Undergraduate School
University of Notre Dame (2006), Psychology
Graduate School
University of Oxford (2007), Neuroscience
Graduate School
University of California, Los Angeles (2009), Clinical Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of California, Los Angeles (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
UT Southwestern School of Allied Health Professions (2015), Psychiatry

Research Interest

  • Dr. Trombello is a board-certified clinical psychologist. His research focuses on the interplay between mood disorders and intimate relationship functioning. His work also examines how relationship functioning affects the etiology and treatment of mood and substance use disorders. Finally, he is interested in measurement psychometrics and in analyzing outcomes of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care's Behavioral Activation teletherapy program.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The risk of depression among racially diverse people living with HIV: the impact of HIV viral suppression.
Jain MK, Li X, Adams-Huet B, Tiruneh YM, Luque AE, Duarte P, Trombello JM, Nijhawan AE, AIDS Care 2020 Sep 1-9
Anger attacks are associated with persistently elevated irritability in MDD: findings from the EMBARC study.
Jha MK, Fava M, Minhajuddin A, Chin Fatt C, Mischoulon D, Wakhlu N, Trombello JM, Cusin C, Trivedi MH, Psychol Med 2020 Mar 1-9
Positive and negative valence systems in major depression have distinct clinical features, response to antidepressants, and relationships with immunomarkers.
Medeiros GC, Rush AJ, Jha M, Carmody T, Furman JL, Czysz AH, Trombello JM, Cooper CM, Trivedi MH, Depress Anxiety 2020 Mar
An electroencephalographic signature predicts antidepressant response in major depression.
Wu W, Zhang Y, Jiang J, Lucas MV, Fonzo GA, Rolle CE, Cooper C, Chin-Fatt C, Krepel N, Cornelssen CA, Wright R, Toll RT, Trivedi HM, Monuszko K, Caudle TL, Sarhadi K, Jha MK, Trombello JM, Deckersbach T, Adams P, McGrath PJ, Weissman MM, Fava M, Pizzagalli DA, Arns M, Trivedi MH, Etkin A, Nat. Biotechnol. 2020 Feb

Honors & Awards

  • Beck Institute Student Scholarship
  • International Association for Relationship Research Student Travel Award
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists Credentialing Scholarship
  • Chair's Prize
    University of California, Los Angeles (2008)
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Award
    University of California, Los Angeles (2008-2009)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award
    University of California, Los Angeles (2008-2009)
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • University Graduate Fellowship
    University of California, Los Angeles (2007-2008)
  • Clarendon Scholarship
    Full tuition and fees for graduate study at the University of Oxford (2006-2007)
  • John F. Santos Award for Distinction in Psychology
    University of Notre Dame (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2016)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2015-2016)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2013-2015)