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Edward J. Dill, Ph.D.


​Assistant Professor

Email: Edward J. Dill

Office Location: North Classroom 5005C

Phone: (303) 556-5850

Fax: (303) 556-3520

Office Hours: By appointment

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Child and Adolescent (Pediatric) Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Quantitative Methods, Psychosocial Correlates of Health

​Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychology (Minor in Quantitative Psychology), University of Kansas, 2005

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship (Pediatric Psychology Track), Rush University Medical Center, 2004-2005

M.A., Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 2001

B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1999

​Dr. Dill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. As a licensed psychologist, he supervises students in the Ph.D. program, particularly within the areas of psychological assessment and pediatric psychology.

His research has spanned several domains, including psychosocial correlates of health, health-related quality of life, and bullying and victimization among children and adolescents. Dr. Dill is currently evaluating the psychosocial correlates of success for a community-based intervention aimed to prevent the onset of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives. He is also continuing to contribute to a project designed to assess the longitudinal trends of health-related quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis. In the near future, Dr. Dill plans to develop a survey tool that can be used to gauge the informational and psychosocial needs of adolescents with cystic fibrosis in order to promote adherence to treatment regimens. Given his interest and background in evidence-based interventions, he will use the knowledge gained from this survey to inform and evaluate current hospital-based programs that are intended to support adolescents with cystic fibrosis in transitioning to an adult care environment.

Dr. Dill encourages applicants to the Clinical Health Psychology Ph.D. program who are interested in working in his lab to apply for Fall 2014.

​Dill, E.J., Dawson, R., Sellers, D.E., Robinson, W.M., & Sawicki, G.S. (2013). Longitudinal trends in health-related quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis. Chest, 144, 981-989. doi:10.1378/chest.12-1404

Biggs, B.K., Vernberg, E., Little, T.D., Dill, E.J., Fonagy, P., & Twemlow, S.W. (2010). Peer victimization trajectories and their association with children's affect in late elementary school. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34, 136-146. doi:10.1177/0165025409348560

Fonagy, P., Twemlow, S.W., Vernberg, E.M., Nelson, J.M., Dill, E.J., Little, T.D., & Sargent, J.A. (2009). A cluster randomized controlled trial of child-focused psychiatric consultation and a school systems-focused intervention to reduce aggression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 607-616. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.02025.x

Biggs, B.K., Vernberg, E.M., Twemlow, S.W., Fonagy, P., & Dill, E.J. (2008). Teacher adherence and its relation to teacher attitudes and student outcomes in an elementary school-based violence prevention program. School Psychology Review, 37, 533-549.

Sawicki, G.S., Dill, E.J., Asher, D., Sellers, D.E., & Robinson, W.M. (2008). Advance care planning in adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11, 1135-1141. doi:10.1089/jpm.2008.0051

Dill, E.J., Vernberg, E.M., Fonagy, P., Twemlow, S.W., & Gamm, B.K. (2004). Negative affect in victimized children: The roles of social withdrawal, peer rejection, and attitudes toward bullying. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 159-173. doi:10.1023/B:JACP.0000019768.31348.81

Dill, E.J., & Vernberg, E.M. (2003). Victims of bullies. In T.H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical child and pediatric psychology (pp. 697-698). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Vernberg, E.M., & Dill, E.J. (2003). Research methods for developmental pscychopathology. In M.C. Roberts & S.S. Ilardi (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in clinical psychology (pp. 213-231). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

​PSYC 7910: Clinical Practicum