Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology
Jessica Ford, PhDAssistant Professor
Office: 314 RawlPhone: 252-737-3000Fax: 252-328-6283E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
314 Rawl BuildingDepartment of PsychologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC 27858-4353
Willing to consider taking students in 2018-19: Yes
PhD, Clinical Health Psychology, East Carolina UniversityMA, Clinical Health Psychology, East Carolina UniversityBS, Psychology, The University of Mount Olive
Research Interests: Dr. Ford is a clinical health psychologist whose
primary research interest is the research-practice gap in clinical
psychology and behavior change practice. She focuses on the development and
evaluation of evidence-informed interventions developed to treat Posttraumatic
Stress Disorder (especially medical trauma) and promote health and wellness
(particularly in the area of health behaviors that prevent cardiovascular
disease). Research activities conducted in this lab primarily involve
evaluation of methods of addressing the research practice gap in two target
populations, (1) those who have experienced medical trauma, and (2) active duty
military, especially soldiers in the US Army.
Selected publications in peer refereed journals:
Rosman, L., Ford, J., Whited, A., Cahill, J., Lampert,
R., Mosesso, V.N., Lawless, C., & Sears, S.F. (2015). Compound risk:
History of traumatic stress predicts PTSD symptoms and severity in sudden
cardiac arrest survivors. Journal of European Cardiovascular Nursing.
Ford, J., Sears, S.F., Ramza, B., Reynolds, D.W., Nguyen,
P., Murray, C., House, J., Kennedy, P., &Thompson, R, & Fedewa, M.
(2014).The registry evaluating
functional outcomes of resynchronization management (REFORM): Quality of Life
and Psychological functioning in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization
therapy. Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology, 25(1), 43-51.
Ford, J., Sears, S., Shea, J., Cahill, J. (2013). Coping
with trauma and stressful events as a patient with an implantable cardioverter
defibrillator: Patient page. Circulation, 127, e426-e430.
Ford, J., Sears, S. (2012). Interactive case challenge:
Managing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms secondary to implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Cardiac Rhythm Management. http://crm.cardiosource.org/Case-Challenge/2012/10/Managing-PTSD-Symptoms-Secondary-to-ICD-Therapy.aspx
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.
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.
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