Jessica Ford, PhD
Jessica graduated from the Clinical Health Psychology Program in August of 2014. Since then, she has worked as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army and has returned to East Carolina University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her interests are in medical trauma, evidence-based health intervention, and serving military and veteran populations.
Sears, S., Ford, J., & Cahill, J. (In Press). Poor health status and distress in cardiac patients: The role of device therapy versus underlying heart disease. Europace.
Woodrow, L., Cutitta, K., Ford, J., Smith, J., Hazelton, G., Shea, J., Fischer, A., Sears, S. (under review). Patient reported health outcomes and shock anxiety in a web-based national ICD sample.
Sears, S., Woodrow, L., Cutitta, K., Ford, J., Cahill, J., & Shea, J., (accepted for publication). Living confidently with CHF. Circulation.
Ford, J., Sears, S., Shea, J., Cahill, J. (In Press). Coping with trauma and stressful events as a patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Patient page. Circulation.
Horn, M., Ford, J., Fairbrother, D., & Sears, S. F. (In Press). Cardiovascular complaints in adolescence: Clinical considerations. In W. O’Donohue, L. Benuto, & L. Tolle (eds.), Adolescent Health Psychology. New York, NY: Springer.
Ford, J., Sears, S. (In Press). Interactive case challenge: Managing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms secondary to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Cardiac Rhythm Management.
Dimsdale, C., Dimsdale, A., Ford, J., Shea, J. B., Sears, S. F. (2012). My child needs or has an ICD: What should I do? Circulation, 126, e244 - e247.
Ford, J., Finch, J., Woodrow, L. K., Cutitta, K., Sears, S. F. (2012). The Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (FSAS) for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Reliability, validity, and factor structure of a previously established measure. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35, 1146 – 1153.
Ford, J., Cutitta, K. E., Woodrow, L. K., Kirian, K., & Sears, S. F. (2011). Caring for the heart and mind in ICD patients. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 3, 451 - 62.
Sears, S. F., Hauf, J. D., Kirian, K., Hazelton, G., Conti, J. B. (2011). Posttraumatic stress and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator patient: What the electrophysiologist needs to know. Circulation, 4, 242 – 50.
Davis, C. E., Hauf, J. D., Wu, D. Q., Everhart, D. E. (2010). Brain function with complex decision making using electroencephalography. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79, 175 – 83.