Joshua Broman-Fulks

Dr. Broman-Fulks will be accepting a doctoral student for the Fall of 2024.

For information on the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), visit

Priority review date for admission is December 1st. Applications that are not complete by the priority date risk denial of admission; however, if seats remain for the invitation only on-campus interviews in February, applications not complete by December 1st will be considered.

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Research Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical exercise
  • Taxometrics

Dr. Broman-Fulks' research program is broadly focused on investigating the relationship between lifestyle behaviors, anxiety, and well-being. Dr. Broman-Fulks’ work is rooted in a contextual-behavioral science framework and aimed at advancing the scientific understanding of, and ability to predict and influence, behaviors that directly affect anxiety and avoidance-related behaviors, psychological health, and functional living. Dr. Broman-Fulks’ lab is currently conducting a series of studies examining the effects of physical exercise, mindfulness practice, and mindfulness-based interventions on anxiety, health, and well-being.  

Dr. Broman-Fulks will be accepting a Clinical doctoral student for the Fall of 2022 Psy.D. program.


  • Ph.D., 2005, University of Southern Mississippi, Clinical Psychology
  • M.A., 2003, University of Southern Mississippi, Clinical Psychology
  • B.A., 1999, University of South Carolina, Psychology

Representative Publications 

(copies of many of Dr. Broman-Fulks' publications are available here)

  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Abraham, C. A., Thomas, K., Canu, W. H., & Nieman, D. C. (in press). Anxiety sensitivity mediates the relationship between exercise frequency and anxiety and depression symptomology. Stress and Health.
  • Boyers, G., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Valentiner, D. P., McGraw, K., Curtin, L., & Michael, K. D. (in press). The latent structure of social anxiety disorder and the performance only specifier: A taxometric analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Canu, W. H., Elizondo, M., & Broman-Fulks, J. J. (2017). ADHD, general test and specific math anxiety in college students. Learning and Individual Differences, 108, 207-219.
  • Thomas, K., Dowd, C., & Broman-Fulks, J. J. (in press). Systematic desensitization. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer. 
  • Longley, S. L., Miller, S. A., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Calamari, J. E., Holm-Denoma, J. M., & Meyers, K. (2017). Taxometric analyses of higher-order personality domains. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 207-219.
  • Kirk, A., Broman-Fulks, J. J., & Bergquist, J. J. (2016). National attitudes towards mental health treatment: the importance of research evidence. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 45, 458-472.
  • Smith, A., Ebert, E. & Broman-Fulks, J. J. (2016). The relationship between anxiety and risk taking is moderated by ambiguity. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 40-44.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Kelso, K. C., & Zawilinski, L. L. (2015). Effects of a single bout of aerobic exercise versus resistance training on cognitive vulnerabilities for anxiety disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 240-251.
  • Eddy, L. D., Canu, W. H., Broman-Fulks, J. J., & Michael, K. D. (2015). Brief cognitive behavioral therapy for college students with ADHD: A case series report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 127-140.
  • Orlando, C. M., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Whitlock, J., Curtin, L., & Michael, K. D. (2015).  Non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal self-injury: A taxometric investigation. Behavior Therapy, 46, 824-833.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Urbaniak, A., Bondy, C. L., & Toomey, K. J. (2014). Anxiety sensitivity and risk-taking behavior. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 27, 619-632.
  • Timpano, K. R., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Glaesmer, H., Exner, C., Rief, W., Olatunji, B. O., Keough, M. E., Riccardi, C. J., Brahler, E., Wilhelm, S., & Schmidt, N. B. (2013). A taxometric exploration of the latent structure of hoarding. Psychological Assessment, 25, 194-203.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J. & Kelso, K. (2012). Stress Management. In Gaskill, P., Mohr, D. J., & Townsend, J. S. (Eds.), Wellness Literacy 2.0. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Canu, W. H., Nieman, D. C., & Trout, K. L. (2012). The effects of Quercetin supplementation on cognitive functioning: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, 2, 131-138.
  • Knab, A. M., Nieman, D. C., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Canu, W. H., & Sha, W. (2012). Exercise frequency is related to psychopathology but not neurocognitive function. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44, 1395-1400.
  • Olatunji, B. O., Broman-Fulks, J. J., Ciesielski, B. G., Zawilinski, L. L., Shewmaker, S., & Wall, D. (2012). A taxometric investigation of the latent structure of eating disorders. Psychiatry Research, 15, 97-102.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Deacon, B. J., Olatunji, B. O., Bondy, C. L., Abramowitz, J. S., Tolin, D. F. (2010). Categorical or dimensional: A re-analysis of the anxiety sensitivity construct. Behavior Therapy, 41, 154-171.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Deacon, B. J., Olatunji, B. O., Bondy, C. L., Abramowitz, J. S., & Tolin, D. F. (2009). Categorical or dimensional?: A re-analysis of the anxiety sensitivity construct. Behavior Therapy, 41, 154-171.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Ruggiero, K. J., Green, B. A., Smith, D.W., Hanson, R. F., Kilpatrick, D. G., Resnick, H. S., & Saunders, B. E. (2009). The latent structure of PTSD among adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 146-152.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Berman, M. E., Martin, H. M., Marsic, A., Harris, J. A. (2009). The phenomenon of declining anxiety sensitivity scores: A controlled investigation. Depression and Anxiety, 26, E1-E9.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Green, B. A., Olatunji, B. O., Berman, M. E., Arnau, R. C., Deacon, B. J., & Sawchuk, C. N. (2008). The latent structure of anxiety sensitivity - revisited. Assessment, 15, 188-203.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., & Storey, K. M. (2008). Evaluation of a brief exercise intervention for high anxiety sensitivity. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 21, 117-128.
  • Olatunji, B. O. & Broman-Fulks, J. J. (2007). A taxometric study of the latent structure of disgust sensitivity: Converging evidence for dimensionality. Psychological Assessment, 19, 437-448.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Ruggiero, K. J., Hanson, R. F., Smith, D. W., Resnick, H. S., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Saunders, B. S. (2007). Sexual assault disclosure in relation to adolescent mental health: Results from the National Survey of Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 260-266.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., McCloskey, M. S., & Berman, M. E. (2007). Anxiety sensitivity and retaliatory aggressive behavior in research volunteers. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 137-144.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Ruggiero, K. J., Kilpatrick, D. G., Resnick, H. S., Green, B. A., & Saunders, B. E. (2006). Taxometric investigation of posttraumatic stress disorder: Data from two nationally representative samples. Behavior Therapy, 37, 364-380.
  • Broman-Fulks, J. J., Berman, M. E., Rabian, B., & Webster, M. J. (2004). Effects of aerobic exercise on anxiety sensitivity. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 125-136.
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