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.

Epstein, EL, Martindale, SL, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, , and Miskey, HM. "Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain Injury: Sex differences in veterans." Psychiatry Research 274 (April 2019): 105-111. Full Text

Coughlin, LN, Wilson, SM, Erwin, MC, Beckham, JC, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Calhoun, PS. "Cigarette smoking rates among veterans: Association with rurality and psychiatric disorders." Addictive Behaviors 90 (March 2019): 119-123. Full Text

Steinberg, AM, Layne, CM, Briggs, EC, Liang, L-J, Brymer, MJ, Belin, TR, Fairbank, JA, and Pynoos, RS. "Benefits of Treatment Completion Over Premature Termination: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network." Psychiatry (February 8, 2019): 1-15. Full Text

Martindale, SL, Epstein, EL, Taber, KH, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, , and Rowland, JA. "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 99.12 (December 2018): 2485-2495. 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 39.9 (December 2018): 683-692. Full Text

Copeland, WE, Shanahan, L, Hinesley, J, Chan, RF, Aberg, KA, Fairbank, JA, van den Oord, EJCG, and Costello, EJ. "Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure With Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes." Jama Network Open 1.7 (November 2, 2018): e184493-null. Full Text

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

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 45.4 (July 2018): 673-683. Full Text

Elbogen, EB, Wagner, HR, Kimbrel, NA, Brancu, M, Naylor, J, Graziano, R, Crawford, E, and VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, . "Risk factors for concurrent suicidal ideation and violent impulses in military veterans." Psychological Assessment 30.4 (April 2018): 425-435. 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

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