Trainees
Sophie Foss

Sophie Foss

Associations among maternal lifetime trauma, psychiatric symptoms in pregnancy, and infant stress reactivity and regulation Sophie Foss, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Maternal adversity has been linked to worse birth outcomes,...

Caitlin Millett

Caitlin Millett

Aging, Attentional Biases, and Emotional Regulation Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Caitlin Millett, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a disease characterized by abnormal emotional regulation (ER)....

Belel Ait Oumeziane

Belel Ait Oumeziane

Buprenorphine Treatment Outcomes among Opioid-Dependent Veterans With and Without Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Belel Ait Oumeziane, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The opioid epidemic calls for examination and identification of the...

Laura Hernandez Garcia

Laura Hernandez Garcia

Childhood Maltreatment and Neurobiology of Addiction: Important Predictors during Adolescent Years Laura C. Hernandez Garcia, MD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: We have previously reported the critical associations between degree of alcohol and drug...

Michal McDowell

Michal McDowell

Integration of treatment for alcohol use disorder in primary care settings: a scoping review Michal J. McDowell, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) has a staggering burden of disease and...

Alexandros Markowitz

Alexandros Markowitz

Health Uncertainty among Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic Alexandros Markowitz, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Health uncertainty among healthcare workers has yet to be examined as a contributor to the psychological...

Alycia Bisson

Alycia Bisson

Linking sleep and racial health disparities: Characterizing sleep architecture in the National Sleep Research Resource Alycia N. Bisson, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: To address the problem of racial health disparities, prior...

Saffron Homayoun

Saffron Homayoun

Neurocognitive Dimensional Constructs and Noninvasive Neuromodulation Therapy in Pediatric and Adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- A Review Saffron Homayoun, MBChB Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Current evidence-based treatments for...

Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro

Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro

Enhanced Sustained attention and decreased vigilance decrement in cognitively normal older adults after mindfulness meditation training: two years follow up RCT study Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background:...

Brittney Brown Jones

Brittney Brown Jones

Addressing Population Health Needs Via Mobile Health (mHealth): Renewing Our Smartphone App Toolkit in a Multi-site PCBHI Program Brittney Brown Jones, MS Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Historically, inattention to population health and...

John McKenna

John McKenna

Sexual Assertiveness as a Predictor of Affirmative Consent Communication among Cisgender and Nonbinary LGBQ+ Young Adults John L. McKenna, MS Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Very little is known about how cisgender and nonbinary LGBQ+ young...

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Systematic review: transcranial magnetic stimulation in the management and diagnosis of pediatric high functioning autism spectrum disorder Joshua Ryan Smith, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Research continues to...

Josie Francois

Josie Francois

Patient Attitudes Towards Use of Zoom-Based Telemedicine for Outpatient SUD Treatment Josie Francois, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs moved online. In the early...

James Powers

James Powers

Catatonia as Initial Presentation of Schizophrenia in a Healthy, Neurotypical Child James Powers, M.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Pediatric catatonia is an underdiagnosed and poorly understood neuropsychiatric syndrome...

Julia Boyle

Julia Boyle

Exploring the Unmet Needs of Family Caregivers using a New Assessment Tool Julia T. Boyle, Psy.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Family caregivers frequently report having unmet care needs related to the care of their loved one. Some...

Marlene Garzona

Marlene Garzona

Hospitalization for Suicidal ideation or attempt in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 (Part 2): Patient Identified COVID-19 stressors Marlene E. Garzona, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Emerging literature has...

Matthew Mosquera

Matthew Mosquera

Using Objective Clinical Metrics to Understand the Relationship Between the Electronic Health Record and Physician Wellness: An Observational Study Matthew J Mosquera, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. Electronic health records...

Megan Thompson

Megan Thompson

Coordination of Neural Oscillations in Patients with Hippocampal Intracranial Electrodes in Relation to Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation Megan Thompson, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background:...

Prajwal Acharya

Prajwal Acharya

Initial Engagement with a Digital Therapeutic within a Substance Use Disorder Clinic Prajwal Acharya, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Digital therapeutics have the potential to facilitate delivery of evidence-based behavioral health...

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Sleep EEG and thalamocortical circuit abnormalities in schizophrenia Nataliia Kozhemiako, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Mounting evidence indicates that patients with schizophrenia (SZ) display an abnormality in NREM...

Natalie Feldman

Natalie Feldman

Placenta Accreta and Mental Health Sequelae Natalie Feldman, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Patients with high risk pregnancies, such as those with abnormal placentation, are susceptible to childbirth related mental health...

Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee

Hospitalization for suicidal ideation or attempt in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1): Changes in patient population and length of stay Rachel R. Lee, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Among United...

Robert Kleinman

Robert Kleinman

Driving Access to Psychiatrists and Internet Availability: A National Cross-sectional Study Robert A. Kleinman, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The expansion of telepsychiatry has...

Sarah Stoycos

Sarah Stoycos

Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Distress Cue Processing in First-Time Fathers Sarah A. Stoycos, M.A. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Studying a man’s transition to parenthood may be one of the few normative adult experiences that may...

Roger Strong

Roger Strong

Using simulation to guide experimental design: selecting sample size, study duration, and exclusion criteria Roger Strong, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Researchers face many decisions when designing experiments. How many participants should be...

Sabina Grech

Sabina Grech

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Particularly Vulnerable Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Case Series Sabina M. Grech, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 Pandemic is an unprecedented...

Sarah Earp

Sarah Earp

Laws that delay psychiatric treatment: A closer look at Rogers Guardianship laws in Massachusetts Sarah Earp, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Current laws in the state of Massachusetts may contribute to prolonged treatment delays,...

Samuel Scott

Samuel Scott

Our Iceberg is Melting: A qualitative review of barriers to accessing televideo appointments during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Samuel Scott, MD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: At the beginning of the pandemic, payers reimbursed telephone...

Steven Lamontagne

Steven Lamontagne

Effects of biogenetic messaging on treatment expectancy and emotion regulation Steven J. Lamontagne, MSc McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. A growing emphasis on biological and genetic explanations of mental illness has been shown to negatively shape...

Stephanie Santarriaga

Stephanie Santarriaga

Novel modulators of Arc function for the development of pro-cognitive therapeutics in neuropsychiatric disorders Stephanie Santarriaga, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: There is convergent genetic evidence for the involvement...

Shifali Singh

Shifali Singh

Evaluating Usage and Reliability of Tests in the TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit Shifali Singh, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit (DNT) is a not-for-profit, web- based tool that was...

Shawn Yehudian

Shawn Yehudian

Can It Be Done? Use of Facial Recognition Software in Virtual Platforms such as Google Meet for Children with Autism Shawn Yehudian, MD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Social barriers for children on the autistic spectrum include deficits in...

Walid Yassine

Walid Yassine

Effects of AM2389, a CB1 receptor full agonist, on psychosis-associated brain regions and memory function Walid Yassine, DMSc, MMSc McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Clinical research shows that regular use of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a CB1...

Xiaoqiao Zhang

Xiaoqiao Zhang

A Qualitative Study of International Student Stresses and Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic Xiaoqiao Zhang, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing stressors while adding new...

John Bernstein

John Bernstein

Effects of Psychiatric Symptom and Cognitive Functioning Changes on Functional Disability Trajectories in Post-9/11 Veterans John P.K. Bernstein, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Post-9/11 Veterans report difficulties with...

Yoav Shimoni

Yoav Shimoni

Development of the Socially Extended Mind Inventory (SEMI) Yoav Shimoni, PsyD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background – The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a Socially Extended Mind Inventory (SEMI). The SEMI was...

Jason Li

Jason Li

Psychological Impacts of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic on U.S. Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults Jason Li, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Among the numerous communities impacted by the health and economic effects of...

Julie Nason

Julie Nason

Court Procedural Delays in Rogers Guardianship and the Attorney Perspective Julie Nason, MA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: In Massachusetts, the 1983 decision of Rogers v. Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, 390...

Hannah Bashian

Hannah Bashian

PTSD at End of life: A Qualitative Examination of Providers’ Experiences Hannah Bashian, M.Ed. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Veterans across the lifespan are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events that may lead to Posttraumatic...

Gunes Sevinc

Gunes Sevinc

Enhanced Cognition and Strengthened Resting State Connectivity Between the Hippocampus and Posteromedial Cortex Following Mindfulness Training in Healthy Older Adults Gunes Sevinc, Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Maintaining...

Francesca Morfini

Francesca Morfini

Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback from the Superior Temporal Gyrus Modulates Self-Referential Processes in Schizophrenia Francesca Morfini, MA VA Boston Healthcare System and Northeastern University Scientific Abstract   Background: Disturbances of self-referential...

Frank Copeli

Frank Copeli

Case Report: Electroconvulsive Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression in a 68 year old male with a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device with Defibrillator Frank Copeli, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Electroconvulsive therapy...

Serena Chen

Serena Chen

Changing Trends in the Popularity of E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents in the United States Serena Chen, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: For most of these prior two decades, tobacco use disorder in American adolescents has decreased...

Chelsea Tobin

Chelsea Tobin

Telehealth implementation and characterization of patients seen by a pediatric psychiatry consultation-liaison service during the COVID-19 pandemic: Patients presenting with eating disorders Chelsea Tobin, PhD, MSW Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract...

Carsen Sulzer

Carsen Sulzer

Palliative Care Consultation Service in Psychiatric Inpatient Units, a Pilot Program and Case Report Carsen Sulzer, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: There is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of collaboration between...

Busisiwe Zapparoli

Busisiwe Zapparoli

Coping Strategies and Executive Functions in Zambian Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities Busisiwe Zapparoli, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: This study explored the relationship between executive functioning...

Brian Rozumny

Brian Rozumny

Comparing Social Profiles of Individuals with 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Typically Developing Individuals Brian Rozumny, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: 16p11.2 Deletion (16p11.2del), one of the most common genomic copy...

Ryan Bottary

Ryan Bottary

Similar Patterns of Overnight Motor Sequence Transition Speed Improvement Observed in Schizophrenia Patients and Healthy Controls Ryan Bottary, MA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: In healthy adults, enhanced overnight motor sequencing...

Benjamin Landwersiek

Benjamin Landwersiek

Qualitative Evidence for the Implementation of Group Psychotherapy through Telehealth to treat Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Benjamin Landwersiek, BS Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Anderson Chen

Anderson Chen

The Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard South Shore Program: An update on management of behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia Anderson Chen, MD VA Boston HealthCare System Scientific Abstract Background: Dementia is estimated to affect over...

Andrea Cataldo

Andrea Cataldo

Memory advantage for positive stimuli is compromised in depression Andrea Cataldo, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Healthy adults show better memory for low-arousing positive versus negative stimuli, but depression compromises this positive memory...

Ann Iturra-Mena

Ann Iturra-Mena

Non-invasive quantification of drug-related EEG changes in non-human primates Ann Iturra-Mena, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The use of electroencephalography (EEG) in pharmacology offers sensitive methods to detect the influence of drugs on...

Alba Carrillo

Alba Carrillo

Improving physical activity adherence in midlife: MASTERY proof-of-concept trial Alba Carrillo, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Midlife (age 45-64) is a critical time in the prevention of heart disease and other chronic medical...

Alesia Cloutier

Alesia Cloutier

Medically Monitored Detox Complicated by COVID-19, a Narrative Review of the Literature Alesia Cloutier, DO, MS VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented time that has had a particularly devastating...

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Purging and pregnant: adaptation of an institutional eating disorder protocol Matthew Johnson, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The treatment of patients diagnosed with eating disorders is multifaceted from a clinical, ethical,...

Mira Vale

Mira Vale

Incorporating Information from Electronic and Social Media Into Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Patient Care: A Second-Wave Survey Among Clinicians Mira Vale, MA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Clinical collateral information about patients is...

Varsha Radhakrishnan

Varsha Radhakrishnan

Factors Influencing Emergency Department Length of Stay in College-Aged Patients Varsha Radhakrishnan, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: In our recent study, “Impact of Collateral on Emergency Department Length of Stay in College-...

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Cognitive deficits and underlying white matter abnormalities in schizophrenia Johanna Seitz-Holland, MD, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Previous studies showed that individuals with schizophrenia demonstrate widespread cognitive...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

The Impact of Perceived Stress on Cortical GABA and Resting State Functional Connectivity Jessica Busler, PhD, MPS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Stress exposures and dysregulated psychological and physiological responses to...

Koriann Cox

Koriann Cox

The Impact of Military Sexual Trauma and Warfare Exposure on Women Veterans’ Perinatal Outcomes Koriann Cox, PhD Boston Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: In the general population, history of trauma is associated with a...

Elizabeth Madva

Elizabeth Madva

Positive Psychological Constructs and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Qualitative Study Elizabeth Madva, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent condition associated with reduced health-related...

Cindy Woolverton

Cindy Woolverton

Moving Towards Patient-centered Care for Individuals with SMI using the What Matters Most – Structured Tool Cindy Woolverton, PhD Boston Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness...

Alice Lowy

Alice Lowy

Body appreciation and internalization of body ideals in Black women: Protection or increased risk for eating pathology? Alice S. Lowy, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Current research consistently demonstrates that eating pathology...

Zeeshan Mansuri

Zeeshan Mansuri

Rate and Predictors of 30-day Readmission among Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder: A Nationally Representative Study Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) related...

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