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Jon D. Elhai

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, 2000Elhai_Updated

Office: UH 1370
Phone: 419-530-2829
Fax: 419-530-8479
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Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Dr. Elhai will be accepting students for the Fall of 2018.

Dr. Elhai's CV can be viewed here.

Research Interests 

  • Assessment, Mechanisms and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • The Impact of Computer Technology on Human Behavior/Cyberpsychology

Selected Publications


  • Byllesby, B. M., Elhai, J. D., Tamburrino, M., Fine, T. H., Cohen, G., Sampson, L., Shirley, E., Chan, P. K., Liberzon, I., Galea, S., & Calabrese, J. R. (2017). General distress is more important than PTSD’s cognitions and mood alterations factor in accounting for PTSD and depression’s comorbidity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 211, 118-123.
  • Roley, M. E., Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., Armour, C., & Elhai, J. D. (2017). Impulsivity facets’ predictive relations with DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 9, 76-79.
  • Yang, H., Wang, L., Cao, C., Cao, X., Fang, R., Zhang, J., & Elhai, J. D. (2017). The underlying dimensions of DSM-5 PTSD symptoms and their relations with anxiety and depression in a sample of adolescents exposed to an explosion accident. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8, 1, 1272789.  


  • Elhai, J. D., & Contractor, A. A. (2018). Examining latent classes of smartphone users: Relations with psychopathology and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 159-166.
  • Elhai, J. D., Levine, J. C., Dvorak, R. D., & Hall, B. J. (2017). Non-social features of smartphone use are most related to depression, anxiety and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 75-82.
  • Elhai, J. D., Hall, B. J., Levine, J. C., & Dvorak, R. D. (2017). Types of smartphone usage and relations with problematic smartphone behaviors: The role of content consumption vs. social smartphone use. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 11(2), 3. 


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Last Updated: 3/31/18