Stephen Ilardi

Stephen Ilardi
  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room 426


Dr. Ilardi's research focuses on the etiology and treatment of depression.   Over the past decade his clinical research team has worked to develop the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) treatment protocol based on several modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., physical activity, omega-3 intake, light exposure, social connection) with demonstrated antidepressent benefit.  


Ph.D., Duke University


  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychotherapy
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
  • Exercise
  • Omega-3
  • Sleep
  • Social Support
  • Rumination
  • Vitamin D
  • Inflammation
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Treatment Outcomes
  • Basketball Analytics


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality
  • Psychotherapy
  • Evolutionary Psychology

Selected Publications

Botanov, Y., & Ilardi, S. S. (2013). The Acute Side Effects of Bright Light Therapy: A Placebo Controlled Investigation [Journal Articles]. PLoS One, 8(9), e75893.

Ilardi, S. S., & Casteen, E. (accepted/in press). The Psychological Toxicity of Modern Adolescence [Journal Articles]. Counselor.

Selected Presentations

Awards & Honors

Best University Teacher (Winner)

Best of Lawrence