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.

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-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schry, AR, Hibberd, R, Wagner, HR, Turchik, JA, Kimbrel, NA, Wong, M, Elbogen, EE, Strauss, JL, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center Workgroup, , and Brancu, M. "Functional correlates of military sexual assault in male veterans." Psychol Serv 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, Runnals, J, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Workgroup, and VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, . "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

Kimbrel, NA, Calhoun, PS, Elbogen, EB, Brancu, M, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Registry Workgroup, , and Beckham, JC. "The factor structure of psychiatric comorbidity among Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans and its relationship to violence, incarceration, suicide attempts, and suicidality." Psychiatry research 220.1-2 (December 2014): 397-403. Full Text

Gentes, EL, Dennis, PA, Kimbrel, NA, Rissling, MB, Beckham, JC, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , 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

Guffanti, G, Ashley-Koch, AE, Roberts, AL, Garrett, ME, Solovieff, N, Ratanatharathorn, A, De Vivo, I, Dennis, M, Ranu, H, Smoller, JW, Liu, Y, Purcell, SM, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center Workgroup, , Beckham, J, Hauser, MA, and Koenen, KC. "No association between RORA polymorphisms and PTSD in two independent samples." Molecular Psychiatry 19.10 (October 2014): 1056-1057. Full Text

Crum-Cianflone, NF, Fairbank, JA, Marmar, CR, and Schlenger, W. "The Millennium Cohort Family Study: a prospective evaluation of the health and well-being of military service members and their families." International journal of methods in psychiatric research 23.3 (September 2014): 320-330. Full Text