Regina E. McGlinchey, PhD

Adjunct Instructor, Psychiatry

Regina McGlinchey


Regina McGlinchey is a Supervisory Health Scientist at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the Principle Investigator and Director of the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development National Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research called the “Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders” (TRACTS). She and her team of TRACTS collaborators are working toward the development of innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and in understanding the impact of deployment-related trauma on the physical and mental health of military Service Members and Veterans. The research conducted at TRACTS includes a comprehensive longitudinal evaluation of over 500 OEF/OIF/OND Veterans that encompasses assessment of physical health (cardiovascular health, GWAS, neuro-steriod/endocrine function), neuropsychological and clinical/psychiatric function, lifetime assessment of brain injury, and innovative structural and functional neuroimaging. TRACTS investigators have begun to uncover clinical phenotypes that may represent syndromic conditions in Veterans that are associated with long-term functional disability, as well as evidence of long-lasting alterations to the brain’s white matter and functional connectivity, regardless of whether the exposure resulted in a classically defined traumatic brain injury.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Tufts University, PhD
  • Tufts University, MS
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, BA


  • Published on 6/27/2022

    Jagger-Rickels A, Rothlein D, Stumps A, Evans TC, Bernstein J, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. An executive function subtype of PTSD with unique neural markers and clinical trajectories. Transl Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 27; 12(1):262. PMID: 35760805.

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  • Published on 5/1/2022

    Bernstein JPK, Fonda J, Currao A, Kim S, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Fortier CB. Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression are uniquely associated with disability and life dissatisfaction in post-9/11 veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2022 07; 313:114589. PMID: 35533471.

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  • Published on 4/28/2022

    Novak V, Mantzoros CS, Novak P, McGlinchey R, Dai W, Lioutas V, Buss S, Fortier CB, Khan F, Aponte Becerra L, Ngo LH. MemAID: Memory advancement with intranasal insulin vs. placebo in type 2 diabetes and control participants: a randomized clinical trial. J Neurol. 2022 Sep; 269(9):4817-4835. PMID: 35482079.

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  • Published on 4/15/2022

    Brown EM, Salat DH, Milberg WP, Fortier CB, McGlinchey RE. Accelerated longitudinal cortical atrophy in OEF/OIF/OND veterans with severe PTSD and the impact of comorbid TBI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2022 08 15; 43(12):3694-3705. PMID: 35426972.

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  • Published on 3/31/2022

    Pk Bernstein J, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Fortier CB. Associations between Post-Traumatic stress disorder symptoms and automobile driving behaviors: A review of the literature. Accid Anal Prev. 2022 Jun; 170:106648. PMID: 35367898.

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  • Published on 3/21/2022

    Hawn SE, Neale Z, Wolf EJ, Zhao X, Pierce M, Fein-Schaffer D, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, Logue M, Miller MW. Methylation of the AIM2 gene: An epigenetic mediator of PTSD-related inflammation and neuropathology plasma biomarkers. Depress Anxiety. 2022 Apr; 39(4):323-333. PMID: 35312143.

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  • Published on 2/26/2022

    Pierce ME, Hayes J, Huber BR, Jeromin A, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Lasseter H, Chaby L, McGlinchey R, Milberg W. Plasma biomarkers associated with deployment trauma and its consequences in post-9/11 era veterans: initial findings from the TRACTS longitudinal cohort. Transl Psychiatry. 2022 02 26; 12(1):80. PMID: 35217643.

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  • Published on 2/21/2022

    Etchin AG, Corbo V, Brown E, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Milberg WP, Currao A, McGlinchey RE. Associations among clinical variables and anger differ by early life adversity among post-9/11 veterans. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 Jul; 29(4):1403-1415. PMID: 35128759.

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  • Published on 2/20/2022

    Bernstein JPK, Stumps A, Fortenbaugh F, Fonda JR, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Fortier CB, Esterman M, Amick M, DeGutis J. Associations between changes in somatic and psychiatric symptoms and disability alterations in recent-era U.S. veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Jun; 35(3):1011-1024. PMID: 35187726.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Likitlersuang J, Brown EM, Salat DH, Iverson KM, Werner K, McGlinchey RE, Galovski TE, Fortier CB. Neural Correlates of Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Structural and Functional Connectivity Neuroimaging Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 37(1):E30-E38. PMID: 34985038.

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