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 Nicholas P Allan, Ph.D.

VA Appointment: Investigator
Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Ohio University

Nicholas Allan, Ph.D.

Contact Info
(740) 597-2717 


Research Interests

My research focuses on targeting transdiagnostic risk factors for mood, anxiety, substance use and suicide-related outcomes.

I am interested in developing and implementing brief interventions targeting these risk factors to reduce distal and proximal risk for suicide. Relevant risk factors I have conducted research on include anxiety sensitivity, intolerance of uncertainty, attentional control, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and loneliness. I have also recently begun to identify means of using technology to increase efficacy of these interventions, especially through the use of ecological momentary intervention.

Current Funding

01/17-12/20 American Cancer Society Computerized Personalized Feedback Intervention for Low Income Smokers Co-I
10/18-09/19 South Central MIRECC Pilot Award Evaluating the Utility of a Brief Computerized Anxiety Sensitivity Intervention for Opioid Use Disorders: A Pilot Investigation Co-PI
02/19-01/22 National Institute of Mental Health R15 Mechanism A Novel Approach to Integrating Event-Related Potentials and Self-Report Indices of Transdiagnostic Risk Factors of Emotional Distress PI
06/19-05/24 Institute of Education Sciences Examining Outcomes of a Multi-Component, Individually, Tailored Consultation Process Focused on Classroom Management for Teachers (K-5) Co-I
10/19-09/20 National Institute of Mental Health Loan Repayment Program Award Development of Multi-Method Approaches to Assess Transdiagnostic Risk Factors Co-I
07/19-06/21 Ohio University 1804 Fund Brian Based Career Development: Testing the Impact of a Career Coaching Model Co-I
10/19-09/23 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development A Comparison of Group Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (G-TBT) to Disorder-Specific Group Psychotherapies in the Recovery of Veterans with PTSD, Major Depression and Related Conditions Co-I
06/19- Department of Defense Military Suicide Research Consortium Behavioral Economics Intervention to Increase Treatment Seeking in the National Guard Statistical Consultant
06/19- Department of Defense Miliatry Suicide Research Consortium Mobile Interpretation Bias Modification Clinical Trial Statistical Consultant

Past Funding

10/14-08/15 National Institute of Mental Health Efficacy of an Anxiety Sensitivity Physical Concerns Intervention on Biomarkers PI
10/17-09-19 National Institute of Mental Health Loan Repayment Program Award Development of Multi-Method Approaches to Assess Transdiagnostic Risk Factors PI
01/18-01/21 Military Suicide Research Council "Building Strong Allies": Development and Evaluation of a Web Application Targeting Interpersonal Risk Factors for Suicide Statistical Consultant