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Jaclyn Kearns

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2016-2017
Faculty Mentor(s): Catherine Glenn

494 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
jkearns@ur.rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research focuses on understanding the psychological processes that lead to suicidal behavior. I am  particularly interested in how sleep disturbance and deficits in both executive functioning and emotion regulation may confer risk for suicide.

Selected Publications

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Kearns, J. C., Coppersmith, D. D. L., Santee, A. C., Insel, C., Pigeon, W. R., & Glenn, C. R. (2019). Sleep problems and suicide risk in youth: A systematic review and developmental framework. General Hospital Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.09.011
  • Wilson, K. M., Millner, A. M., Auerbach, R. P., Glenn, C. R., Kearns, J. C., Kirtley, O. J., Najmi, S., O'Connor, R. C., Stewart, J. G., & Cha, C. B. (2019). Investigating the psychometric properties of the Suicide Stroop Task. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10/1037/pas0000723
  • Lee, D. J., Kearns, J. C., Wisco, B. E., Green, J. D., Gradus, J. L., Sloan, D. M., Nock, M. K., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2018). A longitudinal study of risk factors for suicide attempts among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Depression and Anxiety. doi: 10.1002/da.22736
  • Green, J. D., Kearns, J. C., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of safety plans in military veterans: Do safety plans tailored to veteran characteristics decrease risk?. Behavior Therapy.  doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.11.005
  • Kearns, J. C., Gorman, K. R., Bovin, M. J., Green, J. D., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2016). The effect of military sexual assault, combat exposure, post-battle experiences, and general harassment on the development of PTSD and MDD in female OEF/OIF veterans. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2(4), 418. doi: 10.1037/tps0000098

Conference Presentations

  • Kearns, J. C., Gorman, K. R., Glenn, C. R., Nock, M. K., & Marx, B. P. (2019, March). PTSD-related nightmares outperform PTSD diagnosis and insomnia symptoms as a predictor of suicide attempts in veterans. Symposium presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 39th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Kearns, J. C., Gorman, K. R., Lee, D. J., Green, J. D., Nock, M. K., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2017, November). Temporal sequences of nonsuicidal and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in treatment-seeking military veterans. Symposium presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 33rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, D. J., Kearns, J. C., Wisco, B. E., Green, J. D., Gradus, J. L., Sloan, D. M., Nock, M. K., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2017, November). Independent and cumulative associations between risk factors and subsequent suicide attempts among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Symposium presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 33rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • Teaching Assistant: Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant: Clinical Psychology (Fall 2018)

Honors

  • 2019: Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant, Psi Chi