Daniel Fulford, PhD

Dan Fulford, PhD

Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave, SAR-512
Email
dfulford@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-2614
Education
BA in Psychology, UCLA
PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
Website or Lab
Approach Motivation & Participation Lab
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Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Dr. Fulford’s research centers on the identification and treatment of severe mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), with additional interest in the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions to increase motivation for self-management across a variety of health problems. He uses a biopsychosocial framework to uncover mechanisms involved in human motivation: the drive to set, strive for, and accomplish goals.

In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Fulford is a licensed clinical psychologist and has contributed to the development and implementation of community-based psychosocial intervention programs for various non-profit agencies. He brings expertise in clinical research of mental illness to help form an invaluable bridge between the BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the Occupational Therapy Department at Boston University.

Courses Taught

Entry-level MS in Occupational Therapy courses (please note that BU is transitioning to the Entry-level OTD program)

This graduate course in occupational therapy is designed to be taken concurrently with two other complementary courses: OT564 and OT503 (Integrative Seminar/LIFW III). This course focuses on knowledge and resources needed for effective clinical reasoning in occupation therapy practice. Topics covered include practice contexts/environments, healthcare/education regulations and policies, and interdisciplinary practitioner roles. Content is applied particularly to individuals living with long-term conditions who are most likely to benefit from compensatory and adaptive interventions to enable performance of meaningful occupations. Classes consist primarily of lectures, group discussions, audiovisual presentations, and case study discussions. (Credits: 2)

Advanced study in a selected area of occupational therapy theory or practice. Specific topic announced in the semester offered. Seminar and/or supervised laboratory study as appropriate to the particular topic. (Credits: Var)

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences courses

A seminar for doctoral students that focuses on a different topic each semester. (Credits: Var)

This seminar allows for a discussion of topics of interest to doctoral-level students in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences, and is designed to provide insight in 1) curricular aspects of the PhD program, 2) mentor-mentee relationship, 3) skills necessary for PhD graduates entering the field of rehabilitation sciences with a research doctorate, and 4) interdisciplinary nature of the field of rehabilitation. This course enhances the student's ability to successfully complete the PhD program by working on skills needed to write and critically review IRB proposals, research manuscripts and research grant proposals, to outline ethical dilemmas in research, to formulate and disseminate a line of inquiry, and to distinguish various career paths. Literature addressing these issues will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments. (Credits: Var)

Post-professional distance education OTD Courses

This is an on-line graduate course in the post-professional OTD program. Concurrent with each full semester (fall, spring, summer) in the OTD program, students register for one credit of the Doctoral Project. In the fourth semester of the program, students register for 3 credits of the Doctoral Project course. The Doctoral Project is organized around the student's proposed innovation in practice. It is in the form of a series of qualifying tasks, each of which represents a critical phase of the proposal. Guidance in the doctoral project will be through a combination of three elements: Faculty advising and mentorship, peer mentorship and a.Circle of Advisors composed of a minimum of two professionals with content expertise in the doctoral project. The project outcomes include: Description of a short-coming, gap or specific need in the student's area of practice; compilation of a theoretical and evidence base to support the proposed project; description of the proposed program; evaluation plan; funding plan; dissemination plan; executive summary and Fact Sheet. (1 credit each full semester until completed, 3 credits in the final semester - a minimum of 6 credits) (Credits: Var)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Fulford, D., Piksulic, D., Addington, J., Kane, J. M., Schooler, N. R., & Mueser, K. T. (in press). Prospective relationships between motivation and functioning in recovery after a first episode of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
  • Cho, H., Gonzales, R., Lavaysse, L., Pence, S., Fulford, D., & Gard, D. (2017). Do people with schizophrenia experience more negative emotion and less positive emotion in their daily lives? A meta-analysis of experience sampling studies. Schizophrenia Research, 183, 49-55.
  • Woolley, J. D., Chuang, B., Fussell, C., Scherer, S., Biagianti, B., Fulford, D., Mathalon, D.H., & Vinogradov, S. (2017). Intranasal oxytocin increases facial expressivity, but not ratings of trustworthiness, in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls. Psychological Medicine, 47, 1311-1322.
  • Fulford, D., Tuot, D. S., & Mangurian, C. (2016). Electronic psychiatric consultation in primary care in the safety net. Psychiatric Services, 67, 1160-1161.
  • Woolley, J. D., Arcuni, P., Stauffer, C. S., Fulford, D., Carson, D. S., Batki, S., & Vinogradov, S. (in press). The effects of intranasal oxytocin in opioid-dependent individuals and healthy control subjects: A pilot study. Psychopharmacology.
  • Schlosser, D. A., Campellone, T. R., Biagianti, B., Delucchi, K. L., Gard, D. E., Fulford, D., Stuart, B., Loewy, R. L., & Vinogradov, S. (2015). Modeling the role of negative symptoms in determining social functioning in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 169, 204-208.
  • Fulford, D., Eisner, L. R., & Johnson, S. L. (2015). Differentiating risk for mania and borderline personality disorder: The nature of affective dysregulation. Psychiatry Research, 227, 347-352.
  • Fulford, D., Sinclair, S., John, O. P., & Johnson, S. L. (2014). Mania risk is associated with dominance behavior in an interpersonal negotiation task. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5, 477-491. 
  • Fulford, D., Pearson, R., Stuart, B. K., Fisher, M., Mathalon, D. H., Vinogradov, S., & Loewy, R. L. (2014). Symptom assessment in early psychosis: The use of well-established rating scales in clinical highrisk and recent-onset populations. Psychiatry Research, 220, 1077-1083.
  • Schlosser, D. A., Fisher, M., Gard, D. E., Fulford, D., Loewy, R. L., & Vinogradov, S. (2014). Motivational deficits prior to the onset of psychosis and across the course of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 158, 52-57.
  • Fulford, D., Peckham, A., Johnson, K., & Johnson, S. L. (2014). Emotion perception and quality of life in bipolar I disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 152, 491-497.
  • Fulford, D., Niendam, T. A., Floyd, E., Carter, C. S., Mathalon, D. H., Vinogradov, S., Stuart, B. K., & Loewy, R. L. (2013). Symptom dimensions and functional impairment in early psychosis: More to the story than just negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 147, 125-131.
  • Granholm, E., Ben-Zeev, D., Fulford, D., & Swendsen, J. (2013). Ecological Momentary Assessment of social functioning in schizophrenia: Impact of performance appraisals and affect on social interactions. Schizophrenia Research, 145, 120-124.
  • Fulford, D., Feldman, G., Tabak, B. A., McGillicuddy, M., & Johnson, S. L. (2013). Positive affect enhances the association of hypomanic personality and cognitive flexibility. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6, 1-15.
  • Johnson, S. L., Fulford, D., & Carver, C. S. (2012). The double-edged sword of goal engagement: Consequences of goal pursuit in bipolar disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 19, 352-362.
  • Fulford, D., Rosen, R. K., Johnson, S. L., & Carver, C. S. (2012). Negative generalization and symptoms of anxiety disorders. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3, 62-68.
  • Fulford, D., Johnson, S. L., Llabre, M. M., & Carver, C. S. (2010). Pushing and coasting in dynamic goal pursuit: Coasting is attenuated in bipolar disorder. Psychological Science, 21, 1021-1027.
  • Fulford, D., Tuchman, N., & Johnson, S. L. (2009). The Cognition Checklist for Mania – Revised (CCLM-R): Factor-analytic structure and links with risk for mania, diagnoses of mania, and current symptoms. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2, 313-324.
  • Johnson, S. L., & Fulford, D. (2009). Preventing mania: A preliminary examination of the GOALS program. Behavior Therapy, 40, 103-113.
  • Fulford, D., Johnson, S. L., & Carver, C. S. (2008). Commonalities and differences in characteristics of persons at risk for narcissism and mania. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1427-1438.
  • Johnson, S. L., & Fulford, D. (2008). Development of the Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire in bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64, 466-481.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Fulford, D., Woolley, J., & Vinogradov, S. (in press). Prefrontal cortical dysfunction in schizophrenia: Clinical Implications and novel treatment development. In Miller B, ed., The Human Frontal Lobes (3rd ed.).
  • Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2010). Psychopathology. In Weiner IB, Craighead WB, eds. Corsini’s encyclopedia of psychology (4th ed., pp. 1358-1360). New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Fulford, D. (2009). Test bank. In Kring AM, Johnson SL, Davison GC, Neale JM. Abnormal psychology (11th ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Johnson, S. L., Fulford, D., & Eisner, L. (2009). Psychosocial mechanisms in bipolar disorder. In Salzinger K, Serper MR, eds. Behavioral Mechanisms and Psychopathology: Advancing the Explanation of Its Nature, Cause, and Treatment (1st ed., pp. 77-106). Washington, DC: American Psychological Press.
  • Carver, C. S., Scheier, M. F., Miller, C. J., & Fulford, D. (2009). Optimism. In Snyder CR, Lopez SJ, eds. Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed., pp. 303-312). NewYork: Oxford University Press.
  • Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2009). Bipolar Disorders. In Ingram RE, ed. The international encyclopedia of depression (1st ed., pp. 77-79). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Johnson, S. L., Carver, C. S., & Fulford, D. (2009). Goal dysregulation in the affective disorders. In A. Kring & D. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: A transdiagnostic approach to etiology and treatment (1st ed., pp. 204-228). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Carver, C. S., Scheier, M. F., & Fulford, D. (2008). Self-regulatory processes, stress, and coping. In John OP, Robbins RW, Pervin LA eds. Handbook of personality: Theory and research (3rd ed., pp. 725-742). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Johnson, S. L., & Fulford, D. (2008). Empirically-supported treatments of bipolar disorder. Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 12. http://www.div12.org/psychological-treatments/disorders/bipolar-disorder/

Research Funding

Active

2017-2018       

Technology-Assisted Assessment and Treatment of Social Motivation and Functioning in Serious Mental Illness (L30MH098380)
Principal Investigator
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Total Amount: $23,385

2016-2018   

Enhancing Social Functioning in Schizophrenia through Scalable Mobile Technology
Principal Investigator
R21MH111501
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Total Amount: $458,828

Leveraging Smart Phone Sensing Technology to Identify Social Isolation in Mental Illness
Principal Investigator
Digital Health Initiative (DHI) Research Award (2017-02-002)
The Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy (IHSIP) and the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Total Amount: $33,450

2016-2017

Coping with paranoia: Acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of an online transdiagnostic approach for clients with serious mental illness
Principal Investigator
Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund Faculty Grant
Boston UniversityCollege of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Completed

2013-2015

Patient-Centered Outcomes: Transforming Engaged Research (5K12HS021700)
Scholar
K12 Career Development Award
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

2012-2014

Identification and Treatment of Severe Mental Illness (L30MH098380)
Principal Investigator
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

2013-2014

Imaging Reliability for Psychosis Prediction (NIH 2UL1RR024131-06)
Co-Investigator
Multicenter Start-up Award
UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

Presentations

Professional Talks and Symposia

  • Fulford, D., Piksulic, D., Addington, J., Kane, J. M., Schooler, N. R., & Mueser, K. T. (2017). Prospective relationships between motivation and functioning in the recovery after an initial episode of schizophrenia. Faces of the Future Symposium, Society for Research in Psychopathology, Denver, CO
  • Fulford, D. (2017). Motivation and mental health: From the lab to daily life. OT Research Summit, Boston, MA
  • Fulford, D. (2017). Chair. The promise of continuous, unobtrusive sensing technologies as assessment and intervention tools in mental illness. Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA
  • Fulford, D., Gonzalez, R., Abplanalp, S., & Gard, D. (2017). Leveraging smartphone sensing data to identify social isolation in schizophrenia. Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA
  • Fulford, D., Treadway, M., Akazawa, J., Vinogradov, S., & Woolley, J. (2014). Oxytocin and effort expenditure for social reward in schizophrenia. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Chicago, IL
  • Fulford, D., McClellan, S., & Tai-Seale, M. (2014). Internalizing and externalizing disorders and their relationships with BMI and blood pressure in adolescence: Utilizing Electronic Health Record (EHR) data to examine associations over time. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Johnson, S. L., Fulford, D., & Bartholomew, M. (2013). Dominance behavior and mania risk. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Oakland, CA
  • Loewy, R. L., Fulford, D., Pearson, R., Schlosser, D. A., Stuart, B. K., Mathalon, D. H., & Vinogradov, S. (2013). Impact of the psychosocial environment on risk for psychosis: Trauma and stress reactivity. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Prodromal Satellite Meeting, Orlando, FL
  • Fulford, D., Niendam, T. A., Floyd, E., Miscovich, T., Carter, C. S., Mathalon, D. H., Vinogradov, & Loewy, R. L. (2012). Symptom dimensions and functional impairment in early psychosis: More to the story than just negative symptoms. International Early Psychosis Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Fulford, D., Johnson, S. L., Llabre, M., & Carver, C. S. (2009). Effort allocation in dynamic goal pursuit among persons with and without bipolar disorder. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY
  • Carver, C. S., Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2009). Do people coast when they’re happy about their task efforts? Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL
  • Johnson, S. L., Fulford, D., & Eisner, L. (2008). Goal regulation across psychiatric disorders. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL

Other Professional Presentations

  • Campellone, T., Sanchez, A., Kring, A., & Fulford, D. (2017, November). Defeatist performance beliefs: Associations with psychopathology risk and daily goal-directed behavior. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA
  • Kircos, C., Fulford, D., Abplanalp, S., Gonzalez, R., & Gard, D. (2017, September). Loneliness in the 21st century: Utilizing smartphone technology to detect perceived social isolation. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Denver, CO
  • Dillaway, K., Abplanalp, S., Marsico, C., Vajram, S., Treadway, M. T., & Fulford, D. (2017, September). Associations between anhedonia and effort perception in and out of the laboratory. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Denver, CO
  • Abplanalp, S., Treadway, M.T., & Fulford, D. (2017, May). Links among anhedonia, effort-based decision-making, and full-body effort exertion. Society for the Study of Motivation, Boston, MA
  • Abplanalp, S., Gard, D. E., Gonzalez, R., Campos, Y., & Fulford, D. (2017, April). Social motivation in daily life: Links between real-time approach and avoidance affect words and reported enjoyment of social interactions. Society for Affective Science, Boston, MA
  • Gonzalez, R., Fulford, D., Kircos, C., & Gard, D. (2016, October). A window into the social lives of people with schizophrenia: Feasibility of the Electronically Activated Recorder (E.A.R.) method. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Baltimore, MD
  • Cho, H., Lavaysse, L., Kaur, M., Campos, Y., Fulford, D., & Gard, D. (2015, October). Do people with schizophrenia experience more negative emotion and less positive emotion in their daily lives? A meta-analysis of experience sampling studies. Society for Research in Psychopathology, New Orleans, LA
  • Loewy, R., Corey, S., Dabit, S., Fulford, D., Pearson, R., Hua, J., Schlosser, D., Stuart, B., Epel, E., Wolkowitz, O., Mathalon, D., & Vinogradov, S. (2015, May). Childhood trauma, cortisol elevation and risk for psychosis. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada 
  • Fulford, D., Treadway, M., Akazawa, J., Vinogradov, S., & Woolley, J. (2015, March). Social reinforcement does not increase effort expenditure for reward in schizophrenia. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Fulford, D., Dillon, E., Hughes, S. D., Mazza, M. C., Panattoni, L., & Tai-Seale, M. (2014, June). Primary Care Physicians’ use of behavior change counseling with chronic condition patients. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Fulford, D., Hughes, S. D., Panattoni, L., & Tai-Seale, M. (2014, June). Experiences with patientcentered care for chronic conditions – Relations with depression and patient activation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Loewy, R. L., Fulford, D., Pearson, R., Hua, J., Schlosser, D. A., Stuart, B. K., Wolkowitz, O., Epel, E., Mathalon, D. H., & Vinogradov, S. (2014, May). Childhood trauma, cortisol response to psychosocial stressors and risk for psychosis. Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY. Abstract published in Biological Psychiatry, 75, 116S-116S
  • Woolley, J., Fussell, C., Lai, W., Lam, O., Chuang, B., Biagianti, B., Fulford, D., Mathalon, D. H., & Vinogradov, S. (2013, December). Oxytocin and facial expressivity in patients with schizophrenia and healthy participants. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Hollywood, FL. Abstract published in Neuropsychopharmacology, 38, S273-S434.
  • Fulford, D., Pearson, R., Dabit, S., Niendam, T. A., Mathalon, D. H., Vinogradov, S., Stuart, B. K., & Loewy, R. L. (2013, September). The impact of anticipatory threat appraisals on HPA axis response following acute social stress among individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Oakland, CA
  • Fulford, D., Sinclair, S., John, O. P., & Johnson, S. L. (2013, May). Dominant behavior in people at risk for mania. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Fulford, D., Schlosser, D. A., Stuart, B. K., Mathalon, D. H., Vinogradov, S., & Loewy, R. L. (2013, April). The prospective association of motivational deficits and psychosocial impairment in individuals at Clinical High-Risk for psychosis. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL
  • Schlosser, D. A., Fisher, M., Fulford, D., Gard, D. E., Loewy, R. L., & Vinogradov, S., (2013, April). Motivational deficits prior to the onset of psychosis and across the course of schizophrenia. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL
  • Niendam, T. A., Mathalon, D. H., Taylor, S. F., Lesh, T. A., Fulford, D., Loewy, R. L., Vinogradov, S., & Carter, C. S. (2013, April). Multi-site fMRI study of cognitive control-related brain activation in early schizophrenia and clinical-high-risk youth: Preliminary associations with outcome. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL
  • Fulford, D., Johnson, S. L., Edge, M., & Mauss, I. B. (2012, October). Implicit and explicit attitudes toward emotion regulation in bipolar disorder: Links with symptoms and quality of life. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Yohannes, S., Fulford, D., Hardy, K., Mathalon, D., Vinogradov, S., & Loewy, R. L. (2012, October). Exploring the relationship between ethnicity and interviewer-rated symptom severity in early psychosis. International Early Psychosis Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Stuart, B. K., Fulford, D., Vertinski, M., McPherson, M., Vinogradov, S., & Loewy, R. L. (2012, October). The discrepancy between the experience and expression of emotion as a risk marker for conversion to psychotic disorder. International Early Psychosis Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2010, November). Is emotional intelligence related to functioning in bipolar disorder? Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA
  • Fulford, D., Marquinez, N., & Johnson, S. L. (2009, November). Predictors of functioning in bipolar I disorder: The roles of education, personality, and ambition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY
  • Fulford, D., Tabak, B. A., & Johnson, S. L. (2009, September). Flow as a potential mechanism of goal engagement in hypomania. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rosen, R. K., Fulford, D., Johnson, S. L., & Carver, C. S. (2009, February). Changes in goal effort in response to performance feedback: Coasting in the laboratory. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL
  • Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2008, November). An experience-sampling study of goal striving and affect in bipolar I disorder. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL
  • Fulford, D., Eisner, L., & Johnson, S. L. (2008, September). Where do characteristics of borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder diverge? The roles of goal regulation and impulsivity.  Society for Research in Psychopathology, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Tabak, B. A., Fulford, D., Feldman, G., & Johnson, S. L. (2008, August). Mania risk and creativity: The role of overinclusive categorization. American Psychological Association, Boston, MA
  • Fulford, D., Eisner, L. R., & Johnson, S. L. (2007, November). Addressing unrealistic expectations for success in a pilot study of mania prevention. Association for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tabak, B. A., Fulford, D, McMurrich, S. M., & Johnson, S. L. (2007, August). Over-reactions to positive emotion—Is there more to hypomania than meets the eye? American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Fulford, D., Miller, C. J., & Johnson, S. L. (2006, October). Ambition and mania: The role of glowing memories of previous triumphs. Society for Research in Psychopathology, San Diego, CA
  • Fulford, D., & Johnson, S. L. (2006, November). Treatment attitudes in bipolar disorder: Psychological predictors of treatment engagement and withdrawal. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL
  • Fulford, D., Langer, D. A., & Weisz, J. R. (2005, November). Exploring the gap between assessment methods: Structured interviews versus clinician assessments in a sample of internalizing youth. Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D. C.
  • Fulford, D., Francis, S. E., & Weisz, J. R. (2004, November). Psychometric properties of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children among a school-based sample. Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA
  • Francis, S. E., Fulford, D., & Weisz, J. R. (2004, November). Correspondence of parent and child reports on the parent and child versions of the Children’s Depression Inventory. Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA