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Nicole Heilbron, PhD

Vice Chair, Clinical Services
Co-Division Director, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry; Adult Psychiatry & Psychology (interim)
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
Office: 3527, 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC 3527, 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705

Child clinical psychology, child and adolescent trauma and maltreatment, nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, couples therapy

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2007


Franklin, J. C., N. Heilbron, J. D. Guerry, K. B. Bowker, and T. D. Blumenthal. “Antisocial and borderline personality disorder symptomatologies are associated with decreased prepulse inhibition: The importance of optimal experimental parameters.” Personality and Individual Differences 47, no. 5 (October 1, 2009): 439–43.

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Heilbron, Nicole, and Mitchell J. Prinstein. “A review and reconceptualization of social aggression: adaptive and maladaptive correlates.” Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 11, no. 4 (December 2008): 176–217.

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Heilbron, N., and M. J. Prinstein. “Peer influence and adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury: A theoretical review of mechanisms and moderators.” Applied and Preventive Psychology 12, no. 4 (October 1, 2008): 169–77.

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Heilbron, N., M. J. Prinstein, and L. M. Hilt. “A lab-based examination of adolescent girls’ expressed negative cognitions in response to an in vivo social stressor: Links to depressive symptoms.” International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 1, no. 4 (January 1, 2008): 298–312.

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Cox, M. J., N. Heilbron, W. R. Mills-Koonce, A. Pressel, C. W. Oppenheimer, and D. E. Szwedo. “Marital Relationship.” In Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, 1–3:249–58, 2008.

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