Douglas L. Delahanty
Our lab conducts basic research examining early biological predictors of psychopathology (posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and depression) following traumatic events in children and adults. We also examine the impact of trauma history and PTSD on various disease samples (HIV+, surgical patients). Our research focus is translational, involving building on our basic findings to conduct psychological and pharmacological interventions to reduce/prevent the development of PTSD.
Lab Page: Human Psychophysiology Lab
Courses Frequently Taught
- Biopsychology (undergraduate)
- Biopsychology (graduate)
- Biological Aspects of Health Psychology (graduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
The Psychobiology of Trauma and Resilience Across the Lifespan. (2008). D.L. Delahanty (Ed.). Rowman Publications.
Nugent, N.R., Sledjeski, E.M., Christopher, N.C., Delahanty, D.L. (in press). The influence of family environment on dissociation in pediatric injury patients. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Cremeans-Smith, J. K., Greene, K., Delahanty, D. L., (in press). Symptoms of Post-Surgical Distress Following total Knee Replacement and Their Relationship to Recovery Outcomes. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
Ostrowski, S. A., Ciesla, J. A., Lee, T. J., Christopher, N. C., Irish, L., & Delahanty, D. L. (in press). The Impact of Caregiver Distress on the Longitudinal Development of Child Acute PTSD Symptoms in Pediatric Injury Victims. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Hruska, B., Falloon, W., Spoonster, E., Sledjeski, E. M., & Delahanty, D. L. (in press). Alcohol use disorder history moderates the relationship between avoidance coping and postraumatic stress symptoms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Gabert-Quillen, C. A., Falloon, W. F., & Delahanty, D. L. (in press). PTSD after traumatic injury: An investigation of the impact of injury severity & peritraumatic moderators. Journal of Health Psychology.
Pacella, M. L., Irish, L., Ostrowski, S. A., Sledjeski, E., Ciesla, J. A, Fallon, W., Spoonster, E., & Delhanty, D. L. (2011). Avoidant coping as a mediator between peritraumatic dissociation and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24 (3), 317-325.
Irish, L., Fischer, B., Fallon, W., Spoonster, E., Sledjeski, E. M., & Delahanty, D. L. (2011). Gender differences in PTSD symptoms: An exploration of peritraumatic mechanisms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 209-216.
Kobayashi, I., Sledjeski, E. M., Fallon, W. F. Jr., Spoonster, E., Riccio, D., & Delahanty, D. L. (2011). Effects of early albuterol (salbutamol) administration on the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Psychiatry Research. 185, 296-298.
Nugent, N. R., Christopher, N. C., Crow, J. P., Luzader, J., Ostrowski, S., Delahanty, D. L. (2010). The efficacy of early propranolol administration at reducing PTSD symptoms in child trauma victims: A pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23 (2), 282-287.