Brian Engdahl

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences

William L. Anderson Chair in PTSD Research, Department of Neuroscience


Summary

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Predictors of PTSD onset and recovery including brain function, genetics, and spirituality.

The primary goal of the research at the Brain Sciences Center is to elucidate the dynamic mechanisms of the working brain in health and disease. The neuroscientists at the Brain Sciences Center are working to unlock the mysteries of debilitating neurological diseases, disorders, and addictions. With today's technology, researchers are able to view these dynamic processes of the working brain, and take the first steps toward understanding the mechanisms which may lead to treatment and prevention to help the millions suffering from brain afflictions.

Publications

Georgopoulos, AP, James, LM, Christova, P & Engdahl, BE 2018, ‘A Two-Hit Model of The Biological Origin of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)’ J Ment Health Clin Psychol, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 9-14.

James, LM, Dolan, S, Leuthold, AC, Engdahl, BE, Georgopoulos, A & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘The effects of human leukocyte antigen DRB1*13 and apolipoprotein E on age-related variability of synchronous neural interactions in healthy women’ EBioMedicine, vol. 35, pp. 288-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.08.026

Mattson, E, James, L & Engdahl, B 2018, ‘Personality Factors and Their Impact on PTSD and Post-traumatic Growth is Mediated by Coping Style Among OIF/OEF Veterans’ Mil Med. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usx201

James, LM, Christova, P, Lewis, SM, Engdahl, BE, Georgopoulos, A & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘Protective Effect of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Allele DRB1*13:02 on Age-Related Brain Gray Matter Volume Reduction in Healthy Women’ EBioMedicine, vol. 29, pp.31-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.02.005

Tsilibary, EC, Souto, EP, James, LM, Engdahl, BE & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘Human Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Neutralizes Adverse Effects of Gulf War Illness (GWI) Serum in Neural Cultures: Paving the Way to Immunotherapy for GWI’ J Neurol Neuromedicine, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.29245/2572.942X/2018/5.1219

Georgopoulos, AP, Tsilibary, EC, Souto, EP, James, LM, Engdahl, BE & Georgopoulos, A 2018, ‘Adverse effects of Gulf War Illness (GWI) serum on neural cultures and their prevention by healthy serum’ J Neurol Neuromedicine, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 19-27. https://doi.org/10.29245/2572.942X/2018/2.1177

Engdahl, BE, James, LM, Miller, RD, Leuthold, AC, Lewis, SM, Carpenter, AF & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘Brain Function in Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Associated Mental Health Comorbidities’ J Neurol Neuromedicine, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 24-34.

James, LM, Christova, P, Engdahl, BE, Lewis, SM, Carpenter, AF & Georgopoulos, AP 2017, ‘Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and Gulf War Illness (GWI): HLA-DRB1*13:02 Spares Subcortical Atrophy in Gulf War Veterans’ EBioMedicine, vol. 26, pp. 126-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.11.005

Frankfurt, SB, Frazier, P & Engdahl, B 2017, ‘Indirect Relations Between Transgressive Acts and General Combat Exposure and Moral Injury’ Mil Med, vol. 182, no. 11, pp. e1950-e1956. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-17-00062

Georgopoulos, AP, James, LM, Carpenter, AF, Engdahl, BE, Leuthold, AC & Lewis, SM 2017, ‘Gulf War illness (GWI) as a neuroimmune disease’ Exp Brain Res, vol. 235, no. 10, pp. 3217-3225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-5050-0