implementation in diverse treatment settings.Psychol Serv, vol. 17, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 311–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/ser0000383. Full Text

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Neural correlates of conceptual-level fear generalization in posttraumatic stress disorder.Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 45, no. 8, July 2020, pp. 1380–89. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41386-020-0661-8. Full Text

Briggs, Ernestine C., et al. “Military Life Stressors, Family Communication and Satisfaction: Associations with Children's Psychosocial Outcomes.J Child Adolesc Trauma, vol. 13, no. 1, Mar. 2020, pp. 75–87. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s40653-019-00259-z. Full Text

Clausen, Ashley N., et al. “Combat exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and head injuries differentially relate to alterations in cortical thickness in military Veterans.Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 45, no. 3, Feb. 2020, pp. 491–98. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0539-9. Full Text

Corry, Nida H., et al. “Association of military life experiences and health indicators among military spouses.Bmc Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, Nov. 2019, p. 1517. Pubmed, doi:10.1186/s12889-019-7804-z. Full Text

Guideline Development Panel for the Treatment of PTSD in Adults, American Psychological Association, Hildegund C. J. “Summary of the clinical practice guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults.Am Psychol, vol. 74, no. 5, July 2019, pp. 596–607. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/amp0000473. Full Text

Naylor, Jennifer C., et al. “Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans.Womens Health Issues, vol. 29 Suppl 1, June 2019, pp. S24–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.015. Full Text

Shura, Robert D., et al. “Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.Psychol Serv, vol. 16, no. 2, May 2019, pp. 312–20. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/ser0000208. Full Text

Epstein, Erica L., et al. “Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain Injury: Sex differences in veterans.Psychiatry Res, vol. 274, Apr. 2019, pp. 105–11. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.097. Full Text

Coughlin, Lara N., et al. “Cigarette smoking rates among veterans: Association with rurality and psychiatric disorders.Addict Behav, vol. 90, Mar. 2019, pp. 119–23. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.034. Full Text


Fairbank, John, et al. “Resilience in children.Facilitating Resilience and Recovery Following Trauma, edited by Lori A. Zoellner and Norah C. Feeny, Guilford Press, 2013, pp. 91–112.

Saigh, P. A., et al. “Posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: History, risk, and cognitive behavioral treatment.” The Practice of Child Therapy, 2012, pp. 433–54. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203820261. Full Text

Waelde, L. C., et al. “Dissociation in PTSD.” Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond, 2011, pp. 447–56. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203893920. Full Text

Fairbank, J. A., et al. “Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Substance Abuse.” Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0010. Full Text

Selected Grants

IPA - Ryan Wagner awarded by Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

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

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