• Dr. Paulson completed his PhD in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Fellowship in Pediatric and Public Health Psychology at the Center for Pediatric Research in Norfolk, Virginia. His research focuses on pregnancy, the postpartum, and early family development.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Broad autism phenotypic traits and the relationship to sexual orientation and sexual behaviorJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 1-10.
    2018 Effect of online training on antenatal physical activity counselingAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 166-174.
    2018 Multivariate analysis of risk factors for Nuss bar infections: A single center studyJournal of Pediatric Surgery. 1-4.
    2018 Nonoperative management of pectus excavatum with vacuum bell therapy: A single center studyJournal of Pediatric Surgery. 1-5.
    2017 Epidemiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures and Time to Detection in Term InfantsPediatrics.
    2017 Selective versus routine patch metal allergy testing to select bar material for the nuss procedure in 932 patients over 10 yearsJournal of Pediatric Surgery. 1-5.
    2016 Risk factors and management of Nuss bar infectionsJournal of Pediatric Surgery. 154-158.
    2016 Walking-induced fatigue leads to increased falls risk in older adultsJAMDA. 402-409.
    2014 Effectiveness of a brief screening and intervention protocol for heavy drinkers in dental practiceJournal of Health Psychology.
    2014 Large for gestational age and long-term cognitive functionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1-4.
    2014 Prospective multicenter study of surgical correction of pectus excavatum: Final report of complications, static and exercise pulmonary function, and anatomic outcomes as assessed by CT scanJournal of the American College of Surgeons. 1080-1089.
    2013 A Brief motivational intervention for heavy alcohol use in dental practice settings: Rationale and developmentJournal of Health Psychology. 10.
    2012 Antenatal physical activity counseling among healthcare providersOpen Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 346-355.
    2012 Severe small-for-gestational-age and cognitive function: A Catch-up phenomenon possibleAmerican Journal of Obsetrics and Gynecology. 1-5.
    2011 Confirmatory factor analysis of concept mapping-based dimensions of faith-based substance abuse treatmentAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 3-22.
    2011 Increasing severity of pectus excavatum is associated with reduced pulmonary functionJournal of Pediatrics. 256-261.
    2011 Parental Depression, Relationship Quality, and Nonresident Father Involvement with their InfantsJournal of Family Issues. 528-549.
    2010 Capturing cases of depression outside the clinic: What is the lesser evil?JAMA. 961.
    2010 Focusing on depression in new and expecting fathersPsychiatric Times. 48-52.
    2010 Identifying the tipping point age for overweight pediatric patientsClinical Pediatrics. 638-643.
    2010 Predictors of maternal depression management among primary care physiciansDepression Research and Treatment. 1-7.
    2010 Prenatal and postpartum depression in fathers and its association with maternal depression: A Meta-analysisJAMA. 1961-1969.
    2010 The Role of rejection in mediating the effects of stigma-consciousness upon the professional lives of foreign-born faculty membersJournal of Diversity in Higher Education. 89-96.
    2009 Child abuse training and knowledge: a national survey of emergency medicine, family medicine, and pediatric residents and program directorsPediatrics. e595-602.
    2009 Early parental depression and child language developmentJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 254-262.
    2009 Pleiotropic effects of rosuvastatin on microvascular function in type 2 diabetesDiabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.
    2009 Typologies of Alcohol Use in White and African American Adolescent GirlsSubstance Use and Misuse. 1121-1141.
    2008 Blood B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Dialysis: Present Assessment and Future AnalysesSouthern Medical Journal. 1094-1100.
    2008 German-Translated Norfolk Quality of Life (QOL-DN) Identifies the Same Factors as the English Version of the Tool and Discriminates Different Levels of Neuropathy SeverityJournal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 1075-1086.
    2008 Primary care physicians’ beliefs and practices toward maternal depresionJournal of Women’s Health. 1-8.
    2006 Child abuse training, comfort, and knowledge among emergency medicine, family medicine, and pediatric residentsMedical Education Online. 1-10.
    2006 Individual and Combined Effects of Maternal and Paternal Depression on Parenting BehaviorPediatrics. 659-683.
    2005 Social rejection and ADHD in young adults: An Analogue studyJournal of Attention Disorders. 127-135.

    Research Overview

  • My research focuses on pregnancy, the postpartum, and early family development. My lab addresses several issues within this theme, including: maternal and paternal perinatal depression, development of harsh parenting behaviors, establishment of parenting styles and parental decision-making, individual decisions around committed relationships, and LGBTQ issues and parenthood. Research in my lab involves observational and experimental methods and often employs advanced statistical modeling. I am accepting applications for Clinical and Applied Psychological Sciences PhD students for the incoming 2018-2019 academic year. Please visit https://oduearlyfamilylab.wordpress.com/ for more information.
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Psychology : Clinical, Health, Pediatrics, Family Systems
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2002
  • M.A. in Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1998
  • B.S. in Psychology, Appalachian State University 1996
  • Full Name

  • James Paulson