PhD, University of Miami, 2012
Dr. Joelle LeMoult is an Associate Professor in the clinical area. She is the Director of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Laboratory, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, and a registered clinical psychologist.
Through her research she works to further our understanding of the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of depression. Using an integrated approach, she examines the cognitive, emotional, and biological responses to stress that contribute to depressive symptoms.
Research interests include depression and psychobiological responses to stress; understanding how depression develops and unfolds across the lifespan; integrating cognitive, biological, and emotional measures to better elucidate the link between stress and depression.
Theoretical/Clinical Orientations: Cognitive-behavioural
LeMoult, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (in press). Depression: A Cognitive Perspective. Clinical Psychology Review.
LeMoult, J., Humphreys, K. L., King, L. S., Colich, N. L., Price, A. N….Gotlib, I. H. (in press). Associations among early life stress, rumination, symptoms of psychopathology, and sex in youth in the early stages of puberty: A moderated mediation analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Yoon, L. K., LeMoult, J., Hamedani, A., & McCabe, R. (in press). Working memory capacity and spontaneous emotion regulation in generalized anxiety disorder. Cognition and Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2017.1282854
LeMoult, J., Colich, N., Joormann, J., Singh, M. K., Eggleston, C., & Gotlib, I. H. (2018). Interpretation bias training in depressed adolescents: Near- and far-transfer effects. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 159-167. doi: 10.1007/s10802-017-0285-6
Colich, N., Ho, T., Ellwood-Lowe, M., Foland-Ross, L., LeMoult, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Like Mother Like Daughter: Putamen Activation as a Mechanism Underlying Intergenerational Risk for Depression. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 1480-1489. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx073
Yoon, L. K., Kutz, A. M., LeMoult, J., & Joormann, J. (2017). Working memory in social anxiety disorder: Better manipulation of emotional versus neutral material in working memory. Cognition & Emotion, 31, 1733-1740. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1257482
King, L. S., Colich, N. L., LeMoult, J., Humphreys, K. L., Ordaz, S. J., Price, A., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). The impact of the severity of early life stress on diurnal cortisol: The role of puberty. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77, 68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.11.024
LeMoult, J., Kircanski, K., Prasad, G., & Gotlib, I H. (2017). Negative self-referential processing predicts the recurrence of major depressive episodes. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 174-181. doi: 10.1177/2167702616654898
Ordaz, S., LeMoult, J., Colich, N. L., Prasad, G., Pollak, M., Popolizio, M…& Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Ruminative brooding is associated with salience network coherence in early pubertal girls. Social Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences, 12, 298–310. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw133
Kircanski, K., LeMoult, J., Ordaz, S., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Investigating the nature of co-occurring depression and anxiety: Comparing diagnostic to dimensional research approaches. Journal of Affective Disorders, 216, 123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.08.006
LeMoult, J., Joormann, J., Kircanski, K., & Gotlib, I. H. (2016). Attentional bias training in girls at risk for depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57, 1326–1333. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12587
Kotelnikova, Y., LeMoult, J., Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M.,…& Hayden, E. P. (2016). The serotonin transporter promoter variant, stress, and attentional biases in middle childhood. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 101, 371-379. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.004
Rowa, K., Gavric, D., Stead, V., LeMoult, J., & McCabe, R. E. (2016). The pernicious effects of post-event processing in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7, 577-587. doi: 10.5127/jep.056916
Foland-Ross., L. C., Behzadian, N., LeMoult, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2016). Mother-daughter concordance of cortical thickness in risk for depression. Developmental Neuroscience, 38(2), 115-123. doi: 10.1159/000444448\
For a full list of publications and book chapters, visit the lab website.
- Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science (2017)
- Face of the Future: Rising Stars Award, Society for Research in Psychopathology (2014)
- James McKeen Cattell Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Honorable Mention, New York Academy of Sciences (2013)
- University of Miami Graduate Student Association Academic Award, University of Miami (2010)
- PGSA Seed Fund Research Award, University of Miami, Department of Psychology (2010)
- Provost Research Award, University of Miami (2009)
- The GAFAC Research Award, University of Miami (2007, 2009)
- University of Miami APS Representative, Association for Psychological Science (2009)
- Flipse Dissertation Award, University of Miami (2008)
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Miami (2007)
- The GAFAC Research Award, University of Miami (2007)
- The Kriloff Travel Award, South Florida, Max and Peggy Kriloff Endowment (2007, 2008, 2009)
- Summa cum laude, UC Berkeley (2001)
- Women Driven Scholarship Award, UC Berkeley (1998)