Brian Engdahl

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1989 …2020
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Research interests

The effects of violence and other toxic exposures on people. We use neuroimaging (magnetoencephalography and MRI) and genetic analyses to better understand PTSD and chronic multi-symptom illnesses (Gulf War Illness in veterans). Our work is showing that these disorders have neuroimmune and genetic bases.

External positions

Clinician Investigator, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

1979 → …

Research interests

  • PTSD; chronic multisytem illness

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1989 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

Personality Factors and Their Impact on PTSD and Post-traumatic Growth is Mediated by Coping Style Among OIF/OEF Veterans

Mattson, E., James, L. M. & Engdahl, B., Sep 1 2018, In : Military medicine. 183, 9-10, p. e475-e480

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
2003-2011 Iraq War
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
HLA Antigens
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Apolipoproteins E
HLA Antigens
Apolipoprotein E2
1 Citation (Scopus)

Apolipoprotein E: the resilience gene

James, L. M., Engdahl, B. & Georgopoulos, A. P., Jun 1 2017, In : Experimental Brain Research. 235, 6, p. 1853-1859 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apolipoproteins E
Wounds and Injuries
Coronary Artery Disease
12 Citations (Scopus)

A question of who, not if: Psychological disorders in holocaust survivors' children

Danieli, Y., Norris, F. H. & Engdahl, B., Aug 1 2017, In : Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 9, p. 98-106 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety Disorders


What are we learning about how to treat PTSD?

Brian Engdahl


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities