David DiLillo, Ph.D.

     David DiLillo, Ph.D.
     Willa Cather Professor
     University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     Department of Psychology
     phone: (402) 472-3297
     fax: (402) 472-4637
     e-mail: ddilillo@unl.edu


About Dr. DiLillo

I received a B.A. in history from Rhodes College (1989) a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky (1991), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University (1997). Following internship at the University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, I worked as a Research Assistant Professor coordinating a NIH grant (Lizette Peterson, PI) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Psychological Sciences. I joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall of 2000, where I am currently Professor and Associate Chair.

(* denotes current or former graduate student collaborator)

*Franz, M. R, *Haikalis, M., *Riemer, A. R., Parrott, D. J., Gervais, S. J., & DiLillo, D. (in press). Further validation of a laboratory analog sexual aggression task: Associations with novel risk factors for sexual violence. Violence and Victims.

*Leone, R., *Haikalis, M., Parrott, D., & DiLillo, D. (in press). Bystander intervention to prevent sexual violence: The overlooked role of bystander alcohol intoxication. Psychology of Violence.

Charak, R., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (in press). Latent classes of lifetime sexual victimization characteristics in women in emerging adulthood: Differential relations with emotion dysregulation. Psychology of Violence.

Gervais, S. J., Davidson, M. M., Styck, K., Canivez, G., & DiLillo, D. (in press). The development and psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale - Perpetration Version. Psychology of Violence.

*Jaffe, A. E., *Steel, A. L., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (in press). Characterizing sexual violence in intimate relationships: An examination of blame attributions and rape acknowledgment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

*McConnell, A. A., Messman-Moore, T. L., Gratz, K. L., & DiLillo, D. (in press). Beyond the force-substance dichotomy: Examining the experience of combined and incapacitated type rapes and their relation to PTSD Symptoms. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

*Christ, C. C., *Watkins, L., DiLillo, D., & Stoltenberg, S. F. (in press). Association of a polygenic risk score with unprovoked intimate partner aggression is moderated by alcohol intoxication. Journal of Family Violence.

 *Zerubavel, N., Messman-Moore, T. L., DiLillo, D., & Gratz, K. L., (in press). Childhood sexual abuse and fear of abandonment moderate the relation of intimate partner violence to severity of dissociation. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

*Watkins, L. E., *Maldonado, R. C., & DiLillo, D. (in press). The Cyber Aggression in Relationships Scale: A new multidimensional measure of technology-based intimate partner aggression. Assessment.

Gratz, K.L., Weiss, N.H., McDermott, M.J., & DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T.L., & Tull, M.T. (in press). Emotion dysregulation mediates the relation between borderline personality disorder symptoms and later physical health symptoms. Journal of Personality Disorders.

*Berghoff, C. R., Tull, M. T., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T., & Gratz, K. L. (2017). The role of experiential avoidance in the relation between anxiety disorder diagnoses and future physical health symptoms in a community sample of young adult women. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6, 29-34.

Bornstein, B. H., DiLillo, D., & Dietrich, H. (2017). Family size preferences in a college student sample. The Open Family Studies Journal, 9, 31-36.

*Jaffe, A. E., *Steel, A. L., DiLillo, D., Hoffman, L., Gratz, K. L., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2017). Victim alcohol intoxication during a sexual assault: Relations with subsequent PTSD symptoms. Violence and Victims, 32, 642-657.

*Jaffe, A. E., *Schreier, A., & DiLillo, D. (2017). Feasibility and initial evaluation of Project PEACE: An intervention for college students at risk for dating violence. Partner Abuse, 291-314.

Kellas, J. K., *Kristen, C., *Haley, H. & DiLillo, D. (2017). The Communicated Perspective-Taking Rating System and links to well-being in marital conflict. Personal Relationships, 24, 185-202.

Lavender, J. M., Tull, M. T., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2017).           Development and validation of a state-based measure of emotion dysregulation: The    State Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (S-DERS). Assessment, 24, 197-209.

 *Steel, A. E., *Watkins, L. E., & DiLillo, D. (2017). Physical abuse in childhood as a predictor of intimate partner violence perpetration among dating couples: The role of negative affect during conflict. Partner Abuse, 8, 204-219.

*Haikalis, M., DiLillo, D., & Gervais, S. J. (2017). Up for grabs? Sexual objectification as a mediator between women’s alcohol use and sexual victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 467-488. 

Bjureberg, J., Ljótsson, B., Tull, M. T., Hedman, E., Sahlin, H., Lundh, L-G., Bjärehed, J., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T., Gumpert, C. H., & Gratz, K. L. (2016). Development and validation of a brief version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale: The DERS-16. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 284-296.

DiLillo, D., *Jaffe, A. E., *Watkins, L. E., Peugh, J., *Kras, A., & *Campbell, C. (2016). The occurrence and traumatic impact of sexual revictimization in newlywed couples. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 5, 212-225.

*Franz, M., DiLillo, D., & Gervais, S. (2016). Sexual objectification and sexual assault: Do self-objectification and sexual assertiveness account for the link? Psychology of Violence, 6, 262-270.

Schoenlebera, M., Berghoffa, C. R., Tull, M. T., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2016). Emotional lability and affective synchrony in borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 211-220.

*Svingen, L., Dykstra, R. E., Simpson, J. L., *Jaffe, A. E., Bevins, R. A., Carlo, G., & DiLillo, D., & Grant, K. M. (2016). Associations between family history of substance use, childhood trauma, and age of first drug use in persons with methamphetamine dependence. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 10, 269-273.

*Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Weiss, N. H., Tull, M. T., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2015). Characterizing emotional dysfunction in borderline personality, major depression, and their co-occurrence. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 62, 187–203.

*Jaffe, A. E., DiLillo, D., Hoffman, L., Haikalis, M., & Dykstra, R. E. (2015). Does it hurt to ask? A meta-analysis of participant reactions to trauma research. Clinical Psychology Review, 40, 40-56.

*Maldonado, R. C., DiLillo, D., & Hoffman, L. (2015). Can college students use emotion regulation strategies to alter intimate partner aggression-risk behaviors? An examination using I3 theory. Psychology of Violence, 5, 46-55.

*Maldonado, R. C., *Watkins, L. E., & DiLillo, D. (2015). The interplay of trait anger, childhood physical abuse, and alcohol consumption in predicting intimate partner aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 1112–1127.

*Panuzio, J. P., DiLillo, D., *Maldonado, R. C., & *Watkins, L. E. (2015). Negative urgency and emotion regulation strategy use: Associations with displaced aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 502–512.

 Tull, M.T., Bardeen, J.R., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K.L. (2015). A prospective investigation of emotion dysregulation as a moderator of the relation between posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 52-60.

 *Wahlstrom, L. C., *Scott, J. P., *Tuliao, A. AP., DiLillo, D., & McChargue, D. E. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, emotion dysregulation, and aggressive behavior among incarcerated methamphetamine users. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 11, 118–127.

 *Watkins, L. E., DiLillo, D., Hoffman, L., & Templin, J. (2015). Do self-control depletion and negative emotion contribute to intimate partner aggression? A lab-based study. Psychology of Violence, 5, 35-45.

 *Watkins, L. E., *Franz, M. R., DiLillo, D., Gratz, K. L., Messman-Moore, T. L. (2015). Does drinking to cope explain links between emotion-driven impulse control difficulties and hazardous drinking? A longitudinal test. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 875 – 884.

 *Watkins, *L. E., DiLillo, D., & Maldonado, R. C. (2015). The interactive effects of emotion regulation and alcohol intoxication on lab-based intimate partner aggression. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 653-663.

 *Cuadra, L. E., *Jaffe, A. E., *Thomas, R., & DiLillo, D. (2014). Child maltreatment and adult criminal behavior: Does criminal thinking explain the association? Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 1399-1408.

 *Evans, S. E., DiLillo, D., & *Steel, A. L. (2014). Childhood exposure to family violence and adult trauma symptoms: The importance of social support from a spouse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 527-536.

 Gervais, S., DiLillo, D., & McChargue, D. M. (2014). Understanding the link between men's alcohol use and sexual violence perpetration: The mediating role of sexual objectification. Psychology of Violence, 4, 156-169.

 *Schoenlebera, M., Gratz, K. L., Messman-Moore, T., & DiLillo, D. (2014). Borderline personality disorder and self-conscious emotions in response to adult unwanted sexual experiences. Journal of Personality Disorders. 28, 810-823.

 *Watkins, L.E., *Maldonado, R. C., DiLillo, D. (2014). Hazardous alcohol use and intimate partner aggression: The role of impulse control difficulties. Aggressive Behavior, 40, 369-381.

 *Watkins, L. E., *Jaffe, A. E., Hoffman, L., Gratz, K. L., Messman-Moore, T. L. & DiLillo, D. (2014). The longitudinal impact of intimate partner aggression and relationship status on women's physical health and depression symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 655-665.

 *Evans, S. A., *Steele, A., & DiLillo, D. (2013). Child maltreatment severity and adult trauma symptoms: Does perceived social support play a buffering role? Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 934-943.

 Peugh, J., DiLillo, D., & *Panuzio, J. (2013). Analyzing mixed-dyadic data using structural equation models. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 20, 314-    337.

 Vivolo, A. M., *DeGue, S. A., DiLillo, D., & *Cuadra, L. (2013). The mediating effect of hostility towards women on the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and sexual violence perpetration. Violence & Victims, 28, 178-191.

 *Walsh, K., & DiLillo, D. (2013). Ovulation, in vivo emotion regulation problems, and sexual risk recognition deficits. Journal of American College Health, 61(3), 1-8.

*Walsh, K., DiLillo, D., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. M. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: A mechanism in the relationship between early sexual victimization and incapacitated/drug-or-alcohol-facilitated and forcible rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 558-576.

 *VanderVeen, J. W., *Reddy, L. F., *Veilleux, J. C., *January, A. M., & DiLillo, D. (2012). Clinical Ph.D. graduate student views of their scientist-practitioner training. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 1048-1057.

 *Walsh, K., DiLillo, D., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2012). Lifetime sexual victimization and       poor risk perception: Does emotion dysregulation account for the links? Journal of          Interpersonal Violence, 27, 3054 - 3071.

 *Nash, C. L., *Hayes-Skelton, S., & DiLillo, D. (2012). Reliability and factor structure of the     Psychological Maltreatment and Neglect Scales of the Computer Assisted Maltreatment Inventory (CAMI). Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 21, 583–607.