Brief Bio

Joe earned his B.A. in psychology at Wake Forest University in 2005 and continued to work in the psychophysiology lab of Dr. Terry D. Blumenthal at WFU through 2007. He then went on to graduate school in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked in the lab of Dr. Mitchell J. Prinstein. At UNC, he received a Merit-Based Graduate School Fellowship (2007), a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (2008-2011), the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award from the American Psychological Association (2009), three undergraduate research mentorship awards (2009, 2010, 2011), and the Baughman Dissertation Award (2012-2013). After receiving his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) from UNC, he went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the lab of Dr. Matthew K. Nock (2013-2015). In 2016, he was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and began as an assistant professor in the Clinical Psychology program at Florida State University. Joe's work has been supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, among others.

Joe's Curriculum Vitae



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

*signifies student/trainee author

2019 and In Press

Franklin, J.C. (in press). Psychological primitives can make sense of biopsychosocial factor complexity in psychopathology. BMC Medicine.

Ruderfer, D.M., Walsh, C.G., Aguirre, M.W., Ribeiro, J.D., Franklin, J.C., & Rivas, M.A. (in press). Significant shared heritability underlies suicide attempt and clinically predicted probability of attempting suicide. Molecular Psychiatry. PDF

Guzman, E.M., Cha, C.B., Ribeiro, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (in press). Suicide risk around the world: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatry Epidemiology.

*Fox, K.R., *Huang, X., Linthicum, K.P., Wang, S.B., Franklin, J.C., & Ribeiro, J.D. (2019). Model complexity improves the prediction of nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 684-692. PDF

Franklin, J.C., *Huang, X., & *Bastidas, D. (2019). Virtual reality suicide: Development of a translational approach for studying suicide causes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103360. PDF  

***Please see this page if you are interested in learning how to conduct a VR suicide study

Smith, A.R., Velkoff, E.A., Ribeiro, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2019). Are eating disorders and related symptoms risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors? A meta-analysis. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49, 221-239.


Hooley, J.M. & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Why do people hurt themselves? A new conceptual model of nonsuicidal self-injury. (in press). Clinical Psychological Science, 6, 428-451PDF

Walsh, C.G., Ribeiro, J.D., Franklin, J.C. (2018). Predicting suicide attempts in adolescents with longitudinal clinical data and machine learning. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59, 1261-1270.


*Huang, X., *Fox, K.R., Ribeiro, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Psychosis as a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Medicine, 48, 765-776. PDF


Ribeiro, J.D., *Huang, X., *Fox, K.R., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Depression and hopelessness as risk factors for suicide ideation, attempts, and death: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. British Journal of Psychiatry, 212, 279-286.


Glenn, C.R., Kleiman, E.M., Cha, C.B., Deming, C.A., Franklin, J.C., & Nock, M.K. (2018). Understanding suicide risk within the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Framework: A meta-analytic review. Depression & Anxiety, 35, 65-88. PDF


Smith, A.R., Forrest, L.N., Velkoff, E.A., Ribeiro, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Implicit attitudes toward eating stimuli differentiate eating disorder and non-eating disorder groups and predict eating disorder behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 343-351.


*Fox, K.R., Hooley, J.M., Smith, D.Y., Nock, M.K., Ribeiro, J.D., *Huang, X., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Self-injurious thoughts and behaviors are more common and severe among people identifying as sexual minorities. Behavior Therapy, 49, 768- 780.


Cha, C.B., Tezanos, K.M., Peros, O.M., Ng, M.Y., Ribeiro, J.D., Nock, M.K., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Accounting for diversity in suicide research: Sampling and sample reporting practices in the United States. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 131-139. PDF


Witte, T. K., Gauthier, J. M., Huang, X., Ribeiro, J. D., & Franklin, J. C. (2018). Is externalizing psychopathology a robust risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors? A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 1607-1625.


*Fox, K.R., Ribeiro, J.D., Kleiman, E.M., Hooley, J.M., Nock, M.K., & Franklin, J.C. (2018). Affect toward the self and self-injury stimuli as potential risk factors for nonsuicidal self-injury. Psychiatry Research, 260, 279-285. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Huang, X., *Fox, K.R., & Ribeiro, J.D. (2018). What suicide interventions should target. Current Opinion in Psychology, 22, 50-53. PDF



Franklin, J.C., Ribeiro, J.D., *Fox, K.R., Bentley, K.H., Kleiman, E.M., *Huang, X., *Musacchio, K.M., Jaroszewski, A.C., Chang, B.P., & Nock, M.K. (2017). Risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A meta-analysis of 50 years of research. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 187-232. PDF


Walsh, C.G., Ribeiro, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2017). Predicting risk of suicide attempts over time through machine learning. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 457-469. PDF


 *Fox, K.R., Toole, K.E., Franklin, J.C., & Hooley, J.M. (2017). Why does nonsuicidal self-injury improve mood? A preliminary test of three hypotheses. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 111-121. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Fox, K.R., Ribeiro, J.D., & Nock, M.K. (2017). Understanding the context of novel interventions for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors: A reply to Nielsen et al. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 831-834. PDF


*Huang, X., Ribeiro, J.D., *Musacchio, K.M., & Franklin, J.C. (2017). Demographics as predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A meta-analysis. PloS One, 12, e0180793. PDF


Daniel, S.S., Goldston, D., Erkanli, A., Heilbron, N., & Franklin, J.C. (2017). Prospective study of major loss life events and risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents and young adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47, 436-449.  PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Fox, K.R., & Ribeiro, J.D. (2017). How to implement therapeutic evaluative conditioning in a clinical setting. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73, 559-569. PDF



Ribeiro, J.D., Franklin, J.C., Fox, K.R., Kleiman, E.M., Bentley, K.H., Chang, B., & Nock, M.K. (2016). Suicide as a complex classification problem: Machine learning and related techniques can advance suicide prediction. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2009-2010PDF


*Fox, K.R., Millner, A.J., & Franklin, J.C. (2016). Classifying nonsuicidal overdoses: Nonsuicidal self-injury, suicide attempts, or neither? Psychiatry Research, 244, 235-244. PDF


Chang, B.P., Franklin, J.C., Ribeiro, J.D., *Fox, K.R., Bentley, K.H., Kleiman, E.M., & Nock, M.K. (2016). Biological risk factors for suicidal behaviors: A meta-analysis. Nature: Translational Psychiatry, 6, 887. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Fox, K.R., Franklin, C.R., Kleiman, E.M., Ribeiro, J.D., Jaroszewski, A.C., Hooley, J.M., & Nock, M.K. (2016). A brief mobile app reduces nonsuicidal and suicidal self-injury: Evidence from three randomized controlled trials. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 544-557. PDF


Nock, M.K., Kessler, R.C., & Franklin, J.C. (2016). Risk factors for suicide ideation differ from those for transition to suicide attempt: The importance of creativity, rigor, and urgency in suicide research. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 23, 31-34. PDF


Bentley, K.H., Franklin, J.C., Ribeiro, J.D., Kleiman, E.M., *Fox, K.R., & Nock, M.K. (2016). Anxiety and its disorders as risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 30-46. PDF


Ribeiro, J.D., Franklin, J.C., *Fox, K.R., Kleiman, E.M., Bentley, K.H., Chang, B., & Nock, M.K. (2016). Self-injurious thoughts and behaviors as risk factors for future suicide ideation, attempts, and death: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Medicine, 46, 225-236. PDF


2015 & Prior (i.e., Graduate & Postdoctoral Time Period)

*Fox, K.R., Franklin, J.C., Ribeiro, J.D., Kleiman, E.M., Bentley, K.H., & Nock, M.K. (2015). Meta-analysis of risk factors for nonsuicidal self-injury. Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 156-167. PDF


Franklin, J.C., Glenn C.R., Jamieson, J., & Nock, M.K. (2015). How developmental psychopathology can inform the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology44, 280-290. PDF


Glenn, C.R., Franklin, J.C., & Nock, M.K. (2015). A review of evidence-based therapies for self-injurious behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 1-29. PDF


Glenn, J., Michel, B., Franklin, J.C., Hooley, J.M., & Nock, M.K. (2014). Pain analgesia among adolescent self-injurers. Psychiatry Research, 220, 921-926. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Puzia, M.E., *Lee, K.M., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Diminished implicit and explicit aversion toward self-cutting stimuli longitudinally predicts nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 463-469. PDF


Hooley, J.M., Franklin, J.C., & Nock, M.K. (2014). Chronic pain and suicide: Understanding the associations. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 18, 1-6. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Lee, K.M., *Puzia, M.E., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Recent and frequent nonsuicidal self-injury are associated with diminished implicit and explicit aversion to self-cutting stimuli. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 306-318. PDF


Lane, S.T., Franklin, J.C., Curran, P. (2013). Clarifying the nature of startle habituation with latent growth curve modeling. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88, 55-63. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Puzia, M.E., *Lee, K.M.,*Chung, G., *Hanna, E.K., Spring, V.L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2013). Pain offset relief in nonsuicidal self-injury: A laboratory investigation. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 110-119.  PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Lee, K.M., *Hanna, E.K, & Prinstein, M.J. (2013). Feeling worse to feel better: Pain offset simultaneously stimulates positive affect and diminishes negative affect. Psychological Science, 24, 521-529. PDF


Selby, E.A., Franklin, J.C., Rizvi, S., & Wong, A. (2013). Emotional cascades and self-injury: Investigating instability of rumination and negative emotion. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 1213-1227. PDF


Calhoun, C.D., Franklin, J.C., Adelman, C.B., Guerry, J.D., Hastings, P.D., Nock, M.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (2013). Biological and cognitive responses to an in vivo interpersonal stressor: Longitudinal associations with adolescent depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 283-299. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Aaron, R.V., *Arthur, M.S., Shorkey, S.P., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Nonsuicidal self-injury and diminished pain perception: The role of emotion dysregulation. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 53, 691-700. PDF


Wheaton, M.G., Abramowitz, J.S., Franklin, J.C., Berman, N., & Fabricant, L. (2011).  Experiential avoidance and saving cognitions in the prediction of hoarding symptoms.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 511-516. PDF


Wheaton, M.G., Abramowitz, J.S., Fabricant, L., Berman, N., & Franklin, J.C., (2011). Is hoarding a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy4, 225-238. PDF


Franklin, J.C., *Hessel, E.T., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Clarifying the role of pain tolerance in suicidal capability. Psychiatry Research189, 362-367. PDF


Wheaton, M.G., Berman, N.C., Franklin, J.C., & Abramowitz, J.S. (2010).  Health anxiety: Latent structure and associations with anxiety-related psychological processes in a student sample. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment32, 565-574. PDF


Franklin, J.C.,*Hessel, E.T., *Aaron, R.V., *Arthur, M.S., Heilbron, N., & Prinstein, M.J.  (2010).The functions of nonsuicidal self-injury: Support for cognitive-affective regulation and opponent processes from a novel psychophysiological paradigm. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 119, 850-862. PDF


Prinstein, M.J., Heilbron, N., Guerry, J.D., Franklin, J.C., Rancourt, D., Simon, V., & Spirito, A. (2010). Peer influence and non-suicidal self-injury: Longitudinal results in adolescent community and clinically-referred samples. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 669-682. PDF


Franklin, J.C., Heilbron, N., Guerry, J.D., Bowker, K.B., & Blumenthal, T.D. (2009). Antisocial and borderline personality disorder symptomatologies are associated with decreased prepulse inhibition: The importance of optimal experimental parameters. Personality and Individual Differences47, 439-443. PDF


Daniel, S.S., Goldston, D.B., Erkanli, A., Franklin, J.C., & Mayfield, A.M.  (2009). Trait anger, anger expression, and suicide attempts among adolescents and young adults: A prospective study.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 28, 661-671. PDF


Franklin, J.C., Bowker, K.B., & Blumenthal., T.D.  (2009). The association between anxiety and prepulse inhibition of acoustic startle in a normative sample: The importance of signal-to-noise ratio.  Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 369-373. PDF


Franklin, J.C., Moretti, N.M., & Blumenthal, T.D. (2007). The impact of signal-to-noise ratio on human acoustic startle. Psychophysiology, 44, 339-342. PDF


Blumenthal, T.D., Noto, J.V., Fox, M.A., & Franklin, J.C. (2006). Background noise decreases both prepulse elicitation and inhibition of acoustic startle blink responding. Biological Psychology72, 173-179. PDF


Chapters and Invited Commentary

Franklin, J.C. (2017). Moving from beliefs to knowledge: The future of suicide research. International Association for Suicide Research Newsletter.


Franklin, J.C., & Ribeiro, J.D. (2017) What can science tell us about suicide? (Answer: Not nearly enough… yet). Invited Blog Post for APA (Division 12): Society of Clinical Psychology.


Franklin, J.C., & Nock, M.K. (2017). Emergency-related issues to consider for nonsuicidal self-injury. The Oxford Handbook of Emergencies and Psychopathology.


Glenn, Franklin, J.C., Kearns, J.C., Lanzillo, E.C., & Nock, M.K. (2017). Suicide research methods and designs. International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice. Second Edition.


Franklin, J.C. (2014). How does self-injury change feelings? The Fact Sheet Series, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Link


Heilbron, N., Franklin, J.C., Guerry, J.D., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Social and ecological approaches to suicidal behaviors. The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury (M. Nock, Ed.).


Franklin, J.C. (2010). How pain can make you feel better: Scientists find a strange connection between physical pain and positive emotions.  Scientific American: Mind Matters. Link to fact sheetLink to Janis Whitlock's Self-Injury & Recovery Website.


Blumenthal, T.D. & Franklin, J.C. (2009). The startle eyeblink response. In E. Harmon-Jones and J. Beer (Eds.), Methods social neuroscience. Guilford Press. PDF


Prinstein, M.J., Heilbron, N., Browne, C.B., Guerry, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2008). Children’s peer relations and depression. International Encyclopedia of Depression, Springer Press.