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Joel G. Sprunger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience | College of Medicine

  • PhD: Purdue University (Clinical Psychology)
  • Master's Degree: Purdue University (Clinical Psychology)
  • Bachelor's Degree: Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (Psychology)

Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sprunger, J. G., Johnson, K., Lewis, D., Kaelber, D. C., Winhusen, T. J. 2022. Five-year incidence of substance use and mental health diagnoses following exposure to opioids or opioids with benzodiazepines during an emergency department encounter for traumatic injury Drug and Alcohol Dependence, ,

Sprunger, Joel G; Hales, Andrew; Maloney, Molly; Williams, Kipling; Eckhardt, Christopher I 2020. Alcohol, Affect, and Aggression: An Investigation of Alcohol's Effects Following Ostracism. Psychology of violence, 10 6, 585-593

Eckhardt C.;Murphy C.;Sprunger J. 08-01-2014. Interventions for perpetrators of intimate partner violence Psychiatric Times, 31 8,

Massa A.;Eckhardt C.;Sprunger J.;Parrott D.;Subramani O. 07-01-2019. Trauma cognitions and partner aggression: Anger, hostility, and rumination as intervening mechanisms Psychology of Violence, 9 4, 392-399

Eckhardt C.I.; Parrott D.J.; Swartout K.M.; Leone R.M.; Purvis D.M.; Massa A.A.; Sprunger J.G. 05-01-2021. Cognitive and Affective Mediators of Alcohol-Facilitated Intimate-Partner Aggression Clinical Psychological Science, 9 3, 385-402

Blake K.;Hopkins R.;Sprunger J.;Eckhardt C.;Denson T. 04-20-2017. Relationship quality and cognitive reappraisal moderate the effects of negative urgency on behaviora Psychology of Violence, 8 2, 218-228

Sprunger J.;Schumacher J.;Coffey S.;Norris D. 04-01-2019. It’s time to start asking all patients about intimate partner violence Journal of Family Practice, 68 3, 152-161A

Sprunger J.;Eckhardt C. 01-01-2017. Predicting past and future dating violence from implicit and explicit violence attitudes: An experim Partner Abuse, 8 4, 361-376

Freeman R.;Eckhardt C.;Parrott D.;Sprunger J. 01-01-2015. Mechanisms of Alcohol-Facilitated Intimate Partner Violence Violence Against Women, 21 8, 939-957

Sprunger J.G.;Eckhardt C.I.;Parrott D.J. 01-01-2015. Anger, problematic alcohol use, and intimate partner violence victimisation and perpetration Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 25 4, 273-286

Girard, J. M., Sprunger, J. G., Chard, K. M. . Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Lexical and Emotional Content in Baseline Trauma Impact Statements Psychology of Violence, ,

Sprunger, J. G., Martin, C. E., Stayton Coe, L. E., Molano, J. R., Kreitzer, N., Punches, B., Chard, K. M. . Masking the pain: The effects of COVID-19 on frontline healthcare workers’ mental health in hospital settings Journal of Affective Disorders, ,