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Gretchen Clum



Having worked primarily with vulnerable populations like women who have experienced violence and HIV positive youth, Dr. Gretchen Clum has focused the bulk of her research on the intersections between stressful events, mental health, and health outcomes. Dr. Clum hopes to develop a deep understanding of how traumatic life events affect health outcomes so that she might develop and test intervention strategies that might curb long-term negative effects of such events. Recently Dr. Clum has expanded her research to examine potential interventions to improve the health of women and adolescents by analyzing social and behavioral factors that influence nutrition and physical activity.

Post Doctorate, University of Missouri

PhD, Psychology, University of Georgia

MS, Psychology, University of Georgia

MA, English, University of Tulsa

BS, Psychology, Virginia Tech

Madkour AS, Clum G, Miles TT, Wang H, Jackson K, Mather F, Shankar A. Parental Influences on Heavy Episodic Drinking Development in the Transition to Early Adulthood. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Aug;61(2):147-154.

Clum GA, Rice JC, Broussard M, Johnson CC, Webber LS. Associations between depressive symptoms, self-efficacy, eating styles, exercise and body mass index in women. J Behav Med. 2014 Aug;37(4):577-86.

Shipherd JC, Clum G, Suvak M, Resick PA. Treatment-related reductions in PTSD and changes in physical health symptoms in women. J Behav Med. 2014 Jun;37(3):423-33.

Clum GA, Czaplicki L, Andrinopoulos K, Muessig K, Hamvas L, Ellen JM. Strategies and outcomes of HIV status disclosure in HIV-positive young women with abuse histories. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Mar;27(3):191-200

2005: NIH Summer Fellowship Conduct of Behavioral Trials

2004 - present: NIMH K-01 Mentored Career Award