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Indiana University Bloomington

Julia Heiman

Dr. Julia Heiman



jheiman [at] | personal website

office: PY 160 | (812)855-7686

lab: Sexual Psychophysiology Lab
   PY 353 | (812)856-7216


Human sexuality

Educational Background

1975 - Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Representative Publications

in press - Heiman, J.R. & Maravilla, K. R. Female sexual arousal response using serial MR Imaging with initial comparisons to vaginal photoplethysmography: Overview and evaluation. In E. Janssen (Ed.), The Psychophysiology of Sex. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

in press - Davis, K.C., Norris, J., George, W.H., Martell, J., & Heiman, J.R. Men’s likelihood of sexual aggression: The influence of alcohol, sexual arousal, and violent pornography. Aggressive Behavior.

in press - Schacht, R.L., George, W.H., Heiman, J.R., Davis, K.C., Norris, J., Stoner, S.A., & Kajumulo, K.F.Effects of Alcohol Intoxication and instructional set on women’s sexual arousal vary based on sexual abuse history. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

in press - Davis, K.C, Hendershot, C. S., George, W.H., Norris, J, & Heiman, J.R. Alcohol’s effects on sexual decision-making: An integration of alcohol myopia and individual differences. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

2007 - Heiman, J.R. Orgasmic disorders in women. In S.R. Leiblum (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy (4th ed) (pp 84-123), New York: Guilford.

2007 - Heiman, J.R., Talley, D.R., Bailen, J.L., Rosenberg, S.J., Pace, C.R., & Bavendam, T. Sexual function and satisfaction in heterosexual couples when men are administered sildenafil citrate (Viagra) for erectile dysfunction: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 114, 437-447.

2007 - Heard-Davison, A.R., Kuffel, S.W., & Heiman, J.R. Physiological and subjective measurement of the time course effects of an acute dose of testosterone vs. placebo in postmenopausal women. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 209-217.

2006 - George WH, Davis KC, Norris J, Heiman J.R., Schacht RL, Stoner SA, & Kajumulo KF.(2006). Alcohol and erectile response: the effects of high dosage in the context of demands to maximize sexual arousal. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4, 461-70.

2006 - Diamond, L.E., Earle, D.C., Heiman, J.R., Rosen, R.C., Perelman, M.A., & Harning, R. An effect on the subjective sexual response in premenopausal women with sexual arousal disorder by Bremelanotide PT-141, a melanocortin Rrceptor agonist. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3, 628-638.

2006 - Kuffel, S.W. & Heiman, J.R. Effects of depressive symptoms and experimentally adopted schemas on sexual arousal and affect in sexually healthy women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 163-178.

2006 - Davis, K.C., Norris, J., George, W.H., Martell, J., & Heiman, J.R. Rape myth congruent beliefs in women resulting from exposure to violent pornography: Effects of alcohol and sexual arousal. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1208-1223.

2006 - Rellini, A.H., Meston, C.M. & Heiman, J.R. Sexual abuse, sexuality, and sexual self-schemas. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 229-236.

2006 - Heiman, J.R., Gittelman, M, Costabile, R, Guay, A., Friedman, A., Heard-Davison, A, Peterson, P, Dietrich, J & Stephens, D. Topical Alprostadil (PGE1) for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder: In- clinic evaluation of safety and efficacy. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 27, 31-42.