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Maria Lopes

Maria Lopes

Remotely-Delivered Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for SCAD Survivors: Study Protocol for an Open Pilot Trial Maria Lopes, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Coordinator Scientific Abstract Background Spontaneous coronary artery dissection...

Audrey Kelly

Audrey Kelly

Conceptualization and development of a novel behavioral intervention to promote adherence in heart failure: Reach for Health Audrey Kelly, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Despite the benefits of adherence to...

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...

Rachel Hechinger

Rachel Hechinger

Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Schizophrenia in the presence of Second-Generation Antipsychotics: A Review Rachel Hechinger, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Introduction: Weight gain and metabolic abnormalities are of significant...

Courtney Kaplan

Courtney Kaplan

Exploring the Relationship Between Childhood Irritability and Aggression Across Development Courtney Kaplan, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Irritability, a mood resulting from blocked goal attainment, and aggression,...

Christina Wu

Christina Wu

The Older, the Merrier: Older Adults Have Greater Positive Interpretation Biases Christina Wu, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The negative interpretation of ambiguous information has been shown to play a significant role...

Nicole Rychagov

Nicole Rychagov

Structural Abnormalities in Gyrification across Psychotic Disorders Nicole Rychagov, BA Candidate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The profiles of cortical gyrification (LGI) abnormalities in schizophrenia...

Talia Benheim

Talia Benheim

Factors Associated with Risk and Resilience in Peruvian Youth During COVID-19 Talia Benheim, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Peru has been hit hard by COVID-19, with the largest per capita COVID-19 death...

Talia Benheim

Talia Benheim

A Pandemic, Parent Mental Health, and Psychosocial Risk in Young Children: Findings from a National Sample in Peru during COVID-19 Talia Benheim, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic and its...

Alyssa Williamson

Alyssa Williamson

Characteristics of First-Episode Psychosis Clients across Massachusetts: Inter-Program Differences, Demographics, and Engagement Alyssa Williamson, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Many First-Episode...

Sarah Horwitz

Sarah Horwitz

Capturing Feelings that Escape Our Lips: A Preliminary Analysis of the Effects of Brief Art Therapy on Service Members’ Expressed Emotions Sarah Horwitz, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Alexithymia,...

Tabinda Khan

Tabinda Khan

Comparing the DSM-5 Self-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure-Adult across B-SNIP2 biotypes Tabinda Khan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate...

Omar John

Omar John

Volumetric Brain Changes in Cortical and Subcortical Regions of Former American Football Players Years After Exposure to Repetitive Head Impacts Omar John, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Exposure to...

Maria Isabella Natale C

Maria Isabella Natale C

HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HBCD) Maria Isabella Natale C., BA Boston Children’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Every 15 minutes, an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome is born in the United States. Pre-...

Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff

Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff

Risk for development of internalizing symptoms in young children: Roles of child autonomic reactivity and exposure to maternal depression and anxiety in early life Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff, BA Boston Children’s Hospital – Research Assistant...

Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy

Severity and Predictors of Perceived Discrimination Among Patients with Substance Use Disorders Megan McCarthy, BS McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) experience feelings of...

McKenzie Schuyler

McKenzie Schuyler

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Youth with OCD McKenzie Schuyler, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may be important etiological factors in the onset and maintenance of...

Keara Greene

Keara Greene

Resting-state Functional Connectivity Modulates Motor Learning and Consolidation Keara Greene, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Coordinator Scientific Abstract BackgroundLearned information is consolidated during sleep; however, it is not...

Katherine Coleman

Katherine Coleman

Evoked subjective and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis stress responses and the impact of co-occurring sleep disturbances in midlife women with and without persistent vasomotor symptoms Katherine Coleman, MS Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research...

Justine Chen

Justine Chen

Manual Praxis, Language, Handedness, and Their Links to White Matter Structure Justine Chen, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital,Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Early work suggested a strong association...

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...

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Error-related negativity and anhedonia in treatment-resistant individuals with major depressive disorder undergoing ketamine treatment Jason Scott, BA McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The error-related negativity (ERN) is an...

James Green

James Green

Co-morbid presentations of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Symptoms in a Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Sample James Green, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: There may be a significant co-morbidity...

Jacqueline Dow

Jacqueline Dow

Examining Gender Differences in Family Involvement in Treatment for Early Psychosis Jacqueline Dow, MPH McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Involving families in treatment can improve client outcomes in early psychosis care....

Lauren Harnedy

Lauren Harnedy

Emotions and health behaviors among patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a qualitative study Lauren Harnedy, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Existing behavioral health interventions for irritable bowel...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Amanda Koire

Amanda Koire

Virtual(ly) No Support: Associations between Virtual Support Group Participation and Peripartum Mental Health Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic Amanda Koire, MD, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: Prior to the...

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)...

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...

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...

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