Janet Woodruff-Borden, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Woodruff-Borden accepted the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Students at the University of Oregon in 2018. She is currently serving as the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Oregon.


  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1988
  • Post Doctoral, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1988-89

Research Interests

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Familial linkage of anxiety
  • Phenomenology of anxiety
  • Mental health in underserved populations

Selected Publications

  •  Gramszlo, C., Geronimi, E.M.C., Arellano, B., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2017). Testing a Cognitive Pathway Between Temperament and Childhood Anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0914-2
  • Affrunti, N. W., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2017). The Roles of Anxious Rearing, Negative Affect, and Effortful Control in a Model of Risk for Child Perfectionism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-9.
  • Affrunti, N.W., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2016). Emotional control mediates the association between dimensions of perfectionism and worry in children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, doi: 10.1007/s10578-016-0654-3.
  • Affrunti, N.W., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2016). Negative affect and child internalizing symptoms: The mediating role of perfectionism. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47:358-368. doi: 10.1007/s10578-015-0571-x.
  • Affrunti, N.W., Gramszlo, C., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2016). Executive function moderates the association between fearful temperament and dimensions of perfectionism. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 117-122.
  • Geronimi, E.M.C., Patterson, H.L., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2016). Relating worry and executive functioning during childhood: The moderating role of age. Child  Psychiatry and Human Development, 430-439. doi: 10.1007/s10578-015-0577-4.
  • Gramszlo, C., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2015). Emotional Reactivity and Executive Control: A Pathway of Risk for the Development of Childhood Worry.Journal of Anxiety Disorders.Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.07.005
  • Affrunti, N.W. & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2015) Parental perfectionism and overcontrol: Examining mechanisms in the development of child anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 517-529.
  • Geronimi, E. M., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2015). The language of worry: Examining linguistic elements of worry models. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 311-318.
  • Affrunti, N.W., Geronimi, E.M.C., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2015) Language of perfectionistic parents predicting child anxiety diagnostic status. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 30, 94-102.
  • Affrunti, N. W., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2015). The effect of maternal psychopathology on parent–child agreement of child anxiety symptoms: A hierarchical linear modeling approach. Journal of anxiety disorders, 32, 56-65.
  • Affrunti, N.W. & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2014) Perfectionism in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17, 299-317.
  • Affrunti, N.W., Geronimi, E.M.C., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2014) Temperament, peer victimization, and nurturing parenting in child anxiety: A moderated mediation model. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45, 483-492.
  • Affrunti, N.W., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2013).  The association of executive function and temperament in a model of risk for childhood anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 715-724.
  • Williams, S.R., Cash, E., Daup, M., Geronimi, E.M.C., Sephton, S.E., & Woodruff-Borden, J.  (2013).  Exploring patterns in cortisol synchrony among anxious and nonanxious mother and child dyads: A preliminary study.  Biological Psychology, 93, 287-295.
  • Kertz, S.J., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2013).  The role of metacognition, intolerance of uncertainty, and negative problem orientation in children's worry. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 243-248.
  • Hosey, R. P. & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2012). An examination of the relationship between parent language and child anxiety. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 34, 210-230.
  • Williams, S. R., Kertz, S. J., Schrock, M. D., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2012). A sequential analysis of parent-child interactions in anxious and nonanxious families. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(1), 64-74.
  • Kertz, S. J. & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2011). The developmental psychopathology of worry. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14, 174-197.


Courses Often Taught

  • PSYC 685 - Clinical Psychology Practicum
  • PSYC 687 - Anxiety Disorders