Clinical Associate Professor
Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
United States of America
Dr. Jennifer Keller is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of psychiatric conditions. She conducts evaluations for adults on a wide-variety of conditions, including attention deficits (ADHD), cognitive and memory changes or impairments, mood and anxiety disorders, thought disorders, and effects of trauma. She has practiced as a psychologist for more than 15 years. Dr. Keller has a special interest in working with women with interpersonal trauma.
Her current work focuses on the prevention and intervention of interpersonal violence and abuse in women. Recent research from the CDC (2011) finds that 1 in 5 women in the U.S. experience rape in their lifetime and more than 1 in 3 women experience violence from a partner. Recent estimates put the cost of childhood violence on par with medical conditions such as diabetes and stroke (Fang, 2012). Much of this abuse is preventable. The toll of interpersonal violence on women includes reduced psychological, interpersonal, physical, occupational, and economic functioning; all of which reduce her quality of life. They are researching an adjunctive therapeutic class which provides psychoeducation, psychological skill development, and physical empowerment training to women who have a history of interpersonal trauma. In addition, they are piloting a program to promote positive health behaviors, personal safety, and empowerment for adolescent girls, partnering with a local high school.
Hippocampal and amygdalar volumes in psychotic and nonpsychotic unipolar depression AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Keller, J., Shen, L., Gomez, R. G., Garrett, A., Solvason, H. B., Reiss, A., Schatzberg, A. F. 2008; 165 (7): 872-880
Trait anhedonia is associated with reduced reactivity and connectivity of mesolimbic and paralimbic reward pathways. Journal of psychiatric research Keller, J., Young, C. B., Kelley, E., Prater, K., Levitin, D. J., Menon, V. 2013; 47 (10): 1319-1328
A 6-Week School Curriculum Improves Boys' Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gender-Based Violence in Kenya. Journal of interpersonal violence Keller, J., Mboya, B. O., Sinclair, J., Githua, O. W., Mulinge, M., Bergholz, L., Paiva, L., Golden, N. H., Kapphahn, C. 2015