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Psychiatry Events 2020


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Department Newsletter

December 2020 Volume 6, Issue 6

Message from our Chair

Much has happened over the last several months in terms of clinical activities, research, recruitment, and special events. Special thanks for the tireless efforts of our faculty, trainees and staff,  because of whom we have been able to continue our obligations in the clinical, research and teaching realms while at the same time coping with one of the greatest public health crisis in the nation’s history.

The newsletter highlights some of the salient changes that occurred over the last year. Much of our ambulatory clinical activities are now in “tele-mode”, although our clinicians continue to take care of very sick patients on our inpatient units in person. Our teaching activities are all done virtually except for our face-to-face teaching rounds on the inpatient service. Research is ongoing, though clinical research is much slower than anticipated during this current spike in infections. The UIC Psychiatry family is thriving despite all the challenges and remains dedicated to their work and our institution.

The much awaited new year (hopefully annus mirabilis) is fast approaching with many positive changes on the horizon including of course vaccines and the promise of a more intellectually honest approach to public health.Like everyone else, I can’t wait to have face-to-face meetings again.The hustle and bustle of human activity and contact is that which makes life more meaningful.

Stay safe, stay well and please stay in close touch with your family and friends during this holiday season.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Grand Rounds



Early Intervention in Schizophrenia: From DUP to Digital Technology and LAI’s
John M. Kane, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Hempstead, N.Y.



NO GRAND ROUNDS (Enjoy Your Holiday)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine



NO GRAND ROUNDS (Enjoy Your Holiday)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine



Long Term Implications of Substance Use in Pregnancy
Alexia Copenhaver, MD
Chief Resident
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


Faculty and Staff News




The ABPN Research Award supports research projects related to the mission of the ABPN, which is to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology candidates for initial and continuing certification (maintenance of certification). Each year, up to two psychiatry and two neurology awards are presented.

Robert Marvin, MD

The 2020-21 recipient from Psychiatry is:

Robert Marvin, MD

Dr. Marvin, Department of Psychiatry, and his collaborators from the Department of Medical Education, Yoon Soo Park, PhD, and Ara Tekian, PhD, are at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. They will work with Robert Lloyd, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;  Senada Bajmakovic-Kacila, MD, Rush University Medical Center; Marla Hartzen, MD, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; Ryan Finkenbine, MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria; and Art Walaszek, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Developing Practice-Based Research Networks in Psychiatry Education to Advance the Validity of Assessment Systems for Entrustable Professional Activities

Subhash Pandey

Congratulations to our own, Dr Subhash Pandey, who is now the Joseph A. Flaherty Professor of Psychiatry.

Subhash Pandey, Ph.D
Joseph A. Flaherty Professor of Psychiatry
The 2020-21 University Scholar,
University of Illinois

Ghanshyam Pandey

Congratulations to our own, Dr Ghanshyam Pandey, who is now the UIC Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry.

Ghanshyam Pandey Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Distinguished Professor,



Pauline Maki, PhD

Pauline Maki, PhD

Has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs with the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her role became effective June 1, 2020 following the retirement of William E. Walden, PhD. Also on December 15, 2020, NIH Director Francis Collins gave the opening remarks at the 30th Anniversary of the Office of Research on Women’s Health, which was followed by a keynote address on women’s mental health across the life course by Pauline M. Maki, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Director of the Women’s Mental Health Research Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Geri Fox

Geri Fox, MD, MHPE

Has been given the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was the keynote speaker and received the award on 10/19/20 at the Training and Education on Summit during the AACAP Annual Meeting, in a session open to all meeting attendees. Dr. Fox is the Psychiatry Department Chair on the UICOM Rockford campus, and Associate Dean for Wellness Curriculum at UICOM.


Our own Professor Judith Cook’s Center has been funded for five years!

Judith Cook

Congratulations Dr. Judith Cook and her team!

Judith Cook, PhD

Dr. Judith Cook and her team were awarded a five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to establish a research center on the health and function of people with serious mental illness. The Center’s unique program of research will identify needs of adults and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, and test a series of interventions intended to help patients access needed medical care, learn evidence-based illness self-management strategies, and rebuild their lives. A comprehensive training program will complement these studies, including an innovative project across our University’s three medical campuses to prepare emerging physicians to best meet the medical needs of people with mental illnesses in the COVID-19 era.

Dr. Chandan Khandai was nominated for the office of American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee, so he will be in a national election with voting by all APA members starting in January 2021.

Dr. Judith Cook and her team were featured in UIC Today, announcing the funding of their new Center dedicated to identifying the needs of adults and youth with mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and testing interventions to help people access medical care, learn illness self-management strategies, and rebuild their lives.

Dr. Judith Cook and colleagues received a multi-year research grant from NIDILRR to conduct a randomized controlled trial of a financial education intervention for people with serious mental illness.

Dr. Judith Cook was invited to serve the University of Illinois’ Task Force on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and also serves as a member of their Community and Family Resilience Group. She contributed to the COVID-19 Impact Report, which is for use by policymakers and stakeholders, including university leadership, state legislators, Governor Pritzker’s office, state agencies, news media, nonprofits, educators, volunteer organizations, and faith leaders.

Jesse Herron has completed a certificate of curriculum for Quality & Safety (in areas of Improvement Capability, Patient Safety, Leadership, Person-And Family-Centered Care, & Triple Aim for Populations) through Institute for Healthcare Improvement in March 2020.

Dr. Natania Crane was awarded a 5-year K23 Career Development Award, “Brain-Behavior Markers of Reward and Cannabis Abuse Risk in Young Adults” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Dr. Natania Crane is a Co-Investigator on a newly awarded NIDA R01 study, “Context, Subjective and Cognitive Experiences with Patterns of Tobacco and Cannabis Co-Use in Young Adults” (PI: Dr. Mermelstein, Institute for Health Research and Policy).

Dr. Lisa Razzano is a study partner with investigators at IIT for a 5-year federal grant to implement a randomized controlled trial of community-based peer health navigators for people with serious mental illness and co-occurring medical conditions.

Dr. Lisa Razzano was appointed to theand Practice Specialty Counsel, American Psychological Association.

Dr. Julie Carbray, Kristina Stevens, & Jesse Herron have all been granted Full Practice Authority, making the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses within the Department of Psychiatry fully independent.

Dr. Brittany Rudd was recently awarded two contracts, in partnership with Dr. Naomi Goldstein from Drexel University, to study juvenile justice reform efforts. The first, funded by theOffice of the U.S. Department of Justice, focuses on the development of a coaching strategy to support school police officers using trauma-informed, positive behavioral interventions and supports. The second, funded by the United Way, evaluates an initiative to provide restitution payments to victims while eliminating the burden of payment from youth and their families.

Psychiatry Main Events of 2020



Wednesday, April 22, 2020























OCTOBER 7, 2020







1st Winner!
Modulating the central nucleus of the amygdala epigenome using a Cas9 strategy prevents anxiety-like and alcohol consumption induced by adolescent alcohol exposure in adulthood
John Peyton Bohnsack; Donghong He; Huaibo Zhang; Amy Lasek; and Subhash C. Pandey

2nd Place Winner!
Prenatal Stress Reduces Sociability and Dysregulates Expression of Glutamate, GABA and Neuroimmune Genes in the C57BL/6J Mouse
Jeffrey T. Dunn; Alessandro Guidotti; and Dennis R. Grayson

3rd Place Winner!
Mapping human functional connectivity gradients with rest2vec
Zachery Morrissey, BS; Liang Zhan, PhD; Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD; and Alex Leow, MD, PhD

Honorable Mention Winners!
Examining the latent structure of threat reactivity using a structural equation modeling approach
Milena Radoman; Fikayo D. Akinbo; Yasmin Pina; and Stephanie M. Gorka

A BIG Thank You to the scientific program committee for their hard work and objectivity.


Kaplan, Kalman J. (2020) Living a Purposeful Life:  Searching for Meaning in All the Wrong Places. Eugene, OR: WIPF & STOCK

Crane, N.A., Funkhouser, C.J., Burkhouse, K.L., Klumpp, H., Phan, K.L., & Shankman, S.A. (in press). Cannabis Users Demonstrate Enhanced Neural Reactivity to Reward: An Event-Related Potential and Time-Frequency EEG Study. Addictive Behaviors.

Radoman, M., Crane, N.A., Gorka, S.M., Weafer, J., Langenecker, S.A., de Wit, H., & Phan, K.L. (in press). Striatal Activation to Monetary Reward is Associated with Alcohol Reward Sensitivity. Neuropsychopharmcology.

C. Saengjaroentham, LC Strother, I Dripps, M. Rayhan S. Jabir, A. Pradhan, PJ Goadsby, PR Holland. (2020) “Differential medication overuse risk of novel anti-migraine therapeutics.” Brain. 143(9):2681-2688.

K.E. Parker, E. Sugiarto, A.M.W. Taylor, A.A. Pradhan, R. Al-Hasani. (2020) “Pain, Motivation, Migraine and the Microbiome: New Frontiers for Opioid systems and Disease." Molecular Pharmacology. Oct;98(4):433-444.

I.J. Dripps, Z. Bertels, L.S. Moye, A.F. Tipton, K. Siegersma, S.M. Baca, B.L Kieffer, A.A. Pradhan*. (2020) “Forebrain delta opioid receptors regulate the response of delta agonist in models of migraine and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.” Scientific Reports. 19;10(1):17629.

Dr. Judith Cook and Jessica Jonikas published an article in the journal Psychiatric Services on the importance of psychiatric rehabilitation to recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy staff published an article in the journal Psychiatric Research on the differential effects of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder on the likelihood of 30-day readmissions after medical hospitalizations They also published an article on the effectiveness of a peer-delivered health promotion program called Whole Health Action Management (WHAM)

Sanner, C., Neece, C., Herbozo, S., & Baum, M. (in press). A pilot study of Enhanced Operation Fit: The feasibility of a camp-based health intervention for ethnically diverse families of children with intellectual and developmental disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

Zawaini, L., Stevens, S., Harriger, J. A., & Herbozo, S. (in press). Internalization of the thin ideal and eating pathology in Kuwaiti adult women. Frontiers in Psychology.

Jesse Herron, Paulina Ibarra, Gardenia Zozan, Karoline Karbarz, Karla Lebedoff, & Rachel Lev. (April, 2020). Preventing Non-Suicidal Self Injury Among Inpatient Adolescents. [Poster Session]. UIC College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, United States.

Jesse Herron. (December, 2019). Comparison of Clinical Interventions Affecting Medication Adherence Among HIV+ Hispanics. [Poster Session]. UIC College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, United States.

Jesse Herron. (December, 2019). Community-Based Weight loss Intervention Program within Inverness,   Alabama. [Presentation]. UIC College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, & University of Alabama Health Serivices Foundation, Birmingham, AL, United States.

Stacy Arriola, Jesse Herron, Ashley Carter, Serena Joseph, Karen Madura, & Mei Zhang. (July, 2020). Medisafe: Improving Health Outcomes Through Enhanced Medication Adherence. [Poster Session]. UIC College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, United States.

2020 Singh H, Chmura J, Bhaumik R, Pandey GN, Rasenick MM. Membrane-Associated α-Tubulin Is Less Acetylated in Postmortem Prefrontal Cortex from Depressed Subjects Relative to Controls: Cytoskeletal  Dynamics, HDAC6, and Depression. J Neuroscience 40:4033-4041. This paper, done with Shyam Pandey and Runa Baumik, showed a clear modification in membrane tubulin that can explain the altered membrane anchoring of the G protein, Gsalpha in depression.

2020 Chukaew P, Leow A, Saengsawang W, Rasenick MM. Potential depression and antidepressant-response biomarkers in human lymphoblast cell lines from treatment-responsive and treatment-resistant subjects: roles of SSRIs and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-0724-6. Online ahead of print. This paper, on which Alex Leow is a co-author, uses lymphoblasts (immortalized lymphocytes) from the NIMH collection to revel cellular hallmarks of cells from normal, depressed and depressed, treatment-resistant subjects. These cells are used normally for genetic analysis and this study points to new uses toward the development of protein biomarkers for depression.

2020 Yu JZ, Wang J, Sheridan SD, Perlis RH, Rasenick MM.N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids promote astrocyte differentiation and neurotrophin production independent of cAMP in patient-derived neural stem cells. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-0786-5. Online ahead of print. This paper, done with collaborators at Mass General Hospital, utilizes induced neural stem cells from depressed subjects to explore molecular basis of antidepressant response in astrocytes.

Eloge JC, Ross DA, Cooper JJ. Afflicted by the Gods: The Shared History and Neurobiology of Psychosis and Epilepsy. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Jun 15;87(12):e35-e36.

Cooper JJ, Ross DA. COVID-19 Catatonia-Would We Even Know? Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 1;88(5):e19-e21.

Lloyd JR, Silverman ER, Kugler JL, Cooper JJ. Electroconvulsive Therapy for Patients with Catatonia: Current  Perspectives. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2020 Sep 25;16:2191-2208.

Cooper JJ, Bonakdarpour B, Ovsiew F. Psychopharmacotherapy in the neuropsychiatric patient. In: Agrawal N, Faruqui R, Bodani M, eds. Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry. Oxford University Press; 2020:465-474.

Dr. Lisa Razzano is a co-author for a brief report in press at Psychiatric Services, "Cost of mHealth Versus Clinic-Based Care for Serious Mental Illness: Same Effects, Half the Price Tag," Ben-Zeev, Razzano, Pashka et al. (2020).

Soble, J. R., Rhoads, T., Carter, D. A., Bernstein, M. T., Ovsiew, G. P., & Resch, Z. J. (in press). Out of sight, out of mind: The impact of material-specific memory impairment on Rey 15-Item Test performance. Psychological  Assessment.

Bernstein, M. T., Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., & Soble, J. R. (in press). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of the Advanced Clinical Solutions Word Choice Test as a performance validity test.  Neuropsychology Review.

Pliskin, J. I., De-Dios-Stern, S., Resch, Z. J., Saladino, K. F., Ovsiew, G. P., Carter, D. A., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Comparing the psychometric properties of 8 embedded performance validity tests in the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Wechsler Memory Scale Logical Memory, and Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised recognition trials for detecting invalid neuropsychological test performance. Assessment.

Neale, A. C., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Feigning or forgetfulness: The effect of memory impairment severity on Word Choice Test performance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Rhoads, T., Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., White, D. J., Abramson, D. A., & Soble, J. R. (2020). Every second counts: A comparison of four Dot Counting Test scoring procedures for detection of invalid neuropsychological test  performance. Psychological Assessment.

Resch, Z. J., Soble, J. R., Ovsiew, G. P., Castillo, L., Saladino, K. F., DeDios-Stern, S., Schulze, E. T., Song, W., & Pliskin, N. H. (in press). Working memory, processing speed, and memory functioning are minimally predictive of Victoria Symptom Validity Test performance. Assessment.

Abramson, D. A., Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., White, D. J., Bernstein, M. T., Basurto, K. S., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Impaired or invalid? Limitations of assessing performance validity using the Boston Naming Test. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Resch, Z. J., Pham, A. T., Abramson, D. A., White. D. J., DeDios-Stern, S., Ovsiew, G. P., Castillo, L., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Examining independent and combined accuracy of embedded performance validity tests in the California Verbal Learning Test-II and Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised for detecting invalid performance. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Ventura, L. M., DeDios-Stern, S., Oh, A., & Soble, J. R. (in press). They’re not just little adults: The utility of adult performance validity measures in a mixed clinical pediatric sample. Applied Neuropsychology: Child.

Aase, D. M., Soble, J. R., Shepard, P., Akagi, K., Schroth, C., Greenstein, J. E., Proescher, E., & Phan, K. L. (in press). Concordance of embedded performance and symptom validity tests and associations with mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder among post-9/11 veterans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Recurrent intracerebral hemorrhages due to central nervous system vasculitis: A neuropsychological case report. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

De-Dios-Stern, S., Gotra, M. Y., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Comprehensive neuropsychological findings in a case of Marchiafava-Bignami Disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

DeDios-Stern, S., Durkin, N. M., & Soble, J. R. (in press). A case of right hemispatial neglect and transcortical sensory aphasia following left occipitotemporoparietal glioblastoma resection. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

White, D. J., Ovsiew, G. P., Rhoads, T., Resch, Z. J., Lee, M., Oh, A. J., & Soble, J. R. (in press). The divergent roles of symptom and performance validity in the assessment of ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

White, D. J., Korinek, D., Bernstein, M. T., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J., & Soble, J. R. (2020). Cross-validation of non-memory-based embedded performance validity tests for detecting invalid performance among patients with and without neurocognitive impairment. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 42, 459-472.

Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J., Nayar, K., Williams, C. P. & Soble, J. R. (2020). Not so fast! Limitations of processing speed and working memory indices as embedded performance validity tests in a mixed neuropsychiatric sample. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 42, 473-484.

Marceaux, J. C., Soble, J. R., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Amuan, M., Swan, A. A., Wells, M., Sagiraju, H. K., Eapen, B. C., & Pugh, M. J. (2020). Evaluating the validity of veterans’ early-onset dementia diagnoses in electronic medical  record administrative data. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 34(6), 1175-1189.

Kraemer, L. D. R., Soble, J. R., Phillips, J. I., Webber, T. A., Fullen, C. T., Highsmith, J. M., Alverson, W. A., & Critchfield. E. C. (2020). Minimizing evaluation time while maintaining accuracy: Cross-validation of the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) Trial 1 and first 10-item errors as briefer performance validity tests. Psychological Assessment, 32, 442-450.

Rusch, D., Walden, A.L., & DeCarlo Santiago, C. (2020). A community based organization model to promote Latinx immigrant mental health through advocacy skills and universal parenting supports. American Journal of Community Psychology [Special Issue: CBPR Approaches to Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity]. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12458.

This publication was invited to be featured on Community Psychology: and will be promoted via their e-newsletter and social media.

Ferrera, M., Quiñónez, V., Rusch, D., Giri, M., Salusky, I., & Elsner, M. (November 2020). Trauma-Informed  Coalition-Building and Mobilization of Community Resources in Support of All Immigrants: A Chicago Case Example. Roundtable discussion, DePaul Health Equity and Social Justice Conference 2020, Chicago, IL. (*authors listed by presenter order) Rusch, D. (October 2020). Immigrant youth mental health promotion and policy for non-specialty service settings (Invited Panelist), Youth Immigration and Mental Health. Organized Panel, Pediatrics Global Health Summit, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Boston, MA.

Kearney, C. A., & Graczyk, P. A. (2020). A multi-dimensional, multi-tiered system of supports model to promote school attendance and address chronic absenteeism. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 23, 316-337.

Dr. G. Pandey has recently published an article in the Journal of Psychiatric Research Title: Protein and mRNA expression of protein kinase C (PKC) in the postmortem brain of bipolar and schizophrenic subjects. Authors: Pandey GN, Rizavi HS, Ren X. Publication: J Psychiatr Res 130:362-371, 2020 [Epub 2020 Aug 9], PMID: 32882578

Smith, M.J., Sherwood, K., Ross, B., Jordan, N., Atkins, M., McRobert, E., & Smith, J.D. (in press). Virtual reality job-interview training in transition services: Results of an open effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial. Journal of Special Education Technology. 

Schoenwald, S. K., Bradshaw, C. P., Hoagwood, K. E., Atkins, M. S., & Ialongo, N. (in press). Festschrift for Leonard Bickman: Introduction to the The Future of Children’s Mental Health Services Research Special   Issue. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Towfighi, A., Orechwa, A., Aragón, T., Atkins, M., Brown, A., Brown, J., . . . Yee, H. (2020). Bridging the gap  between research, policy, and practice: Lessons learned from academic–public partnerships in the CTSA network. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-8. doi:10.1017/cts.2020.23

Atkins, M. & Walden, A. (March, 2020). The coercive cycle: A school to prison pipeline? The Psychiatric Times.

Shah, R., Herekar, V., Dhaded, S., Mastiholi, S., Somannavar, M., Goudar, S., Gustafson, E., & Atkins, M. (2020). Integrating an adapted, low-intensity program to promote early childhooddevelopment in routine primary care visits in rural India: A feasibility study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 41:4, 281-288.

Lakind, D., Cua, G., Mehta, T., Rusch, D., Walden, A., & Atkins, M. (2019). Trajectories of parent participation in early intervention/prevention services: The case for flexible paraprofessional-led services. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2019.1689823.

Glassgow, A.E., Gerges, M., Atkins, M., Martin, M., Caskey, R., Sanders, K., Mirza, M., Van Voorhees, B., Kim, S. (2019). Exploring racial disparities in mental health diagnoses and neighborhood disorganization among an urban cohort of children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions. Health Equity 3:1, 604–611, DOI: 10.1089/heq.2019.0085.

Shah, R., Gustafson, E. & Atkins, M. (2019). Attitudes and beliefs regarding parent-child play: A qualitative study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000708

Mehta, T. G., Rusch, D., Lakind, D., Walden, A., Cua, G., & Atkins, M. (2019). Collaboration with urban  community stakeholders: Refining paraprofessional-led services to promote positive parenting. American Journal of Community Psychology, 64, 444-458. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12316

Rusch, D., Walden, A., Gustafson, E., Lakind, D., & Atkins, M. (2019). A qualitative study to explore paraprofessionals’ role in a children’s mental health prevention and early intervention services. Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 272-290.

Shah, R., Isiah, A., Schwartz, A., & Atkins, M. (2019). Encouraging parenting behaviors that promote early  childhood development among caregivers from low-income urban communities: A randomized static group comparison of a primary care-based parenting program. Maternal and Child Health Journal.23:1, 39-46.

Feurer, C., Suor, J., Jimmy, J., Klumpp, H., Monk, C. S., Phan, K. L., & Burkhouse, K. L. (in press). Differences in cortical thinning across development among individuals with and without anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety.

Klumpp, H., Jimmy, J., Burkhouse, K. L., Bhaumik, R., Francis, J., Craske, M., & Phan, K. L. (in press). Brain  response to emotional faces in anxiety and depression: Neural predictors of cognitive behavioral therapy outcome and predictor-based subtypes following therapy. Psychological Medicine.

Suor, J., Granros, M., Kujawa, A., Fitzgerald, K., Monk, C. S., Phan, K. L., & Burkhouse, K. L. (in press). The   influence of co-occurring externalizing symptoms on the relationship between the error-related   negativity and anxiety in youth. Developmental Psychobiology.

Suor, J., Jimmy, J., Monk, C. S., Phan, K. L., & Burkhouse, K. L. (in press). Parsing differences in amygdala volume among individuals with and without social and generalized anxiety disorders across the lifespan. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Doupnik, S.K., Rudd, B.N., Schmutte, T., Worsley, D., Bowden, C., McCarthy, E., Eggan, E., Bridge, J.A., & Marcus, S.C (2020). Suicide prevention interventions for acute-care settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1586

Rudd, B.N. & Beidas, R.S (2020). Digital mental health: The answer to the global mental health crisis? JMIR  Mental Health. Advance online publication. DOI:10.2196/18472

Rudd, B.N., Davis, M., & Beidas, R.S. (in press). Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: A call for reporting and alignment of implementation strategy use with  implementation outcomes in clinical research. Implementation Science. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-020-01060-5

Rudd, B.N., Davis, M., Beidas, R.S. (2020, December). Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: A call for the reporting of implementation strategy use in clinical research.  Paper to be presented at the 13th Annual (Virtual) Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.

Last. B.S., Schriger, S.H., Timon, C.E., Frank, H.E., Buttenheim, A.M., Rudd, B.N., Fernandez-Marcote, S., Comeau, C., Shoyinka, S., & Beidas, R.S. (2020, December). Using behavioral insights to design implementation strategies in public mental health settings: a qualitative study of clinical decision-making. Abstract to be  presented at the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Virtual.

Pinna G. Sex and COVID-19: A role for reproductive steroids. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Pinna G. Allopregnanolone (1938-2019): A trajectory of 80 years of outstanding scientific achievement. Neurobiology of Stress. Volume 13, November 2020, 100246 doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100246

Pineles SL, Nillni YI, Pinna G, Webb A, Arditte Hall KA, Fonda J, Irvine J, King M, Hauger R, Resick PA, Orr SP, & Rasmusson AM: Associations between PTSD-related extinction retention deficits and plasma steroids active at brain GABA-A and NMDA receptors. Neurobiology of Stress. 2020, 13, 100225. doi: 10.1016j.ynstr.2020.100225

Matrisciano F and Pinna G. PPAR and functional foods: Rationale for natural neurosteroid-based  interventions for postpartum depression. Neurobiology of Stress 12:100222DOI:

Kim BK, Fonda JR, Hauger RL, Pinna G, Anderson GM, Valovski IT, Rasmusson AM. Composite independent  contributions of multiple CSF biomarkers to PTSD severity in men. Neurobiology of Stress 12:100220 DOI: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100220

Paul SM, Pinna G, Guidotti A: Allopregnanolone: From Molecular Pathophysiology to Therapeutics. A Historical Perspective. Neurobiology of Stress 12: 100215 DOI: