Personal profile

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 → …


  • PTSD; chronic multisytem illness

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World War II Medicine & Life Sciences
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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1989 2018

Protective Effect of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Allele DRB1*13: 02 on Age-Related Brain Gray Matter Volume Reduction in Healthy Women

James, L. M., Christova, P., Lewis, S. M., Engdahl, B. E., Georgopoulos, A. & Georgopoulos, A. P. Jan 1 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : EBioMedicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HLA Antigens
1 Citations

Apolipoprotein E: the resilience gene

James, L. M., Engdahl, B. E. & 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
4 Citations

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
3 Citations

Gulf War illness (GWI) as a neuroimmune disease

Georgopoulos, A. P., James, L. M., Carpenter, A. F., Engdahl, B. E., Leuthold, A. C. & Lewis, S. M. Jul 31 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Experimental Brain Research. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf War
HLA Antigens
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
2 Citations
Gulf War
HLA Antigens

Press / Media

What are we learning about how to treat PTSD?

Brian Engdahl


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Public Engagement Activities