Trainees
Moshe Maiman

Moshe Maiman

A longitudinal examination of fine motor, executive functioning, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-age children with Down syndrome (DS) Moshe Maiman, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Children with...

Joseph Bond

Joseph Bond

Case Report of the Safe Administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Catatonia in a Patient with Fragile X Syndrome and Neuropsychiatric Lupus Joseph Bond, MD, MPH MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency – Resident Scientific Abstract Background:...

Anjeli Macaranas

Anjeli Macaranas

The Associations Between COVID-19-Related Direct and Vicarious Racial Discrimination and Psychological Distress Among U.S. College Students Anjeli Macaranas, BA Candidate Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Undergraduate Research Assistant Scientific Abstract...

Domminique Depianti

Domminique Depianti

Reducing the Neurocognitive burden of Shift Work on Nurses: Pilot feasibility study of using Computerized Cognitive Remediation Software Domminique Depianti, BS Candidate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract...

Isabella Channell

Isabella Channell

Understanding the dynamic of non-death losses following spinal-cord injury Isabella Channell, BS VA Boston Healthcare System – Psychology Practicum Student Scientific Abstract Background: Spinal-cord injury (SCI) serves as a consistent reminder of loss,...

Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas

Ethnic and Generational Differences in Self-Reported Eating Disorder Symptoms Amongst Asian Americans Edward Thomas, High School Student Brigham and Women’s Hospital – High School Student Scientific Abstract Background: East Asian cultures place increasing...

Daniel Peters

Daniel Peters

Characterizing Facial Deformation for Assessing Psychoneuroimmunological Interactions Affecting Behavioral Health in Spaceflight Daniel Peters, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract INTRODUCTION: Visible and persistent...

Christine Perndorfer

Christine Perndorfer

Response to a Pedometer-Mediated, Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Veterans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Depends on Baseline Depression Christine Perndorfer, MA, MS VA Boston Healthcare System – Clinical Psychology Intern...

Odelia Forman

Odelia Forman

Psychosis in the Latinx Community: A Review Odelia Forman, BS Candidate McLean Hospital – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract Background: As the Latinx-American population rises, specialized psychiatric care for people with severe mental illness that is...

Doga Cetinkaya

Doga Cetinkaya

The Relationship between Cigarette Smoking and Mood Symptoms in a Physical Activity Trial Doga Cetinkaya, BS Candidate Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract Background: Cigarette smoking is prevalent among individuals with...

Selmi Kallmi

Selmi Kallmi

Sleep and Aging Skills Group: Development and preliminary evaluation of a psychoeducation and skills group for insomnia in older adult Veterans Selmi Kallmi, MA VA Boston Healthcare System – Clinical Psychology Intern Scientific Abstract Background: The Sleep...

Philine Rojczyk

Philine Rojczyk

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Veterans: Associations with Limbic Microstructure Philine Rojczyk, MS Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Visiting PhD Student Scientific Abstract Background Intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration, such as...

Juliette Bichon

Juliette Bichon

The Impact of a Modified Definition of Prescription Drug Misuse on National Study on Drug Use and Health Prevalence Estimates Juliette Bichon, BA Candidate McLean Hospital – Undergraduate Research Assistant Intern Scientific Abstract Background: Some of most...

Jennifer Daks

Jennifer Daks

Preliminary adaptations of the LATR group for home-based primary care providers: Adapting a trauma group for new populations Jennifer Daks, MA Jennifer Daks, MA Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Emerging research suggests that Veterans facing age-related challenges may...

Julianne Tirpak

Julianne Tirpak

Theories of Borderline Personality Disorder: An Investigation of Underlying Mechanisms Julianne Tirpak, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Extant treatments for borderline personality disorder are time-intensive, consist of multiple...

Joo-Young Lee

Joo-Young Lee

The Effect of Mobile Digital Interventions on Mental Health Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review of Controlled Studies Joo-Young Lee, MD, MS Cambridge Health Alliance – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: The coronavirus pandemic has...

Jessica Haddad

Jessica Haddad

College student mental health: Impacts of social media during the COVID-19 Pandemic Jessica Haddad, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, both social media use and rates of anxiety and...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

Sex Differences in the Relationships Between Oxidative Stress and Obesity-Related Hormones Jessica Busler, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Oxidative stress is implicated in obesity and related negative health...

Jennifer M. Nicoloro-SantaBarbara

Jennifer M. Nicoloro-SantaBarbara

Immune Transcriptional Profiles in Mothers with Clinically Elevated Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Several Years Post-Delivery Jennifer Nicoloro-SantaBarbara, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Most research on...

Frank Copeli

Frank Copeli

Title Case Report: The Challenges of Assessing and Managing Dysphagia in Two Patients on Long-term Clozapine Frank Copeli, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: The risk of clozapine associated dysphagia is between 1/1000 and...

Francesca Morfini

Francesca Morfini

Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback for Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia Reduces Aberrant Auditory Cortex Activity and Connectivity with the Default Mode Network Francesca Morfini, PhD Student McLean Hospital,VA Boston Healthcare System, Northeastern University...

Esther Tung

Esther Tung

Rates and Mechanisms of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Young Asian-American Women Esther Tung, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Among the general Asian-American population, 18 to 25-year-old Asian-Americans and U.S. born...

Eric Lin

Eric Lin

Towards phenotyping treatment response in borderline personality disorder: quantitative language analysis of clinical Interviews Eric Lin, MD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Longitudinal, within-subject assessments are essential for...

Daniel Arroyo-Ariza

Daniel Arroyo-Ariza

A Novel Health Behavior Intervention to Promote Adherence in End Stage Kidney Disease: INSPIRED Proof of Concept Trial Daniel Arroyo-Ariza, MD Massachusetts General Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background:  Despite the known benefits of physical...

Dalton Bourke

Dalton Bourke

Diagnosis and Treatment of Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder in an Inpatient Setting Dalton Bourke, MD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder (DSDD) is a condition of increasing...

Carsen Sulzer

Carsen Sulzer

A case of postinfectious catatonia in an elderly patient with SARS-CoV-2 infection Carsen Sulzer, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: COVID-19 is well-documented to have pervasive physical and neuropsychiatric effects (1-3)....

Amar Mandavia

Amar Mandavia

Geospatial Barriers to Accessing Addiction Health Services In New York State: Intersection of Covid-19 Pandemic and Drug Overdose Epidemic Amar Mandavia, MA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Clinical Psychology Intern Scientific Abstract Background:...

Alexandra Rojas

Alexandra Rojas

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Positive Psychology Intervention for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: A Randomized Pilot Trial Alexandra Rojas, MD Massachusetts General Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background....

Alex Moscicki

Alex Moscicki

Predicting symptoms in first-episode psychosis using individual specific connectivity networks: an analysis of the human connectome project for early psychosis (HCP-EP) Alexander Moscicki, MD, MS MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program – Resident...

Adrienne Romer

Adrienne Romer

Childhood Brain Microstructure as a Prospective Predictor of Psychopathology Trajectories in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study® Adrienne Romer, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background:  A general psychopathology (‘p’) factor...

Abdelrahman ElTohamy

Abdelrahman ElTohamy

Effect of Vicarious Discrimination on Race-Based Stress Symptoms among Asian American Young Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic Abdelrahman ElTohamy, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to...

Laura Hernandez Garcia

Laura Hernandez Garcia

A Computerized Test for Hemispheric Emotional Valence Correlates with Lateralized Nucleus Accumbens, Hippocampal and Amygdala Volumes by Anatomical MRI Laura Hernandez Garcia, MD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Based on our earlier work...

Li Wei Yuan

Li Wei Yuan

The Impact of Internalized Racism on Mental Health Symptoms Among Asian American College Students Li Wei Yuan, MA, PsyD Candidate Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Clinical Psychology Intern Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an...

Martin Sjøgård

Martin Sjøgård

Local Sleep Spindle Density is Modulated by Motor Learning and Associated with Subsequent Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation Martin Sjøgård, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background Evidence shows that motor-skill learning is...

Matthew Gerace

Matthew Gerace

Use of Memantine for Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Adult Female, A Case Report Matthew Gerace, MD  VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder with varying...

Michal McDowell

Michal McDowell

Substance use disorder treatment in sexually and gender diverse people Michal McDowell, MD, MPH MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: The purpose of this study is to assess differences in substance use...

Natalie Benjamin

Natalie Benjamin

Examining Symptoms and Risk Factors of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) in Pediatric Populations Natalie Benjamin, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Little is known about long-term outcomes of...

Philippe Beauchamp

Philippe Beauchamp

Can meaningful clinical information be derived from triaxial accelerometers in adult hospital psychiatry? McLean Hospital – Fellow Philippe Beauchamp, MD Scientific Abstract Background: Physical activity can be influenced by a variety of factors in the context...

Serena Chen

Serena Chen

Applying Applying Human-Centered Design to Wellness Events in Graduate Medical Education Serena Chen, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: Human-centered design (HCD) is a method of designing that focuses on understanding...

Shifali Singh

Shifali Singh

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: The TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit Shifali Singh, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: To allow continued administration of neuropsychological evaluations remotely during the pandemic, tests from...

Szimonetta Mulati

Szimonetta Mulati

Revised Child Anxiety Depression Scale (RCADS) Scores in Child and Adolescent Patients at Intake: Gender, Ethnicity and Diagnostic Differences in Urban Youth Szimonetta Mulati, PhD, MS Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background:...

William Lacey

William Lacey

An “Embedded” Measure of Working Memory and Mathematics Achievement in Children Referred for Evaluation of Learning Disability William Lacey, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Working memory, as measured by standard...

Yu-Tien Hsu

Yu-Tien Hsu

The Impact of COVID-19-Related and Lifetime Racial Discrimination on Parental Concerns on Children’s Development and Well-Being Yu-Tien Hsu, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Hospital – PhD Student Scientific Abstract Background Asians have faced intensifying...

Soohyun Park

Soohyun Park

Gene by Environment by Resilience Interactions on Late-life Cognitive Functioning: Integrative Roles of Polygenic Score, Early Life Trauma, and Psychological Resilience Soohyun Park, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Little is known...

Zeeshan Mansuri

Zeeshan Mansuri

Suicidal ideation/attempt in Child and Adolescent transgender group: Nationally Representative Insights from 10 years of data Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Lesbian, gay,...

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...

Sara Snyder

Sara Snyder

East African Community (EAC) Rorschach Performance Assessment System (RPAS): Training & Feasibility Study Sara Snyder, PsyD, MPH, MA Cambridge Health Alliance – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Since the 2007 inception of the global mental health...

Tony Cunningham

Tony Cunningham

Older age associated with lower stress, negative affect, and depression throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Tony Cunningham, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Advanced age is typically associated with increased...

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