The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease focuses on improving the heart health and outcomes of groups and communities i.e. Regional Australians, Indigenous Australians and International Health

Doctor Joshua Wiley

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Joshua graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a PhD in Psychology specializing in health psychology.  His research falls under three broad themes: (1) the role of psychosocial and coping resources in health, particularly Healy behaviors, physiological processes, and psychological adjustment to stress; (2)

developing and validating composite measures of physiological function or dysregulation such as metabolic syndrome and allostatic load; (3) integrative models that test the biopsychosocial model of health incorporating the role of social

or environmental factors, psychological factors, behavior, and physiological processes to study and understand mental and physical health.


He has extensive experience in related quantitative research methods, including psychometrics and assessment of outcomes, mediation and moderation analysis to identify mechanisms and moderators (how and for whom)  interventions work, and predictive modeling to identify at-risk individuals.  Joshua’s Ph.D. focused on the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) on multisystem physiological dysregulation and examined stress, psychosocial, and behavioral factors that both buffer the effects of low SES and explain how SES can “get under the skin” to impact biomarkers of cardiovascular and immune system functioning.


Joshua is involved in designing, validating, and evaluating pragmatic tools to guide and optimise the management of heart disease.

  1. Neville, T. H., Wiley, J. F., Curtis, R., Yamamoto, M.. & Wenger, N. S. (in press). Nurse and physician concordance on the perception of inappropriate treatment in critical care: An opportunity for collaboration?. American Journal of Critical Care.

  2. Bei, B., Wiley, J. F., Allen, N., & Trinder, J. (in press). A cognitive vulnerability model on sleep and mood in adolescents under restricted and extended sleep opportunities. Sleep.

  3. Wiley, J. F., & Stanton, A. L. (in press). Cancer and mental Health Encyclopedia of Mental Health.

  4. Neville, T. H., Wiley, J. F., Holmboe, E. S., Tseng, C-H, Vespa, P. M., Kleerup, E. C. & Wenger, N. S. (2015). Differences between attendings' and fellows' perceptions of futile treatment in the intensive care unit: Implications for training. Academic Medicine.

  5. Wiley, J. F. (2014). Growth Curve Analysis and Visualization Using R. Journal of Statistical Software, Book Reviews, 58(2). URL:

  6. Brown, L. A., Wiley, J. F., Wolitzky-Taylor, K., Roy-Byrne, P., Sherbourne, C., Stein, M. B., ... Craske, M. G. (2014). Changes in self-efficacy and outcome expectancy as predictors of anxiety outcomes from the CALM study.Depression and Anxiety. doi: 10.1002/da.22256.

  7. Ortiz Parada, M., Wiley, J. F., & Chiang, J. J. (2014). How stress gets under the skin o Como el estrés psicológico se mete bajo tu piel. Revista Medica de Chile, 142(6), 767-774.

  8. Hale, T. S., Kane, A. M., Kaminsky, O., Tung, K. L., Wiley, J. F., McGough, J. J., Loo, S. K., & Kaplan, J. T. (2013). Visual Network Asymmetry and Default Mode Network Function in ADHD: An fMRI Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(81). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00081.

  9. Dour, H. J., Wiley, J. F., Roy-Byrne, P., Stein, M. B., Sullivan, G., Sherbourne, C. D., ... Craske, M. G. (2014). Perceived social support mediates anxiety and depressive symptom changes following primary care intervention.Depression and Anxiety, 31(5), 436-442. doi: 10.1002/da.22216.

  10. Langley, A. K., Falk, A., Peris, T., Wiley, J. F., Kendall, P. C., Ginsburg, G., ... Piacentini, J. (2014). The Child Anxiety Impact Scale: Examining Parent- and Child-Reported Impairment in Child Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(4), 579-591. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.817311.

  11. Huynh, T. N., Kleerup, E. C., Wiley, J. F., Savitsky, T. D., Guse, D., Garber, B. J., & Wenger, N. S. (2013). The frequency and cost of treatment perceived to be futile in critical care. JAMA Internal Medicine, 173(20), 1887-1894. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10261.

  12. Wiley, J. F., Laird, K., Beran, T., McCannel, T. A., & Stanton, A. L. (2013). Quality of life and cancer-related needs in patients with choroidal melanoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 97(11), 1471 - 1474. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-303635.