Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD

Rebecca Hendrickson MD, PhD completed her undergraduate and psychiatry training at the University of Washington in Seattle, medical school and graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, and her research fellowship at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle. In her graduate training, she worked with Dr. Tim Holy studying the accessory olfactory (pheromone) system. During her fellowship training, she worked with Drs. Murray Raskind and Elaine Peskind studying the pathophysiology of PTSD and common comorbid conditions. Currently, in addition to her research, she sees patients in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic (POC) at the Seattle VA, and teaches in the UW psychiatry residency program.

The Hendrickson research group explores underlying biological mechanisms related to the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions, including mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Through the design and implementation of translational clinical studies, they also apply this work directly to the pursuit of new treatment options for people who have experienced a traumatic stress.

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Recent Publications

The relative contribution of COVID-19 infection versus COVID-19 related occupational stressors to insomnia in healthcare workers.
(2022 Oct 30)
Hendrickson RC, McCall CA, Rosser AF, Pagulayan KF, Chang BP, Sano ED, Thomas RG, Raskind MA

Poorer prospective memory performance is associated with reduced time monitoring among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans with a history of blast-related mild traumatic brain injury.
(2022 Jun 10)
Clin Neuropsychol
Sheppard DP, Rau HK, Trittschuh EH, Werhane ML, Schindler AG, Hendrickson RC, Peskind ER, Pagulayan KF

Repetitive Blast Exposure Increases Appetitive Motivation and Behavioral Inflexibility in Male Mice.
Front Behav Neurosci 15(): 792648
Baskin B, Lee SJ, Skillen E, Wong K, Rau H, Hendrickson RC, Pagulayan K, Raskind MA, Peskind ER, Phillips PEM, Cook DG, Schindler AG

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health, Occupational Functioning, and Professional Retention Among Health Care Workers and First Responders.
(2022 Feb)
J Gen Intern Med 37(2): 397-408
Hendrickson RC, Slevin RA, Hoerster KD, Chang BP, Sano E, McCall CA, Monty GR, Thomas RG, Raskind MA

Assessing Risk When Everyone's Afraid: The Challenge of Seeing Health Care Workers as People When Our Need for Them Is So Great.
Narrat Inq Bioeth 11(1): 32-35
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