photo of Lisa JamesLisa James, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist


Comorbidity, impulsivity, personality disorders, substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder


MS/PhD Clinical Psychology, Florida State University

BS   Psychology/Women’s Studies, Boston University

Publications :

  • Georgopoulos AP, James LM, Mahan MY, Joseph J, Georgopoulos A, Engdahl BE (2015) Reduced Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Protection in Gulf War Illness (GWI). EBioMedicine. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.11.037
  • James, L. M., Van Kampen, E., Miller RD, & Engdahl, B. E. (in press). Risk and Protective Factors Associated With Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress, Depression, and Alcohol Misuse in OEF/OIF Veterans. Military Medicine.
  • James, L. M., Engdahl, B. E., Lewis, S., Leuthold, A., Van Kampen, E., & Georgopoulos, A.P. (in press). Differences in Neural Modulation by trauma in Veterans with PTSD and Resilient Controls. Archives of General Psychiatry.
  • Strom, T. Q., Leskela, J. A., James, L. M., Thuras, P., Voller, E., Weigel, R., Yutsis, M., Khaylis, A., Lindberg, J., & Bolton-Holz, K. (2012). An Exploratory Examination of Risk Taking Behavior and PTSD Symptom Severity in a Veteran Sample. Military Medicine, 177, 390-396.
  • Mathias, C. W., Dougherty, D. M., James, L. M., Acheson, A., Richard, D. M., & Dawes, M.A.  (2011).  Impulsivity and clinical symptoms among girls with repeated suicide attempts.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41, 277-286.
    Van Orden, K. A., Gordon, K. H., Counts-Allan, C.,
  • James, L. M.., Schmeelk, K. & Joiner, T. E. (2011). Self-Control Regulation Interpersonal Psychotherapy: a SCRIPT for beginning therapists in the treatment of Borderline  Personality Disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 323-337
  • Dougherty, D. M., Richard, D. M, James, L. M, & Mathias, C. W.  (2010).  The effects of acute tryptophan depletion on multiple behavioral measures of impulsivity.  International Journal of Tryptophan Research, 3, 99-111.
  • Reeves, M. D., James, L. M., Pizzarello, S., & Taylor, J. (2010). Support for Linehan's biosocial theory from a non-clinical sample.  Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 312-326.
  • Taylor, J. & James, L. M. (2009). Evidence for a putative biomarker specific to substance dependence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 491-499.
  • Taylor, J., James, L. M., Reeves, M. D., & Kistner, J. (2009). Borderline personality is associated with poor clinical and psychosocial functioning in male juvenile offenders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 94-103.
  • Taylor, J., James, L. M., Bobadilla, L. & Reeves, M. D. (2008). Screening for substance use disorder and personality disorder cases in a college population: Performance of the SMAST, DAST, SCID-II-Q, and PDQ-4. Psychological Assessment, 20, 351-360.
  • James, L. M. & Taylor, J. (2008). Revisiting the structure of mental disorder: Borderline personality disorder and the internalizing/externalizing spectra. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47, 361-380.
  • Van Orden, K. A., Witte, T. K., James, L. M., Castro, Y., Gordon, K. H., Braithwaite, S. R., Hollar, D. L., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2008). Suicidal ideation in college students varies across semesters: The mediating role of belongingness. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 38, 427-435.
  • James, L. M. & Taylor, J. (2008). Associations between symptoms of borderline personality disorder, externalizing disorders, and suicide-related behaviors. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 30, 1-9.
  • James, L. M. & Taylor, J. (2007). Impulsivity and negative emotionality associated with substance use problems and cluster B personality in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 714-727.
  • Taylor, J., James, L., Reeves, M., & Bobadilla, L. (2006). The Florida State Twin Registry: Research aims and design. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 9, 958-962.
  • Taylor, J., Reeves, M., James, L. M., & Bobadilla, L. (2006). Disinhibitory trait profile and its relation to Cluster B personality disorder features and substance use problems. European Journal of Personality, 20, 271-284.


Updated April 20, 2016