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Eric Prensky

Assistant professor




  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Texas Tech University, 2005
  • M.A., Psychology, Texas Tech University, 2002
  • B.A., Psychology, Skidmore College, 1997


  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Biofeedback-assisted Relaxation Training
  • Pre-Bariatric Surgery Assessment and Intervention
  • Adjustment to Chronic Illness

Selected Publications

  • Cohen, L. M., McChargue, D. E., Cortez-Garland, M., Prensky, E. H., & Emery, S. (2003). The etiology and treatment of nicotine dependence: A biopsychosocial perspective. In L. M. Cohen, D. E. McChargue & F. Collins (Eds.), The Health Psychology Handbook: Practical Issues for the Behavioral Medicine Specialist (pp. 101-124). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Alexander-Emery, S., Cohen, L. M., & Prensky, E. H. (2005). Linguistic analysis of college aged smokers and never smokers. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 27(1), 11-16.
  • Taraban, R., Prensky, E., & Bowen, C. W. (2008). Critical Factors in the Undergraduate Research Experience. In Taraban, R. & Blanton, R. L. (Eds.), To Think and Act Like a Scientist: Undergraduate Research Experiences and Their Effects.
  • Prensky, E. H., Cohen, L. M., McChargue, D. E., and Gao, W. (2010). Effects of Sensory and Behavioral Substitutes Following an Experimentally-Induced Stressor among Abstinent Smokeless Tobacco Users. The American Journal on Addictions, 19, 128-135.
  • Baslet, G., Roiko, A., Prensky, E. (2010) Heterogeneity in Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Understanding the Role of Psychiatric and Neurological Factors. Epilepsy and Behavior, 17, 236-241.


  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 13, 14, and 38
  • California Psychological Association


  • Baslet, G., Prensky, E., Roiko, A., Uliaszek, A., Prasad, P. (2011). Initial Treatment Retention in Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures. Poster to be presented at the 22nd annual American Neuropsychiatric Association, Denver CO.
  • Baslet, G., Uliaszek, A., Prensky, E. (2011). Patterns of Emotion Processing in Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures. Poster to be presented at the 164th annual American Psychiatric
  • Baslet, G., Roiko, A., Prensky, E., Reilly, J., DeLeon, O., & Schrift, M. (2009). Neurological Variables in the Evaluation of Non-Epileptic Seizures. Poster presented at the 20th annual Conference of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Quartana, P.J., Dux, M.C., Mintz, R., Prensky, E., Renteria, L, Ahluwalia, A., & Pliskin, N. (2009).
  • Prensky, E., Primeau, M., Stankiewicz, M., & Shayani, V. (2007). Suicide risk in LAGB patients. Paper presented at 24th annual conference of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, San Diego, CA.

Selected Lectures

  • Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL Title: Elder Abuse in the Clinical Setting: How to assess for and How to Report Suspected Elder Abuse or Neglect ? A Clinical Case Discussion (2/09)
  • Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Illinois Medical Center
  • Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of Illinois Medical Center