Emily Ferrell

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Background:

Emily Ferrell is a fourth-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student who entered the program in 2017. During her time at BGSU, Emily has dual-tracked her studies in clinical-health psychology and clinical-community psychology. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kent State University in 2017 and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2019. Emily moved frequently growing up, but she likes to call Indianapolis, Indiana her home. Emily's little sister, Maggie, and brother, Fintan, are the most important people in her life.

Emily's research seeks to give voice, understand, and heal the underserved and shine light on the impact of trauma and trauma-related sequelae among survivors and their families. Emily's research interests, broadly, include the etiology and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma-related distress, and disordered eating behaviors as well as giving voice to injustices experienced by trauma survivors, with special consideration given to the role of culture, familial relationships, identity, and environmental influences (e.g., socioeconomic status). After graduate school, Emily hopes to have the opportunity to practice, conduct research, and advocate against systemic injustice among trauma-affected populations such as impoverished communities, sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors, survivors of child abuse and neglect, and military personnel.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1. Ferrell, Emily L., Braden, Abby, M., Redondo, Rachel. (2021) Military Culture: Eating and Weight Related Behavior. Journal of Community Psychology.

2. Ferrell, Emily L., Russin, Sarah E., & Flint, Daniel D. (2020) Prevalence Estimates of Comorbid Eating Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnoses: A Quantitative Synthesis. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

3. *Ferrell, Emily L., *Russin, Sarah E., & Grant, Jenny T. (2020) On Being a Client with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Interactions with Treatment Providers and Institutional Barriers. Journal of Community Psychology, 1–15. (*= authors contributed equally)

4. Flint, Daniel D., Ferrell, Emily L., & Engleman, Joel. (2020) Clinical Research on Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Brief Review and Meta-Analysis. Behavioral Interventions.

5. Braden, Abby, Ferrell, Emily L., Redondo, Rachel, & Watford, Tanya. (2020) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills and Behavioral Weight Loss for Emotional Eating and Obesity: A Case Study. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1-10.

6. Braden, Abby M., Anderson, LaNaya, Redondo, Rachel, Watford, Tanya, Emley, Elizabeth, & Ferrell, Emily L. (2020) Emotion Regulation Mediates Relationships between Perceived Childhood Invalidation, Emotional Reactivity, and Emotional Eating. Journal of Health Psychology.

7. Ferrell, Emily L., Watford, Tanya S., & Braden, Abby. (2020) Emotion regulation difficulties and impaired working memory interact to predict boredom emotional eating. Appetite, 144.

8. *Russin, Sarah E., & *Ferrell, Emily L. (2019) Information Needs of Informal Caregivers in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 1-21. (*= authors contributed equally)

9. *Ferrell, Emily L., *Russin, Sarah E., & Hardy, Rachel M. (2019). Informal Caregiving Experiences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Content Analysis of an Online Community. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(4), 757-771. (*= authors contributed equally)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1. Ferrell, Emily L., Huyser, John M., & Dykas, Matthew. (2017) Moral Injury and Stress Response Patterns in United States Military Veterans. Modern Psychological Studies, 23(1), 2.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

1. Ferrell, Emily L., Redondo, Rachel, & Russin, Sarah, & Braden, Abby. Emotion Regulation Difficulties Moderate the Relationship Between Experiences of Child Abuse and Emotional Eating.

2. Braden, Abby, Redondo, Rachel, Ferrell, Emily L., Anderson, LaNaya, Grant, Jennifer, Watford, Tanya & Barnhart, Wesley. An Open Trial Examining Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills and Behavioral Weight Loss for Adults with Emotional Eating and Overweight/Obesity.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

1. Ferrell, Emily L. & Russin, Sarah E. Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Individuals with Migraine Diagnosis: A Meta-Analysis.  

2. Ferrell, Emily L., Braden, Abby. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms in Disordered Eating among Male and Female U.S. Military Personnel.  

3. *Russin, S.E., *Ferrell, Emily L., Griffith, F.G., & Stein, C.H. Survivor and Partner Experiences: Personal Accounts of Individuals Navigating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dating (*= authors contributing equally)

4. Walker, Kevin, Hartl-Majcher, Jessica, Ferrell, Emily L., Roberts, Lindsay & Russin, Sarah. Advocacy, Stigma, and Personal Growth among Siblings of Adults with Mental Illness.

POSTERS & PRESENTATIONS

1. Emily L. Ferrell, Rachel Redondo, Sarah E. Russin, & Abby Braden (2021, April). Emotion Regulation Difficulties Mediate the Relationship between Child Sexual Abuse, Child Physical Abuse, and Emotional Eating. Research spotlight presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Virtual Conference.

2. Abby L. Braden, Ph.D., LaNaya Anderson, Emily L. Ferrell, Rachel Redondo, Wesley R. Barnhart, Maria Kalantzis, & Aubrey Dauber (2021, April). Eating when Depressed, Anxious, Bored, or Happy: An Examination of Treatment-Seeking Adults with Overweight/Obesity. Research spotlight presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Virtual Conference.

3. Abby Braden, Emily L. Ferrell, Rachel Redondo, LaNaya Anderson, Jennifer Grant, Tanya Watford, & Wesley R. Barnhart (2020, November). Adapted Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Overweight/Obese Individuals with Emotional Eating. Poster presented at the Obesity Society Virtual Conference.

4. Emily L. Ferrell & Abby Braden (2020, May). Associations between Trauma Exposure and Body Mass Index among United States Military Personnel. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Conference, P.O.D. Virtual Presentation.

5. Emily L. Ferrell, Sarah E. Russin, & Jenny Grant (2020, April). On Being a Client with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Interactions with Treatment Providers and Institutional Barriers. Paper presented at the Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green, OH.

6. Sarah E. Russin, & Emily L. Ferrell (2020, April). Information Needs of Informal Caregivers in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the Charles Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green, OH.

7. Abby Braden, LaNaya Anderson, Rachel Redondo, R., Tanya Watford, Elizabeth Emley, & Emily L Ferrell (2020, April). Examination of the Biosocial Model as a Theory of Emotional Eating. [Paper presentation accepted]. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

8. Emily L. Ferrell & Abby Braden (2019, June). Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Moderate the Association Between Food-Insecurity and Disordered Eating Behavior among U.S. Military Personnel. Poster presented at Society of Community Research and Action Conference, Chicago, IL.

9. Sarah Russin & Emily L. Ferrell (2019, June). The Community Library: Applying Lessons in Social Systems Assessment. Poster presented at Society of Community Research and Action Conference, Chicago, IL.

10. Emily L. Ferrell, Sarah Russin, & Daniel Flint (2019, April). A Meta Analytic Review of Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

11. Sarah Russin, Emily L. Ferrell, & Daniel Flint (2019, April). Prevalence Estimates of Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

12. Daniel Flint, Sarah Russin, & Emily L. Ferrell (2019, April). Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder Comorbidity: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

13. Emily L. Ferrell & Sarah Russin (2019, April). A Meta-Analytic Review of Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Eating Disorders: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presentation given at the Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green, OH.

14. Emily L. Ferrell & Abby Braden (2019, April). Depressive Symptoms and Emotion Regulation as Moderators of the Association Between Dietary Restraint and Compulsive Exercise. Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

15. Emily L. Ferrell (2019, February). Trauma Exposure and Gender in Disordered Eating Behavior among Military Personnel. Presentation given at Bowling Green State University’s Interdisciplinary Three Minute Thesis Competition, Bowling Green, OH.

16. Emily L. Ferrell, Rachel Hardy, & Sarah Russin (2018, June). Experiences and Information Needs of Informal Caregivers of Trauma Survivors with PTSD: A Content Analysis. Poster presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Pittsburgh, PA.

17. Emily L. Ferrell, Rachel Hardy, & Sarah Russin (2018, June). Parallels in Experiences and Inquiries among Informal Caregivers of Trauma Survivors with PTSD. Poster presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Pittsburgh, PA.

18. Tanya Watford, Abby Braden, & Emily L. Ferrell (2018, July). Emotion Regulation Deficits and Impaired Working Memory as Correlates of Emotional Eating. Poster presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Montreal, Canada.

19. Emily L. Ferrell, John Huyser, & Mathew Dykas (2016, October). Examining Posttraumatic Stress Response Patterns in Relation to Moral Injury. Poster presented at the Council for Undergraduate Research Conference of Research Experiences for Undergraduates Student Scholarship, Arlington, VA. Poster also presented at the Association for Psychological Science (2017, May) in Boston, MA.

20. Elizabeth B. Ruzicka, Amy J. Fahrenkamp, Katherine E. Darling, Emily L. Ferrell, & Amy F. Sato (2016, March). Relationships between Income and Healthy Family Behaviors affecting risk for Pediatric Obesity. Poster presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, OH.