Dr. DiTomasso's major areas of interest are cognitive-behavioral assessment, therapy, and consultation, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, primary care psychology, patient non-adherence, developing assessment instruments for health risk behaviors, and research design, measurement, methodology and program evaluation. Over the past several years, Dr. DiTomasso and his dissertation students have been developing and studying a variety of new measures including The MAD-AS, an anger questionnaire, The Inventory of Cognitive Distortions (ICD), and the HABIT (Health Adherence Behavior Inventory).
He has mentored over 75 dissertation students during his tenure at PCOM. He has published 59 book chapters and articles and has delivered 45 professional presentations locally, regionally, national and internationally. He has also published four books including Specialty Competencies in Clinical Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press; The Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care. New York: Springer; Comparative treatments for Anxiety Disorders. New York, Springer; and, Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comparative Treatments.
He is currently Consulting Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and an Editorial Reviewer for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Dr. DiTomasso is a past recipient of the Dondero Award from LaSalle University, honoring an alumnus who has distinguished himself in promoting the science and/or practice of psychology according to the humanistic values. He and one of his students received the Northrup Award from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association for their research on empathy in medical students.