Graduate School
University of Oxford (2007), Neuroscience
University of Texas at Dallas (2013), Student Counseling Center
Graduate School
University of California, Los Angeles (2013), Clinical Psychology
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

Characterizing anxiety subtypes and the relationship to behavioral phenotyping in major depression: Results from the EMBARC study.
Trombello JM, Pizzagalli DA, Weissman MM, Grannemann BD, Cooper CM, Greer TL, Malchow AL, Jha MK, Carmody TJ, Kurian BT, Webb CA, Dillon DG, McGrath PJ, Bruder G, Fava M, Parsey RV, McInnis MG, Adams P, Trivedi MH J Psychiatr Res 2018 Apr 102 207-215
Pretreatment Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Theta Activity in Relation to Symptom Improvement in Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Pizzagalli DA, Webb CA, Dillon DG, Tenke CE, Kayser J, Goer F, Fava M, McGrath P, Weissman M, Parsey R, Adams P, Trombello J, Cooper C, Deldin P, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Carmody T, Bruder G, Trivedi MH JAMA Psychiatry 2018 Apr
A psychometric evaluation of the Concise Health Risk Tracking Self-Report (CHRT-SR)- a measure of suicidality-in patients with stimulant use disorder.
Sanchez K, Killian MO, Mayes TL, Greer TL, Trombello JM, Lindblad R, Grannemann BD, Carmody TJ, Rush AJ, Walker R, Trivedi MH J Psychiatr Res 2018 Mar 102 65-71
Depressive Symptoms, Criticism, and Counter-Criticism in Marital Interactions.
Trombello JM, Post KM, Smith DA Fam Process 2018 Feb
Psychometrics of the Self-Report Concise Associated Symptoms Tracking Scale (CAST-SR): Results From the STRIDE (CTN-0037) Study.
Trombello JM, Killian MO, Liao A, Sanchez K, Greer TL, Walker R, Grannemann B, Rethorst CD, Carmody T, Trivedi MH J Clin Psychiatry 2018 Jan 79 1
Efficacy of a Behavioral Activation Teletherapy Intervention to Treat Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care VitalSign6 Program.
Trombello JM, South C, Cecil A, Sánchez KE, Sánchez AC, Eidelman SL, Mayes TL, Kahalnik F, Tovian C, Kennard BD, Trivedi MH Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2017 Oct 19 5
Psychosocial relationship status and quality as predictors of intervention adherence and substance use outcomes: Results from the STRIDE (CTN-0037) study
Trombello, J.M., Carmody, T., Greer, T.L., Walker, R., Rethorst, C.D., & Trivedi, M.H. Psychiatry Research 2017 254
Greer TL, Trombello JM, Rethorst CD, Carmody TJ, Jha MK, Liao A, Grannemann BD, Chambliss HO, Church TS, Trivedi MH Depress Anxiety 2016 May
Neural Correlates of Three Promising Endophenotypes of Depression: Evidence from the EMBARC Study.
Webb CA, Dillon DG, Pechtel P, Goer FK, Murray L, Huys QJ, Fava M, McGrath PJ, Weissman M, Parsey R, Kurian BT, Adams P, Weyandt S, Trombello JM, Grannemann B, Cooper CM, Deldin P, Tenke C, Trivedi M, Bruder G, Pizzagalli DA Neuropsychopharmacology 2015 Jun
Personal vulnerabilities and assortative mate selection among newlywed spouses
Trombello, J.M., Schoebi, D., & Bradbury, T.N. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 2015 34 6 529-553

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)