Recent Dissertations and Publications

 

  • Recent Dissertations
    • Carla Ammons: Mid-Fusiform Sulcus Anatomy and Its Relationship to Face Processing and Social Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Chair: Dr. Kana
    • Haley Bednarz: Neural and Neuropsychological Correlates of Driving in Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. Co-Chairs: Dr. Stavrinos and Dr. Kana
    • Sarah Cable: Adolescent Perspectives and Comfort Levels Communicating with Systems of Care Following Concussion. Chair: Dr. Dreer
    • Christina D’Angelo: Religious/Spiritual and Secular Coping among Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis and their Caregivers. Chair: Dr. Mrug
    • Heather Dark: Examining the Pathophysiology through Which Violence Exposure Influences Functional Brain Connectivity and the Psychophysiological Response to Stress. Chair: Dr. D. Knight
    • Samantha Henry: Relationship Between Self-Regulatory Mechanisms and Frustration Tolerance in Weight Loss Maintenance. Chair: Dr. Dutton
    • Abbey Herringshaw: The Effects of a Social Skills Intervention on Neural Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Co-chairs: Dr. O’Kelley and Dr. Kana
    • Christina Mueller: Low-dose Dextromethorphan for the Treatment of Pain in Fibromyalgia: A Single-Blind Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial. Chair: Dr. Younger
    • Michael Alec Owens: Psychosocial and Physiological Correlates of Chronic Pain in Persons Living with HIV. Chair: Dr. Goodin
    • Samantha Schiavon: Balanced Placebo Design with Varenicline: Pharmacological and Expectancy Effects on Medication Adherence. Chair: Dr. Cropsey
    • Kayla Stewart: Self-awareness of Functional Deficits in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Chair: Dr. Wadley Bradley
    • Brent Womble: Comparison of Longitudinal Voxel-based Morphometry (VBM) and Tensor-based Morphometry (TBM) for Detecting Structural Use-dependent Neuroplastic Changes after Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy. Chair: Dr. Taub
  • Recent Student Publications

    This list includes only papers based on research conducted at UAB. Student author names are in bold.

    • Ammons, C. J., Winslett, M-E., & Kana, R. K. (2020). Neural responses to viewing human faces in autism spectrum disorder: A quantitative meta-analysis of two decades of research. Neuropsychologica. Epub ahead of print.
    • Ammons, C. J., Winslett, M-E., Bice, J., Patel, P., May, K. E., & Kana, R. K. (2020). The mid-fusiform sulcus in autism spectrum disorder: Establishing a novel anatomical landmark related to face processing. Autism Research. Epub ahead of print.
    • Aroke, E. N., Jackson, P., Overstreet, D. S., Penn, T. M., Rumble, D. D., Kehrer, C. V., Michl, A. N., Hasan, F. N., Sims, A. M., Quinn, T., Long, D. L., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Race, Social Status, and Depressive Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Chronic Low Back Pain Interference and Severity. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 36(9), 658–666.
    • Aroke, E. N., Overstreet, D. S., Penn, T. M., Crossman, D. K., Jackson, P., Tollefsbol, T. O., Quinn, T. L., Yi, N., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Identification of DNA methylation associated enrichment pathways in adults with non-specific chronic low back pain. Molecular Pain, 16, 1744806920972889.
    • Bednarz, H., Trapani, J., & Kana, R. (2020). Metacognition and behavioral regulation predict distinct aspects of social functioning in autism spectrum disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 26(7), 953-981.
    • Chichester, K., Drawve, G., Gimenez-Santana, A., Sisson, M., McCleskey, B., Dye, D. W., Walker, J. T., Mrug, S., & Cropsey, K. L (2020). Pharmacies and features of the built environment associated with opioid overdose: A geospatial comparison of rural and urban regions in Alabama, USA. International Journal of Drug Policy, 79, 102736.
    • Chichester, K., Drawve, G., Sisson, M., McCleskey, B., Dye, D. W., & Cropsey, K. (2020). Examining the neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics associated with fatal overdose by type of drug involved and overdose setting. Addictive Behaviors, 111, 106555.
    • Chichester, K., Sisson, M. L., Schiavon, S. P., Hugley, M. J., Hendricks, P. S., Shelton, R. C., & Cropsey, K. L. (2020). Naloxone Training From Nonmedical Personnel: Benefits Before, During, and After Overdose Events. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 14(5), e220-e225.
    • Dark, H. E., Harnett, N. G., Goodman, A. M., Wheelock, M. D., Mrug, S., Schuster, M. A., Elliott, M. N., Emery, S. T., & Knight, D. C. (2020). Violence exposure, affective style, and stress-induced changes in resting state functional connectivity. Cognitive, affective and behavioral neuroscience, 20(6),, 1261–1277.
    • Elliott, L., Thompson, K. A., & Fobian, A. D. (2020). A systematic review of somatic symptoms in children with a chronically ill family member. Psychosomatic medicine, 82(4), 366-376.
    • Fobian, A. D., Rouse, J., Stager, L. M., Long, D., Schwebel, D. C., & Avis, K. T. (2020). The effects of sleep deprivation and text messaging on pedestrian safety in university students. Sleep, 43(9), zsaa057.
    • Fobian, A. D., Schiavon, S., Elliott, L. C., Stager, L. M., & Cropsey, K. L. (2020). Body mass index changes associated with smoking are moderated by race and depression. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 31(3), 1115-1123.
    • Jha, A. P., Zanesco, A. P., Denkova, E., Morrison, A. B., Ramos, N., Chichester, K., Gaddy, J. W., & Rogers, S. L. (2020). Bolstering Cognitive Resilience via Train-the-Trainer Delivery of Mindfulness Training in Applied High-Demand Settings. Mindfulness, 11(3), 683-697.
    • Juzdani, M. H., Morgan, C. H., Schwebel, D. C., & Tabibi, Z. (2020). Children’s road-crossing behavior: Emotional decision making and emotion-based temperamental fear and anger. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 1188-1198.
    • Lynch, M. K., Thompson, K. A., Dimmitt, R. A., Barnes, M. J., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Risk models for predicting the health-related quality of life of caregivers of youth with gastrointestinal concerns. Quality of Life Research, 29(12), 3343-3351.
    • Martin, R. C., DiBlasio, C. A., Fowler, M. E., Zhang, Y., & Kennedy, R. E. (2020) (2020). Assessment of the Generalizability of Clinical Trials of Delirium Interventions. JAMA Network Open, 3(7), e2015080.
    • McMurray, M., Sisson, M., & Schiavon, S. (2020). Anxiety, Depression, and Using Evidence-Based Techniques and Strategies to Support Engagement and Adherence. In M. L. Moy, F. Blackstock, and L. Nici (Eds.), Enhancing Patient Engagement in Pulmonary Healthcare (pp. 105-132). Springer Nature.
    • McRae, E. M., Stoppelbein, L., O’Kelley, S., Fite, P., & Smith, S. (2020). Comorbid internalizing and externalizing symptoms among children with ADHD: The influence of parental distress, parenting practices, and child routines. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 51(5), 813-826.
    • Mueller, C., Lin, J. C., Sheriff, S., Maudsley, A. A., & Younger, J. W. (2020). Evidence of widespread metabolite abnormalities in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Assessment with whole-brain Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 14(2), 562-572.
    • Mueller, C., Lin, J. C., Thannickal, H., Daredia, A., Denney, T. S., Beyers, R., & Younger, J. W. (2020). No evidence of abnormal metabolic or inflammatory activity in the brains of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a preliminary study using whole-brain magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). Clinical Rheumatology, 39(6), 1765-1774.
    • Penn, T. M., Overstreet, D. S., Aroke, E. N., Rumble, D. D., Sims, A. M., Kehrer, C. V., Michl, A. N., Hasan, F. N., Quinn, T., Long, D. L., Trost, Z., Morris, M. C., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Perceived injustice helps explain the association between chronic pain stigma and movement-evoked pain in adults with non-specific chronic low back pain. Pain Medicine, 21(11), 3161-3171.
    • Penn, T., Sims, A. M., Quinn, T., Long, D. L., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Race, social status, and depressive symptoms: A moderated mediation analysis of chronic low back pain interference and severity. The Clinical Journal of Pain,, 36(9), 658–666.
    • Pu, D. F., & Rodriguez, C. M. (2020). Bidirectional spillover in the family across the transition to parenthood. Family Process, 60(1), Epub ahead of print.
    • Rodriguez, C. M., & Gonzalez, S. (2020). Child physical abuse and neglect. In S. Hupp and J. D. Jewell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (Chapter). Wiley.
    • Rodriguez, C. M., Lee, S. J., Ward, K. P., & Pu, D. F. (2020). The perfect storm: Hidden risk of child maltreatment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Child Maltreatment. Epub ahead of print.
    • Seghatol-Eslami, V., Maximo, O., Ammons, C., Libero, L., & Kana, R. (2020). Hyperconnectivity of social brain networks in autism during action-intention judgment. Neuropsychologia, 137, 107303.
    • Sharma, A. A., Nenert, R., Mueller, C., Maudsley, A. A., Younger, J. W., & Szaflarski, J. P. (2020). Repeatability and reproducibility of in-vivo brain temperature measurements. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 598435.
    • Slawek, D. E., Merlin, J. S., Owens, M. A., Long, D. M., Gonzalez, C. E., White, D. M., Lopez, S. A., Heath, S. L., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Increasing age is associated with elevated circulating interleukin-6 and enhanced temporal summation of mechanical pain in people living with HIV and chronic pain. PAIN Reports, 5(6), e859.
    • Steward, K. A., Bull, T. P., Kennedy, R., Crowe, M., & Wadley, V. G. (2020). Neuropsychological correlates of anosognosia for objective functional difficulties in older adults on the mild cognitive impairment spectrum. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(4), 365-376.
    • Stoppelbein, L., McRae, E. M., & Smith, S. (2020). Examining student–teacher relationship and callous–unemotional traits in children with adverse childhood experiences. School Mental Health, 13, 129–142.
    • Stoppelbein, L., McRae, E. M., Smith, S., Becker, S., Fite, P., Luebbe, A., & Greening, L. (2020). Sluggish cognitive tempo and behavioral difficulties in children with ADHD: Associations with internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 51(4), 609-616.
    • Strath, L. J., Sorge, R. E., Owens, M. A., Gonzalez, C. E., Okunbor, J. I., White, D. M., Merlin, J. S., & Goodin, B. R. (2020). Sex and Gender are Not the Same: Why Identity Is Important for People Living with HIV and Chronic Pain. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 829-835.
    • Swanson, M., MacKay, M., Yu, S., Kagiliery, A., Bloom, K., & Schwebel, D. C. (2020). Supporting caregiver use of child restraints in rural communities via interactive virtual presence. Health Education and Behavior, 47(2), 264-271.
    • Terry, E. L., Brooker, S. Q., Cardoso, J. S., Sibille, K. T., Bartley, E. J., Glover, T. L., Vaughn, I. A., Thompson, K. A., Bulls, H. W., Addison, A. S., Staud, R., Hughes, L. B., Edberg, J. C., Redden, D. T., Bradley, L. A., Goodin, B. R., & Fillingim, R (2020). Neuropathic-like pain symptoms in a community dwelling sample with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis. Pain Medicine, 21(1), 125-137.
    • Wadley, V. G., Bull, T. P., Zhang, Y., Barba, C., Bryan, R. N., Crowe, M., Desiderio, L., Deutsch, G., Erus, G., Geldmacher, D. S., Go, R., Lassen-Greene, C., Mamaeva, O. A., Marson, D. C., McLaughlin, M., Nasrallah, I. M., Owsley, C., Passler, J., & Perry (2020). Cognitive processing speed is strongly related to driving skills, financial abilities, and other instrumental activities of daily living in persons with MCI and mild dementia. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Epub ahead of print.
    • Yu, Q., Mazzoni, S., Lauzon, M., Borgatti, A., Caceres, N., Miller, S., Dutton, G., & Salvy, S. (2020). Social network density, but not social network size, is associated with maternal loneliness during pregnancy. Maternal and Child Health, 24 (12), 1429-1437.
    • Zhang, Y., Taub, E., Mueller, C., Younger, J., Uswatte, G., DeRamus, T., & Knight, D. C. (2020). Reproducibility of whole-brain temperature mapping and metabolite quantification using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. NMR in Biomedicine, 33(7), e4313.
    • Rodriguez, C. M., & Pu, D. F. (2020). Parents who physically abuse: Current status and future directions. In R. Geffner, V. Vieth, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L. K. Hamberger, and J. White (Eds.), Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (pp. 1-22). Springer.