Jessica Palmer-Bacon, MA

Jessica is a 1st year graduate student in the CPTP program at UNL. Her broad research interests include the study of serious mental illnesses, with special interest in schizotypy and early phase changes in the development of schizophrenia. She is also interested in the use of neuroimaging and neuropsychology assessment, as well as the development and implantation of effective treatment for serious mental illness. Jessica graduated from Susquehanna University in 2012 with a BS in psychology. Upon graduation, she served as a group activities therapist in a partial hospitalization program, followed by a 3-year position as a research assistant at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, in the Psychiatry Department’s Division of Psychiatric Services Research.

Jessica is currently on a research assistantship with the Serious Mental Illness Research Group.



Himelhoch, S., Kreyenbuhl, J., Palmer-Bacon, J., Chu, M., Brown, C., Potts, W. Pilot Feasibility Study of Heart2HAART: A Smartphone Application to Assist with Adherence among Substance Users Living with HIV. (Submitted). 

Kreyenbuhl, J., Record, E.J., Himelhoch, S., Charlotte, M., Palmer-Bacon, J., Dixon, L.B., Medoff, D.R., Li, L. Development and Feasibility Testing of a Smartphone Intervention to Improve Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2016 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.KRRE.070816

Kreyenbuhl, J., Record, E.J., Palmer-Bacon, J. A Review of Behavioral Tailoring Strategies for Improving Medication Adherence in Serious Mental Illness. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jun; 18(2):191-201.

Palmer-Bacon, J., Miles-McLean, H., Welsh, C., Rugle, L., Medoff, D., Potts, W., Himelhoch, S. Impact of a Casino Opening on Gambling Behaviors of People Engaged in Methadone Maintenance. J Gambl Stud. 2016 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s10899-016-9621-y

Klingaman, E., Palmer-Bacon, J., Bennett, M., & Rowland, L. Sleep Disorders among People with Schizophrenia: Emerging Research. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Oct; 17(10):79.


Posters and Presentations

Himelhoch, S., Palmer-Bacon, J. (2015). (oral presentation).  Panel Discussion: Technology and HIV Continuum of Care Meeting.  Presented at the National Institute of Health, Rockville, MD.

Palmer-Bacon, J., (Presenter & Author), Lan, L., (Author Only), & Bennet, M. (Author Only). (2015). Health Conditions and Changes in Subjective Health Functioning in Veterans with SMI Attending a Smoking Cessation Program. Poster presented at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Annual Psychiatry Research Day, Baltimore, MD.

Palmer-Bacon, J., Martin, T.  (2012). Personality and Aberrant Salience Among Undergraduates.  Poster presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburg, PA.

Julia, H. (Presenter & Author), Bleistein, K. (Presenter & Author), Palmer-Bacon, J. (Author Only), & Bailey, K. R. (Author Only). (2011). Motor Skill Learning: Performance Differences in Musicians and Non-musicians. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.