Department of Psychology

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 2020.

Dr. Elhai's CV can be viewed here.

Research Interests 

  • Assessment, Mechanisms and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cyberpsychology and Internet Addictions

Selected Publications

* Papers marked with an asterisk included a student advisee co-author (underlined) at the time of submission.


  • *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.
  • Cao, X., Wang, L., Cao, C., Fang, R., Chen, C., Hall, B. J., & Elhai, J. D. (2019). Sex differences in global and local connectivity of adolescent posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60, 216-224.
  • Cao, X., Wang, L., Cao, C., Fang, R., Zhang, J., & Elhai, J. D. (2019). PTSD latent classes and class transitions predicted by distress and fear disorders in disaster-exposed adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 332-342.

Cyberpsychology and Internet Addictions

  • Elhai, J. D., Levine, J. C., & Hall, B. J. (2019). The relationship between anxiety symptom severity and problematic smartphone use: A review of the literature and conceptual frameworks. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 62, 45-52.
  • *Elhai, J. D., Rozgonjuk, D., Yildirim, C., Alghraibeh, A. M., & Alafnan, A. A. (2019). Worry and anger are associated with latent classes of problematic smartphone use severity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, 209-216.
  • *Rozgonjuk, D., Elhai, J. D., Täht, K., Vassil, K., Levine, J. C., & Asmundson, G. J. (2019). Non-social smartphone use mediates the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and problematic smartphone use: Evidence from a repeated-measures study. Computers in Human Behavior, 96, 56-62.


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Last Updated: 10/30/19