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Patrick A. Palmieri

Adjunct Associate Professor; Director, Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002)

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests broadly include assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.  Within this domain I specialize in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related psychopathology. A related clinical interest is assessment and treatment of sleep problems. I also enjoy training and supervising psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents.

Research Interests

My research focuses on trauma and PTSD, specifically the latent structure of posttraumatic stress, the moderators and mediators associated with the development and maintenance of PTSD, and the assessment and treatment of PTSD.   Related to these interests and also more generally I am interested in quantitative methods such as structural equation modeling and item response theory.

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Statistics
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Kassam-Adams, N., Palmieri, P.A., Rork, K., Delahanty, D.L., Kenardy, J., Kohser, K.L., Landolt, M.A., Le Brocque, R., Marsac, M.L., Meiser-Stedman, R., Nixon, R.D.V., Bui, E., & McGrath, C.  (2012).  Acute stress symptoms in children: Results from an international data archive.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 812-820.

Lamoureux, B.E., Palmieri, P.A., Jackson, A.P., & Hobfoll, S.E.  (2012).  Child sexual abuse and adulthood-interpersonal outcomes: Examining pathways for intervention.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 605-613.

Carlson, E.B., Smith, S.R., Palmieri, P.A., Dalenberg, C., Ruzek, J.I., Kimerling, R., Burling, T.A., & Spain, D.A.  (2011).  Development and validation of a brief self-report measure of trauma exposure: The Trauma History Screen.  Psychological Assessment, 23, 463-477.

Elhai, J.D., & Palmieri, P.A.  (2011).  The factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder: A literature update, critique of methodology, and agenda for future research.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 849-854.

Palmieri, P.A., Chipman, K.J., Canetti, D., Johnson, R.J., & Hobfoll, S.E.  (2010).  Prevalence and correlates of sleep problems in adult Israeli Jews exposed to actual or threatened terrorist or rocket attacks.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 6, 557-564.

Elhai, J.D., Palmieri, P.A., Biehn, T.L., Frueh, B.C., & Magruder, K.M.  (2010).  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder's frequency and intensity ratings are associated with factor structure differences in military veterans.  Psychological Assessment, 22, 723-728.

Hobfoll, S.E., Palmieri, P.A., Johnson, R.J., Canetti-Nisim, D., Hall, B.J., & Galea, S.  (2009).  Trajectories of resilience, resistance, and distress during ongoing terrorism: The case of Jews and Arabs in Israel.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 138-148.

Palmieri, P.A., Canetti-Nisim, D., Galea, S., Johnson, R.J., & Hobfoll, S.E.  (2008).  The psychological impact of the Israel-Hezbollah War on Jews and Arabs in Israel: The impact of risk and resilience factors.  Social Science & Medicine, 67, 1208-1216.

Kobayashi, I., Hall, B.J., & Palmieri, P.A.  (2008).  Actigraphy improves measurement of sleep functioning.  Traumatic Stresspoints, 22(2).

Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Palmieri, P.A., Canetti-Nisim, D., Shapira, O., Johnson, R.J., & Galea, S.  (2008).  The psychological impact of forced settler disengagement in Gaza: Trauma and posttraumatic growth.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 22-29.

Hobfoll, S.E., Canetti-Nisim, D., Johnson, R.J., Palmieri, P.A., Varley, J., & Galea, S.  (2008).  The association of exposure, risk and resiliency factors with PTSD among Jews and Arabs exposed to repeated acts of terrorism in Israel.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 9-21.

Palmieri, P.A., Weathers, F.W., Difede, J., & King, D.W.  (2007).  Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the PTSD Checklist and the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale in Disaster Workers Exposed to the World Trade Center Ground Zero.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 329-341.

Palmieri, P.A., Marshall, G.N., & Schell, T.L.  (2007).  Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in Cambodian refugees.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 207-216.

Palmieri, P.A., & Smith, G.C.  (2007).  Examining the Structural Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in a U.S. Sample of Custodial Grandmothers.  Psychological Assessment, 19, 189-198.

Patrick A. Palmieri
Department of Psychology

Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress
Summa St. Thomas Hospital
Ambulatory Building, Suite 420
444 North Main Street
Akron, OH 44310
Phone 330-379-9081
Fax 330-379-5095