I am a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at the Department of Psychology at SMU in Dallas, Texas.
I direct the Personality, Mental Health, and AI research laboratory, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology, and provide evidence-based psychotherapy.
Before my career as a psychologist, I was a DJ for six years.
Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Clinical Internship: University of Kentucky Internship Consortium
M.S. Villanova University, Villanova, PA
General Experimental Psychology
B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Oltmanns, J. R., Ruggero, C., Miao, J., Waszczuk, M., Yang, Y., Clouston, S. A. P., Bromet, E. J., Luft, B. J., & Kotov, R. (in press). The role of personality in the mental and physical health of World Trade Center responders: Self- versus informant-reports. Clinical Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/21677026221132552.
Slavish, D. C., Ruggero, C. R., Briggs, M., Messman, B. A., Contractor, A. A., Miao, J., Oltmanns, J. R., Waszczuk, M., Luft, B. J., & Kotov, R. (2023). Longitudinal associations between PTSD and sleep disturbances among World Trade Center responders. Sleep Medicine, 101, 269-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2022.11.021
Oltmanns, J. R., Schwartz, H. A., Ruggero, C., Son., Y., Miao, J., Waszczuk, M., Clouston, S. A. P., Bromet, E. J., Luft, B. J., & Kotov, R. (2021). Artificial intelligence language predictors of two-year trauma-related outcomes. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 143, 239-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.09.015
Oltmanns, J. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2021). Five-factor model personality disorder traits, health behaviors, health perceptions, and insomnia symptoms in older adults. Journal of Personality Disorders, 35, 801-818. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2021_35_506
Oltmanns, J. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2021). The self- and informant-report personality inventories for ICD-11: Agreement, structure, and relations with health, social, and satisfaction variables in older adults. Psychological Assessment, 33, 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000982
Gutierrez, F., Aluja, A., Ruiz-Rodriguez, J., Garcia, L. F., Garriz, M., Gutierrez-Zotes, J. A., Gallardo-Pujol, D., Navarro-Haro, M. V., Alabernia-Segura, M., Mestre-Pinto, J. I., Torrens, M., Peri, J. M., Sureda, B., Soler, J., Pascual, J. C., Vall, G., Calvo, N., Ferrer, M., Oltmanns, J. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2021). Personality disorders in the ICD-11: Spanish validation of the PiCD and the SASPD in a mixed community and clinical sample. Assessment, 28, 759-772. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120936357
McCabe, G., Oltmanns, J. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2021). Criterion A scales: Convergent, discriminant, and structural relationships. Assessment, 28, 813-828. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120947160
Widiger, T. A., & Oltmanns, J. R. (2021). Personality and personality disorders. In O. P. John & R. W. Robins (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research, 4th ed. (pp. 755-772). The Guilford Press.
Oltmanns, J. R., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2021). Self–other agreement on ratings of personality disorder symptoms and traits: Three meta-analyses. In T. D. Letzring and J. S. Spain (Eds.), The handbook of accurate personality judgment: Theory and empirical findings (276-293). Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190912529.013.19
Oltmanns, J. R. (2021). Personality Traits in the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11). Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 34, 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000656
Awards and Honors
2021 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
2021 Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Research in Personality
2020 Michael T. Nietzel Award for Outstanding Graduate Student,
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
2017 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute on Aging
2017 Poster Award, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders
2016 Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Research Award, Department of Psychology,
University of Kentucky
PSY 585: Assessment II: Personality
PSY 621: Research Design and Analysis I
PSY 277: Psychological Disorders
NARSAD Young Investigator Award 01/2022 — 01/2024
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
"Detecting PTSD in Natural Language"
Role: Principal Investigator
This project will develop AI-based language scores for PTSD in 3,000 World Trade Center (WTC) responders. These tools may facilitate screening and care by providing behavioral PTSD markers and informing prognosis and monitoring of treatment response, while simultaneously reducing assessment time demands.
F31 AG055233 05/2017—05/2020
National Institute on Aging
"A Longitudinal Investigation of Maladaptive Personality Traits as Reported by the Self and Others in the Prediction of Physical Health"
Role: Principal Investigator
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship
This study examines the predictive utility of maladaptive personality traits for physical health in a longitudinal study of a representative sample of older adults. The goal is to develop scientific understanding of the relationships between maladaptive personality traits and health across time.