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Rachel Zelkowitz

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science

Transdiagnostic processes associated with self-harm behaviors

Representative Publications

Zelkowitz, R.L., & Cole, D.A. Under review. Measures of emotion reactivity and emotion regulation: Convergent and discriminant validity. Invited resubmission at Personality & Individual Differences.

Zelkowitz, R.L., Cole, D.A., Han, G.T., & Tomarken, A.J. (2016). The Incremental Utility of Emotion Regulation But Not Emotion Reactivity in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior. Epub ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 26945972. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12236.

Cole, D.A., Zelkowitz, R.L., Nick, E., Martin, N.C., Roeder, K.M., Sinclair-McBride, K., & Spinelli T. (2016). Longitudinal and incremental relation of cybervictimization to negative self-cognitions and depressive symptoms in young adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Epub ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 26747449

Cole, D.A., Perkins, C.E., & Zelkowitz, R.L. (2015). Impact of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Parceling Strategies When Latent Variables Represent Multidimensional Constructs. Psychological Methods. Epub ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 26323000.

Cole D.A., Sinclair-McBride K.R., Zelkowitz R., Bilsk S.A., Roeder K., Spinelli T. (2015). Peer victimization and harsh parenting predict cognitive diatheses for depression in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Epub ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 25751612; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4564367.

Cole, D.A., Martin, N.C., Sterba, S.K., Sinclair-McBride, K., Roeder, K., Zelkowitz, R., Bilsky, S.A. Peer victimization (and harsh parenting) as developmental correlates of cognitive reactivity, a diathesis for depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Manuscript accepted.

Wissow, L.S., Brown, J.D., Fothergill, K., Gadomski, A., Hacker, K., Salmon, P. & Zelkowitz, R. (2013). Universal mental health screening in pediatric primary care: a systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52 (11), 1134-1147. 


Conference  Presentations

Porter, A.C., Zelkowitz, R.L., & Cole, D.A. Social exposure to nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among university students: Direct relation to NSSI behavior and as a moderator of the emotion regulation-NSSI association. Poster accepted to the Association for Psychological Science 2016 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Zelkowitz, R.L., and Cole, D.A. Assessing media and interpersonal exposure to non-suicidal self-injury: The Social Exposure to NSSI Scale. Presentation at Suicide and Self-Injury Group Data Blitz, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Zelkowitz, R.L., and Cole, D.A. Discriminant Validity of Emotion Reactivity and Emotion Regulation and Relations to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Zelkowitz, R.L., Martin, N.A., Dukewich, T., Bilsky, S.A., & Cole, D.A. Past peer victimization may potentiate links between cognitive reactivity and depressive symptoms. Poster presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 2013 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Zelkowitz, R.L., Cole, D.A., & Martin, N. Developmental differences in the depression-suicidality relation: A factor analysis approach. Poster presented at American Association of Suicidology 2013 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.


Grants and Honors

  • National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award
    F31MH108241                                                                                                Awarded 2016
  • National Institute of Mental Health 5T32MH018921-25                                 2015-present           
    “Development of Psychopathology: From Brain and
    Behavioral Science to Intervention”  Predoctoral Trainee
  • Vanderbilt University                                                                                        2012-present
    Peabody College Graduate Honor Scholarship
  • Vanderbilt University                                                                                        2012-present
    Peabody Dean’s Fellowship
  • Vanderbilt University                                                                                             2012-present
    National and International Travel Award for conference presentations
  • Emory University, Lucius Lamar McMullan Award                                                                 2008
  • Emory University, Woodruff Merit scholarship                                                              2004-2008