Professional Bio

Professional Positions and Licensure

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Regis University (2016 – present)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado (2016 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (2010-2016)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin (2013-2016)


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2010)
  • Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2010)
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2007)
  • B.A., Psychology, Willamette University, Salem, OR (2002)

Research & Scholarship

My research interests center on gender and cultural influences on human behavior with particular attention to issues of suicidality and the under representation of women, and some ethnic minority men, in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Findings from these studies suggest that cultural messages play a central role in both self-harm and vocational choice.


*Student author

Canetto, S. S., Trott, C. D., Winterrowd, E. M., Haruyama, D., & Johnson, A. (2017). Challenges to the choice discourse: Women's views of their family and academic-science career options and constraints. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 29, 4-27. doi: 10.1080/08952833.2016.1273174

Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., & Benoit, K. (2017). Permissive beliefs and attitudes about older adult suicide: A suicide enabling script? Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 21, 173-181. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1099609

Winterrowd, E. & Canetto, S. S. (2017). Experiences of women in academia. The Sage Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. K. L. Nadal (Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Winterrowd, E., * Priniski, S. J., Achter, J., & Abhold, J. (2016). Correlates of satisfaction, intrapersonal learning, and academic outcomes at counseling centers in a university system. College Student Journal, 50, 288-301.

Ormerod, A. J., Joseph, D. L., Weitzman, L. M., & Winterrowd, E. (2013). Career issues and challenges viewed through a feminist multicultural lens: Work-life interface and sexual harassment. In C. Z. Enns & E. N. Williams (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology (pp. 277-303). New York: Oxford University Press.

Winterrowd, E. & Canetto S. S. (2013). The long-lasting impact of adolescents’ problematic friends on suicidality: A 3-year follow-up perspective. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 48 (2). 245-255. doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0529-2

Chrobak, Q. & Winterrowd, E. (Jan, 2013). Landing your first teaching job: Tips from two recent hires. Invited online article. Association of Psychological Science Observer, 26 (1). Retrieved from

McFadden, K. L., Hepburn, S., Winterrowd, E., Schmidt, G. L., & Rojas, D. C. (2012). Abnormalities in gamma-band responses to language stimuli in first-degree relatives of children with autism spectrum disorder: An MEG study. BMC Psychiatry, 12, 213-231. doi 10.1186/1471-244X-12-213

Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., & Chavez, E. (2011). Friendship factors and suicidality: Common and unique patterns in Mexican- and European-American youth. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 41,50-65. doi: 10.111_i.1943-278X.2010.00001

Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., & Chavez, E. (2010). Friendships and suicidality among Mexican-American adolescent girls and boys. Death Studies, 34, 641-660.

Schmidt, G., Kimel, L., Winterrowd, E., Pennington, B., Hepburn, S., & Rojas, D. (2008). Impairments in phonological processing and non-verbal intellectual function in parents of children with autism. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 557-567.

Winterrowd, E., Hepburn, S. L., Kimel, L. K., Reite, M. L., & Rojas, D.C. (2008). Relationship of psychiatric disorders to measures of child function in parents of children with autism. Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 11, 42-54.

Peterson, E., Schmidt, G. L., Tregallas, J. R., Winterrowd, E., Kopelioff, L., Hepburn, S., Reite, M., & Rojas, D. C. (2006). A voxel-based morphometry study of gray matter in parents of children with autism. Neuroreport, 17, 1289-1292.

Rojas, D. C., Peterson, E., Winterrowd, E., Reite, M. L., Rogers, S. J., & Tregallas, J. (2006). Regional gray matter volumetric changes in autism associated with social and repetitive behavior symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 6, 56-68.


Awards & Recognition


2015 – 2016

Wisconsin Hope Lab
Title: Impact of Counseling Center Services in the UW-System
Role: Faculty Researcher (John Achter, Project Director)
Amount Awarded: $23,000

Summer 2013

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Program
Tile: Reducing Homophobia through Simple Interventions
Role: Faculty Advisor (Kristie Wirth, Principal Investigator)
Amount Awarded: $3550

2011 – 2016

Title: Advancing Women in Science & Engineering in the UW System
Role: Senior Personnel, Evaluator (Jennifer Mihalick, Ph.D., Principal Investigator)
Amount Awarded: $171,011 (over 5 years)

2011 – 2015

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents; UW-System Counseling Centers
Title: Effectiveness of University of Wisconsin System Counseling Centers
Role: Faculty Researcher (John Achter, Project Director)
Amount Awarded: $15,000 (per year)

2007 – 2008

Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention, Society of Public Health Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Title: Friendships and Suicidality among Mexican-American Adolescent Girls and Boys
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount Awarded: $1500