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 Post-traumatic 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.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychophysiological markers of deployment stress risk and resilience, Deployment stress and emotion regulation in Active Duty military families
Psychophysiological markers of ANS activation, fMRI/MRI, diagnostic interviews
Dr. Julie Wargo Aikins