Paul A. Pilkonis, PhD
Dr. Pilkonis' research interests are supported by NIH funding and include assessment and treatment of personality disorders, depression (and its relationship to personality), treatment outcome research, and the application of new quantitative tools to measurement and modeling problems in psychopathology. Through his involvement in the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) study, he has been part of a large collaborative effort to develop an adaptive system for measuring outcomes in chronic diseases. He has also researched interpersonal functioning and emotion in couples where one or both members are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
- Director, Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Training, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
- Associate Director of Research Administration and Development, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
- Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
- PhD, 1976, Stanford University, Psychology
- Gibbons, R. D., Weiss, D. J., Pilkonis, P. A., Frank, E., Moore, T., Kim, J. B., & Kupfer, D. J. (2012). Development of a computerized adaptive test for depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(11), 1104-1112.
- Olino, T. M., Yu, L., Klein, D. N., Rodhe, P., Seeley, J. R., Pilkonis, P. A., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2012). Measuring depression using item response theory: An examination of three measures of depressive symptomatology. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(1), 76-85.
- Pilkonis, P. A., Yu, L., Colditz, J., Dodds, N., Johnston, K. L., Maihoefer, C.,...McCarty, D. (2012). Item banks for alcohol use from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): Use, consequences, and expectancies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication.
- Stepp, S. D., Smith, T. D., Morse, J. Q., Hallquist, M. N., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2012). Prospective associations among borderline personality disorder symptoms, interpersonal problems, and aggressive behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(1), 103-124.
- Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D. J., Pilkonis, P. A., Hipwell, A. E., & Levine, M. D. (2012). Children of mothers with borderline personality disorder: Identifying parenting behaviors as potential targets for intervention. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3(1), 76-91.
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