Jill A Star

Jill A Star, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-9623
Business Email: jaholloway@ufl.edu

About Jill A Star

Dr. Star is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her training includes the completion of a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, an Internship in Clinical and Health Psychology, and a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. Over the course of her training, Dr. Star received an array of clinical experiences in a variety of settings, such as counseling centers, community-based mental health centers, psychiatric outpatient facilities, hospitals, and substance-abuse treatment centers. She has worked with patients ranging in age from 19 months to 81 years old and presenting with various psychiatric diagnoses and life stressors. Dr. Fairless has received specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure-Response Therapy (ERT). Dr. Star currently provides personality assessment and psychological treatment for dual-diagnoses at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. She is qualified to teach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), therapeutic treatment of anxiety disorder, therapeutic treatment of depression, psychotherapy, and supervision.

Accomplishments

Gold Star of the Month Employee
2018 · UF Health Florida Recovery Center
NNDC Travel Award
2018 · National Network of Depression Centers
Educational Development Series Certificate
2016-2017 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2025
GMS6783 Addiction: Counseling and Treatment Methods
2020-2024
GMS6784 Addiction: Referral
2017-2020
GMS6785 Addiction:Pro Ethical
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2022
MDU4070 Physician Perspectives on Glocal Topics in Healthcare
2023-2025
GMS6782 Addiction: Clin Eval
2023
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3

Board Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist
    State of Florida, Department of Health

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder

Research Profile

Dr. Fairless’s primary research focuses in on psychosocial factors related to substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in psychosocial factors and personality factors that impact the treatment of substance use disorders. She is also interested in examining the impact and treatment of dual-diagnoses within the substance abuse populations.

Publications

2022
Essential components of physician health program monitoring for substance use disorder: A survey of participants 5 years post successful program completion.
The American journal on addictions. 31(2):115-122 [DOI] 10.1111/ajad.13257. [PMID] 35037334.
2022
Predictive Modeling for Suicide-Related Outcomes and Risk Factors among Patients with Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review.
Journal of clinical medicine. 11(16) [DOI] 10.3390/jcm11164813. [PMID] 36013053.
2015
Disordered Eating and Body Esteem Among Individuals with Glycogen Storage Disease.
JIMD reports. 19:23-9 [DOI] 10.1007/8904_2014_359. [PMID] 25665833.
2014
Brief educational intervention to improve medical student competence in managing patients exposed to secondhand smoke.
Substance abuse. 35(2):163-7 [DOI] 10.1080/08897077.2013.821438. [PMID] 24821353.
2014
Psychiatric conditions affecting physicians with disruptive behavior
. 31:56-58

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
2008-2014 · Central Michigan University
Masters in Psychology
2004-2008 · Central Michigan University
Bachelor's of Psychology
2000-2004 · Auburn University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-9623
Emails:
Business:
jaholloway@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
4001 SW 13TH ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32608
Business Street:
3939 SW 13TH ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32608