Research Areas of Interest 


  • Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to:
    • Increased health risks (e.g., overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic/diabetic) & clinical outcomes
    • Bone mineral density loss
    • Shortening of telomeres (i.e., chromosome ends)
    • Increase in Neuropeptide Y
  • Premature Aging
  • Prostatic Cancer - PSA Velocities & Epidemiology in RPWs
  • Impact of living with an RPW to increased health risks to spouse
  • Psychological Resilience to PTSD & Posttraumatic Growth