The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is a national leader in public sector psychiatry. Our mission is to provide excellent state-of-the-art and recovery-informed patient care, research, training, and community engagement in an effort to enhance the mental health of all citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. We are the largest provider of psychiatric service in Central Massachusetts, with a team of over 300 faculty and 2000 staff. We take pride in our outstanding clinical services, innovative educational and training programs, research advances, and workplace of choice. We are working to become the best integrated department of psychiatry in the nation. This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Psychiatry.

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Publications from 2015

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The Limits of Person-centered Care, Charles W. Lidz

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Why is therapeutic misconception so prevalent?, Charles W. Lidz, Karen Albert, Paul S. Appelbaum, Laura B. Dunn, Eve Overton, and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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A splitting brain: Imbalanced neural networks in schizophrenia, Mingli Li, Wei Deng, Zongling He, Qiang Wang, Chaohua Huang, Lijun Jiang, Qiyong Gong, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Jean A. King, Xiaohong Ma, Nanyin Zhang, and Tao Li

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Developing a community-based participatory research model to engage transition age youth using mental health service in research, Alisa K. Lincoln, Ryan Borg, and Jonathan Delman

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Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State of the Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, and Theoretical Framework, Eric B. Loucks, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Willoughby B. Britton, David M. Fresco, Gaelle Desbordes, Judson A. Brewer, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Quantifying polymorphism and divergence from epigenetic data: a framework for inferring the action of selection, Shivani Mahajan, Jessica Crisci, Alex Wong, Schahram Akbarian, Matthieu Foll, and Jeffrey D. Jensen

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Pervasive and opposing effects of Unpredictable Chronic Mild Stress (UCMS) on hippocampal gene expression in BALB/cJ and C57BL/6J mouse strains, Karim Malki, Yann Mineur, Maria Grazia Tosto, James Campbell, Priya Karia, Irfan Jumabhoy, Frans Sluyter, Wim E. Crusio, and Leonard C. Schalkwyk

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Migraine: treatments, comorbidities, and quality of life, in the USA, Christopher D. Malone, Amrita Bhowmick, and Amy B. Wachholtz

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Shank1 regulates excitatory synaptic transmission in mouse hippocampal parvalbumin-expressing inhibitory interneurons, Wenjie Mao, Takuya Watanabe, Sukhee Cho, Jeffrey L. Frost, Tina Truong, Xiaohu Zhao, and Kensuke Futai

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Symptom severity of bipolar disorder during the menopausal transition, Wendy K. Marsh, Bernice G. Gershenson, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Preliminary needs assessment of mobile technology use for healthcare among homeless veterans, D. Keith McInnes, Gemmae M. Fix, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Beth Ann Petrakis, Leon Sawh, and David A. Smelson

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Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding: A Practical Guide for the General Psychiatrist, Leena Mittal, Christina L. Wichman, and Nancy Byatt

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Mary Steichen Calderone (1904-1998): Advocate for Sex Education, Ellen S. More and Elizabeth Fee

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Attitudes toward Substance Abuse Clients: An Empirical Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees, Chandra R. Mundon, Melissa L. Anderson, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Barriers to Physical Activity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relationship to Physical Activity and Screen Time, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Anxiety is related to indices of cortical maturation in typically developing children and adolescents, Erik Newman, Jean A. Frazier, and David N. Kennedy

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The Role of VTA Gabaergic Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Containing the α4 Subunit in Nicotine Dependence: A Dissertation, Jennifer Ngolab

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Functional Upregulation of alpha4* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in VTA GABAergic Neurons Increases Sensitivity to Nicotine Reward, Jennifer Ngolab, Liwang Liu, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Guangping Gao, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Creating positive parenting experiences: Family Options., Joanne Nicholson, Toni Wolf, and Kathleen Biebel

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Family income, parental education and brain structure in children and adolescents, Kimberly G. Noble, Jean A. Frazier, David N. Kennedy, and Elizabeth R. Sowell

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Understanding smoking after acute illness: An application of the sentinel event method, Erin L. O'Hea, Beau Abar, Beth Bock, Gretchen Chapman, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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An Auto-Ethnographic Study of "Open Dialogue": The Illumination of Snow, Mary Olson

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Clinical and psychometric validation of the psychotic depression assessment scale, Soren D. Ostergaard, Christina H. Pedersen, Peter Uggerby, Povl Munk-Jorgensen, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jens Ivar Larsen, Camilla Gotzsche, Mia G. Sondergaard, Anna Gry Bille, Tom G. Bolwig, Jens Knud Larsen, and Per Bech

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The Role of Medial Habenula-Interpeduncular Nucleus Pathway in Anxiety: A Dissertation, Xueyan Pang

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Esther Son, Alexandra Bonardi, Paul T. Swoboda, and Leah Igdalsky

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Measuring Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: The Diversity Engagement Survey, Sharina D. Person, C. Greer Jordan, Jeroan J. Allison, Lisa M. Fink Ogawa, Laura Castillo-Page, Sarah Conrad, Marc A. Nivet, and Deborah L. Plummer

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Distal and Proximal Religiosity as Protective Factors for Adolescent and Emerging Adult Alcohol Use, Michelle V. Porche, Lisa R. Fortuna, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Heterogeneity of postpartum depression: a latent class analysis, Postpartum Depression: Action Towards Causes and Treatment (PACT) Consortium, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody

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Connectivity in Autism: A Review of MRI Connectivity Studies, Pallavi Rane, David Cochran, Steven M. Hodge, Christian Haselgrove, David N. Kennedy, and Jean A. Frazier

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Feasibility Study for Demonstration of Supported Education to Promote Educational Attainment and Employment among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Final Report, Heather Ringelsen, Amy Ryder-Burge, Marsha Langer Ellison, Kathleen Biebel, and Shums Alikhan

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Functional analysis of problem behavior: A systematic approach for identifying idiosyncratic variables, Eileen M. Roscoe, Kevin J. Schlichenmeyer, and William V. Dube

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Integrating Neuroscience Knowledge and Neuropsychiatric Skills Into Psychiatry: The Way Forward, Barbara Schildkrout, Sheldon Benjamin, and Margo D. Lauterbach

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Stimulus Fading and Response Elaboration in Differential Reinforcement for Alternative Behavior, Kevin J. Schlichenmeyer, William V. Dube, and Mariela Vargas-Irwin

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Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Preparation for Paraprofessionals Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Richard W. Serna, Harold E. Lobo, Cindy K. Fleming, Carol Curtin, Michelle M. Foran, and Charles D. Hamad

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Genetic and Epigenetic Variation, but Not Diet, Shape the Sperm Methylome, Jeremy Shea, Ryan W. Serra, Benjamin R. Carone, Hennady P. Shulha, Alper Kucukural, Michael Ziller, Markus Vallaster, Hongcang Gu, Andrew R. Tapper, Paul D. Gardner, Alexander Meissner, Manuel Garber, and Oliver J. Rando

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Cognition and mood-related behaviors in l3mbtl1 null mutant mice, Erica Y. Shen, Yan Jiang, Wenjie Mao, Kensuke Futai, Hanno Hock, and Schahram Akbarian

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Annotation of suprachromosomal families reveals uncommon types of alpha satellite organization in pericentromeric regions of hg38 human genome assembly, V. A. Shepelev, L. I. Uralsky, A. A. Alexandrov, Y. B. Yurov, Evgeny I. Rogaev, and I. A. Alexandrov

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Effects of Recent Concussion on Brain Bioenergetics: A Phosphorus-31 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study, Elif M. Sikoglu, Ana A. Liso Navarro, Suzanne M. Czerniak, Joseph McCafferty, Jordan Eisenstock, J. Herbert Stevenson, Jean A. King, and Constance M. Moore

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Vitamin D3 Supplemental Treatment for Mania in Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Elif M. Sikoglu, Ana A. Liso Navarro, Debra Starr, Yael Dvir, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Suzanne M. Czerniak, Ryan C. Rogan, Martha C. Castro, Richard A.E. Edden, Jean A. Frazier, and Constance M. Moore

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Decision Making and the IACUC: Part 1- Protocol Information Discussed at Full-Committee Reviews, Jerald Silverman, Charles W. Lidz, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Alexandra Murray, Lorna J. Simon, and Richard G. Rondeau

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A cluster randomized Hybrid Type III trial testing an implementation support strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA homeless programs, David A. Smelson, Matthew Chinman, Sharon McCarthy, Gordon Hannah, Leon Sawh, and Mark Glickman

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Decreased cortical thickness in drug naive first episode schizophrenia: in relation to serum levels of BDNF, Xueqin Song, Meina Quan, Luxian Lv, Xue Li, Lijuan Pang, David N. Kennedy, Steven M. Hodge, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Xiaoduo Fan

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Physical Activity Enjoyment, Perceived Barriers, and Beliefs Among Adolescents With and Without Intellectual Disabilities, Heidi I. Stanish, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Multimodal imaging measures predict rearrest, Vaughn R. Steele, Eric D. Claus, Eyal Aharoni, Gina M. Vincent, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Investing in the health and well-being of young adults, Clare Stroud, Leslie R. Walker, Maryann Davis, and Charles E. Irwin Jr

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Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Annual Report to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 2014-2015, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Psychiatric gene discoveries shape evidence on ADHD's biology, Anita Thapar, J. Martin, Eric Mick, A. Arias Vasquez, Kate Langley, Stephen W. Scherer, Russell Schachar, Jennifer Crosbie, N. Williams, Barbara Franke, J. Elia, J. Glessner, H. Hakonarson, M. J. Owen, S. V. Faraone, Michael C. O'Donovan, and Peter Holmans

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Decade-long trends (1999-2009) in the characteristics, management, and hospital outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction with prior diabetes and chronic kidney disease, Mayra Tisminetzky, David D. McManus, Alon Dor, Ruben Miozzo, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Interacting with the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) via the LONI Pipeline workflow environment, Carinna M. Torgerson, Catherine Quinn, Ivo Dinov, Zhizhong Liu, Petros Petrosyan, Kevin Pelphrey, Christian Haselgrove, David N. Kennedy, Arthur W. Toga, and John Darrell Van Horn

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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Jonathan Delman, Colleen E. McKay, and Lisa M. Smith

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Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL:YV: an item response theory examination across gender, Siny Tsang, Karen M. Schmidt, Gina M. Vincent, Randall T. Salekin, Marlene M. Moretti, and Candice L. Odgers

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Changes in Depression Subtypes Among Men in STAR*D: A Latent Transition Analysis, Christine M. Ulbricht, Levent Dumenci, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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Functional Impairment and Changes in Depression Subtypes for Women in STAR*D: A Latent Transition Analysis, Christine M. Ulbricht, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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The association between latent depression subtypes and remission after treatment with citalopram: A latent class analysis with distal outcome, Christine M. Ulbricht, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire, Nicholas T. Van Dam, Anna Brown, Tom B. Mole, Jake H. Davis, Willoughby B. Britton, and Judson A. Brewer

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Psychophysiology of pain and opioid use: implications for managing pain in patients with an opioid use disorder, Amy B. Wachholtz, Simmie Foster, and Martin Cheatle

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Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use, Amy B. Wachholtz, Christopher Malone, and Kenneth I. Pargament

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Women Veterans' Pathways to and Perspectives on Veterans Affairs Health Care, Clara Wagner, Melissa E. Dichter, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Evaluation of tobacco use on Chinese population through ATTOC model: a cross-sectional survey on hospitalized psychiatric patients, Xue Wang, Zugui Peng, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Chaomin Wang, Bo Yu, and Tao Li

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Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: what public health and safety emergency planners need to know, Susan Wolf-Fordham, Carol Curtin, Melissa C. T. Maslin, Linda G. Bandini, and Charles D. Hamad

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Causal Inference Methods for Assessing Neurodevelopment in Children Following Prenatal Exposure to Triptan Medications: A Dissertation, Mollie E. Wood

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Prenatal triptan exposure and parent-reported early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes: an application of propensity score calibration to adjust for unmeasured confounding by migraine severity, Mollie E. Wood, Jean A. Frazier, Hedvig M.E. Nordeng, and Kate L. Lapane

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Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, and the Transition to Adulthood: A Review of Service System Involvement and Unmet Needs in the U.S, Kristyn Zajac, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Maryann Davis

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Decisional Capacity in Pregnancy: A Complex Case of Pregnancy Termination, Isheeta Zalpuri, Nancy Byatt, Stacey B. Gramann, Nehama Dresner, and Rebecca Brendel

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Increased CRF signalling in a ventral tegmental area-interpeduncular nucleus-medial habenula circuit induces anxiety during nicotine withdrawal, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Steven Degroot, Liwang Liu, Markus Vallaster, Xueyan Pang, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Oliver J. Rando, Gilles E. Martin, Olivier George, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Integrating Recovery-Oriented Practices for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders: With Tobacco & Schizophrenia Case Example, Douglas M. Ziedonis

Publications from 2014

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Predictive accuracy in the neuroprediction of rearrest, Eyal Aharoni, Joshua Mallett, Gina M. Vincent, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl

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The NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery: results from a large normative developmental sample (PING), Natacha Akshoomoff, Erik Newman, Wesley K. Thompson, Connor McCabe, Cinnamon S. Bloss, Linda Chang, David G. Amaral, B. J. Casey, Thomas M. Ernst, Jean A. Frazier, Jeffrey R. Gruen, Walter E. Kaufmann, Tal Kenet, David N. Kennedy, Ondrej Libiger, Stewart Mostofsky, Sarah S. Murray, Elizabeth R. Sowell, Nicholas J. Schork, Anders M. Dale, and Terry L. Jernigan

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Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status, Melissa L. Anderson and Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi

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Does seeking safety reduce PTSD symptoms in women receiving physical disability compensation, Melissa L. Anderson and Lisa M. Najavits

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity among individuals with physical disabilities: findings from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, Melissa L. Anderson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lisa M. Najavits

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PTSD/SUD in Individuals with Physical Disabilities: Identifying Problems and Promising Interventions, Melissa L. Anderson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Peripartum depression and anxiety as an integrative cross domain target for psychiatric preventative measures, Jessica A. Babb, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Christopher A. Murgatroyd, and Benjamin C. Nephew

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Relationship between sunlight and the age of onset of bipolar disorder: an international multisite study, Michael Bauer and Wendy K. Marsh

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A DSM-5 to-do list for adult psychiatry residency directors, Sheldon Benjamin

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Neuropsychiatry and Neural Cubism, Sheldon Benjamin

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Neuropsychiatry and neuroscience education of psychiatry trainees: attitudes and barriers, Sheldon Benjamin, Michael J. Travis, Joseph J. Cooper, Chandlee C. Dickey, and Claudia L. Reardon

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Neuropsychiatry and neuroscience milestones for general psychiatry trainees, Sheldon Benjamin, Alik Widge, and Kailie Shaw

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Conserved higher-order chromatin regulates NMDA receptor gene expression and cognition, Rahul Bharadwaj, Cyril J. Peter, Yan Jiang, Panos Roussos, Annie Vogel-Ciernia, Erica Y. Shen, Amanda C. Mitchell, Wenjie Mao, Catheryne Whittle, Aslihan Dincer, Mira Jakovcevski, Venu Pothula, Theodore P. Rasmussen, Stella G. Giakoumaki, Panos Bitsios, Ajfar Sherif, Paul D. Gardner, Patricia Ernst, Subroto Ghose, Pamela Sklar, Vahram Haroutunian, Carol Tamminga, Richard H. Myers, Kensuke Futai, Marcelo A. Wood, and Schahram Akbarian

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Implementing an intervention for parents with mental illness: Building workforce capacity, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, and Katherine Woolsey

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Food Intake: Effect of Body Mass Index, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Kristin L. Schneider, Jessica L. Oleski, Katherine Gordon, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Generalized Identity Matching to Sample after Multiple-Exemplar Training in Capuchin Monkeys, Ana Leda Brino, Olavo F. Galvao, Carlos R. F. Picanco, Romariz S. Barros, Carlos B. A. Souza, Paulo R. K. Goulart, and William J. McIlvane

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Depression and anxiety among high-risk obstetric inpatients, Nancy Byatt, Katherine Hicks-Courant, Autumn Davidson, Ruth Levesque, Eric O. Mick, Jeroan J. Allison, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Real-Time Mobile Detection of Drug Use with Wearable Biosensors: A Pilot Study, Stephanie Carreiro, David A. Smelson, Megan Ranney, Keith J. Horvath, Rosalind W. Picard, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rashelle B. Hayes, and Edward W. Boyer

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Systematic Review of Evidence of Interventions Addressing Disparities in Oral Health for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Year 2, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Psychopathic traits modulate brain responses to drug cues in incarcerated offenders, Lora M. Cope, Gina M. Vincent, Justin L. Jobelius, Prashanth K. Nyalakanti, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Lead levels in the breast milk of nursing Andean mothers living in a lead-contaminated environment, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Fernando Ortega, Roberto Chiriboga, Rommy Correa, and Maria Angela Collaguaso

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Obesity in children with autism spectrum disorder, Carol Curtin, Mirjana Jojic, and Linda G. Bandini

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ADHD-200 Patient Characterization and Classification using Resting State Networks: A Dissertation, Suzanne M. Czerniak

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The Development of Comorbid Conduct Problems in Children With ADHD: An Example of an Integrative Developmental Psychopathology Perspective, Jeffrey S. Danforth, Daniel F. Connor, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Differential impact of anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders on treatment outcome for psychotic depression in the STOP-PD study, Simon J.C. Davies, Benoit H. Mulsant, Alastair J. Flint, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ellen M. Whyte, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Identifying young adults at risk of Medicaid enrollment lapses after inpatient mental health treatment, Maryann Davis, Michael Abrams, Lawrence Wissow, and Eric Slade

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Reducing Recidivism and Symptoms in Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Justice System Involvement, Maryann Davis, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Michael R. McCart

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Blank-comparison matching-to-sample reveals a false positive symmetry test in a capuchin monkey, Ana Leda de Faria Brino, Rodolfo da Silva Campos, Olavo de Faria Galvao, and William J. McIlvane

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Pharmacotherapy for Mood Disorders in Pregnancy: A Review of Pharmacokinetic Changes and Clinical Recommendations for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Nancy Byatt, and Marlene P. Freeman

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Complementary and alternative medicine therapies for perinatal depression, Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Marlene P. Freeman

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Participatory Action Research, Jonathan Delman

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The potential influence of stimulus overselectivity in AAC: information from eye tracking and behavioral studies of attention with individuals with intellectual disabilities, William V. Dube and Krista M. Wilkinson

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Childhood maltreatment, emotional dysregulation, and psychiatric comorbidities, Yael Dvir, Julian D. Ford, Michael Hill, and Jean A. Frazier

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An exploration of how psychotic-like symptoms are experienced, endorsed, and understood from the National Latino and Asian American Study and National Survey of American Life, Tara R. Earl, Lisa R. Fortuna, Shan Gao, David R. Williams, Harold Neighbors, David Takeuchi, and Margarita Alegria