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Jillian Clark received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree (Psychology) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from University of Missouri-Kansas City, where her research focused on psychological, physical, and social functioning in individuals with cardiovascular disease, and intervention approaches to improve treatment adherence for tertiary prevention. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCSD/VASDHS, where she provided clinical services to Veterans in the VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center and to patients at UCSD’s Center for Pain Medicine. Dr. Clark also collaborates with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina on research focused on physical health, mental health, and social functioning in individuals with spinal cord injury. Dr. Clark is currently a postdoctoral fellow in CESAMH and collaborates on research with various investigators, including Dr. Elizabeth Twamley.
Jillian Clark’s research interests include understanding relationships between psychological, physical, and social functioning in Veterans that have experienced traumatic events (e.g., traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury) and intervention approaches (e.g., cognitive rehabilitation) to improve functional outcomes. Clinically, Dr. Clark’s interests are in providing psychological treatment services to Veterans with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions.
- Krause, J. S., Cao, Y., Clark, J. M. R. (2018, epub ahead of print). Changes in psychotropic prescription medication use and their relationship with mortality among people with traumatic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0078-y
- Bennett, K. K., Harry, K. M., Eways, K. R., Wilson, E. J., Clark, J. M. R., Howarter, A. D., & Murdock, T. B. (2017, epub ahead of print). Stability in cardiac attributions before and after cardiac rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Nursing, doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000113
- Clark, J. M. R., & Krause, J. S. (2017). Vocational interests by gender and race 10 years after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62(4), 545-552, doi: 10.1037/rep0000142.
- Clark, J. M. R., Cao, Y., & Krause, J. S. (2017). Risk of pain medication misuse after spinal cord injury: The role of substance use, personality, and depression. The Journal of Pain, 18(2), 166-177.
- Krause, J. S., Cao, Y., Clark, J. M. R. (2017). Pain intensity, interference, and medication use after spinal cord injury: Association with risk of mortality after controlling for socioeconomic and other health factors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(2), 2464-2470, doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.05.024
- Li, C., Clark, J. M. R., & Krause, J. S. (2017). A latent structural analysis of health outcomes among people living with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(12), 2457-2463, doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.025
- Clark, J. M. R., Marszalek, J. M., Bennett, K. K., Harry, K. M., Howarter, A. D., Eways, K. R. & Reed, K. S. (2016). Comparison of factor structure models for the Beck Anxiety Inventory among cardiac rehabilitation patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 89, 91-97.
- Krause, J. S., & Clark, J. M. R. (2014). Stability of vocational interests after recent spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(3), 321-328.
- Bennett, K. K., Howarter, A. D., & Clark, J. M. R. (2013). Self-blame attributions, control appraisals, and distress among cardiac rehabilitation patients. Psychology and Health, 28(6), 637-652.