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Michael f. armey, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Kenyon College, B.A. (1999)
Kent State University, M.A. (2004)
Kent State University, Ph.D. (2009)
Clinical Internship - Brown University (2006 - 2007)
Research Associate - Butler Hospital (2007 - 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow - Brown University (2010 - 2012)

Brown University Research Website

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Research Interests

My program of research has focused on the use of complementary multi-method procedures to characterize the phenomenology and presumed mechanisms of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury behavior, with the goal of applying these findings to novel treatment development. Specifically, the core of my program of research has focused on ecological momentary assessment (EMA), applied first to the study of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and now expanded to the study of suicidal ideation and behavior. Building on the naturalistic in vivo strengths of EMA, my work has more recently incorporated a number of laboratory-based bio-behavioral (e.g., psychophysiology, eye-tracking, and behavioral tasks), implicit bias assessments, and eye-tracking paradigms to enrich models detailing the underpinnings of suicidality. Finally, I have begun to apply findings from my EMA research to the development of an Ecological Momentary Intervention (i.e. technology delivered treatment) for suicide risk.


Wenze, S., Miller, I.W., & Armey, M.F. (2013). An ecological momentary intervention to improve treatment adherence in bipolar disorder: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary data. Bipolar Disorders, 15, 149.

Armey, M.F. (2012). Ecological Momentary Assessment and Intervention in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: A Novel Approach to Treatment. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 299-317.

Armey, M. F., Nugent, N. R., & Crowther, J. H. (2012). An exploratory analysis of situational affect, early life stress, and non-suicidal self-injury in college students. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 5, 327 - 343.

Armey, M.F., Crowther, J.H., & Miller, I.W. (2011). Changes in ecological momentary assessment reported affect associated with episodes of non-suicidal self-injury. Behavior Therapy, 42, 579-588.

Epstein-Lubow G, McBee L, Darling E, Armey A, Miller IW. (2011). A Pilot Investigation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Caregivers of Frail Elderly. Mindfulness, 2, 95-102.

Armey, M.F., Fresco, D.F., Moore, M.T., Mennin, D.S., Turk, C.L., Heimberg, R.G., Kecmanovic, J., & Alloy, L.B. (2009). Brooding and pondering: Isolating the active ingredients of depressive rumination with exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Assessment, 16, 315-327.

Armey, M.F., & Crowther, J.H. (2008). A comparison of linear versus non-linear models of aversive self-awareness, dissociation, and non-suicidal self-injury among young adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 9-14.

Crowther, J.H., Armey, M.F., Luce, K.H., Dalton, G.H., & Leahey, T. (2008). The point prevalence of bulimic disorders from 1990 to 2004. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 76, 9-14.