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Joseph A. Himle

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Howard V. Brabson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School

Professor Joseph Himle's research interests focus on mental health intervention research with adults and youth. Himle's current intervention projects include treatment development projects focused on bringing cognitive behavioral therapy to underserved populations. He is also involved in epidemiological research focused on anxiety disorders in the African American population. Dr. Himle is the Principal Investigator of a recently funded National Institute of Mental Health multi-site RO-1 grant; “A multi-site systems intervention for unemployed persons with social anxiety.” He has been the Principal or Co-Investigator on a total of 14 research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Himle holds a joint appointment with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: the relationship between psychosocial interventions and neurobiological factors, mental disorders, social work practice in mental health.

Research Interests/Focus

Mental health, anxiety, depression, psycosocial interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interface between neurobiology and psychosocial interventions in mental health.

Education

Year Degree   School
1995 PhD Social Work and Personality Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1984 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1983 BA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Websites

http://tidl.ssw.umich.edu/

O’Donnell, L. A., Himle, J., Ryan, K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., McInnis, M. G., Weintraub, J., Kelly, M., & Deldin, P. (in press). Social aspects of workplace stress and occupational functioning among individuals with bipolar disorder. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Williams, M. T., Taylor, R. J., Mouzon, D. M., Oshin, L. A., Himle, J. A., & Chatters, L. M. (in press). Discrimination and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder among African Americans. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Weaver A. & Himle, J. A. (in press). The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression & anxiety disorders delivered in rural settings: A review of the literature. Journal of Rural Mental Health.

Raknes, S., Pallesen, S., Himle, J. A., Bjaastad, J. F., Wergeland, G. J., Hoffart, A., Dyregrov, K., Haaland, A. T., Storm, B., & Haugland, B. S. M. (in press). Quality of life in anxious adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Williams, M., Taylor, R. J., Himle, J. A., & Chatters, L. M. (in press). Demographic and health-related correlates of obsessive-compulsive symptoms among African Americans. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.

Levine, D. S., Valenstein, M., Yosef, M., Mavandadi, S., Oslin, D. W., Himle, J. A., & Zivin, K. (2018). Differences in mental health services use among unemployed veterans of different eras. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206(2), 155-158.

Himle, J. A., Bybee, D., O’Donnell, L. A., Weaver, A., Vlnka, S., DeSena, D. T., & Rimer, J. M. (2018). Awareness enhancing and monitoring device plus habit reversal in the treatment of trichotillomania: An open feasibility trial. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 16, 14-20.

Nguyen, A. W., Chatters, L. M., Taylor, R. J., Levine, D. S., & Himle, J. A., Vogel, P. A., & Himle, J. A. (2017). Family, friends, and 12-Month PTSD among African Americans. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 1149-1157.

Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., Nguyen, A. W., Williams, M. T., Lincoln, K. D., Taylor, H. O., & Chatters, L. M. (2017). Family and friendship networks and obsessive-compulsive disorder among African Americans and Black Caribbeans. The Behavior Therapist, 40(30), 99.

O’Donnell, L. A., Deldin, P., Grogan-Kaylor, A., McInnis, M. G., Weintraub, J., Ryan, K., & Himle, J. (2017). Depression and executive functioning deficits predict poor occupational functioning in a large longitudinal sample with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 215, 135-142.

Walseth, L., Walseth, A., M., Launes, G., Himle, J. A., Haaland, V., & Haalland, A. (2017). Self-management of obsessive-compulsive disorder in the long-term after therapy: A focus group interview. The European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5, 64-74.

Walseth, L., Haaland, V., O., Launes, G., Himle, J. A., & Haaland, A. T. (2017). Obsessive-compulsive disorder’s impact on partner relationships. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 1-17.

Haaland, A. T., Eskeland, S. O., Moen, E. M., Vogel, P. A., Haseth, S., Mellingen, K., Himle, J. A., Woods, D. W., & Hummelen, B. (2017). ACT-enhanced behavior therapy in group format for trichotillomania: An effectiveness study. Journal Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 109-116.

Hougland, B. S., Haugland, M., Raknes, S., Haaland, A. T., Wergeland, G. J., Bjaastad, J. F., Baste, V., Himle, J., Rapee, R., & Hoffart, A. (2017). School-based cognitive behavioral interventions for anxious youth: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18, 1-11.

Sunde, T. Walseth, L. T., Himle, J. A., Vogel, P. A., Launes, G., Hoffart, A., Johnson, S. U., & Haaland, A. T. (2017). A long-term follow-up of group behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in a general outpatient clinic in Norway. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, 14, 59-64.

Thomason, E., Himle, J. A., Tolman, R. M., Sinco, B. R., & Savas, S. (2017). The effect of social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression and substance abuse on child support payment compliance among non-custodial parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 180-185.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., Matusko, N. N., & Abelson, J. M. (2015). Urban vs. rural residence and the prevalence of depression and mood disorder among African American and non-Hispanic white women. Journal of the American Medical Association: Psychiatry, 72, 576-583.

Levine, D. S., Taylor, R. J., Nyugen, A., Chatters, L. M., & Himle, J. A. (2015). Family and friendship informal support networks and social anxiety disorder among African Americans and black Caribbeans. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 1121-1133.

Solem, S., Hagen, K. Wenaas, C., Haland, A. T., Launes, G., Vogel, P. A., Hansen, B., & Himle, J. A. (2015). Psychotic and schizotypal symptoms in non-psychotic patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. BMC Psychiatry.

Solem, S., Haaland, A., Hagen, K., Launes, G., Hansen, B., Vogel, P. A., & Himle, J. A. (2015). Interpersonal style in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Cognitive Behavior Therapist.

Levine, D. S., Himle, J. A., Abelson, J. M., Matusko, N., Dhawan, N. & Taylor, R. J. (2014). The relationship of discrimination on social anxiety disorder among African Americans, Caribbean blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(3), 224-230.

Himle, J. A., Bybee, D., Steinberger, E., Laviolette, W. T., Golenberg, Z., Heimberg, R. G., Weaver, A., Vlnka, S., Levine, D. S., & O’Donnell, L. A. (2014). Work-related CBT versus vocational services as usual for unemployed persons with social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Research and Therapy, 63, 169-176.

Vogel, P. A., Solem, S., Hagen, K., Moen, E. M., Launes, G., Håland, Å. T., Hansen, B., & Himle, J. A. (2014). A pilot randomized control trial of videoconference-assisted treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 63, 162-168.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Muroff, J. R., & Steketee, G. S. (2014). Cognitive behavioral therapy. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 1-23. New York, NY: Oxford University Press/NASW Press.

Levine, D. S., Himle, J. A., Abelson, J. M., Matsuko, N., Dhawan, N., & Taylor, R. J. (2014). Discrimination and social anxiety disorder among African-Americans, Caribbean Blacks, and non-Hispanic Whites. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 224-230.

Himle, J. A., Weaver, A., Bybee, D., O'Donnell, L. A., Vlnka, S., Laviolette, W. T., Steinberger, E., Golenberg, Z., & Levine, D. S. (2014). Employment Barriers, Skills, and Aspirations Among Unemployed Job Seekers With and Without Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatric Services, 65, 924-930.

Thomason, E., Flynn, H. A., Himle, J. A., & Volling, B. L. (2014). Are women's parenting-specific beliefs associated with depressive symptoms in the perinatal period?: Development of the rigidity of maternal beliefs scale. Depression and Anxiety.

Levine, D. S., Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., Abelson, J. M., Matusko, N., Muroff, J., & Jackson, J. (2013). Panic disorder among African Americans, Caribbean blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 711-723.

Fluent, T. E., Kuebler, J., Deneke, D. E., & Himle, J. A. (2013). How best to engage patients in their psychiatric care. Current Psychiatry, 12, 22-36.

O'Mahen, H., Himle, J. A., Fedock, G., Henshaw, E., & Flynn, H. (2013). A pilot randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for prenatal depression adapted for women with low incomes. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 679-687.

Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., & Chatters, L. M. (2012). Religious involvement and obsessive compulsive disorder among African Americans and Black Caribbeans. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 502-510.

Williams, M. T., Elstein, J., Buckner, E., Abelson, J., & Himle, J. A. (2012). Symptom dimensions in two samples of African Americans with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorder, 1, 145-152.

O'Mahen, H., Fedock, G., Henshaw, E., Himle, J. A., Forman, J., & Flynn, H. A. (2012). Modifying CBT for perinatal depression: What do women want?: A qualitative study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 359-371.

Vogel, P. A., Launes, G., Moen, E. M., Solem, S., Hansen, B., Haaland, A. T., & Himle, J. A. (2012). Videoconference- and cell phone-based cognitive-behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case series. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 158-164.

Veenstra-VanderWeele, J., Xu, T., Ruggiero, A. M., Anderson, L. R., Jones, S. T., Himle, J. A., Kennedy, J. L., Richter, M. A., Hanna, G. L., & Arnold, P. A. (2012). Functional studies and rare variant screenings of SLC1A1/EAAC1 in males with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatric Genetics, 22, 256-260.

Mathews, C. A., Badner, J. A., Andresen, J. M., Sheppard, B., Himle, J. A., Grant, J. E., Williams, K. A., Chavira, D. A., Azzam, A., Schwartz, V. I., Reus, S. W., Kim, E. H., Cook, E. H., & Hanna, G. L. (2012). Genome-wide linkage analysis of obsessive compulsive disorder implicates chromosome 1p36. Biological Psychiatry, 72, 629-636.

Watkins, D. C., Smith, L. C., Kerber, K., Kuebler, J., & Himle, J. (2011). E-mail as a depression self-management tool: A needs assessment to determine patients’ interests and preferences. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 17(7), 378-381.

Himle, J. A., Chatters, L. M., Taylor, R. J., & Nguyen, A. (2011). The relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and religious faith: Clinical characteristics and implications for treatment. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 3(4), 241-258.

Flynn, H. A., & Himle, J. A. (2011). Psychotherapy strategies for treatment resistant depression. In J. Greden, M. Riba, & M. McInnis (Eds.), Treatment Resistant Depression: A Roadmap for Effective Care. Arlington VA: American Psychiatric Press.

Piette, J. D., Valenstein, M., Himle, J. A., Duffy, S., Torres, T., Vogel, M., & Richardson, C. (2011). Clinical complexity and the effectiveness of an intervention for depressed diabetes patients. Chronic Illness, 7(4), 267-278.

Hanna, G. L., Himle, J. A., Hanna, B. S., Gold, K. J., & Gillespie, B. W. (2011). Major depression in a family study of obsessive-compulsive disorder with pediatric probands. Depression and Anxiety, 28(6), 501-508.

Piette, J. D., Richardson, C., Himle, J., Duffy, S., Torres, T., Vogel, M., & Valenstein, M. (2011). A randomized trial of telephonic counseling plus walking for depressed diabetes patients. Medical Care, 49(7), 641-648.

Henshaw, E. J., Flynn, H. A., Himle, J. A., O’Mahen, H. A.,Forman, J., & Fedock, G. (2011). Patient preferences for clinician interactional style in treatment of perinatal depression. Qualitative Health Research, 21(7), 936-951.

Haaland, A. T., Vogel, P. A., Launes, G., Haaland, V. O., Hansen, B., Solem, S., & Himle, J. A. (2011). The role of early maladaptive schemas in predicting exposure and response prevention outcome for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 781-788.

Stern, E. R., Welsh, R. C., Fitzgerald, K. D., Gehring, W. J., Lister, J. J., Himle, J. A., Abelson, J. L., & Taylor, S. F. (2011). Hyperactive error responses and altered connectivity in ventromedial and frontoinsular cortices in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 583-591.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Himle, J. A., & Frost. (2010). Delivery of internet treatment for compulsive hoarding. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Lincoln, K. D., Taylor, R. J., Bullard, K. M., Chatters, L. M., Himle, J. A., & Woodward, A. T. (2010). Emotional support, negative interaction and DSM IV lifetime disorders among older African Americans: Findings from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(6), 612-621.

Soifer, S., Himle, J. A., & Walsh, K. (2010). Paruresis (Shy Bladder Syndrome): A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach. Social Work in Health Care, 49(5), 494-507.

Himle, M. B., Olufs, E., Himle, J. A., Tucker, B. T. P, & Woods, D. W. (2010). Behavior therapy for tics via videoconference delivery: An initial pilot test in children. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13(3), 329-337.

Håland, Å. T., Vogel, P. A., Lie, B., Launes, G., & Himle, J. A. (2010). Behavioural group therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in Norway: An open community-based trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 547-554.

Stern, E. R., Liu, Y., Gehring, W. J., Lister, J. L,, Yin, G., & Himle, J. A. (2010). Chronic medication does not affect hyperactive error responses in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychophysiology, 47(5), 913-920.

Howard, M. O., Himle, J. A., Jenson, J. M., & Vaughn, M. G. (2009). Revisioning social work clinical education: Recent developments in relation to evidence-based practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 6, 256-273.

Tolman, R. M., Himle, J., Bybee, D., Abelson, J., Hoffman, J., & Van Etten-Lee, M. (2009). Impact of social anxiety disorder on employment among women receiving welfare benefits. Psychiatric Services, 60, 61-66.

Himle, J. A., Baser, R. E., Taylor, R. J., Campbell, R. D., & Jackson, J. S. (2009). Anxiety disorders among African Americans, blacks of Caribbean descent, and non-Hispanic whites in the United States. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(5), 578-590.

Erickson, S. R., Guthrie, S., VanEtten-Lee, M., Himle, J., Hoffman, J., & Santos, S. F. (2009). Severity of anxiety and work-related outcomes of patients with anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 1165-1171.

Vogel, P. A., Hansen, B., Håland, Å., Launes, G., Moen, E., & Himle, J. (2009). Kan kognitiv atferdsterapi bli tilgjengelig for flere gjennom ny teknologi? [Can cognitive behavioral therapy be made available to more people with new technology?]. Tidsskrift for Kognitiv Terapi, 10(3), 7-9.

Himle, J. A., Muroff, J. R., Taylor, R. J., Baser, R. E., Abelson, J. M., & Hanna, G. L. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive disorder among African Americans and Blacks of Caribbean descent: Results form the National Survey of American Life (NSAL). Depression and Anxiety, 25(12), 993-1005.

Gloster, A. T, Richard, D. C. S., Himle, J. A., Koch, E., Anson, H., Lokers, L., & Thornton, J. (2008). Accuracy of retrospective memory and covariation estimation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 642-655.

Himle, J. A., Perlman, D., & Lokers, L. (2008). Prototype awareness enhancing and monitoring device for trichotillomania. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1187-1191.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Muroff, J. R., & Steketee, G. S. (2008). Cognitive behavioral therapy. In (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press/NASW Press.

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