VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans - MIRECC / CoE
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VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Sample Publications

Below is a sample of some of our recent published work:

Young, K. A., Thompson, P. M., Cruz, D. A., Williamson, D. E., Selemon, L. D. (2015). BA11 FKBP5 expression levels correlate with dendritic spine density in postmortem PTSD and controls. Neurobiology of Stress, 2, 67-72.

Nelson, S. M., Savalia, N. K., Fishell, A. K., Gilmore, A. W., Zou, F., Balota, D. A., & McDermott, K. B. (2015). Default mode network activity predicts early memory decline in healthy young adults aged 18-31. Cerebral Cortex, 2015, 1–11.

Cook, A. J., Meyer, E. C., Evans, L. D., Vowles, K. E., Klocek, J. W., Kimbrel, N. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2015). Chronic pain acceptance incrementally predicts disability in polytrauma-exposed veterans at baseline and 1-year follow-up. Behavior Research & Therapy, 73, 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.003

Evans, L. D., Stock, E. M., Zeber, J. E., Morissette, S. B., MacCarthy, A. A., Sako, E. Y., Lappin, J., Lawrence, V. A., MacCarthy, D. J., & Copeland, L. A. (2015). Post-transplantation outcomes in veterans with serious mental illness. Transplantation, 99(8), 57-65. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000000616

Hiraoka, R., Meyer, E.C., Kimbrel, N.A., DeBeer, B.B., Gulliver, S.B., & Morissette, S.B. (2015). Self-compassion as a prospective predictor of PTSD symptom severity among trauma-exposed U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 1-7. DOI: 10.1002/jts.21995

Creech, SK. Johnson, E; Borgia, M; Bourgault, M; Redihan, S; O’Toole, T (2015). Identifying mental and physical health correlates of homelessness among first-time and chronically homeless Veterans. Journal of Community Psychology.43 (5), 619-627. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21707

Hayes, M.A., Gallagher, M.W., Stavitsky Gilbert, K., Creech, S.K., DeCandia, C.J., Beach, C.A., & Taft, C.T. (2015) Targeting Relational Aggression in Veterans: The Strength at Home Friends and Family Intervention. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76(6), 774-778. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14m09155

Hiraoka, R., Cook, A.J., Bivona, J.M., Meyer, E.C., & Morissette, S.B. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of depression related to military sexual trauma in a woman veteran: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1534650115594004

Proctor, S.P., Nieto, K., Heaton, K.J., Dillon, C.C., Schlegel, R.E., Russell, M.L., & Vincent, A.S. (2015) Neurocognitive Performance and Prior Injury Among U.S. Department of Defense Military Personnel. Military Medicine, 180(6), 660-669. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00298

Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Meyer, E. C., Silvia, P. J. Beckham, J. C., Young, K. A., & Morissette, S. B. (2015). An examination of the broader effects of warzone experiences on returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans' psychiatric health. Psychiatry Research, 226(1), 78-83.

Wilson, L. C., Simmons, B. L., Leheney, E. K., Ballman, A. D., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Morissette, S. B., & Kimbrel, N. A. (2015). Does military sexual trauma moderate the impact of critical warzone experiences? Psychiatry Research, 229, 596-598. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.023

Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., & Beckman, J. C. (2015). A clinician's perspective on memory reconsolidation as the primary basis for psychotherapeutic change in PTSD. Invited commentary on Lane, Ryan, Nadel & Greenberg. Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38(8). doi: 10.1017/S0140525X1400017X.

Kimbrel, N. A., Morissette, S. B., Meyer, E. C., Chrestman, R., Jamroz, R., Silvia P.J., Beckham J. C., & Young, K. A. (2015). Effect of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism on posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and quality of life among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Anxiety Stress & Coping, 28(4), 456-466. DOI:10.1080/10615806.2014.973862

Laumann, T. O., Gordon, E. M., Adeyemo, B., Snyder, A. Z., Joo, S. J., Chen, M-Y., Gilmore, A. W., McDermott, K. B., Nelson, S. M., Dosenbach, N. U. F., Schlaggar, B. L., Mumford, J. A., Poldrack, R. A., & Petersen, S. E. (2015). Functional system and areal organization of a highly sampled individual human brain. Neuron, 87, 1-14.

Neta, M., Miezin, F.M., Nelson, S.M., Dubis, J.W., Dosenbach, N.U., Schlaggar, B.L., & Petersen, S.E. (2015) Spatial and temporal characteristics of error-related activity in the human brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(1), 253-66. doi: 10.1523/Jneuroscie. 1313-14.2015

Wilson, L.C., Kimbrel, N.A., Meyer, E.C., Young, K.A. & Morissette, S.B. (2015). Do child abuse and maternal care interact to predict military sexual trauma? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71(4), 378-386. doi: 10.1002/JCLP.22143.


VISN 17 Center of Excellence
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