Elizabeth Eustis

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor

  • Title Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
  • Education PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

Research Assistant Professor in the Trend UP lab
(pronouns: she/her/hers)

Biographical Sketch 

Dr. Eustis is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. She is also the Associate Director of the Unified Protocol Institute. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Eustis completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University.  

Research Interests  

Dr. Eustis’ research focuses on identifying mechanisms of change in transdiagnostic treatments for emotional disorders to inform the flexible adaptation, dissemination, and implementation of these treatments in diverse contexts. She is also interested in digital mental health broadly as one way to increase access to evidence-based care, and the role of human support in digital interventions.  

Selected Publications

  • Eustis, E. H., Gallagher, M. W., Tirpak, J. W., Nauphal, M., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (in press). The Unified Protocol compared with diagnosis-specific protocols for anxiety disorders: 12-month follow-up from a randomized clinical trial. General Hospital Psychiatry. 
  • Eustis, E. H., Cardona, N., Nauphal, M., Sauer-Zavala, S., Rosellini, A. J., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). Experiential avoidance as a mechanism of change across cognitive behavioral therapy in a sample of participants with heterogeneous anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 44(2), 275-286. doi:10.1007/s10608-019-10063-6 
  • Barlow, D. H., Harris, B. E., Eustis, E. H., & Farchione, T. J. (2020). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders. World Psychiatry, 19(2), 245-246. doi:10.1002/wps.20747 
  • Martinez, J. H., Eustis, E. H., Arbid, N., Graham, J., & Roemer, L. (2020). Impact of experiential avoidance as a moderator in the relation between racial discrimination and negative mental health outcomes. Journal of American College Health. doi:10.1080/07448481.2020.1754221 
  • Sauer-Zavala, S., Tirpak, J. W., Eustis, E. H., Woods, B. K., & Russell, K. (2020). Unified Protocol for the transdiagnostic prevention of emotional disorders: Longitudinal evaluation of a brief, online course for college freshmen. Behavior Therapy.  
  • doi:10.1016/j.beth.2020.01.010 
  • Eustis, E. H., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Orsillo, S. M., & Roemer L. (2018). Surviving and Thriving During Stress: A randomized clinical trial comparing a brief web-based therapist assisted acceptance-based behavioral intervention versus waitlist control for college students. Behavior Therapy, 49, 889-903. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2018.05.009 
  • Eustis, E. H., Krill Williston, S., Morgan, L. P, Graham, J. R., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., & Roemer, L. (2017). Development, acceptability, and effectiveness of an acceptance-based behavioral stress/anxiety management workshop for university students. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 24, 174-186. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2016.03.011 
  • Eustis, E. H., Hayes-Skelton, S., Orsillo, S. M., & Roemer, L. (2016). Reductions in experiential avoidance as a mediator of change in symptom outcome and quality of life in acceptance- based behavior therapy and applied relaxation for generalized anxiety disorder.     Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 188-195. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2016.09.012 

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