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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Joseph Himle, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 764-5348
Fax: (734) 936-7868

Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • Internship (November, 1983 - December, 1984), Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work and Psychology), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995
  • Master of Social Work - Interpersonal Practice, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983

Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression

Research Interest:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Group Behavioral Therapy of Adult and Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Genetic and Neurological Issues In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Comorbid Anxiety and Depression

Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Director-Anxiety Disorders Program
  • Director of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Director of Education-Ambulatory Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Himle, J.A., Rassi, S., Haghightgou, H., Nesse, R.M., & Abelson, J.L. (in press). Group behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: seven versus twelve-week outcomes. Anxiety and Depression.
  • Himle, J.A., Haghightgou, H., Abelson, J.L., Hill, E.M., Nesse, R.M., & Curtis, G.C., (1999). The effect of alcohol on social anxiety. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 156, 1237-1243.
  • Gerhing, W.J., Himle, J.A., & Neisenson, L.G. (2000). Action monitoring dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychological Science, 11, 1-6.
  • Himle, J.A. (in press). Medication backup: The non-physician perspective. Psychiatric Annals.