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Timothy Elliott, PhD, ABPP

Professor, Educational Psychology


Timothy Elliott, PhD, ABPP: Lab Members

Areas of Interest:

  • Interpersonal behavior and adjustment of persons with spinal cord injury, and persons living with chronic and debilitating health conditions

  • Interventions for caregivers


64 peer-reviewed papers on SCI (out of 216 total)

Citation Metrics: ISI Web of Science: h-index = 34; Google Scholar: h-index = 57; Scopus h-index = 35 

Recent publications:

Elliott, T. R.  (2015). Studying depression following spinal cord injury: Evidence, policy, and practice. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 38(5), 584-586

Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Richards, J. S., & Shewchuk, R. M. (2014).  Resilience in the initial year of caregiving for a family member with a traumatic spinal cord injury.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 1072-1086

Erosa, N. A., Berry, J. W., Elliott, T. R., Underhill, A., & Fine, P. R. (2014). Predicting quality of life five years after medical discharge for traumatic spinal cord injury. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 688-700

Elliott, T., & Berry, J. W.  (2009). Brief problem-solving training for family caregivers of persons with recent-onset spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 406-422

Elliott, T., Brossart, D., Berry, J. W. & Fine, P. R. (2008). Problem-solving training via videoconferencing for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1220-1229

Berry, J., Elliott, T., & Rivera, P.  (2007). Resilient, undercontrolled, and overcontrolled personality prototypes among persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 292-302


Problem-Solving Interventions for Caregivers of Women With Physical Disabilities R01HD37661, National Institute of Child Health and Development, Role: Principal Investigator.

2002-2007 $1,509,456

Coming to Terms with Disability: A Longitudinal Study of Disability Acceptance in the First Year of SCI, Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System, National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation. Role: Principal Investigator. 2000-2002 $190,710

Problem Solving Interventions with Video-Teleconferencing for Caregivers of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury R49/CCR403641. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Role: Co-Investigator. 1999-2004 $283,550

Problem Solving Intervention for Caregivers and Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. H133B980016A. Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RTC), National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation. Role: Principal Investigator. 1998-2003 $334,660

Outcomes of an Enhanced Spinal Cord Injury Follow-up Program R49/CCR412718-01.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control & Disabilities Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control. Role: Principal Investigator. 1996-1999 $757,299

Problem Solving Skills Training in the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury.H133B30025. Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RTC), National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation. Role: Principal Investigator. 1993-1998 $264,306

Trainees in SCI:

Stephen Herrick, Ph.D. (1994), Director of Health Services, Virginia Department of Corrections, 

            Richmond, VA

Gregory R. Ford, Ph.D. (1997). Psychologist, Pacific Harbor Psychology and Psychiatry, 

            Bellingham WA

Michele Carroll, PsyD, (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1996-1998) Psychologist, Southeast Louisiana 

            Veterans Health Care System, New Orleans LA

Mallory O. Johnson, Ph.D. (1998).  Professor, Department of Medicine, University of 

            California, San Francisco

Monica Kurylo, PhD, ABPP (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1999-2001) Associate Professor and Director of             Neurorehabilitation Psychology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 

            University of Kansas Medical Center

Laura Dreer, PhD. (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2004)Associate Professor and Director of 

            Psychological and Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services, Department of 

            Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Margaret M. Schmitt, Ph.D. (2005). Psychologist, South Texas Veterans Health Care                                   System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital,San Antonio, TX

Siu-kuen Azor Hui, Ph.D. (2006).  Research Scientist, Public Health Management Corporation, 

            Philadelphia PA

Norma A. Erosa, Ph.D. (2012).  Psychologist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 

            Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio TX

Meredith Williamson, Ph.D. (2014). Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department 

            of Primary Care Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan TX

Julia Poritz, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Rehabilitation Psychology Fellow, TIRR Memorial                                     Hermann, Houston TX

Chantel Frazier, Ph.D. (2017). Post-Doctoral Health Psychology Fellowship, Edward Hines, Jr., 

            Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago, IL


Editor, Rehabilitation Psychology, 2006-2011

Editor, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2011- present

Neilsen Foundation Grant Review Panel (Psychosocial) (2016-current)

Member, Neurological/Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Defense Health Board, 2013 – 2017

Member, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research Review Board (2016-present).

Various national awards for research, mentorship, teaching

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