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Elizabeth Keats Reynolds, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Expertise: Psychologist

Research Interests: Evaluation of mental health services; Behavioral interventions including behavioral activation and acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches (e.g., Dialectal Behavior Therapy); Development and maintenance of health risk behavior among children and adolescents more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5212

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-0165



  • Psychologist
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Clinical Psychology

Additional Training

  • BA, University of Michigan (2004)
  • MS, University of Maryland Clinical Psychology (2008)
  • Predoctoral Clinical Internship Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium Clinical Psychology (2011)
  • PhD, University of Maryland Clinical Psychology (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Reynolds, E.K., Schreiber, W.M., Geisel, K., MacPherson, L., Ernst, M., & Lejuez, C.W. Influence of social stress on risk-taking behavior in adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorder. In press.
  2. Miranda, R., Reynolds, E., Ray, L., Justus, A., Knopik, V.S., McGeary, J., & Meyerson, L.A., Preliminary Evidence for a Gene-Environment Interaction in Predicting Alcohol Use Disorders in Adolescents. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. In press.
  3. McHugh, R. K., Reynolds, E. K., Leyro, T. M., & Otto, M. W. An examination of the association of distress intolerance and emotion regulation with avoidance. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 2013; 37: 363-367.
  4. Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Tull, M.T., Baruch, D.E., & Lejuez, C.W. Integrating behavioral activation into a college orientation program: problem drinking and depression outcomes. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 2011; 58: 555-564.
  5. Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Matusiewicz, A. & Lejuez, C.W. Discrepancy between parent and adolescent perceptions of parental monitoring and adolescent risk behavior engagement. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2011; 40: 67-79.
  6. MacPherson, L., Reynolds, E.K., Wang, F., Cassidy, J., Daughters, S.B., Mayes, L.C., & Lejuez, C.W. Positive and negative reinforcement underlying risk behavior engagement in early adolescents. Prevention Science. 2010; 11: 331-42.
  7. Reynolds, E.K., Magidson, J., Bornovalova, M.A., Gwadz, M., Ewart, C.K., Daughters, S.B., & Lejuez, C.W. Application of the Social Action Theory to understand factors associated with risky sexual behavior among individuals in residential substance abuse treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behavior. 2010; 24: 311-21.
  8. Williams, L.R., Fox, N.A., Lejuez, C. W., Reynolds, E.K., Henderson, H.A., Perez-Edgar, K.E., Steinberg, L., & Pine, D.S. (2010). Early temperament, propensity for risk-taking and adolescent substance use problems: A prospective multi-methodological approach. Addictive Behaviors. 2010; 35: 1148–1151.
  9. MacPherson, L., Magidson, J., Reynolds, E.K, Kahler, C.W., Lejuez, C.W. Change in risk taking propensity and sensation seeking over time predict alcohol use trajectories in early adolescence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2010; 34: 1-9.
  10. Daughters, S.B., Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Kahler, C.W., Danielson, C.K., Zvolensky, M., & Lejuez, C.W. Distress tolerance and early adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptoms: The moderating role of gender and ethnicity. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2009; 47: 198-205.
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