STRESS
Sophie Foss

Sophie Foss

Associations among maternal lifetime trauma, psychiatric symptoms in pregnancy, and infant stress reactivity and regulation Sophie Foss, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Maternal adversity has been linked to worse birth outcomes,...

Minh Dung Nguyen

Minh Dung Nguyen

Sex Differences in Distress Tolerance Minh D. Nguyen, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Distress tolerance, defined as the ability to withstand emotional distress, is a mechanism that has been related to a wide array of psychiatric and substance use...

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....

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...

Ronald Garcia

Ronald Garcia

Development of a Novel Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Technique for Modulation of the Stress Response Circuitry and Cardiac Autonomic Dysregulation in Major Depression Ronald G. Garcia, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background:...

Kyoko Konishi

Kyoko Konishi

Prenatal Stress Exposure Modulates Resting State Functional Connectivity by Sex in Midlife Kyoko Konishi, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Brain development, beginning in utero, has implications for brain aging with significant...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann

Mineralocorticoid receptors dampen glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity to stress via regulation of FKBP5 Jakob Hartmann, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An imbalance between central mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptor...

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

What Gets Resident Physicians Stressed and How Would They Like to Be Supported? A Best-Worst Scaling Study Andrew Wu, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Physician burnout has severe consequences on clinician well-being. Residents...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

The Impact of Perceived Stress on Cortical GABA and Resting State Functional Connectivity Jessica Busler, PhD, MPS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Stress exposures and dysregulated psychological and physiological responses to...

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.,...

Helen Mizrach

Helen Mizrach

Frontline Healthcare Worker Concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Engagement with an Adapted Virtual Stress Management and Resiliency Program Helen Mizrach, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has strained...

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