Faculty Information

Richard E. Heyman, PhD

Center for Oral Health Policy and Management
Fax: 212-998-9761
E-mail: richard.heyman@nyu.edu


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1992
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1988
BS, Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC 1986

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Richard E. Heyman is a Professor in the NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management. He earned a BS from Duke University and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. Dr. Heyman co-directs the Family Translational Research Group with Dr. Amy Slep.

Dr. Heyman has published over 250 scientific articles/chapters and received over 75 grants/contracts from major U.S. funding agencies on a variety of individual and family-related topics, from family maltreatment to couples communication to social determinants of health. The core of his research program is translating basic knowledge into prevention and treatment and improving the adoption of evidence-based practices. He is an expert on dental fear and is currently leading an NIDCR-funded, large-scale (1250 patients, over 100 referring practices) randomized controlled trial) of a highly disseminable stepped-care dental fear treatment and an NIDCR-funded trial of a virtual-reality dental fear treatment.

Current Funding

About 10 active federal grants; 75 overall from a diverse array of federal funders, including several components of the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Air Force and Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Reaseach Program, and Department of Defense.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Daly, K. A., Segura, A., Heyman, R. E., Aladia, S., & Slep, A. M. S. (2023). Scoping review of postvention for mental health providers following patient suicide. Military Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usac433

Heyman, R. E., Daly, K. A., Slep, A. M. S., & Wolff, M.S. (2023). Leveraging technology to increase the disseminability of evidence-based treatment of dental fear: A proof-of-concept study.

Heyman, R. E., Slep, A. M. S., Giresi, J., & Baucom, K. J. W. (2023). Couple conflict behavior: Disentangling associations with relationship dissatisfaction and intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X221123787

Heyman, R. E., Slep, A. M. S., Giresi, J., & Baucom, K. J. W. (2023). Revisiting "Ill Will Versus Poor Skill": Relationship Dissatisfaction, Intimate Partner Violence, and Observed "Communication Skills Deficits." Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12834

Slep, A. M. S., Heyman, R. E., Mitnick, D. M., Lorber, M. F., Nichols, S. R., & Perkins, D. F. (2023). Do fairly decided maltreatment determinations significantly reduce recidivism? A quasi-experimental evaluation of a system-level intervention implementation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221124242

Slep, A. M. S., Heyman, R. E., Mitnick, D. M., Lorber, M. F., Rhoades, K. A., Daly, K. A., Nichols, S. R., & Eddy, J. M. (2023). Do brief lab-based interventions decrease coercive conflict between couples and parent-child dyads? Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2023.01.006

Bulling, L. J., Heyman, R. E., & Bodenmann, G. (2023). Bringing behavioral observation of couples into the 21st century. Journal of Family Psychology, 37(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0001036

Heyman, R. E., Baucom, K. J. W., Xu, S., Slep, A. M. S., Snarr, J. D., Foran, H. M., Lorber, M. F., Wojda, A. K., & Linkh, D. J. (2021). High sensitivity and specificity screening for clinically significant intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Psychology, 35(1), 80–91. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000781

Heyman, R. E., Lorber, M. F., Kim, S., Wojda-Burlij, A. K., Stanley, S. M., Ivic, A., Snyder, D. K., Rhoades, G. K., Whisman, M. A., & Beach, S. R. H. (2023). Overlap of relationship distress and intimate partner violence in community samples. Journal of Family Psychology. 37(1), 37–44. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0001031

Heyman, R. E. Slep, A. M. S., Parsons, A.M., Ellerbeck, E. L., & McMillan, K.K. (2022). Systematic review of the military career impact of mental health evaluation and treatment. Military Medicine, 187(5–6), e598–e618. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usab283.

Heyman, R. E. Slep, A. M. S., Mitnick, D. M., Nichols, S. R., Cracknell, K. M., Tiberio, S. S., Kim, S., & Perkins, D. F. (2022). Evaluation of two approaches for responding to allegations of family maltreatment in the U.S. Army: Coordinated community response impacts and costs. Military Medicine, 187(7-8), e987–e994. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usab115