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

Impact of childhood maltreatment on outcomes of antidepressant medication in chronic and/or recurrent depression.
Medeiros GC, Prueitt WL, Rush AJ, Minhajuddin A, Czysz AH, Patel SS, Trombello J, Trivedi MH, J Affect Disord 2021 May 291 39-45
Preliminary Evidence for Sociotropy and Autonomy in Relation to Antidepressant Treatment Outcome.
Cardinale R, Menkes MW, Andrews CM, Webb CA, Jha MK, Trombello JM, Trivedi MH, McInnis MG, Deldin PJ, Psychiatr Q 2021 Feb
Differential response to SSRI versus Placebo and distinct neural signatures among data-driven subgroups of patients with major depressive disorder.
Chin Fatt CR, Cooper CM, Jha MK, Minhajuddin A, Rush AJ, Trombello JM, Fava M, McInnis M, Weissman M, Trivedi MH, J Affect Disord 2020 Dec 282 602-610
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

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)