Michelle M. LillyMichelle M. Lilly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: (815) 753-4602
Fax: (815) 753-8088
Email: mlilly1@niu.edu
Homepage: http://tmhrlabniu.weebly.com/
Office: PM 318

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: University of Michigan, 2008

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests focus on cognitive and emotional processes that predict PTSD in two populations: survivors of interpersonal trauma and 911 telecommunicators. Research on the lab has also focused on complex post-traumatic clinical presentations, including the development of conditions such as depression, dissociation and somatization. Emphases include how gender, world views, attachment and emotion regulation both lead to and maintain post-trauma psychopathology, as well as how these factors may be addressed in treatment and recovery efforts.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • Lilly, M.M., & Valdez, C.E. (2012).  The unique relationship of emotion regulation and alexithymia in predicting Somatization versus PTSD symptoms.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 21, 609-625.  doi: 10.1080/10926771.2012.686964
  • Lilly, M.M., & Pierce, H.A. (2012).  PTSD and depressive symptoms in 911 telecommunicators: The role of peritraumatic distress and world assumptions in predicting risk.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Jan 2012.  doi: 10.1037/a0026850
  • Pierce, H.A., & Lilly, M.M. (2012).  Duty-related trauma exposure in 911 telecommunicators: Considering the risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 211-215.  doi: 10.1002/jts.21687
  • Lilly, M.M., & Valdez, C.E. (2011).  Interpersonal trauma and PTSD: The roles of gender and a  lifespan perspective in predicting risk.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research,  Practice, and Policy, Mar 2011.  doi: 10.1037/a0022947
  • Lilly, M.M., Valdez, C.E., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (2011).  The mediating effect of world  assumptions on the relationship between trauma exposure and depression.  Journal of  Interpersonal Violence, 26, 2499-2516.  doi: 10.1177/0886260510383033
  • Lilly, M.M. (2011).  The contributions of interpersonal trauma exposure and world assumptions  in predicting dissociation among undergraduates. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 12,  375-392.  doi: 10.1080/15299732.2011.573761
  • Lilly, M.M., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (2010).  Intimate partner violence and PTSD: The  moderating role of emotion-focused coping.  Violence and Victims, 25, 604-616.
    Lilly, M.M., Pole, N., Best, S.R., Metzler, T., & Marmar, C.R. (2009).  Gender and emotional  distress:  What cops tell us about disparities in PTSD symptoms. Journal of Anxiety  Disorders, 23(6), 767- 774.
  • Lilly, M.M., Pole, N., Best, S.R., Metzler, T., & Marmar, C.R. (2009).  Gender and emotional  distress:  What cops tell us about disparities in PTSD symptoms. Journal of Anxiety  Disorders, 23(6), 767- 774.