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Christopher AhnAllen

Christopher AhnAllen

Antiracist Action Opportunities through Intentional Patient Experience Surveying within Inpatient Psychiatry Christopher AhnAllen, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Examination of patient experiences within an...

Anna Tierney

Anna Tierney

Examining Affective Forecasting Biases in Adolescents with Depressive Symptoms: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Approach Anna Tierney, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Beck’s cognitive theory posits that individuals with...

Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Brain Correlates of Alcohol and Non-Alcohol-Related Interference in Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder Laura Murray, PhD McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) have difficulty diverting attention away...

Paola Salvatore

Paola Salvatore

Circadian activity rhythms and psychopathology during depressive episodes Paola Salvatore, MD McLean Hospital – Research Associate Scientific Abstract Background: In assessing suicidal risk is challenging to identify suicidal ideation. A wish-to-die can be...

Robert DuWors

Robert DuWors

Remote Neurotherapy: It is not experimental anymore Robert DuWors, PhD Brockton VA Medical Center – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Remote neurotherapy is no longer experimental. It is clinically mainstream.  Cognitive rehabilitation interventions are...

Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt

Delivering Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia Using Telementalhealth: A Pilot Test of Feasibility and Acceptability Russell Schutt, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Faculty, Research Scientist Scientific Abstract Background: Can comprehensive...

Sean Stetson

Sean Stetson

Psychopharmacology of Agitation in Acute Psychotic and Manic Episodes Sean Stetson, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background To provide updated guidance for the medication treatment of acute agitation in the setting of psychosis or...

Sophie Staton

Sophie Staton

An adaptive text message intervention to promote health behavior adherence in patients with cardiac risk conditions: The Text4Health Program Sophie Staton, LCSW, MSW Massachusetts General Hospital – Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Scientific Abstract...

Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen

Piloting Mindfulness Training for Primary Care (MTPC) in Spanish: Analysis of quality improvement measures related to depression and self-compassion Stephanie Cohen, MD Cambridge Health Alliance – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has...

Steven Sheridan

Steven Sheridan

Umbilical cord blood-derived microglia-like cells to model COVID-19 exposure Steven Sheridan, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Microglia, the resident brain immune cells, play a critical role in normal brain...

Walid Yassin

Walid Yassin

Hippocampal Association with Brain Electrical Activity in Psychotic Disorder and Healthy Control Subjects with and without Cannabis Use Walid Yassin, DMSc Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Our...

Tony Pham

Tony Pham

Suicide Interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations: A Systematic Review of Outcomes Tony Pham, MD, MS Massachusetts General Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: A 2018 Center for Disease Control and Prevention report estimated...

Thomaskutty Idiculla

Thomaskutty Idiculla

Predictors of Persistent Thoughts of Suicide among Psychiatric Inpatients Thomaskutty Idiculla, PhD McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Understanding the predictors of mental health disorders is particularly important when assessing...

Yolanda Whitaker

Yolanda Whitaker

Examining Social Cognition Impairments in those with Schizophrenia, First Degree Relatives, and Healthy Controls Yolanda Whitaker, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Coordinator Scientific Abstract Abnormalities in higher-level social...

Yaen Chen

Yaen Chen

Lower insular cortical thickness and greater parietal surface area among adolescent females with low-weight avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) Yaen Chen, BS Candidate Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract...

Nat Shogren

Nat Shogren

You Can’t Help Me: Internalized Mental Illness Stigma and Help Seeking Behavior Nat Shogren, BA McLean Hospital – Clinical Psychology Intern Scientific Abstract Background Previous research has shown that high rates of internal mental illness stigma (ISMI)...

Melanie Ehrler

Melanie Ehrler

Autism Spectrum Traits in Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Phenotype and Neurodevelopmental Comorbidities Melanie Ehrler, MS Boston Children’s Hospital – Visiting PhD Student Scientific Abstract Background: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is...

Mary Shinners

Mary Shinners

Community Reinforcement and Family Training for Early Psychosis (CRAFT-EP) and Substance Use in Reducing Family Members’ Distress: Preliminary Assessment of Efficacy. Mary Shinners, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND:...

Roland Carlstedt

Roland Carlstedt

An exploratory, ecological, clinical investigation of relationships among heart rate variability, blood pressure and respiratory sinus arrhythmia biofeedback in a hypertensive patient with chronic stress syndrome: Private practice generated data and findings from a...

Kira Landauer

Kira Landauer

Preparing Massachusetts treatment providers for gambling expansion: Initial observations from a statewide needs assessment and capacity building program Kira Landauer, MPH Cambridge Health Alliance – Community Health Educator Scientific Abstract Background:...

Callie Wang

Callie Wang

Increases in substance use and coping behaviors in response to COVID-19 among young women in mental health treatment Callie Wang, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Increases in substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic have...

Amanda Sedgewick

Amanda Sedgewick

A Stage Ia Behavioral Treatment Development Trial of Recovering Safety: A Women’s Empowerment Group for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with Substance Use Disorders Amanda Sedgewick, DO McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background Recent...

Chloe Jordan

Chloe Jordan

Optimizing Retention, Duration and Discontinuation Strategies for Opioid Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy (RDD) – An ongoing NIDA Clinical Trials Network research study Chloe Jordan, PhD McLean Hospital – Research Project Director Scientific Abstract Background:...

Gordana Vitaliano

Gordana Vitaliano

Novel Clathrin-Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoprobes for MRI of Dopamine Transporters in Methamphetamine Addiction Gordana Vitaliano, MD, PhD McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: SPIO contrast agents along with antibodies are used to...

Luke Scheuer

Luke Scheuer

Response Latency and Latency Variability: Valuable Meta-Data from Digital Assessments Luke Scheuer, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract Background             As suicide rates continue to increase not only in...

Julia Potter

Julia Potter

The Impact of Sleep Disturbance and Impulsivity on Community Functioning in Patients with Bipolar Disorder Julia Potter, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Functional impairment in bipolar disorder (BD)...

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