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Research in Progress

Principal Investigator, UTSA/UT-Health SALSI Pilot Awards: Opioid Epidemic Research, MindfullyAdherent: A tailored mHealth intervention to optimize medication adherence for opioid use disorder (UT-Health PI: Potter)
Funding Period: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2019
Total Direct Costs: $50,000
 
Co-Sponsor (F31AA026477-01), National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship, Problematic drinking among Latina/o college students: The role of enculturation and traditional gender roles (PI/Mentee: Perrotte)
Funding period: 9/2017-8/2019
Total Direct Costs: $66,996
 
Consultant (I01CX001486), VA CSR&D Merit Award, Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Veterans with PTSD (PI: Kimbrel)
Funding Period: 01/01/2017 – 12/31/2020
Total Direct Costs: $990,000
 
Co-Investigator (I01 RX000304-08), VA Rehabilitation Research & Development, The impact of modifiable psychosocial factors on Veterans’ long-term trajectories of functioning and quality of life: Promoting recovery by targeting mindfulness and psychological flexibility (PI: Meyer)
Funding Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/22
Total Direct Costs: $1,064,072

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2001, Boston University (APA approved)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1997, Boston University
  • B.A. in Psychology, 1993, University of Vermont

Recent Courses

  • 3543 Intro to Clinical Psychology
  • 5313 Psychopathology (M.S. level)
  • 7023 Military Health Psychology (Ph.D. level)

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • *Martindale, S. L., Morissette, S. B., *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Kruse, M. I., Gulliver, S. B.,  & Dolan, S. L. (2016). Neuropsychological functioning, coping, and quality of life among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. Rehabilitation Psychology, 61, 231-239. Doi: 10.1037.rep0000076.

  • *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Mitchell, J. T., Kimbrel, A. D., Nelson-Gray, R. O., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). Reinforcement sensitivity, combat exposure, and social anxiety in combat veterans. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 171-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.008

  • *Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). Non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans. Psychiatry Research, 243, 232-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.039

  • *Kittel, J.A., DeBeer, B.B., *Kimbrel, N.A., Matthieu, M.L., Meyer, E.C., Gulliver, S.B., & Morissette, S.B. (2016). Does BMI moderate the association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan veterans? Psychiatry Research, 244, 123-9.  DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.039

  • *Martindale, S. L., Morissette, S. B., Rowland, J. A., & Dolan, S. L. (2016). Sleep quality affects cognitive functioning in returning combat veterans beyond combat exposure, PTSD and mild TBI history neuropsychology. Neuropsychology, 31, 930104. DOI: 10.1037/neu0000312

  • *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). A 12-month prospective study of the effects of PTSD-depression comorbidity on suicidal behavior in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. Psychiatry Research, 243, 97-9. Doi: 10.1016/jpsychres.2016.06-011

  • DeBeer, B. B., *Kittel, J. A., Cook, A., Davidson, D., *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). Predicting Suicide Risk in Trauma Exposed Veterans: The Potential Role of Health Promoting Behaviors. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0167.464. doi: 10.1371/journalpone.0167464. [Article featured on: VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention newsletter, February 2017, http://www.prevention.va.gov/For_Clinicians/; and PsyPost ]http://www.psypost.org/2017/05/health-promoting-behaviors-may-buffer-suicide-veterans-ptsd-48885]

  • Elliott, T. R., Hsiao, Y., *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B., B., Gulliver, S. B., Kwok, O., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). Resilience and traumatic brain injury among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans: Differential patterns of adjustment and quality of life. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73, 1160-1178. Doi: 10.1002/jcpl.22414

  • Young, K. A., Morissette, S. B., Jamroz, R., Meyer, E. C., Wan, L., Stanford, M. S., & Kimbrel, N. A. (2017). 5HTTLPR and DISC1 risk genotypes for elevated PTSD symptoms in OEF/OIF Veterans. World Psychiatry, 16, 109-110. DOI:10.1002/wps.20359

  • *Ismaeel, A., Weems, S., Crow, J., Morissette, S. B., Myers, D., Dolan, S., Whitacre, J., & Ellor, J. W. (2017). Association between negative emotional states and unhealthy nutritional behaviors in Soldiers. Military Behavioral Health Journal, 6, 66-74.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2017.1337597

  • Kimbrel, N. A., Thomas, S.P., Hicks, T.A., Hertzberg, M.A., Clancy, C.P., Elbogen, E.B., Meyer, E.C., DeBeer, B.B., Gross, G.M., Silvia, P.J., Morissette, S.B., Gratz, K.L., Calhoun, P.S., & Beckham, J.C. (2017). Wall/object punching: An important but under-recognized form of nonsuicidal self-injury. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 501-511. Doi: 10.1111/sltb.12371

  • Crow, J. R., Myers, D. R., Ellor, J. E., Dolan, S., Whitacre, J. & Morissette, S. B. (2017). Family-of-Origin and Service-Member Resilience. Journal of Family Social Work, 20, 9-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15379418.2016.1274593

  • DeBeer, B.B., Davidson, D., Meyer, E.C., Kimbrel, N.A., Gulliver, S.B., & Morissette, S.B. (2017). The association between toxic exposures and chronic multisymptom illness in veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, 54-60. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000922

  • Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2017). The impact of cannabis use disorder on suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injury in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans with and without mental health disorders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 140-148. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12345

  • Kimbrel, N.A., Wilson, L.C., Mitchell, J.T., Meyer, E.C., DeBeer, B.B.,  Silvia, P.J., Gratz, K.L., Calhoun, P.S., Beckham, J.C., & Morissette, S.B. (2017). ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD. Psychiatry Research, 252, 161-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.015

  • DeBeer, B. B., Kimbrel, N. A., *Mendoza, C., Davidson, D., Meyer, E. C., *La Bash, H., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2017). Traumatic brain injury, sleep quality, and suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205, 512-516. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000695

  • DeBeer, B. B., Meyer, E. C., Kimbrel, N. A., *Kittel, J. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2017). Psychological inflexibility predicts suicidal ideation over time in veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 627-641. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12388

  • Morissette, S. B., DeBeer, B. B., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C. & Gulliver, S. B. (2017). Deployment characteristics and long-term PTSD symptoms in post-9/11 veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology, online. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22535

  • *Woodward, M. J., Morissette, S. B., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., & Beck, J. G. (2018). A cross-lagged panel approach to understanding social support and posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: Assessment modality matters. Behavior Therapy. Available online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2018.01.004

  • Meyer, E. C., Konecky, B., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Marx, B., Schumm, J., Penk, W. E., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2018). Gender differences in associations between DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and functional impairment in war veterans. Psychological Services, 15, 230-237. doi: 10.1037/ser0000171

  • Swan, A. A., Amuan, M. E., Morissette, S. B., Finley, E. P., Eapen, B. C., Jaramillo, C. A., & Pugh, M. J. (2018). Long-term physical and mental health outcomes associated with traumatic brain injury severity in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans: A retrospective cohort study. Brain Injury, Published Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2018.1518539

  • Pennington, M. L., Carpenter, T. P., Synett, S. J., Torres, V. A., Teague, J., Morissette, S. B., Knight, J., Kamholz, B. W., Keane, T. M., Zimering, R. T., & Gulliver, S. B. (2018). The influence of exposure to natural disasters on depression and PTSD symptoms among firefighters.  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 33, 102-108. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X17007026

  • Meyer, E.C., *Frankfurt, S.B., Kimbrel, N.A., DeBeer, B.B., Gulliver, S.B., & Morissette, S.B. (2018). The Influence of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Psychological Flexibility, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Disability and Quality of Life Over Time in War Veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 1272-1280. DOI:10.1002/jclp.22596

  • Gulliver, S. B., Zimering, R. T., Knight, J., Morissette, S. B., Kamholz, B. W., Meyer, E. C., Keane, T. M., Pennington, M., Denman, T., Carpenter, T. & Kimbrel, N. A. (2018). Tobacco and alcohol use among firefighters during their first three years of service. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 322, 255-263. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000366

  • Frankfurt, S., DeBeer, B., Morissette, S. B., Kimbrel, N., La Bash, H., & Meyer, E. (2018). Mechanisms of moral injury following military sexual trauma and combat in post-9/11 U.S. war veterans. Frontiers in Psychiatry – Mood and Anxiety Disorders, online access only. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00520

  • Meyer, E. C., *La Bash, H., DeBeer, B. B., Kimbrel, N. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2018). Psychological Inflexibility Predicts PTSD Symptom Severity in War Veterans After Accounting for Established PTSD Risk Factors and Personality. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. DOI: 10.1037/tra0000358

  • Meyer, E. C., Walser, R., Hermann, B., La Bash, H., DeBeer, B., Morissette, S. B., Kimbrel, N. A., Kwok, O., Batten, S., & Schnurr, P. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for co-occurring PTSD and alcohol use disorders in veterans: Pilot treatment outcomes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31, 781-789. doi: 10.1002/jts.22322

  • Kelly, M., DeBeer, B. B., Meyer, E. C., Kimbrel, N. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2018). Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and social support: A longitudinal analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Advanced on-line publication.  

  • *Ryan-Gonzalez, C., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Gordon, E. M., DeBeer, D., Gulliver, S. B., Elliott, T. R., & Morissette, S. B. (2018). Differences in PTSD symptoms among post-9/11 veterans with blast- and non-blast mild TBI. Journal of Neurotrauma. Published online December 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2017.5590

  • Meyer, E. C., Kotte, A., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Elliott, T. R., Gulliver, S. B. & Morissette, S. B. (2018). Predictors of lower-than-expected posttraumatic symptom severity in war veterans: The influence of personality, self-reported trait resilience, and psychological flexibility. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 113, 1-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.12.005

  • Riggs, S., Carver, K., Wilson, J., Morissette, S. B., Campbell, R., Romero, D., & McGuffin, J. (in press). Attachment, Communication and Relationship Functioning among Student Veterans and Non-Veterans. Journal of College Counseling.

  • DeBeer, B. B., Matthieu, M.M., *Kittel, J.A., Degutis, L.C., Clafferty, S., Qualls, N., & Morissette, S.B. (in press). Quality improvement evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of adding a concerned significant other to safety planning for suicide prevention with veterans. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 41, 4-20. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.41.1.02

  • Creech, S. Benzer, J. K., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Kimbrel, N. A., & Morissette, S. B. Longitudinal associations in the direction and prediction of PTSD symptoms and romantic relationship impairment over one year in post 9/11 veterans: A comparison of theories and exploration of potential gender differences. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

  • Meyer, E.C., Szabo, Y.Z., Frankfurt, S.B., Kimbrel, N.A., DeBeer, B.B., & Morissette, S.B. (in press). Predictors of recovery from post-deployment posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in war veterans: The contributions of psychological flexibility, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

  • *Layman, P. G., Sanford, K., Myers, D. R., Dolan, S., Ellor, J. W., Morissette, S. B., Whitacre, J., & Crow, J. (in press). Intimate partner cohesion and military unit cohesion: Different types of interpersonal relationships each uniquely predict soldier wellbeing. Military Psychology.

  • Elliott, T. R., Hsiao, Y., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., Kwok, O., Morissette, S. B., & Meyer, E. C. (in press). Resilience Facilitates Psychological and Functional Adjustment Through Greater Psychological Flexibility among Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans With and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology.

    * denotes mentee/trainee co-author

     

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