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Kosyluk, Kristin, PhD

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Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: (813) 974-6019
Office: MHC2735
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Curriculum Vitae

Kristin Kosyluk is an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy and faculty affiliate with the Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute. Dr. Kosyluk received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Rehabilitation Counseling Education program in 2014. Dr. Kosyluk’s research agenda is defined by a focus on mental illness and psychiatric disability, with a special interest in social justice issues and stigma. Much of her work to date has investigated how stigma interferes with outcomes for this population. As a rehabilitation counselor, she recognizes the crucial role that vocation plays in the lives of individuals with disabilities, and has undertaken work in the area of employment and postsecondary education.

Much of Dr. Kosyluk’s research has focused on mental illness stigma in postsecondary settings. Her dissertation was a randomized controlled trial of contact- and education-based anti-stigma interventions, evaluating their impact relative to a control group on stigma, discrimination, affirming attitudes, and attitudes towards treatment seeking in a postsecondary setting. She was a 2011 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellow and received funding through this fellowship to empirically develop the Mental Health Unity (MHU) program, a program meant to promote an environment of solidarity and support on college campuses for students with mental illness.

In addition to program development, Dr. Kosyluk also has expertise in program evaluation. She is currently PI on a Recovery Oriented Research Grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health supporting a randomized controlled trial of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Peer-to-Peer program. She is also involved in an ongoing partnership with This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending mental illness stigma through storytelling. Dr. Kosyluk has partnered with Ms. Jennifer Marshall, Co-Founder and Executive Director of TIMB, to evaluate the impact of TIMB performances on audience members and members of the cast. Dr. Kosyluk is also currently conducting a randomized controlled trial of the Spanish language version of the Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) program, a program meant to reduce self/internalized stigma through cognitive and narrative therapy.


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology 

Recent Publications

(*Denotes students.)

Umucu, E., Lee, B., Iwanaga, K., Kosyluk, K.A., Blake, J., Bezyak, J., & Chan, F. (In Review). Relationships between Positive Human Traits and PERMA in Student Veterans: A Canonical Correlation Analysis. Journal of Mental Health.

Kosyluk, K.A., Marshall, J., *Rivera M.D., *Andrus, D.T., *Guerra, D., *Robinson, M., *Ostos, A.P., & *Chapman, S. (2018). Examining the Impact of This Is My Brave on Mental Illness Stigma and Willingness to Seek Help: A Pilot Study. Community Mental Health Journal, 54(3), 276-281.

Kosyluk, K.A., *Al-Khouja, M., *Bink, A., *Buchholz, B., *Ellefson, S., *Fokuo, J.K., … Corrigan, P.W. (2016). Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness Among College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(60), 325-331.

Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., Jones, N., *James, D., Abelson, S., & Malmon, A. (2016). Developing a Campaign to Promote and Environment of Solidarity and Support on College Campuses for Students with Mental Illness. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education.

Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., Schmidt, A., Abelson, S., & Malmon, A. (2015). A Campus Solidarity Campaign: Respect and Support for College Students with Mental Illness. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 19(4), 180-190.

Corrigan, P.W., Kosyluk, K.A., Markowitz, F., Lewis Brown, R., Conlon, B., Rees, J., Rosenberg, J., Elefson, S., & Al-Khouja, M. (2015). Mental illness stigma and disclosure in college students. Journal of Mental Health, 1-7.

Michaels, P.J., Kosyluk, K.A., & Butler, E. (2015). Applying health communications to mental illness stigma change. Journal of Public Mental Health, 14(2), 69-78.

Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., & Landis, R. (2014). Employer stigma as a mediator between past and future hiring behavior. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57(2), 102-108. DOI: 10.1177/0034355213496284

Corrigan, P.W., Kosyluk, K.A., Fokuo, J.K., & Park, J.H. (2014). How does direct to consumer advertising affect the stigma of mental illness? Community Mental Health Journal, 50(7), 792-799. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-014-9698-7 PMID: 24488184

Corrigan, P.W., Powell, K., Fokuo, J.K., & Kosyluk, K. (2014). Does humor influence the stigma of mental illnesses? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(5), 397-401. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000138. PMID: 24747719

Corrigan, P.W., & Kosyluk, K.A. (2013). Erasing the stigma: Where science meets advocacy. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35(1), 131-140. DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2012.746598

Corrigan, P.W., Kosyluk, K.A., & Rüsch, N. (2013). Reducing Self-Stigma by Coming Out Proud. American Journal of Public Health, 103(5), 794-800. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301037, PMID: 23488488

Corrigan, P.W., Sokol, K.A., & Rüsch, N. (2013). The impact of Self-Stigma and Mutual Help Programs on the Quality of Life of People with Serious Mental Illnesses. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s10597-011-9445-2, PMCID: PMC3320674

Ditchman, N., Werner, S., Kosyluk, K.A., Jones, N., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013). Stigma and Intellectual Disability: Potential Applications of Mental Illness Research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(2), 206-216. doi: 10.1037/a0032466

Herzig, B.A., Roysircar, G., Kosyluk, K.A., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013). American Muslim College Students: The Impact of Religiousness and Stigma on Active Coping. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7(1), 33-42.

Werner,S., Ditchman, N., Corrigan, P.W., & Sokol, K. (2012). Stigma and intellectual disability: A review of related measures and future directions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(2), 748-765. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.10.009