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Emily Kroska

Emily Kroska
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2018
016 STH
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Research Interests

efficacy of brief behavioral interventions; dissemination of brief interventions in community-based settings; impact of trauma on psychological and physiological functioning; interventions to promote resilience and well-being

Training Areas

Representative Publications

Kroska, E.B., Orengo-Aguayo, R.E., O’Hara, M.W., & Marchman, J. (2019). Brief acceptance and commitment therapy with at-risk adolescents: A school-based preventive intervention. The Behavior Therapist.

Hamilton, J.*, & Kroska, E.B.* (2018). Distress predicts utilization of psychosocial health services in oncology patients. Psycho-Oncology, 1-7. doi:10.1002/pon.4910. *indicates co-first authorship

Green, M. A., Kroska, E., Herrick, A., Bryant, B., Sage, E., Miles, L., Ravet, M., Powers, M., Whitegoat, W., Linkhart, R., & King, B. (2018). A preliminary trial of an online dissonance-based eating disorder intervention. Eating Behaviors, 31, 88-98. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.08.007

Roche, A.I., Kroska, E.B., Miller, M.L., & Kroska, S.K. (2018). Childhood trauma and problem behaviors: Examining the mediating roles of experiential avoidance and mindfulness processes. The Journal of American College Health. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1455689

Kroska, E.B.*, Roche, A.I.*, & O’Hara, M.W. (2018). Childhood trauma and somatization: Identifying mechanisms for targeted intervention. Mindfulness, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0927-y. *indicates co-first authorship

Kroska, E.B., Miller, M.L., Roche, A.I., Kroska, S.K., & O’Hara, M.W. (2018). Effects of traumatic experiences on obsessive-compulsive and internalizing symptoms: The role of avoidance and mindfulness. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225, 326-336. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.039

Kroska, E.B., O’Hara, M.W., Elgbeili, G., Hart, K.J., Dancause, K.N., Laplante, D.P., & King, S. (2017). The impact of maternal flood-related stress and social support on offspring weight in early childhood. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 21(2), 225-233. doi: 10.1007/s00737-017-0786-x

Kroska, E.B., Calarge, C., O’Hara, M.W., Deumic, E., & Dindo, L.D. (2018). Burnout and depression in medical students: Relations with avoidance and disengagement. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6, 404-408. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.08.003

Miller, M.M.*, Kroska, E.B.*, & Grekin, R. (2017). Immediate postpartum mood assessment and postpartum depressive symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.09.023  *indicates co-first authorship

Kroska E.B. (2016). A meta-analysis of fear-avoidance and pain intensity: The paradox of chronic pain. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.06.011. This report was selected by the journal for an accompanying commentary: Vlaeyen, J.W.S. (2016). The intricate relationship amongst pain intensity, fear and avoidance. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 13, 128-129.

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