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Kathryn Margiotta

Kathryn Margiotta

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation for Major Depressive Disorder Kathryn Margiotta McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated globally with the greatest burden of disability of any disease. Unfortunately, treatments...

Cameron O’Neill

Cameron O’Neill

Modeling reveals slower learning from positive but not negative outcomes in depression Cameron A. O’Neill McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. Anhedonic depression may reflect dopaminergic abnormalities (Pizzagalli, 2014), suggesting impairments in...

Rudra Patel

Rudra Patel

Does sleep fragmentation affect sleep-dependent memory consolidation in schizophrenia? Rudra Patel, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Sleep spindles are defining oscillations of NREM stage 2 (N2) sleep. While extensive research suggests...

Mansi Shah

Mansi Shah

The Existential Crisis Instrument Mansi Shah, MA, Michael Commons, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Existential crisis is a moment at which an individual questions whether their life has meaning, purpose, or value. This exploration can lead...

Sovannarath Pong

Sovannarath Pong

Investigating Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Schizophrenia Using Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells Derived from Patient-Specific Stem Cells Sovannarath Pong, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Blood-brain barrier (BBB)...

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...

Minh Dung Nguyen

Minh Dung Nguyen

Sex Differences in Distress Tolerance Minh D. Nguyen, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Distress tolerance, defined as the ability to withstand emotional distress, is a mechanism that has been related to a wide array of psychiatric and substance use...

Nicholas Prunier

Nicholas Prunier

Manual segmentation of the human claustrum in high resolution MRI Nicholas R. Prunier, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The claustrum is a deep forebrain structure characterized by a thin, sheet-like layer of neurons highly...

Marta Migó

Marta Migó

Neural Correlates of Learning Accommodation and Consolidation in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Marta Migó, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Anxiety can interfere with attention and working memory, which can affect learning. However,...

Sarah Lagan

Sarah Lagan

A Review and Analysis of Top-Returned Apps for Bipolar Disorder Sarah Lagan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Although a growing body of literature highlights the potential benefit of smartphone-based mobile apps to aid in...

Tanvi Palsamudram

Tanvi Palsamudram

Using Response Times to Assess Prosopagnosia Diagnosis Tanvi Palsamudram VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The nature of face recognition memory deficits in developmental prosopagnosia (DP) remains to be fully characterized. Previously, a...

Julia Potter

Julia Potter

The Role of Loneliness and Social Support in Social Functioning in Postmenopausal Women with Major Depressive Disorder: Preliminary Analysis Julia R. Potter, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Depressed individuals report higher...

Jessica Poskus

Jessica Poskus

The Effects of Depression and Coping Strategies on Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women with MDD J. Poskus, MA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) tend to exhibit more maladaptive coping...

Julia Lebovitz

Julia Lebovitz

Auditory Hallucinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hospitalized Patients Julia Lebovitz, BA candidate Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The content of auditory hallucinations (AHs) is malleable and reflects the environment...

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...

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...

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...

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 Staley

Rachel Staley

Impact of Respiratory-Gated Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Cardiovagal Regulation in Hypertension Rachel Staley, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Hypertension is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease...

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...

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...

Xi Pan

Xi Pan

Assessing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Daily Life: A Review of Ecological Momentary Assessment Xi Pan, MSW, MPA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) is a method of capturing people’s current thoughts, emotions,...

Kelly M Klein

Kelly M Klein

Streamlining Suicide Risk Screening and Comprehensive Evaluation Across Inpatient Mental Health Admissions in a Tier 1A VA Medical Center Kelly M. Klein, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Inpatient mental health services at VA Boston...

Paulo Lizano

Paulo Lizano

Anterior Default Mode Network Mediates the Relationship Between Systemic Inflammation and Cognition in Idiopathic Psychosis Paulo Lizano, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract   Background: Default mode network (DMN) dysfunction exists...

Scott Provost

Scott Provost

Optimizing Retention, Duration and Discontinuation Strategies for Opioid Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy (RDD) – A new research study through the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Scott E. Provost, MM, MSW McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The New...

Kyoko Konishi

Kyoko Konishi

Prenatal Stress Exposure Modulates Resting State Functional Connectivity by Sex in Midlife Kyoko Konishi, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Brain development, beginning in utero, has implications for brain aging with significant...

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...

Sonya Kurzweil

Sonya Kurzweil

Including Parents in Child Mental Health Treatments: Clinician Practices and Decision Variables Sonya Rosenwald Kurzweil, Ph.D. Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Child therapy outcome research has indicated that including parents in child...

Adrienne Romer

Adrienne Romer

Direct and Indirect Relations of Brain Structure, Executive Functioning, and General Psychopathology in an Adult Healthy and Cross-Diagnostic Patient Sample Adrienne Romer, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: A general psychopathology ‘p’ factor...

Hannah Heintz

Hannah Heintz

Videoconferencing for Family Therapy with Suicidal Older Adults Offers Post-Pandemic Opportunities Hannah Heintz, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Early data suggest that elder suicide has increased during the pandemic due to high rates of social...

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...

Genevieve Nowicki

Genevieve Nowicki

RDoC in action: Examining the role of dopamine on cognitive control performance across multiple units of analysis Genevieve P. Nowicki, B.S. McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) was launched to encourage...

Grace Konstantin

Grace Konstantin

Impairments in Social Cognition, Functioning, and Performance in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Bipolar Disorder Grace Konstantin, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Impairments in social cognition and social functioning are hallmark...

Francesca Korte

Francesca Korte

Sex differences in stimulant misuse in the United States: 2015-2018 Francesca Korte, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The prevalence of stimulant misuse and use disorder varies by substance type, and trends in prevalence are changing rapidly...

Elisa Loy

Elisa Loy

Developmental Consequences of Prenatal Substance Use in Adolescents Elisa Loy, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Prenatal drug use is linked to various behavioral and cognitive outcomes in adolescence. Previous MRI studies have...

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Effects of Diffusion MRI Data Harmonization on Diffusion Measures, Tractography, and White Matter Tract Parcellation Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diffusion MRI (dMRI) data are sensitive to scanner...

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...

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...

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...

Augustus Kram Mendelsohn

Augustus Kram Mendelsohn

Psychophysiological and Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Brain Imaging of Trauma Memory and Posttraumatic Nightmare Memory Using Script-Driven Imagery in Individuals with PTSD Augustus Kram Mendelsohn, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract...

Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer

Mentalizing Imagery Therapy Promotes Connectedness to Nature and Reduces Depression: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Ashley Meyer, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Family caregivers of individuals with dementia face...

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...

Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt

Delivering Socially Oriented Treatments to Persons with Schizophrenia Using Telementalhealth Procedures: Overcoming Challenges in a PCORI-funded Comparative Effectiveness Trial Russell Schutt, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background:...

Matthew Lally

Matthew Lally

Black Box Warning Mobile App Matthew Lally, MD Northeastern University Scientific Abstract Background: FDA Black Box warnings for psychiatric medications are important for both prescribing and non-prescribing mental health professionals. The information on Black Box...

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...

Hung-Chu Lin

Hung-Chu Lin

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Self-Harm and Suicidality in U.S. College Students: Scope through the Person-Centered Classification of Mental Health Symptoms Hung-Chu Lin, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Identifying signs for...

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