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About Jeffrey Kibler

Dr. Jeffrey L. Kibler’s research is in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and has focused particularly on behavioral and psychological factors associated with cardiovascular risks in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also examines other behavioral and psychological markers (e.g., health risk behaviors, stress and cognitive appraisal) for heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Dr. Kibler's research team recently completed a study funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to comprehensively assess cardiovascular risks and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery patterns (using impedance cardiography) among young women with PTSD. This study also examines whether cognitive appraisals of stress mediate the relationships of PTSD with cardiovascular risk and reactivity/recovery.


2004 - Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience
2016 - Present Chair, NSU Departmental Dissertation Guidelines Committee
2013 - Present Member, NSU University Research Board
2011 - Present Member, NSU Faculty Advisory Council
2011 - Present Faculty Peer-Reviewer, NSU University-Wide ASLO Program Review
2005 - Present Member, NSU Research Committee
2004 - Present Member, NSU Appeals Committee
Present Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Present Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
2017 - 2018 Panelist, NSU R01 Bootcamp Program for faculty planning write NIH grant application
2016 - 2018 Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Cardiology
2011 - 2017 Grant Reviewer, Italian Ministry of Health, Dept. of Research, Italian Competition for Targeted Research Funding
2017 Grant Reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel 10ZRG1 BBBP-J (03)M;Stress/Psychopathology
2016 Chair, NIH review panel: Special emphasis scientific review group meeting - Stress and Psychopathology
2012 - 2014 Chair, NSU President’s Distinguished Professor Nominations Committee
2012 - 2013 Member, NSU Faculty Search Committee – Social Psychology
2011 - 2012 Member, NSU Faculty Review Committee
2005 - 2009 Co-Chair, NSU Research Committee
2006 Member, NSU Curriculum Revision, Research and Foundations Taskforce
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Biological Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • Nova Southeastern Univ. President’s Faculty Research Award (7/1/14-6/30/17)
  • Nova Southeastern Univ. President’s Faculty Research Award (6/1/08-6/30/09)
  • 2000 American Headache Society/Pfizer, Inc. Headache Research Award


1999 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
1997 M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
1994 B.A., Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo

Contact Information

(954) 262-5879


Articles (32)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Jeffrey L. Kibler