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.
Biological Aspects of Health Psychology (graduate)
Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1997)
Adult Psychopathology, Clinical Health, Health, physical and mental health consequences of trauma
The Psychobiology of Trauma and Resilience Across the Lifespan. (2008). D.L. Delahanty (Ed.). Rowman Publications.
Kobayashi, I., & Douglas, D. L. (in press). Awake/sleep cortisol levels and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder in injury patients with peritraumatic dissociation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
Kobayashi, I., & Delahanty, D. L. (in press). Gender differences in subjective sleep after trauma and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: a pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Delahanty, D. L., Gabert-Quillen, C., Ostrowski, S. A., Nugent, N. R., Fischer, B., Morris, A., Pitman, R. K., Bon, J., & Fallon, W. (2013). The Efficacy of Initial Hydrocortisone Administration at Preventing Post-traumatic Distress in Adult Trauma Patien
Irish, L. A., Gabert-Quillen, C. A., Ciesla, J. A., Pacella, M. L., Sledjeski, E. M., & Delahanty, D. L. (2012). An examination of PTSD symptoms as a mediator of the relationship between trauma history characteristics and physical health following a motor
Irish, L. A., Dougall, A. L., Delahanty, D. L., & Hall, M. (in press). The impact of sleep complaints on physical health and immune outcomes in rescue workers: A one-year prospective study. Psychosomatic Medicine.
Pacella, M. L., Hruska, D., & Delahanty, D. L. (2013). The physical health consequences of PTSD and PTSD symptoms: a meta-analytic review. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27(1), 33-46.
Maccani, M. A., Delahanty, D. L., Nugent, N. R., & Berkowitz, S. J. (in press). Pharmacological secondary prevention of PTSD in youth: Challenges and opportunities for advancement. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Kassam-Adams, N., Palmieri, P. A., Rork, K., Delahanty, D. L., Kenardy, J., Kohser, K. L., Landolt, M. A., Le Brocque, R., Marsac, M. L., Meiser-Stedman, R., Nixon, R. D. V, Bui, E., & McGrath, C. (2012). Acute stress symptoms in children: Results from an
Morris, A., Gabert-Quillen, C., & Delahanty, D. L. (2012). The association between parent PTSD/depression symptoms and child PTSD symptoms: a meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(10), 1076-1088.