Daniel Fulford, Ph.D.
Daniel Fulford, Ph.D., is a research psychologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI) and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining PAMFRI, Dr. Fulford completed his clinical residency at the VA San Diego Heatlhcare System and research fellowship at UCSF.
An overarching theme of Dr. Fulford’s research centers on the prevention of mental illness. He has conducted clinical and translational research on variables associated with the onset and developmental course of mood disorders and psychosis. Dr. Fulford works to more precisely characterize the role of goal-directed behavior in functional outcomes of individuals across the spectrum of psychopathology—with substantial interest in psychosocial intervention development and implementation—in the hopes of improving quality of life and functioning across a variety of mental health problems.
Dr. Fulford was recently awarded a K12 career development grant by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct patient-centered outcomes research at PAMFRI. Here he will expand his background in experimental research on mechanisms in psychopathology by applying concepts to the detection and treatment of mental illness in primary care settings, with a particular focus on adolescent and young adult patients.
After receiving his B.A. in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Fulford conducted research examining the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for youth with depression and anxiety in school settings. He obtained a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Miami, conducting experimental research on mechanisms of the onset and course of severe mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Fulford is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California.
Fulford D, Peckham A, Johnson K, Johnson SL. Emotion perception and quality of life in bipolar I disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2014; 152-154: 491-497.
Fulford D, Niendam TA, Floyd E, Carter CS, Mathalon DH, Vinogradov S, Stuart BK, Loewy RL. Symptom dimensions and functional impairment in early psychosis: More to the story than just negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 2013; 147: 125-131.
Granholm E, Ben-Zeev D, Fulford D, Swendsen J. Ecological Momentary Assessment of social functioning in schizophrenia: Impact of performance appraisals and affect on social interactions. Schizophrenia Research, 2013; 145: 120-124.
Fulford D, Feldman G, Tabak BA, McGillicuddy M, Johnson SL. Positive affect enhances the association of hypomanic personality and cognitive flexibility. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2013; 6: 1-15.
Johnson SL, Fulford D, Carver CS. The double-edged sword of goal engagement: Consequences of goal pursuit in bipolar disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2012; 19: 352-362.
Fulford D, Johnson SL, Llabre MM, Carver CS. Pushing and coasting in dynamic goal pursuit: Coasting is attenuated in bipolar disorder. Psychological Science. 2010; 21:1021-1027.