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Dr. Kerr is not available to mentor PhD students in 2016-2017

Dr. Kerr studies the development of depression and conduct problems, and the prevention of youth suicide and health-risking sexual behaviors.

Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (2004), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

B.S., Psychology (1997), Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

Academic and Clinical Positions

Associate Professor (9/14 - present)
Assistant Professor (9/08 – 6/14)
School of Psychological Science, College of Liberal Arts
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Research Scientist (4/06 – present)
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, Oregon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (9/04 - 3/06)
APA-Accredited Postdoctoral Training Program in Professional Psychology
APA-Accredited Specialty Training in Child and Adolescent Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Psychology Intern (9/03 - 9/04; 9/01 - 9/02)
University Center for the Child and the Family, APA-Accredited Internship
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Publications

Link to Dr. Kerr's Google Scholar profile

Grant Support

John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, $19,981 (2015-2016)

Title: Vitamin D Insufficiency and Depressive Symptoms in Healthy Young Women of Color

Role: Principal Investigator

 

John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, $15,000 (2015-2016)

Title: Melatonin and Cortisol Profiles Associated with Winter Depression in Young Women

Role: Principal Investigator

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), U.S. PHS, Pilot Grant, $17,645 (2014-2015).

Translational Drug Abuse Prevention (P 50 DA035763-01; PI: Patricia Chamberlain & Philip Fisher)

Title: Drug Use Trajectories of Girls Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare:

Sequences of Influence with Depression and Suicide Risk

Role: Principal Investigator (on pilot project only)

 

Government of Slovenia: Joint Slovenia-U.S. Cooperation €4,000 (2014-2015)

Title: A (se) štekaš? (Alive? Alive!) Research and prevention of suicide in Slovenia

Role: Visiting Researcher

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), U.S. PHS, $424,678 (Years 11-15; 2013-2018)

Title: Adjustment Problems and Substance Use in 3 Generations

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi

Role: Co-Investigator

 

Faculty Internationalization Grant, Oregon State University International Programs, $3,125 (2013)

Title: International Partnerships in Depression and Suicide Prevention: Croatia, Slovenia, & Italy.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, $20,000 (2011-2012)

Title: Seasonal Pathways to Depression: The Roles of Sun Exposure, Vitamin D, and Inflammation.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

New Investigator Grant, Oregon Health & Science University Medical Research Foundation, $39,963 (2010-2011)

Title: Weather and psychosocial influences on seasonal depression in at-risk males from adolescence to young adulthood.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

NIMH, U.S. PHS, $143,000 (2010-2011)

Title: Longterm Treatment Effects on Juvenile Justice Girls' Depression and Suicide Risk

Role: Principal Investigator

 

NIDA, U.S. PHS, $3,602,740 (Years 6-10; 2008-2013)

Title:  Adjustment Problems and Substance Use in 3 Generations

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi

Role: Co-Investigator

           

Student Research Grant $5,000 (2002 – 2003)   

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Project Title: “Suicidal Adolescents in Michigan: Enhanced Social Support and Treatment Adherence.”

Role: Principal Investigator

Awards

CLA - Bill & Caroline Wilkins Faculty Development Award – 2013

Distinguished Fellow (2008)
Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health