Timothy Elliott's Portrait

Timothy Elliott

Distinguished Professor

College of Education & Human Development


Timothy R. Elliott’s research has examined adjustment processes among persons living with chronic and disabling health conditions, with particular emphasis on the role of social problem-solving abilities and other factors that predict adjustment following disability.

This work has resulted in over 200 professional publications and federal grant funding for over 15 years (including support for five randomized clinical trials). His research team pioneered the use of long-distance technologies in providing problem solving training to family caregivers of persons with acquired disabilities, including the first randomized clinical trials of a psychological intervention for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries, and for family caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injuries.

He is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M. He holds a joint faculty appointment with the School of Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center and is executive director of the Telehealth Counseling Clinic, which provides mental health services to clients in five underserved counties in the Brazos Valley of Texas (http://telehealthcounseling.org/).

He is a recipient of several awards and honors and in 2015 received the Mitch Rosenthal Lectureship and Award from the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (within the APA) for lifetime mentorship .

He is a licensed psychologist and holds board certification (ABPP) in rehabilitation psychology.

Elliott is a member of the Defense Health Board's Neurological/Behavioral Health subcommittee that advises on psychological/mental health issues and neurological symptoms and conditions among service members and their families. He was a member of the Presidential Caregiver Task Force for the American Psychological Association. He served as Editor for Rehabilitation Psychology (2006-2011); currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

He earned a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia.