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Joseph A. Himle

Associate Dean for Research 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

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(734) 615-0611(734) 763-3372himlej@umich.edu2850 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-5348(734) 936-7868University of Michigan
Department of Psychiatry
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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