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  • *Liu, Q., *Teng, C. C., *Sun, I., Muñoz, R. F., Garza, M., Liu, N. H., Barakat, S., & Leykin. Y. (In press). Suicide attempts in the absence of depression: Differences between broad cultural groups. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  • *Young, B. R., *Goodmann, D., *Hamlin, E. F., *Tabaczyk, O., Dunn, L. B., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2024). Is it worth it? Greater risk aversion with lower life satisfaction among depressed individuals. Psychology, Health & Medicine., 29(4), 732-742.


  • *Goodmann, D., Brown, L. M., Bunge, E. L., & Leykin, Y. (In Press). Initial examination of DAHLIA: a fully-automated internet intervention for women survivors of sexual assault. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.

  • *Freedland, A., *Sundaram, K., Liu, N. H., Barakat, S., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (In Press). Self-harm behaviors and their intentions: a cross-cultural analysis.  Journal of Mental Health.

  • *Kingman, H. R., *Retzer, K. C., Muñoz, R. F., Liu, N. H., Barakat, S., & Leykin, Y. (2023). Self-harm behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in a high-risk group. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 25(4), 63-69.

  • *Daouk, S., Dailami, M., Barakat, S., Awaad, R., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2023). Suicidality in the Arab World: Results from an Online Screener. Community Mental Health Journal, 59, 1401-1408.

  • Walsh, J. M. E., Karliner, L., Smith, A., Leykin, Y., Gregorich, S. E., Livaudais-Toman, J., Velazquez, A. I., Lowenstein, M., & Kaplan, C. P. (2023). LungCARE: Encouraging Encouraging Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38(14), 3115-3122.

  • Bunge, E. L., Walker, H., Hunt, G., Leykin, Y., & Kim, E. (2023). The impact of a behavioral activation online microintervention on mood and activity level. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 8, 196-204. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-023-00314-5

  • *Jones, K., *McCorkle, C., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2023). Effect of demographic and clinical factors on depression self-efficacy. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 25(2), 25-29.

  • *Uhl, E., *Raybin, H., Muñoz, R. F., Liu, N. H., Barakat, S., Garza, M., & Leykin, Y. (2023). Discrepancies in suicide screenings: results from an international study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 320, 18-21.

  • *McCorkle, C., Barrera, A. Z., & Leykin, Y. (2023). I’m judging you! Influence of depression on moral judgements of COVID-19 infection control behaviors and policies. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 28(1), 225-231. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2022.2067575


  • Lungu, A., Wickham, R. E., Chen, S. Y., Jun, J. J., Leykin, Y., & Chen, C. (2022). Component Analysis of a Blended Care CBT intervention for Depression and Anxiety: Pragmatic Retrospective Study. Internet Interventions, 28, 100536. 

  • Soares, E. E., Giordano, B. L., Rogers, J., Leykin, Y., Cordova, M., Van Voorhees, B., Gladstone, R., & Bunge, E. L. (2022). The Effects of Engagement with an Online Depression Prevention Program for Adolescents on Suicide Risk Factors. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciences, 7, 307-314.

  • Korte, C., Friedberg, R.D., Wilgenbusch, T., Paternostro, J.K., Brown, K., Kakolu, A., Tiller-Ormord, J., Baweja, R., Cassar, M., Barnowski, A., Movahedi, Y., Kohl, K., Martinez, W., Trafalis, S., & Leykin, Y. (2022). Intolerance of uncertainty and health-related anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Understanding and weathering the current storm. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 29(3), 645-653. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-021-09816-x

  • Wu, M. S., Chen, S.-Y., Wickham, R. E., Leykin, Y., Varra, A., Chen, C., & Lungu, A. (2022).  Predicting Non-Initiation of Care and Dropout in a Blended Care CBT Intervention: Impact of Early Digital Engagement, Sociodemographic, and Clinical Factors. Digital Health, 8.


  • Moskowitz, J. T., Addington, E. L., Shiu, E, Bassett, S. M., Schuette, S., Kwok, I., Grote, V., Freedman, M. E., Leykin, Y., Saslow, L.R., Cohn, M.A,  & Cheung, E. O. (2021).  Facilitator contact, discussion boards, and virtual badges as adherence enhancers to a Web-based, self-guided, positive psychological intervention for depression: randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(9), e25922.  DOI: 10.2196/25922

  • Muñoz, R. F., Pineda, B. S., Barrera, A. Z., Bunge, E., & Leykin, Y. (2021). Digital Tools for Prevention and Treatment of Depression: Lessons from the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health. Clínica y Salud, 32, 37-40. 

  • *Bharat, V., Bunge, E. L., Barrera, A. Z. & Leykin, Y. (2021). Emotional Well-Being of Information Technology Professionals Working in India. Journal of Indian Mental Health, 8(2), 140-147. 

  • *Goodmann, D., *Daouk, S., *Sullivan, M., *Cabrera, J., Liu, N. H., Garza, M., Barakat, S., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2021). Factor analysis of depression symptoms across five broad cultural groups. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 227-235.

  • Muñoz, R. F., Leykin, Y., Barrera, A. Z., Dunn, L. B., Gutierrez, R., *Curland, R. A., & Pineda, B. S. (2021). Who comes to a self-help depression prevention website? Characteristics of Spanish- and English-speaking visitors. Internet Interventions, 23, 100359.

  • *Daouk, S., Awaad, R., Maklad, S., Ahmed, B., Barakat, S., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2021). Common and country-specific characteristics associated with suicidality in the Arab region. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 82(1), 19m13199.


  • Stephens, T. N., *Tran, M. M., Bunge, E. L., Liu, N. H., Barakat, S., Garza, M. & Leykin, Y. (2020). Children and adolescents attempting to participate in a worldwide online depression screener. Psychiatry Research, 22(7), 291, 113250.

  • Lungu, A., Jun, J. J., Azarmanesh, O., Leykin, Y., & Chen, C. E. (2020). Effectiveness of a blended CBT intervention for depression and anxiety in real world settings. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(7), e18723. DOI: 10.2196/18723

  • Bond, M. H., Bunge, E. L., Barrera, A. Z., Leykin, Y., Wickham, R. E., Barlow, M. R., Ceja, A. M., & Muñoz, R. F. (2020) Development and Usability of a Spanish/English Smoking Cessation Website: Lessons Learned. mHealth. Epub,  

  • *Curland, R. A., *Tran, M. M., *Barba, F, & Leykin, Y. (2020). Depressed individuals’ reasons for and against trying to get better. Clinical Psychologist. Epub. 

  • *Bharat, V., Habarth, J., Keledjian, N., & Leykin, Y. (2020). Association between subjective social status and facets of depression self-stigma. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(3), 1059–1065. 

  • *Tran, M. M., *Curland, R., A. & Leykin, Y. (2020). The association between personal knowledge of individuals with emotional or mental problems on treatment-seeking. Psychiatric Services, 71(4), 393-396. 

  • *Spangler, D. A., Muñoz, R. F., Chu, J., & Leykin, Y. (2020). Perceived utility of the Internet-Based Safety Plan in a sample of Internet users screening positive for suicidality. Crisis, 41(2), 146-149. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000600. 


  • *Spangler, D. A., Muñoz, R. F., Chu, J., & Leykin, Y. (2019). Utilization of an automated Internet-based Safety Plan. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 5, 129-138. 

  • Siev, J., Lit, K., & Leykin, Y. (2019). Perceived Decision-Making Styles Among Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive and Hoarding Disorders. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Epub. 

  • Addington, E. L., Cheung, E. O., Bassett, S. M., Kwok, I., Schuette, S. A., Shiu, E., Yang, D., Cohn, M., Leykin, Y., Saslow, L. R., & Moskowitz, J. T. (2019). Feasibility and enhancement of an online intervention to improve emotion regulation in people with elevated depressive symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 257, 352-364. 

  • Dickter, B., Bunge, E. L., Brown, L., Leykin, Y., Furay, E. E., Van Voorhees, B., Marko, M., & Gladstone, T. (2019). Impact of an online depression prevention intervention on suicide risk factors for adolescents and young adults. mHealth, 5, 11. 


  • Kaplan, C. P., Siegel, A., Leykin, Y., Palmer, N. R., Borno, H., Bielenberg, J., Livaudais-Toman, J., Ryan, C., & Small, E. J. (2018). A bilingual, Internet-based, targeted advertising campaign for prostate cancer clinical trials: Assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a novel recruitment strategy. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 12, 60-67. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2018.08.005. 

  • Cheung, E. O, Addington, E. L., Bassett, S. M., Schuette, S. A., Shiu, E. W., Cohn, M. A., Leykin, Y., Saslow, L. R., &  Moskowitz. J. T. (2018). A Self-Paced, Web-Based, Positive Emotion Skills Intervention for Reducing Symptoms of Depression: Protocol for Development and Pilot Testing of MARIGOLD. JMIR research protocols 7(6), e10494. doi: 10.2196/10494. 

  • Bunge, E., Cook, H. M., Bond, M., Williamson, R. E., Cano, M., Barrera, A. Z., Leykin, Y., & Muñoz, R. F. (2018). Comparing Amazon Mechanical Turk with unpaid internet resources in online clinical trials. Internet Interventions, 12, 68-73. 

  • *Naushad, N., Dunn, L. B., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2018). Depression increases subjective stigma of chronic pain. Journal of Affective Disorders, 229, 456-462. 

  • *Gill. S. K., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2018). The influence of perceived stress and depression on suicide-related beliefs in Caucasian and Indian adults. Crisis, 39(2), 127-136. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000492. 


  • Beard, C. L., Stephens, T. N., Bunge, E. L., Leykin, Y., & Muñoz, R. F. (2017). Mood management effects of a brief behavioral activation internet intervention. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 2, 163-170. 

  • Leykin, Y., Dunn, L. B., & Muñoz, R. F. (2017). The effect of depression on the decision to join a clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(7), 751-756. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000212 

  • *Elefant, A., Contreras, O., Bunge, E. L., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2017). Micro-interventions produce immediate, but not lasting benefits in mood and distress. Internet Interventions, 10, 10-14. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2017.08.004. 

  • Muñoz, R. F., Leykin, Y., Barrera, A. Z., Torres, L. D., Brown, C. H., & Bunge, E. L. (2017). The impact of phone calls on follow-up rates in an online depression prevention study. Internet Interventions, 8, 10-14. 


  • *Rutter, T. M., *Gross, M. S., Barakat, S., Dilley, J. W., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2016). Sexual orientation and help-seeking for symptoms of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.07.003 

  • Bunge, E.L., Williamson, R. E., Cano, M., Leykin, Y., & Muñoz, R. F. (2016). Mood management effects of brief unsupported Internet interventions. Internet Interventions. 5, 36-43. 


  • Kaplan, C. P., Nápoles, A. M., Narine, S., Gregorich, S., Livaudais-Toman, J., Nguyen, T., Leykin, Y., Roach, M., & Small E. J. (2015). Knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical trials and willingness to participate among prostate cancer patients. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 45(Pt B), 443-448. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.09.023. 

  • Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., & Leykin, Y. (2015). Daily mood ratings via text message as a proxy for clinic based depression assessment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175(1), 471-474. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.01.033. 

  • Muñoz, R. F. Sorensen, J. L., Areán, P. A., Lieberman, A., Fields, A., Gruber, V. A, Hall, S. M, Kramer, J. M., Leykin, Y. McBurnett, K., McQuaid, J. R., Pfiffner, L. J., Prochaska, J. J., Scheidt, S. D., Shumway, M., Tsoh, J. Y., van Horn, P., Sosa, H., & McNiel, D. E. (2015). Scientist–practitioner training at the internship and postdoctoral level: reflections over three decades. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9(2), 105–112. 


  • Liu, N. H., *Contreras, O., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2014). Assessing suicide attempts and depression among Chinese speakers over the internet. Crisis, 35(5), 322-329. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000261. 

  • Leykin, Y., Muñoz, R. F., *Contreras, O., & *Latham, M. D. (2014). Results from a trial of an unsupported internet intervention for depressive symptoms. Internet Interventions, 1(4), 175-181. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2014.09.002 

  • *Gill, S., *Contreras, O., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2014). Participant retention in an automated online monthly depression rescreening program: patterns and predictors. Internet Interventions, 1(1), 20-25. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2014.02.003. 

  • *Gross, M. S., *Liu, N. H., Muñoz, R. F., *Contreras, O., & Leykin, Y. (2014). Using Google AdWords for international multilingual recruitment to health research websites. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(1), e18. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2986. 


  • Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Prompting depression treatment seeking among smokers: A comparison of participants from six countries in an internet stop smoking RCT. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31(3), 238-247. doi: 10.1080/15228835.2013.812502. 

  • Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Selection of intervention components in an Internet Stop Smoking participant preference trial: Beyond randomized controlled trials. Psychiatry Research, 205(1-2), 159-64. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.08.030 

  • Geraghty, A. W. A., Torres, L. D., Leykin, Y., & Muñoz, R. F., (2013). Understanding attrition from international internet health interventions: A step towards global eHealth. Health Promotion International, 28(3), 442-452. 10.1093/heapro/das029. 


  • Fisher, C. E., Dunn, L. B., Christopher, P, P., Holzheimer, P. E., Leykin, Y., Mayberg, H. S., Lisanby, S., H., & Appelbaum, P. S. (2012). The ethics of research on deep brain stimulation for depression: decisional capacity and therapeutic misconception. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1265(1), 69-79. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06596.x. 

  • Muñoz, R. F., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2012). From online randomized controlled trials to participant preference studies: Morphing the San Francisco Stop Smoking site into a worldwide smoking cessation resource. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e64. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1852. 

  • Aguilera, A., Leykin, Y., Adler, N. E., & Muñoz, R. F. (2012). Assessing the impact of relative social position and absolute community resources on depression and obesity among smokers. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50(0), 211-6. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9492-z 

  • Leykin, Y., Thekdi, S. M., Shumay, D. M., Muñoz, R. F., Riba, M., & Dunn, L. B. (2012). Internet interventions for improving psychological well-being in psycho-oncology: Review and recommendations. Psycho-Oncology. 21(9), 1016-25. doi: 10.1002/pon.1993. 

  • Muñoz, R. F., Beardsley, W. R., & Leykin, Y. (2012). Major depression can be prevented. American Psychologist, 67(4), 285-292. doi: 10.1037/a0027666 

  • Christopher, P. P., Leykin, Y., Appelbaum, P. S., Holtzheimer, P. E., Mayberg, H. S., & Dunn, L. B. (2012). Enrolling in deep brain stimulation research for depression: Influences on decision making. Depression and Anxiety, 29(2), 139-46. doi: 10.1002/da.20916. 

  • Hilton, J. F., Barkoff, L., Chang, Olivia, Ratanaeongsa, N., Sarkar, U., Leykin, Y., Muñoz, R. F., Thom, D. H., & Kahn, J. A. (2012). A cross-sectional study of barriers to personal health record use among patients attending a safety-net clinic. PLoS One, 7(2), e31888. 

  • Leykin, Y., Muñoz, R. F. & *Contreras, O. (2012). Are consumers of Internet health information “cyberchondriacs”? Characteristics of 24,965 users of a depression screening site. Depression and Anxiety, 29(1), 71-77. doi: 10.1002/da.20848 

  • Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L. D., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2012). Interpreting the outcomes of automated Internet-based trials: Example of an international smoking cessation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(1), e5. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1829. 


  • Leykin, Y., Christopher, P. P. Holtzheimer, P. E., Appelbaum, P. S., Mayberg, H. S., Lisanby, S. H., & Dunn, L. B. (2011). Participants’ perceptions of deep brain stimulation research for treatment-resistant depression: Risks, benefits, and therapeutic misconception. AJOB Primary Research. 2(4), 33-41. doi: 10.1080/21507716.2011.627579 

  • Leykin, Y., Weingardt, K, R. & Cucciare, M. A. (2011). Differential effects of online training on job-related burnout among substance abuse counselors. Journal of Substance Use, 16(2), 127-135. DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2010.526168 

  • Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L. D., & Muñoz, R. F. (2011). Factor structure of CES-D delivered on the Internet in Spanish and English. Psychiatry Research, 185(1-2), 269-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.04.056 

  • Leykin, Y., *Roberts, C. S., & DeRubeis, R. J. (2011). Decision-making and depressive symptomatology. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 35(4), 333-341. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-010-9308-0 


  • Muñoz, R. F., Cuijpers, P., Smit, P., Barrera, A. Z., & Leykin, Y. (2010). Prevention of major depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 181-212. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-033109-132040 

  • Leykin, Y. & DeRubeis, R. J. (2010). Decision-making styles and depressive symptomatology. Judgment and Decision Making, 5(7), 506-515. 



  • Leykin, Y., DeRubeis, R. J., Shelton, R. C., & Amsterdam, J. D. (2007). Changes in patients’ beliefs about the causes of their depression following successful treatment. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 31(4), 437-449. 

  • Leykin, Y., DeRubeis, R. J., Gallop, R, Amsterdam, J. D., Shelton, R. C., & Hollon, S. D. (2007). The relation of patients’ treatment preferences to outcome in a randomized clinical trial. Behavior Therapy. 38(3), 209-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2006.08.002 

  • Leykin, Y., Amsterdam, J. D., DeRubeis, R. J., Gallop, R., Shelton, R. C., & Hollon, S. D. (2007). Progressive resistance to SSRI therapy but not to cognitive therapy in the treatment of moderate to severe major depressive episode. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 75(2), 267-76. DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.75.2.267 


  • Neylan, T. C., Lenoci, M. A., Maglione M. L., Rosenlicht, N. Z., Leykin, Y., Metzler, T. J., Schoenfeld, F. B., & Marmar, C. R. (2003). The effect of nefazodone on subjective and objective sleep quality in post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 64(4), 445-50. DOI: 10.4088/jcp.v64n0415 

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