Curriculum Vitae

Clayton J. Hilmert


Department of Psychology

North Dakota State University

Dept. 2765; Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

phone: (701) 231-5148

fax: (701) 231-8426

email: clayton.hilmert@ndsu.edu

http://www.ndsu.edu/faculty/hilmert



Professional & Research Positions_________________________________________________


2012 – Present

Associate Professor, North Dakota State University

        Department of Psychology


2005 – 2012

Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University

        Department of Psychology


2003 – 2005

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles

        NIMH Health Psychology Traineeship

        Biobehavioral Aspects of Physical and Mental Health

        Profs. Christine Dunkel Schetter and Shelley E. Taylor, sponsors.

        Norman Cousin’s Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA

        Reading Seminar in Psychoneuroimmunology

        Drs. Michael Irwin and Julienne Bower, organizers.


1995 – 2003

Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, San Diego

        Social Psychophysiology Research Laboratory

        Social Influence Research Laboratory

            Supervised over 100 undergraduate research assistants,  thesis students, and

            STARS Program students

        Drs. Nicholas Christenfeld and James A. Kulik, advisors.


1993 – 1995

Research Assistant, Emory University, Department of Psychology

        Dr. Sherryl Goodman, advisor.


1993

Research Assistant, Northwestern University, Department of Psychology

        Dr. Ian Gotlib, advisor.


Education ________________________________________________________________________

 

Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego, June 2003 (Experimental Social Psychology)


M.A.

University of California, San Diego, December 1996 (Experimental Psychology)


B.A.

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1995 (Two Majors: Psychology & Religion)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude



Grants _____________________________________________________________________________


Parker Dominguez and Hilmert (Co-I)

Hamovitch Research Center, University of Southern California

Larson Endowment for Innovative Research and Teaching Grant

Psychophysiological Mediators of Racism Effects on Birth Outcomes

2004-2005

$32,113


Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program Award

Ethnic differences in psychophysiology during pregnancy: Links between

psychosocial stress, physiological responses, and birth outcomes

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

2005 – 2007


Hilmert (PI)

NSF CAREER AWARD

CAREER:  Negative modeling of opinions:  A social psychology of disagreement

(Unfunded)

2008-2013

$444,872

Robinson and Hilmert (Co-PI)

NIH R01

Anger, Cognitive Control, and Cardiovascular Reactivity

(Unfunded)

2007-2011 $997,500


Robinson and Hilmert (Co-PI)

NIH R01 Resubmission

Anger, Cognitive Control, and Cardiovascular Reactivity

(Unfunded)

2009-2014

$1,432,825


Hinsz (PI), Robinson (SD), Hilmert, Troop-Gordon, Routledge,           

& Gordon (Co-PIs)

ND EPSCoR Strategic Research Initiative

Multidisciplinary Research Addressing Interpersonal Aggression

(Unfunded)

2013-2018

$6,000,000


Robinson (PI/PD), Hilmert, Gordon (K), & Routledge (Co-PIs)

NDSU Peer reviewed proposal to apply for a National Center for

Research Resources, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence.

COBRE Center for the Study of Health and Emotion Dysregulation

(not selected)

2014-2019


Routledge, C. (PI), Hilmert, C. (Co-I), Langley, L. (Co-I),

& McCaul, K. (Co-I).

National Institute on Aging, R15 AG049313-01,

“Nostalgia as a Loneliness Intervention for Older Adults”

Submitted 2/2014

2015-2016

$435,000



Awards _____________________________________________________________________________


NDSU College of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Teaching Award

2010



Awards for Mentees________________________________________________________________


Co-author with Scott Ode*, who received an Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Travel Award for the annual SPSP conference, 2009.

Title: Heart rate variability as a moderator of the neuroticism-negative affect relationship.


Authors are Ode*, Zielke*, Robinson, & Hilmert.


  1. *NDSU Student



Professional Affiliations __________________________________________________________


American Psychological Association

2000-Present


  1. Div. 38: Health Psychology

2005-Present


  1. Div. 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology

2005-Present


American Psychological Society

1997-Present


American Psychosomatic Society

2005-Present


Society of Behavioral Medicine

2000-2010


Society of Personality and Social Psychology

2002-Present



Journal Editing __________________________________________________________________


Social and Personality Psychology Compass

                  Section Editor, Health

                  Editorial Board, Health Section

2012-Present

2006-Present


Ad hoc reviewer

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Cognition and Emotion

European Journal of Personality

Health Psychology

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Personality

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Personality Assessment

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Social Science & Medicine



Other Professional Activities and Service ________________________________________


Program Committee Member

American Psychosomatic Society

2008-2011

Invited Panelist

Classroom Management

NDSU Faculty Seminar Series, Fargo, ND.

2009, November

Symposium Chair,

Stress and pregnancy

Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society,

Portland, OR.

2010, March



Teaching __________________________________________________________________________


Introduction to Psychology, North Dakota State University

Introduction to Health Psychology, North Dakota State University

Health Psychology (Undergraduate/Graduate), North Dakota State University

Advanced Social Psychology and Health (Graduate), North Dakota State University

Introduction to Statistics, University of California, San Diego

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA


Peer Reviewed Publications______________________________________________________________________

Note: All articles are the sole copyright of the respective publishers.  Materials are provided for educational use only.  Downloading of materials constitutes an agreement that the materials are for personal use only.


* NDSU Student


Hilmert, C. J., Dominguez, T. P., Schetter, C. D., Srinivas, S. K., Glynn, L. M., Hobel, C. J., & Sandman, C. A. (2014). Lifetime racism and blood pressure changes during pregnancy: Implications for fetal growth. Health Psychology, 33(1), 43-51. doi: 10.1037/a0031160 PDF


Robinson, M. D., Ode, S.,* & Hilmert, C. J. (2014). Cortisol reactivity in the laboratory predicts ineffectual attentional control in daily life. Psychol Health. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2014.884224


Hilmert, C. J., Teoh, A. N.,* & Roy, M. M. (2013). Effort and negative affect interact to predict cardiovascular responses to stress. Psychol Health, 29(1), 64-80. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.825917. PDF


Bresin, K., Hilmert, C. J., Wilkowski, B. M., & Robinson, M. D. (2012). Response speed as a personality variable: Its role in moderating the agreeableness-anger relationship. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 79-86. PDF


Robinson, M. D., Ode, S., & Hilmert, C. J. (2011). Regulated and unregulated forms of cortisol reactivity: A dual vulnerability model. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(3), 250-256.  PDF


Ode, S.*, Hilmert, C. J., Zielke, D. J.*, & Robinson, M. D.  (2010). Neuroticism’s importance in understanding the correlates of heart rate variability: A daily life outcome study of stress, distress, and dysfunction. Emotion, 10(4), 536-543. PDF


Hilmert, C. J. & Kvasnicka, L. R.* (2010). Blood pressure reactivity and emotional responses to stress: Perspectives on cardiovascular reactivity, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 470-483.  PDF


Abdou, C. M., Dunkel Schetter, C., Campos, B., Hilmert, C. J., Dominguez, T. P., Hobel, C. J., Glynn, L., M., & Sandman, C. A. (2010). Communalism predicts maternal affect, stress, and physiology better than ethnicity and SES. Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(3), 395-403.  PDF

Hilmert, C. J., Ode, S.*, Zielke, D. J.*, & Robinson M. D. (2010). Blood Pressure reactivity predicts daily stress and somatic symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 33(4), 282-292. PDF


Master, S. L., Amodio, D. M., Stanton, A. L., Yee, C. M., Hilmert, C. J., & Taylor, S. E. (2009). Neurobiological correlates of coping through emotional approach. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 23(1), 27-35PDF


Hilmert, C. J., Dunkel Schetter, C., Parker Dominguez, T., Abdou, C., Hobel, C., Glynn, L., & Sandman, C. (2008). Blood pressure and stress during pregnancy: Racial differences and associations with birthweight.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 57-64PDF


Taylor, S. E., Burklund, L. J., Eisenberger, N. I., Lehman, B. J., Hilmert, C. J., & Lieberman, M. D. (2008). Neural bases of moderation of cortisol stress responses by psychosocial resources. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 95(1), 197-211.  PDF


Eisenberger, N. I., Taylor, S. E., Gable, S. L., Hilmert, C. J., & Lieberman, M. D. (2007). Neural pathways link social support to attenuated neuroendocrine stress responses. NeuroImage, 35, 1601-1612.  PDF


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (2006). Positive and negative opinion modeling:  The influence of another’s similarity and dissimilarity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90(3), 440-452. PDF


Taylor, S. E., Welch, W. T., Hilmert, C. J., Lehman, B. J., & Way, B. M. (2006). Early family environment, current adversity, the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism, and depressive symptomatology. Biological Psychiatry, 60(7), 671-676.  PDF


Hilmert, C. J., Christenfeld, N., & Kulik, J. A. (2002).  Audience status moderates the effects of social support and self-efficacy on cardiovascular reactivity during public speaking.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24(2), 122-131.  PDF


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (2002). The varied impact of social support on cardiovascular reactivity. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 24(3), 228-239.  PDF


Other Publications_________________________________________________________________


Hilmert, C. J. (2014, April). Stress effects on pregnancy: The impact of the 2009 Red River flood on birth weight. North Dakota Compass.


Under Review        ________________________________________________________________



Hilmert, C.J., Kvasnicka-Gates, L.,* Bresin, K.,* Fiebiger, S. (submitted). Flood Related Strains and Pregnancy Outcomes.



Work in Progress__________________________________________________________________



Köblitz, A.*, Hilmert, C. J., & Winings, M.* (in preparation). Social foundations for disagreement: The influence of dissimilarity and opinion valence.


Zielke, D. J.* & Hilmert, C. J. (in preparation). Associations between cortisol reactivity to stress and post-stressor thoughts: Gender differences in rumination and unrelated thoughts.


Hilmert, C. J., Parker Dominguez, T, Dunkel Schetter, C., Glynn, L., Hobel, C., & Sandman, C. (in preparation).  Blood pressure, fetal blood flow, and racism during pregnancy.


Parker Dominguez, T., Glynn, L., Hilmert, C. J., Dunkel Schetter, C., Sandman, C. Hobel, C., & Otten, M. (in preparation).  Racism Effects on Infant Birthweight: Evidence for the Mediating Role of Corticotropin-releasing Hormone.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (in progress).  The influence of multiple models on behavior and opinion formation.




Invited Talks_____________________________________________________________________________


Hilmert, C. J. (2014, April). Why stress is bad for our health and what we can do about it. Invited presentation for the NDSU College of Science and Mathematics monthly Science Café, Fargo, ND.


Hilmert, C. J. (2012, March). Stress psychophysiology during pregnancy: Implications for pregnancy outcomes. Invited presentation at the Sanford Health Ethics Review Study Group – East, Fargo, ND


Hilmert, C. J. (2009, August). Simple strategies for teaching/managing large-section classes. Invited presentation at the NDSU Teaching and Learning Conference: “Best Teaching Practices for Enhanced Learning,” Fargo, ND.


Hilmert, C. J. (2004, December). Ethnic differences in psychosocial correlates of blood pressure during pregnancy.  Invited presentation at the UCLA Health Psychology Brown Bag Series, Los Angeles, CA.




Conference Presentations _____________________________________________________


* NDSU Student


Hilmert, C.J., (2013, March) The impact of catastrophic stress on pregnancy outcomes. In L. Glynn (chair), Current Perspectives on Maternal-Child Health in the Perinatal Period. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Miami, FL.


Teoh, Ai Ni*, Hilmert, C. J., (2012, May) Effort moderates the effects of hostility and fear on cardiovascular reactivity. Poster presented  at the 2012 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.


Teoh, Ai Ni*, Hilmert, C. J., & Zielke, D.J.* (2011, March) Primary and secondary emotional effects of social support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), San Antonio, TX.


Hilmert, C. J., Parker Dominguez, T., Dunkel Schetter, C.L., Glynn, L.M., Hobel, C.M., & Sandman, C.A. (2010, March). Birthweight, changes in blood pressure during pregnancy, and lifetime experiences of discrimination. In C.J. Hilmert (Chair), Stress and pregnancy. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Portland, OR.


Kvasnicka, L.* & Hilmert, C. J. (2010, February) The Autonomic-Cardiovascular Profiles of Effort and Negative Emotion. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, NV.


Ode, S.*, Zielke, D. J.*, Robinson, M. D., & Hilmert, C. J. (2009, February). Heart Rate Variability as a Mediator of the Neuroticism-Negative Affect Relationship. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa Bay, FL.


Kvasnicka, L.*, Zielke, D.J.*, & Hilmert, C. J. (2009, February) Gender Of Social Support Provider And Receiver During Stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa Bay, FL.


Zielke, D.J.* & Hilmert, C. J. (2009, March) Cortisol Reactivity to Stress Predicts Tendencies to Ruminate. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Chicago, IL.


Rooney, A.*, & Hilmert, C. J. (2008). Disagreeing with dissimilar others: Negative modeling to dislike, not like a piece of music. Poster presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, February 7-9.


Zielke, D. J.*, & Hilmert, C. J. (2008). Timing of social support affects rumination and cardiovascular recovery. Poster presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, February 7-9.


Master, S. L., Lehman, B. J., Hilmert, C. J., & Taylor, S. E. (2007). Everyday social support and biological responses to a laboratory stressor. Paper presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Memphis, TN, January 25-27.


Burklund, L. J., Taylor, S. E., Eisenberger, N. I., Lehman, B. J., Hilmert, C. J., & Lieberman, M. D. (2007). Psychosocial resources moderate physiological stress responses and amygdala reactivity.  Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Memphis, TN, January 25-27.


Hilmert, C. J., Dunkel Schetter, D., Parker Dominguez, T., Glynn, L., Hobel, C., & Sandman, C. (2006, March). Psychosocial stress, physiology, and racial disparities in adverse pregnancy outcomes. In M. Coussons-Read (Chair), The Psychoneuroimmunology of Pregnancy: Psychosocial, Neuroendocrine, and Immune Influences on Pregnancy Outcome and Early Development.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.


Master, S. L., Amodio, D. M., Hilmert, C. J., Stanton, A., & Taylor, S. E. (2006). Biological and neurocognitive correlates of emotional-approach coping. Poster presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO, March 1-4.


Hilmert C. J. (2005). Relationships between cardiovascular and psychological reactivity: Considering effort and emotion simultaneously.  Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society, Vancouver, BC, March 2-5.


Hilmert C. J., Dunkel Schetter, C., Glynn, L., Hobel, C., & Sandman, C. (2005). Ethnic differences in depression, stress, and social support blood pressure correlations during and after pregnancy.  Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, January 20-22.


Hilmert C.J., Dunkel Schetter, C., Abdou, C. M., Glynn, L., Hobel, C., & Sandman, C. (2004). Stress correlates of blood pressure in African-American and white pregnant women.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL, May 27-30.


Hilmert, C. J. (2003).  Cardiovascular Reactivity and Inflammatory Processes.  Presented at the Norman Cousin’s Center for Psychoneuroimmunological Research Reading Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, December 4.


Hilmert, C. J. (2003).  Emotion, Motivation, and CVR in the Laboratory.  Presented at the UCLA Health Psychology Brown Bag Series, Los Angeles, CA, October 29.


Hilmert C. J. & Christenfeld, N. (2003). Emotion v. motivation in cardiovascular reactivity. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, March 19-22.


Hilmert, C. J., Christenfeld, N., & Kulik, J. A. (2002). The similarity of multiple models determines the influence of their non-compliant behavior.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, New Orleans, LA, June 6-9.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., Christenfeld, N., & Alden, J. (2002). The social influence of similarity and expertise on opinion formation. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, New Orleans, LA, June 6-9.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (2001).  Audience expertise as a moderator of self-efficacy and social encouragement effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Poster presented  at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, March 21-24.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (2000).  Moderators of the social support-reactivity link. Poster presented at the UC-Wide Conference on Social Relationships, Social Contexts, and Health, Lake Arrowhead, CA, December.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (2000).  Evaluation apprehension as a moderator of social support effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, San Diego, CA, October 18-22.


Hilmert, C. J., Kulik, J. A., & Christenfeld, N. (1998). Self-efficacy as a moderator of audience expertise effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Poster presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA, March 25-28.


Goodman, S., Belli, A., Hilmert, C., Robins, M., & Connell, A. (1998, March). Children's strategies for coping with others' anger and sadness. Poster presented at the Conference on Human Development, Mobile, AL.

 

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