Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Neurosciences of the Wayne State University School of Medicine
and adjunct faculty at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, 1999, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
University of California Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, 1999 - 2001, Postdoc, Neuroimaging
Yale University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2003, Postdoc, National Center for PTSD Clinical Neuroscience Division
Areas of Expertise
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Psychophysiological markers of deployment stress risk and resilience
Deployment stress and emotion regulation in Active Duty military families
Dr. Aikins is a neuroscience and clinical researcher interested in novel treatments of combat stress disorders, investigating both those who are resilient and those diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), both in Veterans and military families. He is particularly interested in determining dementia risks in aging Veterans. His research focuses on neuroplasticity as a model for conceptualizing traumatic stress responses, risk and resilience models of PTSD and potential approaches for PTSD treatment.
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