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University of Toledo
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Phone: 419.530.2717
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Matthew T. Tull

Picture of Matt TullPhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005 
Professor

Office: UH 1064
Phone: 419-530-4392
Fax: 419-530-8479
Email: matthew.tull@utoledo.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
Mail Stop 948
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

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

Dr. Tull's CV can be viewed here.

Research Interests

  • emotion regulation within the anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • emotion-related factors underlying the relationship between PTSD and substance use disorders
  • PTSD and risky behaviors (e.g., self-injury, suicide, risky sexual behavior)
  • development and evaluation of brief interventions for high-risk populations (e.g., medical populations, patients with substance use disorders)

Awards

Dr. Tull is the 2009 recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award and the 2010 recipient of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies President's New Researcher Award.

Selected Publications

Tull, M.T., Berghoff, C.R., Wheeless, L.E., Cohen, R.T., & Gratz, K.L. (in press). PTSD symptom severity and emotion regulation strategy use during trauma cue exposure among patients with substance use disorders: Associations with negative affect, craving, and cortisol reactivity. Behavior Therapy.

Tull, M.T., McDermott, M.J., & Gratz, K.L. (2016). Marijuana dependence moderates the effect of posttraumatic stress disorder on trauma cue reactivity in substance dependent patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 159, 219-226.

Tull, M.T., & Aldao, A. (2015). Editorial overview: New directions in the science of emotion regulation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 3, iv-x.

Tull, M.T., Bardeen, J.R., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T., & Gratz, K.L. (2015). A prospective investigation of emotion dysregulation as a moderator of the relation between posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 52-60.

Tull, M.T., Gratz, K.L., Coffey, S.F., Weiss, N.H., & McDermott, M.J. (2014). Examining the interactive effect of posttraumatic stress disorder, distress tolerance, and gender on residential substance use disorder treatment retention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 763-773.

Tull, M.T. & Gratz, K.L. (2013). Major depression and risky sexual behavior among substance dependent patients: The moderating roles of distress tolerance and gender. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 483-497.

Tull, M.T., Weiss, N.H., Adams, C.E., & Gratz, K.L (2012). The contribution of emotion dysregulation to risky sexual behavior within a sample of patients in residential substance abuse treatment. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1084-1092.

Tull, M.T., & Gratz, K.L. (2012). The impact of borderline personality disorder on residential substance abuse treatment dropout among men. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 121, 97-102.

Tull, M.T., McDermott, M.J., Gratz, K.L., Coffey, S.F., & Lejuez, C.W. (2011). Cocaine-related attentional bias following trauma cue exposure among cocaine dependent inpatients with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Addiction, 106, 1810-1818.

Tull, M.T., Jakupcak, M., & Roemer, L. (2010). Emotion suppression: A preliminary experimental investigation of its immediate effects and role in subsequent reactivity to novel stimuli. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39, 114-125.

Current Grants

"Implicit Measurement of Motivations for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury"
Principal Investigators: Alexander Chapman, PhD and Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Co-Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction)
Type: Operating grant 343892
Period: July 31, 2015 - July 30, 2019
Total subcontract costs: $307,486 (Canadian)

Past Grants

"Genetics in the Relation between PTSD and Trauma Cue-Evoked Attentional Bias"
Principal Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: NIH/NIGMS-Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (University of Mississippi Medical Center) COBRE
Period: October 15, 2015 - July 1, 2016
Total direct costs: $50,000

“Emotion Regulation and Self-harm in Borderline Personality Disorder”
Principal Investigators: Alexander Chapman, PhD, and Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Co-Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction)
Type: Operating grant
Period: Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2014 (no cost extension until Sept. 30, 2014)
Total subcontract costs: $363,824 (Canadian)

“Effects of Maternal Interpretation Biases on Child Anxiety and Related Responses”
Principal Investigator: Andres G. Viana, PhD
Co-Investigators: Matthew T. Tull, PhD, and Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Type and number: R21 MH101309
Proposed duration: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016
Total direct costs: $275,000

"Developing an Emotion Regulation Group Therapy for Self-Harm among Women with BPD"
Principal Investigator: Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Co-Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Type and number: R34 MH079248
Period: Sept. 10, 2008 - May 31, 2011
Total direct costs: $450,000

"PTSD and Predictors of Drug Use Treatment Drop-Out"
Principal Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Type and number: R21 DA022383
Period: April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2009
Total direct costs: $275,000

"Risk-Taking Following Trauma Cue Exposure in Substance Users with PTSD"
Principal Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Type and number: R21 DA030587
Period: July 14, 2011 - May 31, 2013
Total direct costs: $275,000

“Development of a Brief Adjunctive Group Therapy Targeting Risky Sexual Behaviors among Substance Users in Residential Treatment”
Principal Investigators: Matthew T. Tull, PhD, and Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: Mississippi Department of Health
Type: Research Support Grant
Period: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Total direct costs: $66,264

"Psychopathology of Child Anxiety: Temperament, Cognitive, and Parental Influences"
Principal Investigator: Andres G. Viana, PhD
Co-Investigator: Matthew T. Tull, PhD, and Kim L. Gratz, PhD
Agency: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Type: Intramural Research Support Program Grant
Period: May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Total direct costs: $29,663

"Serotonin, Impulsivity, and Suicide Attempts"
Principal Investigator: Courtney L. Bagge, PhD
Collaborators: Kim L. Gratz, PhD, and Matthew T. Tull, PhD
Agency: NIH/NCRR-Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (University of Mississippi Medical Center) COBRE
Period: August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2012
Total direct costs: $100,000

 

Please visit the Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment (PERT) Laboratory to learn more about Dr. Tull's work.

Last Updated: 8/25/17