SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Nicolas Raymond Raymond

Nicolas Raymond Raymond

What can clozapine’s effect on neural oscillations tell us about its therapeutic effects? A scoping review and synthesis Nicolas Raymond Raymond, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Research Assistant Scientific Abstract Introduction...

Bailey Driscoll

Bailey Driscoll

Abnormal Offline Memory Consolidation During Learning in Schizophrenia Bailey Driscoll, BS Massachusetts General Hospital – Clinical Research Coordinator Scientific Abstract Background: Schizophrenia (SZ) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Frank Copeli

Frank Copeli

Title Case Report: The Challenges of Assessing and Managing Dysphagia in Two Patients on Long-term Clozapine Frank Copeli, MD VA Boston Healthcare System – Resident Scientific Abstract Background: The risk of clozapine associated dysphagia is between 1/1000 and...

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...

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)....

Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt

Delivering Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia Using Telementalhealth: A Pilot Test of Feasibility and Acceptability Russell Schutt, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Faculty, Research Scientist Scientific Abstract Background: Can comprehensive...

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...

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:...

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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