Rajendra Morey, M.S., M.D.

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Phone: 919 684-1213

Box 2737
Brain Imaging Analysis Center
Durham, NC 27710

Email: rajendra DOT morey AT duke DOT edu

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Associate Professor

Brain Imaging and Analysis Center

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty

Research Description

My primary research area is focused on brain changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am interested in the role fear, threat, guilt and other emotions along with their interaction with cognitive functions such as working memory, attention, and episodic memory in PTSD. Functional MRI employing cognitive challenge tasks, pharmacological challenges, emotion regulation strategies, as well as structural MRI, candidate gene, genome wide association studies, and gene expression are converging methodologies for understanding mechanisms of PTSD. Our second research area is focused on understanding changes in mild traumatic brain injury using diffusion and structural imaging to better understand the role of clinical symptoms and mechanism of injury.


Fellow, Clinical Research in Neuroimaging, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002-2004

Psychiatry Residency, University of New Mexico, 1997-2001

M.D., Drexel University School of Medicine, 1997

M.S., Case Western Reserve University, Computer Science, 1992

B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Computer Engineering, 1985

Recent Publications

Morey RA, Haswell C, Selgrade E, Massoglia D, Liu C, Weiner J, Marx C, Workgroup M-AM, Cernak I, McCarthy G. Effects of chronic mild traumatic brain injury on white matter integrity in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Human Brain Mapping. 2012.

Morey RA, Gold A, LaBar K, Beall S, Brown V, Haswell C, Nasser J, Workgroup M-A, Wagner H, McCarthy G. Amygdala volume changes with posttraumatic stress disorder in a large case-controlled veteran group. Archives of General Psychiatry. 69(11), November 2012.

Morey RA, McCarthy G, Selgrade ES, Seth S, Nasser JD, Labar KS. Neural systems for guilt from actions affecting self versus others. Neuroimage. Mar 2012;60(1):683-692.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Ptsd
  • Tbi
  • Emotion processing