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Robert DuWors

Robert DuWors

Incarceration: An Unrecognized Public Health Crisis Robert DuWors, PhD Brockton VA Medical Center (Corrigan Mental Health) Scientific Abstract Background: The current study involved decades of research and a Systematic Literature Review. Methods: Six hundred and...

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...

Alyssa Williamson

Alyssa Williamson

Agreement Between Client- and Clinician-Rated Symptoms in First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Alyssa Williamson, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: In first-episode psychosis (FEP) treatment, self-report measures can provide...

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...

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...

Ryan D’Mello

Ryan D’Mello

Dynamic Time Warping for Measuring Dissimilarity in GPS Trajectories Ryan D’Mello, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The incorporation of mobile sensor data in clinical care is becoming increasingly useful in studying a...

Meghan Conlin

Meghan Conlin

Does Prior Experience with Mindfulness Affect Well-Being and Stress? Meghan R. Conlin Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Mindfulness can be associated with an increase in well-being and decrease in stress in individuals with mood disorders....

Maureen Burns

Maureen Burns

The Virtual Comfort Ability Program for Pediatric Chronic Pain: A Dynamic Telehealth Adaptation Maureen Burns, BS, BA Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The Comfort Ability Program (CAP) workshop was created at BCH in 2011 as a CBT-based...

Regan Fry

Regan Fry

Do autism spectrum traits result in a qualitatively different type of developmental prosopagnosia? Regan Fry, BA, BS VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) studies routinely exclude patients with high autism traits...

Rachal Hegde

Rachal Hegde

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Might Halt Progressive White Matter Microstructural Changes in Early Course Schizophrenia Rachal Hegde, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is an effective treatment...

Sarah Salem

Sarah Salem

The Relationship Between Well-being and Mindfulness in People With or Without a Mood Disorder Sarah Salem Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Wellbeing has been associated with mindfulness, but we do not know if this relationship is...

Tabinda Khan

Tabinda Khan

Assessing the validity of the DSM-5 Self-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure-Adult as a predictor of clinician-rated psychosis, depression, anxiety, and mania Tabinda Khan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The DSM-5...

Heejung Kim

Heejung Kim

A Pilot Program for Training Older Adults to use Telemedicine for Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Heejung Kim, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Digital literacy presents to be a potential barrier to care for patients accessing telehealth services. At...

Juliana Holcomb

Juliana Holcomb

Feasibility of a network-wide implementation of psychosocial screening in pediatric primary care Juliana M. Holcomb, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: To improve compliance with psychosocial screening quality standards for...

James Green

James Green

Associations Between Social Anxiety, Social Functioning, and Paranoid Ideation: Understanding Risk for Conversion in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis James B. Green B.A. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract   Background: Evidence suggests...

Justine Chen

Justine Chen

Sex as a Predictor of Illness Progression in First Episode Psychosis Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder Justine Chen, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) is prevalent among first...

Lauren Harnedy

Lauren Harnedy

Emotions and physical activity after weight loss surgery: A qualitative study Lauren E. Harnedy, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Physical activity is critical to maintaining health and weight loss after weight loss surgery (WLS), but...

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...

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...

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...

Justine Cohen

Justine Cohen

Sex Differences in Stress Response Circuitry are Present in Early Adulthood: An fMRI Study of Healthy Young Adults Justine Cohen, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Increased incidence of affective disorders in women begins post-puberty...

Ross Baldessarini

Ross Baldessarini

Effects on Suicidal Risk: Comparison of Clozapine to Other Second-Generation Antipsychotics Ross J. Baldessarini, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Clozapine is the only treatment with regulatory-recognition of lowering...

Meghan Pierce

Meghan Pierce

Evidence for Distinct Neuromolecular Biotypes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Predicting Resting-State Network Connectivity Dysfunction Meghan Pierce, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a...

Robert Mealer

Robert Mealer

The schizophrenia-associated variant in SLC39A8 alters N-glycosylation of critical proteins in the mouse brain Robert G. Mealer MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Multiple glycosylation genes are associated with schizophrenia...

Bryan Baxter

Bryan Baxter

Closed-loop Auditory Stimulation during Sleep Improves Procedural Memory Consolidation Bryan S. Baxter, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Sleep-dependent memory consolidation relies on the temporal coordination of sleep oscillations,...

Keiko Kunitoki

Keiko Kunitoki

Team sports participation mitigates genetic risk for psychopathology in school-aged children Keiko Kunitoki, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Polygenic loading for ADHD increases risk not only for ADHD diagnosis but also for a...

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...

Hermioni Amonoo

Hermioni Amonoo

Enhancing Positive Psychological Wellbeing in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP Dana Farber Cancer Institute Scientific Abstract   Background: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients often experience...

Holly Carrington

Holly Carrington

Effect of treatment status on whole brain fractional anisotropy in patients with anorexia nervosa Holly Carrington, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Anorexia nervosa (AN) and atypical-AN (at-AN) are restrictive eating disorders...

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...

Ellexa Menezes

Ellexa Menezes

Do Demographic Variables Moderate the Impact of Mindfulness on Stress? Ellexa Menezes, HSD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Mindfulness is associated with decreased stress, but we don’t know how demographic variables moderate this...

Elisabetta del Re

Elisabetta del Re

Effects of childhood trauma on anterior-posterior axis of the hippocampus in psychosis: a BSNIP study Elisabetta C. del Re, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: A history of childhood trauma has been shown to increase the risk of developing...

Emma Balkind

Emma Balkind

Rumination Predicts Future Depressive Symptoms in Healthy Adolescents Emma Balkind, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Rumination is commonly defined as a cognitive “response style” characterized by repetitive patterns of negative thinking about...

Dung Hoang

Dung Hoang

Brain Connectomics in Early Course Psychosis Dung Hoang, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Multiple studies have reported alterations in brain structural connectivity in schizophrenia, but few studies have examined these...

Dylan Hughes

Dylan Hughes

Mapping specific and cross disorder polygenic risk scores onto dimensional psychopathology at age 9-10: Baseline results from the ABCD Study Dylan Hughes, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Genome wide association studies (GWAS) in...

Deepthi Bannai

Deepthi Bannai

Quantitative Retinal Microvascular Analysis in Schizophrenia with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Deepthi Bannai, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Ophthalmologic studies in schizophrenia have reported...

Chloe Kaplan

Chloe Kaplan

Predictors and Correlates of Dissociative Symptoms in Dissociative Identity Disorder Chloe Kaplan, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Emotion dysregulation (ED) is an important feature of trauma spectrum disorders like dissociative identity disorder...

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...

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...

Bailey Driscoll

Bailey Driscoll

Rapid Offline Memory Consolidation During Motor Sequence Learning in Healthy Adults and Patients with Schizophrenia Bailey Driscoll, BSc Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Schizophrenia (SZ) is a neurodevelopmental disorder often...

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...

Aava Jahan

Aava Jahan

A Neuroimaging Study assessing Gender Differences in Neurobiological Mechanisms underlying the Placebo Response of Major Depressive Disorder Aava Jahan, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The placebo response rate in clinical trials is a...

Anamika Dutta

Anamika Dutta

The 2010 Earthquake in Chile, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Changes in Psychosocial Functioning in Elementary School Students: Findings from a Large, Longitudinal Sample Anamika Dutta, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: This study...

Alexandra Chase

Alexandra Chase

Do People with Opioid Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Benefit from Adding Behavior Therapy to Buprenorphine? Alexandra Chase, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common co-occurring diagnosis...

Amber Carroll

Amber Carroll

Diagnostic Instability in Early Psychosis Amber Carroll, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   BACKGROUND: The extent to which diagnosis remains stable over time in people with psychosis is unclear. We aimed to examine diagnostic stability in people with...

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...

Swetha Gandu

Swetha Gandu

Inter-device Reliability of Swept Source and Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Structure Measurements in Schizophrenia Swetha Gandu, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used...

Mina Antic

Mina Antic

Bridging childhood experiences and adult development: Boston Early Adversity and Mortality Study Mina Antic, BS Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System, Northwestern University Scientific Abstract Background:...

Karen Amichia

Karen Amichia

Open Science Practices in Gambling Research Publications: A Scoping Review Karen Amichia, BS Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: The replication crisis has stimulated researchers around the world to adopt open science research practices intended...

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...

Julia Hall

Julia Hall

Stress-Induced Mesolimbic Reward Activation in Healthy Individuals with a History of Stressful Life Events Julia Hall, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Stressful life events (SLE) can lead to dysfunction of neural reward circuitry...

Hyeonmin Ahn

Hyeonmin Ahn

Functional connectivity of hypothalamus is associated with ghrelin and cortisol in response to acute psychosocial stress Hyeonmin Ahn, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Exposure to psychosocial stress activates the HPA-axis (e.g.,...

Emma Cho

Emma Cho

Exploring Gender Differences in Severity of Childhood Maltreatment and Family Dysfunction in Adolescents Engaged in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Emma Cho, BS, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), defined as the deliberate...

Alessandra Grossman

Alessandra Grossman

Changes to the Playing Field: A Contemporary Study of Actual Online Sports Betting Alessandra Grossman, B.A. Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Online sports wagering is a popular and still growing gambling activity around the world. Like other...

Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Real-World Rumination Predicts Medial Prefrontal Neural Response to Loss in Adolescents Laura Murray, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Rumination – negative, self-referential thought – is linked to greater neural processing of loss in depressed...

Roland Carlstedt

Roland Carlstedt

Differential heart rate variability (HRV) measures obtained at intake predict neurocognitive outcomes on a test battery administered weeks later: Trait-like HRV and its clinical diagnostic-screening utility in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine and psychiatry...

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