Stephen Scott Ilardi

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 426
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556

Ph.D., 1995, Duke University
Research Areas: Clinical Psychology


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited), Duke University, Department of Psychology: Social & Health Sciences

M.A., Psychology: Social & Health Sciences, Duke University

B.A., Mathematics and Economics, Emory University

Teaching Interests

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality
  • Psychotherapy
  • Evolutionary Psychology

Research Interests

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychotherapy
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
  • Exercise
  • Omega-3
  • Sleep
  • Social Support
  • Rumination
  • Vitamin D
  • Inflammation
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Treatment Outcomes
  • Basketball Analytics

Selected Publications

Botanov, Y., & Ilardi, S. S (2013). The Acute Side Effects of Bright Light Therapy: A Placebo Controlled Investigation. PLoS One, 8(9), e75893.

Selected Presentations

Ilardi, S. (08/31/2013). Brain Chemistry Lifehacks. TEDxKC. Kansas City. Available Here

Ilardi, S. (04/30/2013). Depression Is A Disease of Civilzation. TEDxEmory. Atlanta, GA. Available Here

Selected Awards & Honors

Best University Teacher
Best of Lawrence

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