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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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Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Dr. Elhai will be accepting students for the Fall of 2019.

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


  • Claycomb Erwin, M., Mitchell, M. A., Contractor, A. A., Dranger, P., Charak, R., & Elhai, J. D. (2018). The relationship between distress tolerance regulation, counterfactual rumination, and PTSD symptom clusters. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 82, 133-140.
  • Contractor, A. A., Greene, T., Dolan, M, & Elhai, J. D. (2018). Relations between PTSD and depression symptom clusters: Effect of PTSD severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 59, 17-26.
  • Durham, T. A., Byllesby, B. M., Lv, X., Elhai, J. D., & Wang, L. (2018). Anger as an underlying dimension of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research, 267, 535-540.


  • 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., O’Brien, K. D., & Armour, C. (2018). Distress tolerance and mindfulness mediate relations between depression and anxiety sensitivity with problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 84, 474-484.
  • Elhai, J. D., Tiamiyu, M. F., & Weeks, J. W. (2018). Depression and social anxiety in relation to problematic smartphone use: The prominent role of rumination. Internet Research, 28, 315-332.


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Last Updated: 9/7/18