Lisa DeMarni Cromer
Adversity, chronic life stress (e.g., poverty), and potentially traumatic experiences can all negatively impact human development. Nonetheless, some individuals appear to exhibit resilience to these stressors. I am interested in the bio/psycho/social outcomes of various forms of life stress, and the factors that promote resilience in the face of adversity. I seek to understand the impact of extreme stress by indexing biological (e.g., cortisol), psychological (e.g., objectively measured executive functioning and subjectively reported measures of stress), and social markers (e.g., attachment relationships). I examine factors promoting resilience, including intervention work to enhance resilience, by conducting selective (i.e., with at risk groups) and indicated (i.e., groups showing early signs) prevention research.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 2006
- M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 2001
- B.A. Sociology/Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 1989
Previous Teaching Experience
- 2007-09, Assistant visiting professor, Syracuse University. Psychology of Childhood, Statistical Methods II, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
- 2004-06, Instructor, University of Oregon, Research Methods, Psychology of Trauma, Culture and Mental Health, Clinical Methods and Ethics.
- 2000-2004, Teaching Assistant, University of Oregon, Research Methods, and Introduction to Statistics.
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- 2006 – 2007, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, Child Psychiatry Department, APA approved doctoral clinical internship (child track)
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oklahoma
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology)
- APA Division 35 (Psychology of Women)
- International Society of Trauma Stress Studies
- American Psychosomatic Society
- Advisory Board Member: Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence