BA (psychology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSW (interpersonal practice and mental health), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD (social work and psychology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, HSR&D Center of Excellence, University of Michigan, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine
CP7 81 Clinical Social Work Assessment and Intervention
CP 795 Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment
CP 770 Clinical Practice with Individuals
SR 904 Quantitative Clinical Research Methods
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Clinical judgment, mental health assessment and intervention; cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders; culturally competent and empirically supported intervention methods; clinical decision-making and mental health services research; cultural, racial/ethnic, and gender influences on mental health.
Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Himle, J., & Frost, R. (in press). Delivery of internet treatment for compulsive hoarding (D.I.T.C.H.). Behaviour Research and Therapy.
Sorrentino, C., Bratiotis, C., & Muroff, J. (in press). Processes in Group Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment (CBT) for Compulsive Hoarding. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Rasmussen, J. Gibson, A., Bratiotis, C. Sorrentino, C. (2009). Group cognitive behavioral treatment for compulsive hoarding: A preliminary trial. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 634-640.
Preston, S. D., Muroff, J. R., Wengrovitz, S. M. (2009). Investigating the mechanisms of hoarding from an experimental perspective. Depression and Anxiety, 0, 1-13.
Muroff, J., Edelsohn, G., Joe, S., Ford, B. (2008). The role of race in diagnostic and disposition decision-making in a pediatric psychiatric emergency service (PES). General Hospital Psychiatry, 30(3), 269-276.
Himle, J., Muroff, J., Taylor, R. J., Baser, R.E., Abelson, J.M., Hanna, G., Abelson, J.L., Jackson, J. S. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive disorder among African Americans and Blacks of Caribbean descent: Results from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL). Depression and Anxiety, 25(12), 993-1005.
Muroff, J. R., Jackson, J. S., Mowbray, C.T., & Himle, J.A. (2007). The influence of gender, patient volume and time on clinical diagnostic decision-making in the psychiatric emergency services (PES). General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 481-488.
Muroff, J. (2007). Cultural diversity and cognitive behavior therapy. In T. Ronen & A. Freeman (Eds.) Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice, New York: Springer Publishing Company, pp.109-146.
Himle, J.A., Fischer, D.J., Muroff, J., Van Etten, M.L., Lokers, L., Abelson, J.A., & Hanna, G.L. (2006). Videoconferencing-based cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior Research and Therapy, 44(12, 1821-1829.
Muroff, J.R., & Kim, S.Y.H. (2006). How does news about suicidality and antidepressants affect patients being treated for depression? Psychiatric Services (peer-reviewed Letter to the Editor), 57(5), 723-724
Muroff, J.R., Hoerauf, S.L., & Kim, S.Y.H. (2006). Is psychiatric research stigmatized? An experimental survey of the public. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32(1), 129-136.
Trierweiler, S., Muroff, J., Jackson, J. S., Neighbors, H., & Munday, C. (2005). Clinician race, situational attributions, and diagnoses of mood versus schizophrenia disorders. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 11(4), 351-364.
Himle, J.A., Fischer, D.J., & Muroff, J. (2004). Behavioral child therapy: Emphasis on an African American family living in a high-risk community. Paradigms of Clinical Social Work, Emphasis on Diversity, Volume 3. In Rachelle A. Dorfman, Phil Meyer, Melinda L. Morgan (Editors). New York: Taylor and Francis.
Wallace, J.M., Jr. and Muroff, J.R. (2002). Preventing substance abuse among African American children and youth: Race differences in risk factor exposure and vulnerability. Journal of Primary Prevention, 22(3), 235-261. Reprinted in National Center for the Advancement of Prevention State of the Science Book. J. Emshoff (Ed).
Muroff, J., Storch, E., Geller, D., Frost, R., Steketee, G. (2009). An Investigation of Hoarding Symptoms in a Pediatric OCD Sample: Testing the psychometrics of new measures. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Anxiety Disorders Association of America. March 13, 2009.
Ruth, B.J., Muroff, J., McLaughlin, D., Gianino, M. (2008). Suicide Prevention/Intervention (SPI) Training in Social Work Education: Identifying the Issues. Paper presented at 54th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA. November 2008
Amodeo, M., Muroff, J., Larson, M. J. Gerstenberger, E. (2008). What do addiction clinicians untrained in CBT report about their interest in and use of CBT practices? Poster presented at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting College on Problems of Drug Dependence., San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14-19, 2008.
Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Rasmussen, J., Gibson, A., Frost, R., Tolin, D. (2007). Group Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment for Compulsive Hoarding: Empirical Findings. Paper presented in Symposium at the 41st Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA: November 17, 2007.
Bratiotis, C., Sorrentino, C., Muroff, J. (2007). Cognitive Behavioral Group Treatment for Compulsive Hoarding. Paper/workshop presented at the 14th Annual Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference, Woodlands, Texas, July 21, 2007.
Ross, A., Muroff, J.R., Araujo, B. Youngman, D. (2007). Building Resilient Immigrant Families (BRIF) Fortaleciendo a Familias Inmigrantes Project: Coping with Acculturation and Immigration Stress. Poster presented at the Massachussetts School Counselor Association Annual Spring Conference (Graduate Student Carousel), Hyannis, MA, April 30, 2007.
Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Himle, J., Frost, R. (2007). Delivery of Internet Treatment for Compulsive Hoarding (D.I.T.C.H.). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Anxiety Disorders Association of America, St. Louis, Minnesota, March 30, 2007.
Muroff, J. R., Himle, J. A., Kettley, J., Milner, K. K. (2006). Anxiety disorders in psychiatric emergency setting (PES). Poster presented at the Annual Conference of Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Miami, Florida, March 25, 2006.
Muroff, J. R., Mowbray, C.T., Jackson, J. S., & Himle, J.A. (2006). Race, gender, and bipolar disorder in the psychiatric emergency setting (PES). Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, Texas. January 14, 2006.
Muroff, J. (2003). Sociocultural and clinical factors in the diagnosis of schizophrenia and mood disorders: The role of patient race. paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, San Francisco: CA.
Muroff, J. (2002). Race, situational attributions, and clinicians: Diagnostic decisions of schizophrenic type disorders and mood type disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego: California; Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, Philadelphia: PA.
Selected Grant Activity
Suicide Education Enhancement Project (S.E.E.P), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Suicide Prevention (PI:Ruth; Co-PI:Muroff; 2007-2009)
Delivery of Internet Treatment for Compulsive Hoarding (D.I.T.C.H.). Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (PI: Muroff, 2007-2008)
Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Compulsive Hoarding. Boston University School of Social Work, Dean’s Award (2007-2008)
Building Resilient Immigrant Families: Fortaleciendo a Familias Immigrantes. Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, in collaboration with Beverly Araujo, Ph.D (2006-2007)
Awards and Honors
NIH Summer Institute on Design and Development of Quantitative Research on Social Work Interventions in Health, 2006
Ph.D. Dissertation Minority Health Statistics Grant Program Award, 2004
Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2003
Spot (clinical service) Award, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan Health System, 2003
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (L.I.C.S.W.), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certified Social Worker, State of Michigan