NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHIATRY
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...

Hannah Shapiro

Hannah Shapiro

An Ongoing Naturalistic Study of Individuals in Inpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Hannah Shapiro, BS McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Although various evidence-based treatments are available for those with...

Emily Johns

Emily Johns

Characterization of Cortical Thickness and Antipsychotic Medication Intake in the Human Connectome Project for Early Psychosis Emily Johns, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: Psychotic disorders are...

Efim Oykhman

Efim Oykhman

Insula Volumes in Psychosis Probands Efim Oykhman, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Lab Manager Scientific Abstract Background Insula is a key cortical region with extensive cortico-limbic connections, and hypothesized to play a multifaceted role in...

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...

Daniel Peters

Daniel Peters

Characterizing Facial Deformation for Assessing Psychoneuroimmunological Interactions Affecting Behavioral Health in Spaceflight Daniel Peters, BA Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Intern Scientific Abstract INTRODUCTION: Visible and persistent...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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-...

Aditya Vaidyam

Aditya Vaidyam

LAMP Platform: Research and Clinical Use of Digital Phenotyping with Patient-Generated Health Data Aditya Vaidyam, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Background: As more patients today are using smartphones and...

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...

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...

Katrina Hon

Katrina Hon

Sexual Dimorphism of the Hippocampus Structure and Function in Psychosis Katrina Hon, BA Candidate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract...

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...

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...

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...

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Hearing the Noise in the System: Tinnitus and Reduced Connectivity Within and Across Neural Networks in Post-9/11 Veterans Francesca Fortenbaugh, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Tinnitus is common among veterans with...

Dalton Bourke

Dalton Bourke

Diagnosis and Treatment of Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder in an Inpatient Setting Dalton Bourke, MD Boston Children’s Hospital – Fellow Scientific Abstract Background: Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder (DSDD) is a condition of increasing...

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...

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...

Walid Yassin

Walid Yassin

Hippocampal Association with Brain Electrical Activity in Psychotic Disorder and Healthy Control Subjects with and without Cannabis Use Walid Yassin, DMSc Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,McLean Hospital – Faculty Scientific Abstract Background: Our...

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...

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...

Yaen Chen

Yaen Chen

Lower insular cortical thickness and greater parietal surface area among adolescent females with low-weight avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) Yaen Chen, BS Candidate Massachusetts General Hospital – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract...

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...

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