Joel W. Hughes
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University (2001)
Research Area: Clinical - Health
Dr. Hughes' research interests are in clinical health psychology. He specializes in cardiovascular psychophysiology. In particular, his research focuses on understanding how psychosocial factors such as depression and traumatic stress increase cardiovascular risk. A secondary interest is characterizing hemodynamic regulation of blood pressure in laboratory based studies and during ambulatory monitoring.
Courses Frequently Taught
- First Year Experience (undergraduate)
- Seminar in Health Psychology (graduate)
- Clinical Aspects of Health Psychology (graduate)
- Health Psychology (undergraduate distance learning)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Hughes, J. W., Casey, E., Doe, V. H., Glickman, E. L., Stein, P. K., Waecther, D., Josephson, R., & Rosneck, R. (2010). Depression and heart rate variability in cardiac rehabilitation patients: Exploring the roles of physical activity and fitness. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 111, 608-624. PMID: 21162459.
Vrana, S. R., Hughes, J. W., Dennis, M. F., Calhoun, P. S., and Beckman, J. C. (2009). Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Status and Covert Hostility on Cardiovascular Responses to Relived Anger in Women with and without PTSD. Biological Psychology, 82, 274-280. PMID: 19716397.
Luyster, F. S., Hughes, J. W., & Gunstad, J. (2009). Depression and Anxiety Symptoms are Associated with Reduced Dietary Adherence in Heart Failure Patients Treated with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24, 10-17. PMID: 19114795.
Keary, T. A., Hughes, J. W., Palmieri, P. A. (2009). Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder have larger decreases in heart rate variability during stress tasks. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 66, 290. PMID: 19374925
Hughes, J. W., York, K. M., Li, Q., Sheps, D. S., Freedland, K., E., & Carney, R. M. (2008). Depressive symptoms predict heart rate recovery after exercise treadmill test in patients with coronary artery disease: Results from the Psychophysiological Investigations of Myocardial Ischemia (PIMI) Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 456-460. PMID: 18434491.
Hughes, J. W., Dennis, M. F., & Beckham, J. C. (2007). Baroreceptor sensitivity at rest and during stress in women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 667-676. PMID: 17903695.
Hill, L., Kobayashi, I., & Hughes, J. W. (2007). Perceived Racism and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in African American College Students. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 404-421. PMID: 14508015.
Hughes, J.W., Kobayashi, I., Deichert, N. T. (2007). Ethnic Differences in Sleep Quality Accompany Ethnic Differences in Nighttime Blood Pressure Dipping. American Journal of Hypertension, 20, 1097-1103. PMID: 17903695.
Hughes, J. W., Casey, E., Luyster, F., Doe, V. H., Waechter, D. Rosneck, J., & Josephson, R. (2006). Depression Symptoms Predict Heart Rate Recovery after Treadmill Stress Testing. American Heart Journal, 15y1, 1122e-1126. PMID: 16644348.
Hughes, J. W., Feldman, M. E. & Beckham, J. C. (2006). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is Associated with Attenuated Baroreceptor Sensitivity among Female, but not Male, Smokers. Biological Psychology, 71, 296-302. PMID: 16011871.