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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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
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Veterans Medicine & Life Sciences
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Gulf War Medicine & Life Sciences
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Social Support Medicine & Life Sciences
Survivors Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1989 2017

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Apolipoproteins E
Wounds and Injuries
Coronary Artery Disease
3 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Anxiety Disorders
2 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

Indirect relations between transgressive acts and general combat exposure and moral injury

Frankfurt, S. B., Frazier, P. & Engdahl, B. Nov 1 2017 In : Military Medicine. 182, 11, p. e1950-e1956

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Press / Media

What are we learning about how to treat PTSD?

Brian Engdahl


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Public Engagement Activities