Assistant Professor Thomas Oliro Ph.D._8715
Weiss Hall 
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122



Depression; Developmental Psychopathology; Statistical Methods; Neurobiology; Reward Function


Thomas M. Olino, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Clinical area of the Psychology department at Temple University. He completed his B.S. in Biology & Society and Human Development from Cornell University. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University with a minor in Quantitative Methods. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Olino was previously Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Most generally, Dr. Olino is interested in the etiology of depression, thus, his work includes investigations across multiple candidate processes. His principal interests within this area are concerned with diminished anticipation of and responses to rewards (i.e., anhedonia) as a potential mar ker of risk for depression. This work is informed through the use of multiple measurement strategies, including self-report, behavioral assessments, and functional MRI methods. Dr. Olino is also interested in how adolescent development interacts with specific risk factors to increase the likelihood of developing depression. His current work is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. He a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Research of Psychopathology, International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Society for Research in Child Development, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.

Selected Publications

  • Olino, T.M., Yu, L., McMakin, D.L., Forbes, E.E., Seeley, J.R., Lewinsohn, P.M., & Pilkonis, P.A. (in press)
    Comparisons across depression assessment instruments in adolescence and young adulthood: An IRT study using two linking methods. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
  • Morgan, J.K., Olino, T.M., McMakin, D.L., Ryan, N.D., Forbes, E.E. (2013). Neural response to reward as a predictor of rise in depressive symptoms in adolescence. Neurobiology of Disease, 52, 66-74.
  • Olino, T.M., Durbin, C.E., Klein, D.N., Hayden, E.P., & Dyson, M.W. (2013). Gender differences in temperament in preschool aged children: A multimethod analysis. Journal of Personality, 81, 119-129.
  • Olino, T.M., Klein, D.N.., Farmer, R.F., Seeley, J.R., & Lewinsohn, P.M. (2012). Examination of the structure of psychopathology using latent class analysis. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53, 323-332.
  • Olino, T.M., McMakin, D.L., Dahl, R.E., Ryan, N.D., Birmaher, B., Axelson, D., & Forbes, E.E. (2011). “I won, but I’m not getting my hopes up”: Depression moderates the relationship between winning and reward anticipation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 194, 393-395.
  • Olino, T.M., Lopez-Duran, N., Kovacs, M., George, C., Gentzler, A., & Shaw, D.S. (2011). Individual differences in positive and negative affect over time: Associations with maternal history of psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 792-799.
  • Olino, T.M., Klein, D.N., Dyson, M.W., Rose, S.A., & Durbin, C.E. (2010). Temperamental emotionality in preschool-aged children and depressive disorders in parents: Associations in a large community sample Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 468-478.