Research collaborators who have worked with Dr. Elhai most frequently in recent years

Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Student Research Advisees

Former Undergraduate Advisees

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Students

Former Graduate Advisees and Internship Placements

Former PhD Students, Their Internship Placements, and Current Affiliations

Completed Thesis/Dissertation Projects

* Dissertations and theses marked with “USD” were conducted at the University of South Dakota.

Advisees Completing an Undergraduate Honors Thesis

  1. Juanita Vasquez (2017). Depression and anxiety in relation to problematic smartphone use.

  2. Shawna Brough (2016). Anger and rumination mediate relations between posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms.

  3. Hanna Wutrick (2013). Prevalence changes for the new criteria for PTSD in DSM-5 among medical patients.

  4. Megan Miller (2011). Changes in posttraumatic stress disorder's prevalence from using the proposed DSM-5 PTSD criteria.

  5. (USD) Summer Voorhees (2007). Models of mental healthcare use in primary care patients.

  6. (USD) Kim Schnider (2006). Trauma, grief and coping.

Advisees Completing a Master's Thesis

  1. Nicole Christ (2018). Psychophysiological correlates of novel, negative emotional stimuli in trauma-exposed participants with PTSD symptoms.

  2. Xin Lv (2017). The potential effects that alcohol use and depression severity have on the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicidal ideation.

  3. Brianna Byllesby (2015). The relationship between the latent factors of posttraumatic stress disorder and distress tolerance.

  4. Tory Durham (2014). Examining the moderating effects of anger between the latent factors of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression.

  5. Tracey Biehn (2011). Does PTSD’s factor structure differ between veterans with and without a PTSD diagnosis?

  6. (USD) Kendra Ractliffe (2010). The impact of rumination and behavioral inhibition and activation on PTSD symptom severity.

  7. (USD) Ryan Engdahl (2008). Querying posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms with or without reference to a single worst traumatic event: Effects on PTSD’s factor structure.

  8. (USD) Jordan Pekevski (2007). Posttraumatic stress and depression severity as correlates of health problems among medically ill Canadian peacekeeping veterans.

  9. (USD) Jessica Snyder (2007). Extending the reliability and validity of the Trauma Symptom Inventory in a sample of veterans evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder.

  10. (USD) Brenda Lindsay (2005). Predictors of mental health or PTSD service utilization in a veteran sample.

  11. (USD) Jamie Naifeh (2005). The influence of trauma type on Trauma Symptom Inventory profiles: Military veterans vs. crime victims.

  12. (USD) Jim Butcher (2004). The effects of financial incentives on fabricating posttraumatic stress disorder using the Trauma Symptom Inventory.

  13. (USD) Andrea Reeves (2004). Effects of simulating posttraumatic stress disorder comorbid with major depressive disorder on the Trauma Symptom Inventory.

  14. (USD) Shannon Baugher (2004). Cautioning effects and malingering ability on the Trauma Symptom Inventory.

Advisees Completing a Doctoral Dissertation

  1. Brianna Byllesby (2017). The moderating effects of emotion regulation strategies on the relationship between PTSD and anger.

  2. Meredith Claycomb (2017). Cognitive vulnerabilities and comorbid conditions in trauma-exposed individuals: A latent profile analysis.

  3. Tory Durham (2015). Moral injury and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms as predictors of hostility and suicidal ideation in combat veterans.

  4. Michelle Roley (2015). Predictors of the acquired capability for suicide among adolescent childhood trauma survivors.

  5. Tracey Biehn (2013). Examining the underlying dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder using the proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

  6. Ateka Contractor (2013). Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child/adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

  7. (USD) Jessica (Snyder) Klopper (2010). Predictors of mental healthcare use among domestic violence survivors in shelters.

  8. (USD) Ryan Engdahl (2009). A comparison of posttraumatic stress disorder’s symptom structure across deployed and non-deployed Canadian peacekeeping veterans with health-related disabilities.

  9. (USD) Ariel Del Gaizo (2009). An analysis of the relationships among trauma, posttraumatic stress, health risk behaviors and physical health using the National Comorbidity Survey Replication data.

  10. (USD) Jamie Naifeh (2008). An experimental examination of methods for linking trauma history endorsements to current PTSD symptom ratings.

  11. (USD) Brenda Lindsay Nour (2007). Correlates of mental health care use intensity in adult primary care patients.

  12. (USD) Andrea Reeves (2007). Barriers to and utilization of mental health care among overweight and obese medical patients.

  13. (USD) Shannon Baugher (2007). Rape myth acceptance and sexual trauma history: An analysis of respondent characteristics.

  14. (USD) Mary Long (2007). Differences in posttraumatic stress disorder symptom ratings between criterion A1 and non-criterion A1 stressors.

  15. (USD) Jim Butcher (2007). Malingering strategies used to feign posttraumatic stress disorder on the Trauma Symptom Inventory.