MOOD DISORDERS
Julia Lebovitz

Julia Lebovitz

Childhood Trauma, Functioning, and COVID-19 Related Worries in Bipolar Disorder Julia Lebovitz, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: The impact of COVID-19 on bipolar disorder (BD) has been found to vary;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Marlynn Lopez

Marlynn Lopez

The Impact of Polysubstance Use and Substance Abuse on Cognitive and Clinical Measures in Individuals on the Psychosis Spectrum Marlynn Lopez, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Introduction Individuals with a...

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...

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...

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...

Jessica Lipschitz

Jessica Lipschitz

An Exploratory Evaluation of Digital Phenotyping Compliance in Two Clinical Populations Jessica Lipschitz, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Digital phenotyping involves moment-to-moment quantification of the...

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...

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...

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...

Natalie Benjamin

Natalie Benjamin

Examining Symptoms and Risk Factors of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) in Pediatric Populations Natalie Benjamin, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Little is known about long-term outcomes of...

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...

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...

Hyeonmin Ahn

Hyeonmin Ahn

Alteration of hypothalamus functional connectivity related to change in cortisol following psychosocial stress in Major Depression Disorder Hyeonmin Ahn, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background Exposure to psychosocial...

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...

Julia Potter

Julia Potter

The Impact of Sleep Disturbance and Impulsivity on Community Functioning in Patients with Bipolar Disorder Julia Potter, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Functional impairment in bipolar disorder (BD)...

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