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Eric D. Jackson, PhD


Eric D. Jackson, PhD

Eric D. Jackson, PhD


Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Associate Research Scientist


  • National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • Yale Stress Center & Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007
  • University of Arizona, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 2007
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Psychology, B.S., 1996

Expertise and Interests

  • Psychopathology: translational research, anxiety disorders, substance abuse
  • Psychophysiology: startle responses, cardiovascular measures, skin conductance
  • Stress: laboratory stressors, social stress, traumatic stress
  • Endocrinology/Psychopharmacology: e.g., hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function, catecholamines & adrenergic function, modulators of learning & memory, sex hormones
  • Learning & Memory: emotional memory, fear conditioning, extinction, renewal, and reinstatement

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society for Psychophysiology Research (SPR) member
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) member
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) member

Awards and Honors

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award
  • VISN1 Early Career Development Award (V1CDA2010-09) for "Impact of acute stress on emotional learning and memory in PTSD" from Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Reintegrate: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts and Sciences grant for "Living with PTSD"

Selected Publications

Aikins, D., Jackson, E. D., Christensen, A., Walderhaug, E., Afroz, S., & Neumeister, A. (2011). Differential conditioned fear response predicts duloxetine treatment outcome in male veterans with PTSD: A pilot study. Psychiatry Research, 188, 453-455. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2011.05.009

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