Rajendra A. Morey

Rajendra A. Morey

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

External Address: 
Brain Imaging Analy Ctr, Hock Plaza, Room 5158, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Box 3918 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
919.681.4994

Overview

Research in my lab is focused on brain changes associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other neuropsychiatric disorders. We apply several advanced methods for understanding brain function including functional MRI, structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and genetic effects.

Education & Training

  • M.D., Drexel University 1997

  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University 1992

  • B.S., Case Western Reserve University 1985

Selected Grants

IPA - Delin Sun awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Trauma and Genomics Modulate Brain Structure across Common Psychiatric Disorders awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Trauma and Genomics Modulate Brain Structure across Common Psychiatric Disorders awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

IPA - Ryan Wagner awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

White Matter Damage in Subconcussive Blast Exposure awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2020

RAM Replay Clinical Outcomes for TBI/Suicidality Option awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

IPA - Emily Clarke awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

ENIGMA-SD: Understanding Sex Differences in Global Mental Health through ENIGMA awarded by University of Southern California (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

IPA - Rachel Phillips awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019

Pages

Rakesh, Gopalkumar, et al. “Resilience as a translational endpoint in the treatment of PTSD..” Mol Psychiatry, vol. 24, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 1268–83. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0383-7. Full Text

Naylor, Jennifer C., et al. “Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Male and Female Iraq/Afghanistan-era Veterans..” Womens Health Issues, vol. 29 Suppl 1, June 2019, pp. S24–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.015. Full Text

Polimanti, Renato, et al. “Association of Economic Status and Educational Attainment With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Mendelian Randomization Study..” Jama Netw Open, vol. 2, no. 5, May 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3447. Full Text

Salminen, Lauren E., et al. “Adaptive Identification of Cortical and Subcortical Imaging Markers of Early Life Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder..” J Neuroimaging, vol. 29, no. 3, May 2019, pp. 335–43. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jon.12600. Full Text

Sun, Delin, et al. “Resting-state brain fluctuation and functional connectivity dissociate moral injury from posttraumatic stress disorder..” Depress Anxiety, vol. 36, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 442–52. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/da.22883. Full Text

Sun, Delin, et al. “Brain structural covariance network centrality in maltreated youth with PTSD and in maltreated youth resilient to PTSD..” Dev Psychopathol, vol. 31, no. 2, May 2019, pp. 557–71. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/S0954579418000093. Full Text

Shura, Robert D., et al. “Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans..” Psychol Serv, vol. 16, no. 2, May 2019, pp. 312–20. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/ser0000208. Full Text

van der Merwe, Celia, et al. “Concordance of genetic variation that increases risk for anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorders and that influences their underlying neurocircuitry..” J Affect Disord, vol. 245, Feb. 2019, pp. 885–96. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.11.082. Full Text

Martindale, Sarah L., et al. “Behavioral and Health Outcomes Associated With Deployment and Nondeployment Acquisition of Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans..” Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 99, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 2485–95. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.029. Full Text

Pages

Salminen, Lauren, et al. “108. Hippocampal Subfield Volumes Relate to Unique Phenotypes of PTSD: International Analysis by the PGC-ENIGMA PTSD Working Group.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 85, no. 10, Elsevier BV, 2019, pp. S45–S45. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.03.122. Full Text

Dennis, E. L., et al. “ENIGMA military brain injury: A coordinated meta-analysis of diffusion MRI from multiple cohorts.” Proceedings  International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2018-April, 2018, pp. 1386–89. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISBI.2018.8363830. Full Text

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Genome-Wide Association of Neuroimaging Phenotypes in PTSD at Multiple Sites.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 79, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2016, pp. 165S-165S.

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Assessment of Myelin Compromise in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 77, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2015, pp. 40S-40S.

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Network Analysis of Intrinsic Functional Organization of the Brain in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2013, pp. 198S-198S.

Morey, Rajendra A. “Vulnerability or Consequence: Amygdala Volume Changes with PTSD in a Large Case-Controlled Veteran Group.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2013, pp. 124S-124S.

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of OEF/OIF Veterans with and without Exposure to Primary Blast Forces.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2013, pp. 93S-93S.

Brown, Vanessa M., et al. “Resting State Connectivity Between Amygdalar Subregions and the Prefrontal Cortex is Disrupted in PTSD.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 71, no. 8, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2012, pp. 307S-307S.

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Clinical Predictors of White Matter Disruption in Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury among Post-9/11 Veterans.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 69, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2011, pp. 255S-256S.

Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Reduced Amygdala and Hippocampal Volumes Associated with PTSD in Recent Military Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 69, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2011, pp. 73S-73S.

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