Texas Tech University

Jonathan Singer, Ph.D

Visiting Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

Email: jonsinge@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5884

Office: 320; Lab: 154A-B


B.A., Adelphi University 

M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University

Ph.D, University of Nevada, Reno

Lab Website: The GRILL Lab

Dr. Singer will be reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 class.


Jonathan Singer

Current and Previous Funding

Current Funding

Anderson Innovation Pilot Award
University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Role: Co-PI

Previous Funding

Mentor-Nevada Undergraduate Award
University of Nevada, Reno

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disability Trainee
University of Nevada, Reno

Louie A. and Hazel L. Gardella Memorial Scholarship
University of Nevada, Reno

Sanford Center for Aging Scholarship
University of Nevada, Reno


Research Interests

My research projects inform the work of the GRILL (Grief and Responses to Illness into Late Life) lab.

The GRILL Lab investigates psychological health in aging and illness. More specifically, we examine the interconnection of the biopsychosocial processes within individuals with life limiting illnesses (e.g., cancer; dementia) and their caregivers. Using multiple methods (e.g., Ecological Momentary Assessment) with advanced quantitative techniques (e.g., Multilevel Modeling; Growth Mixture Modeling), the ultimate goal of our research program is to translate basic and applied research into scalable, technology-based interventions.

Some current projects are outlined below:

  1. Examine coping and pre-death grief with patients with sarcoma and their caregivers
  2. Assess pre-death grief in caregivers of individuals who had a transplant
  3. Identify Advanced Practice Providers' opinions toward engaging in death with dignity
  4. Explore demographics, medical history, and clinical experience of adult cancer patients who have inquired about and/or requested death with dignity
  5. Identify trajectories and momentary changes of post stroke depression, fatigue, and pain
  6. Assess if there are differences in post stroke depression, fatigue, and pain between Hispanic/Latinx patients and Non-hispanic/White stroke patients
  7. Examine health disparities in dementia patients and their caregivers

Selected Research

  • Singer, J., Shrout, MR., Papa., A. (2021). Rates and Prospective Psychosocial Correlated of Pre-Loss Grief in Cancer and Dementia Family Members. Journal of Health Psychology. doi:10.1177/1359105321995945.
  • Singer, J., & Papa, T. (2021). Preparedness for the Death of an Elderly Family Member: A Possible Protective Factor for Pre-Loss Grief in Informal Caregivers. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2021.104353.
  • Singer, J., Spiegel, J., Papa, A. (2020). Pre-Loss Grief in Family Members of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations for Clinicians and Researchers. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000876.
  • Singer, J., Cummings, C., Gustafson, D., Egelko, A., Mlabasti, J., Conigliaro, A., & Levine, SR. (2019). Independent ischemic stroke risk factors in older americans: A systematic review. Aging. 11, 3392-3407. doi: 10.118632/aging.101987.
  • Faysel, M., Singer, J., Cummings, C., Stefanov, D., & Levine, SR. (2019). Disparities in the use of intravenous t-PA among ischemic stroke patients: A population-based recent temporal trends. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 28, 243-1251. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.01.013.
  • Hazlett-Stevens, H., Singer, J., &Chong, A. (2018). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with older adults: A qualitative review of controlled outcome research. Clinical Gerontologist. 42, 347-358. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2018.1518282.