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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...

Lauren Watford

Lauren Watford

Vagal activity in REM sleep is associated with extinction recall in trauma exposed individuals but not in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder Lauren Watford, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Post-traumatic...

Courtney Spitzer

Courtney Spitzer

Understanding the Link Between Sleep Disturbance and Psychosis Proneness Courtney Spitzer, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: There is a strong relationship between sleep disturbance and psychosis...

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:...

Melanie Fu

Melanie Fu

Pain Intervention & Digital Research Program: Precision tools to measure behavior and improve treatment Melanie Fu, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND Chronic pain affects up to 28% of U.S. adults,...

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...

Gi Yi Ho

Gi Yi Ho

Associations between Early Trauma and Clinical High Risk of Psychosis Symptoms Gi Yi Ho, BS Candidate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Previous research has shown a correlation between individuals who have...

Tanvi Lakhtakia

Tanvi Lakhtakia

Acceptability and Accessibility of a Smartphone Mental Health App Amongst Schizophrenic Populations Tanvi Lakhtakia, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Digital technology can offer naturalistic, momentary...

Emma Jenkins

Emma Jenkins

An Assessment of Preschool Behavioral Problems as Related to Maternal Wellbeing, Parenting Behaviors, and Child Hair Cortisol Concentrations Emma Jenkins, BA Boston Children’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Maternal wellbeing...

Emily Lubin

Emily Lubin

Is Briefer Better? A Preliminary Literature Review of Brief Psychological Interventions Emily Lubin, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: In recent years, brief psychological interventions (BPIs) are being used...

Eileen Lee

Eileen Lee

Emotional Face Identification in a Transdiagnostic Sample of Pediatric Irritability Eileen Lee, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Irritability is a common symptom in many pediatric mental health diagnoses, including bipolar...

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...

Dung Hoang

Dung Hoang

Longitudinal Structural Connectomic in First-Episode Psychosis Dung Hoang, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: We previously characterized the brain structural connectivity across inflammatory subtypes in...

Colleen Sheller

Colleen Sheller

Frequency-dependent Effects of Respiratory-Gated Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation in the Modulation of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Major Depression Colleen Sheller, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background Recent...

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...

Ross Baldessarini

Ross Baldessarini

Differences between bipolar disorder types 1 and 2 Ross Baldessarini, MD McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Objective: To compare characteristics of patients with type II (BD-2) vs. I (BD-1) DSM-5 bipolar disorders.  Methods: We compared descriptive,...

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...

Savannah Layfield

Savannah Layfield

Precision Psychiatry on Inpatient Psychiatric Units: Utilizing Electronic Patient-Reported Measures to Characterize Patient Symptoms and Improvement Savannah Layfield, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Self-report measures...

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...

Shiba Esfand

Shiba Esfand

Exploring the effects of ketamine on mood, error-related negativity, and error related positivity in adults with treatment resistant depression Shiba Esfand, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Ketamine has displayed robust...

Simone Veale

Simone Veale

The choroid plexus in individuals with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome with and without psychosis spectrum symptoms: An exploratory study Simone Veale, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The choroid plexus...

Taylor Lee

Taylor Lee

Stakeholder Definitions of Responsible Drinking: A Call to Define an Ambiguous Construct Taylor Lee, BA Cambridge Health Alliance – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Alcohol-related harm is a leading public health concern. We conducted a...

Rudra Patel

Rudra Patel

Does sleep disruption explain sleep-dependent memory consolidation deficits in schizophrenia? Rudra Patel, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Sleep spindles are defining oscillations of NREM stage 2 (N2) 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...

Paris Fisher

Paris Fisher

Impact of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors on memory function and amyloid levels in early midlife Paris Fisher, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Preclinical risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including...

Kyoko Konishi

Kyoko Konishi

Association Between Telomere Length and Early Midlife Memory Function: Impact of Sex, Reproductive Aging, and Hypertension Kyoko Konishi, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Shorter telomere length (TL) is an important...

Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer

Choosing the Right Mental Health App: A Model for App Evaluation and Informed Decision Making Regarding Digital Mental Health Apps Ashley Meyer, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background With over 10,000 mental...

Natalie Fletcher

Natalie Fletcher

Sex Differences in Functional Connectivity during Emotion Regulation and Implications for Healthy Cognitive Aging Natalie Fletcher, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The ability to regulate emotional response...

Natalie Cayon

Natalie Cayon

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Research Process: Consent, Use of Technology, and Data Collection Natalie Cayon, BA Boston Children’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions were placed on...

Lanee Jung

Lanee Jung

Cognition Over Time: Comparing Single Timepoint and Time Series Based Evaluations of Cognitive Functioning in the Glucog Study Lanee Jung, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Variables that impact cognitive functioning in Type...

Julia Hall

Julia Hall

Stress-induced alterations in neural responsivity to monetary reward cues in unmedicated individuals with variable appetite/weight phenotypes of Major Depressive Disorder Julia Hall, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract...

Jill Albertson

Jill Albertson

Assessment of body-focused Beck Anxiety and Beck Depression Inventory items in chronic illness: A preliminary analysis of emotional versus physical causes Jill Albertson, BS Candidate Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts University – Research Assistant...

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...

Jaelin Rippe

Jaelin Rippe

The impact of neurocognition and symptom severity on community functioning in psychosis: a transdiagnostic analysis Jaelin Rippe, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Evidence indicates that cognitive performance correlates...

Maria Naclerio

Maria Naclerio

An Examination of Child Irritability and Behavioral Aggression Maria Naclerio, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Irritability is the leading reason that children are brought in for psychiatric evaluation, accounting for over...

Matthew Lally

Matthew Lally

Novel App for Psychiatric Prescribing Matthew Lally, MD Northeastern University – Psychiatrist Scientific Abstract Background: The FDA publishes essential prescribing data for all psychiatric medications. The data is critical for the safe use of psychiatric...

Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Creating a Public Health Roadmap for Early Intervention in Psychosis across Massachusetts Kelsey Johnson, MPH Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Program Manager Scientific Abstract Background: Each year in Massachusetts, roughly 2,000 people will experience...

Katherine Grimes

Katherine Grimes

Impact of Integrated Care on Thoughts of Self-Harm for BIPOC Katherine Grimes, MD, MPH Cambridge Health Alliance – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Despite high need, only 1/5 U.S. children with MH/SUD needs receives treatment. Poverty, violence and other...

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 Harder

Jessica Harder

BDNF is Inversely Associated with Mood in Perimenopausal Depression Jessica Harder, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Previous work implicates high pro-inflammatory biomarkers in mood disturbance and low...

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...

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...

Frances Li

Frances Li

Positive and Negative Emotion in Older Vs. Younger Adults amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Frances Li, MEd McLean Hospital – Lab Manager, Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Consistent evidence suggests that despite a decline in health, older adults...

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...

Dan Dillon

Dan Dillon

Improved Accuracy, Higher Reward Totals, and Faster Evidence Accumulation After Gaze-Contingent Music Reward Therapy in Adults with Social Anxiety Disorder Dan Dillon, PhD McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Social anxiety disorder (SAD)...

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...

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)....

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Mapping Typical and Altered Neurodevelopment with Sleep Macro and Microstructure Nataliia Kozhemiako, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Sleep macro and microstructure has been suggested to reflect brain changes that...

Rotem Dan

Rotem Dan

Brain-based graph-theoretical predictive modeling to predict transdiagnostic symptoms of anhedonia, mania, and impulsivity at the individual level Rotem Dan, PhD McLean Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Discriminating between unipolar and bipolar...

Scott Lee

Scott Lee

Mapping Consent Practices for Outpatient Psychiatric Use of Ketamine Scott Lee, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: Psychiatric applications of ketamine have gained traction in the last two decades, contributing to the FDA...

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,...

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...

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:...

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...

Heather Ward

Heather Ward

Connectome-Wide Analysis Identifies Treatment Targets for Cognitive Impairment in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Heather Ward, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Neurocognitive impairment is a...

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...

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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