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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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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A unique set of centrosome proteins requires pericentrin for spindle-pole localization and spindle orientation, Chun-Ting Chen, Heidi Hehnly, Qing Yu, Debby Farkas, Guoqiang Zheng, Sambra D. Redick, Hui-Fang Hung, Rajeev Samtani, Agata Jurczyk, Schahram Akbarian, Carol Wise, Andrew Jackson, Michael Bober, Yin Guo, Cecilia W. Lo, and Stephen J. Doxsey

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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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Ethanol modulation of mammalian BK channels in excitable tissues: molecular targets and their possible contribution to alcohol-induced altered behavior, Alex M. Dopico, Anna N. Bukiya, and Gilles E. Martin

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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

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Adapting Supported Employment for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa V. Klodnick, Gary R. Bond, Izabela M. Krzos, Susan M. Kaiser, Marc A. Fagan, and Maryann Davis

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Discovering Behavioral Intervention: A Parent’s Interactive Guide to ABA, Richard K. Fleming, Carol Curtin, Cheryl A. Gray, and Charles D. Hamad

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Effect of sertraline on risk of falling in older adults with psychotic depression on olanzapine: results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial, Alastair J. Flint, Andrea Iaboni, Benoit H. Mulsant, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ellen M. Whyte, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Introduction, Jean A. Frazier and Christopher J. McDougle

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Brain slice biotinylation: an ex vivo approach to measure region-specific plasma membrane protein trafficking in adult neurons, Luke R. Gabriel, Sijia Wu, and Haley Melikian

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Refocusing gun policy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Motivations of Patients with Diabetes to Participate in Research, Cynthia Geppert, Philip J. Candilis, Stephen P. Baker, Charles W. Lidz, Paul Appelbaum, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Rapid generation of balanced trial distributions for discrimination learning procedures: A technical note, Christophe J. Gerard, Harry A. MacKay, Brooks Thompson, and William J. McIlvane

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VTA CRF neurons mediate the aversive effects of nicotine withdrawal and promote intake escalation, Taryn E. Grieder, Andrew R. Tapper, and Olivier George

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Controlling Relations in Stimulus Equivalence Classes of Preschool Children and Individuals with Down Syndrome, Priscila C. Grisante, Julio C. de Rose, and William J. McIlvane

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Influence of the HCR-20, LS/CMI, and PCL-R on Decisions About Parole Suitability Among Lifers, Laura Guy, Cliff Kusaj, Ira K. Packer, and Kevin S. Douglas

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Evaluation of a statewide implementation of supported employment in Massachusetts, Alexis D. Henry, Lobat Hashemi, and Jianying Zhang

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miRNAome analysis of the mammalian neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene family, Eric M. Hogan, Alison P. Casserly, Michael D. Scofield, Zhongming Mou, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Chris W. Johnson, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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The development and expression of physical nicotine dependence corresponds to structural and functional alterations in the anterior cingulate-precuneus pathway, Wei Huang, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Shaokuan Zheng, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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A comparison of food refusal related to characteristics of food in children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children, Kristie L. Hubbard, Sarah E. Anderson, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, and Linda G. Bandini

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Nasal Morphology of the Chinese: Three-Dimensional Reference Values for Rhinoplasty, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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Stereophotogrammetry-based facial depth measurements: a novel method for quantifying facial projection, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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BK channels mediate dopamine inhibition of firing in a subpopulation of core nucleus accumbens medium spiny neurons, Xincai Ji and Gilles E. Martin

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The Science and Psychology of Infertility, Julia V. Johnson and Kristin L. MacGregor

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A Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Intervention for Korean Americans: A Mediating Effect of Perceived Family Norm Toward Quitting, Sun S. Kim, Seong-Ho Kim, Hua (Julia) Fang, Simona Kwon, Donna Shelley, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Population-based initiatives in college mental health: students helping students to overcome obstacles, Daniel Kirsch, Stephanie L. Pinder-Amaker, Charles Morse, Marsha Langer Ellison, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Michelle B. Riba

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Influence of sex and menopausal status on response, remission, and recurrence in patients with recurrent major depressive disorder treated with venlafaxine extended release or fluoxetine: analysis of data from the PREVENT study, Susan G. Kornstein, Ronald D. Pedersen, Peter J. Holland, Charles B. Nemeroff, Anthony J. Rothschild, Michael E. Thase, Madhukar H. Trivedi, Philip T. Ninan, and Martin B. Keller

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Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra on Person-Centered Evaluation: Aging and Disability Services, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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Risk factors for suicide among 34,671 patients with psychotic and non-psychotic severe depression, Anne Katrine K. Leadholm, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jimmi Nielsen, Per Bech, and Soren Dinesen Ostergaard

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A Review of the Korean Cultural Syndrome Hwa-Byung: Suggestions for Theory and Intervention, Jieun Lee, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Keum-Hyeong Choi

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Exploring Knowledge Exchange at the Research-Policy-Practice Interface in Children's Behavioral Health Services, Laurel K. Leslie, Susan Maciolek, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Joanne Nicholson

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Neuroplasticity to a single-episode traumatic stress revealed by resting-state fMRI in awake rats, Zhifeng Liang, Jean A. King, and Nanyin Zhang

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Context is everything: psychological data and consent to research, Charles W. Lidz and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Therapeutic misconception in clinical trials: fighting against it and living with it, Charles W. Lidz and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Thematic Matching as Remedial Teaching for Symbolic Matching for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, Rachel Farber, B. Max Jones, and William V. Dube

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Effect of diet on brain metabolites and behavior in spontaneously hypertensive rats, Ana A. Liso Navarro, Elif M. Sikoglu, Cailin R. Heinze, Ryan C. Rogan, Vivienne A. Russell, Jean A. King, and Constance M. Moore

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Recent research related to juvenile sex offending: findings and directions for further research, H. Martin Malin, Fabian M. Saleh, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Aripiprazole Decreases Irritability in 12 out of 14 Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ann E. Maloney, Eric O. Mick, and Jean A. Frazier

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Colaboração Programática entre Brasil e EUA na Análise do Comportamento: Uma História do PRONEX (Programmatic Collaboration between Brazil and the United States in the Analysis of Behavior: The PRONEX Story), William J. McIlvane

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The potential for health-related uses of mobile phones and internet with homeless veterans: results from a multisite survey, D. Keith McInnes, Leon Sawh, Beth Ann Petrakis, Sowmya R. Rao, Stephanie L. Shimada, Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, Allen L. Gifford, Henry D. Anaya, and David A. Smelson

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Genome-wide association study of proneness to anger, Eric O. Mick, James J. McGough, Curtis K. Deutsch, Jean A. Frazier, David N. Kennedy, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Patterns of initiation of second generation antipsychotics for bipolar disorder: a month-by-month analysis of provider behavior, Christopher J. Miller, Mingfei Li, Robert B. Penfold, Austin F. Lee, Eric G. Smith, David N. Osser, Laura Bajor, and Mark S. Bauer

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The genome in three dimensions: a new frontier in human brain research, Amanda C. Mitchell, Rahul Bharadwaj, Catheryne Whittle, Winfried Krueger, Karoly Mirnics, Yasmin Hurd, Theodore Rasmussen, and Schahram Akbarian

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Rapid Teaching of Arbitrary Matching in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Greg Morro, Harry A. MacKay, and Michael T. Carlin

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Obesity Prevention for Children with Developmental Disabilities, Aviva Must, Carol Curtin, Kristie Hubbard, Linmarie Sikich, James Bedford, and Linda G. Bandini

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Comparison of sedentary behaviors between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Aviva Must, Sarah M. Phillips, Carol Curtin, Sarah E. Anderson, Melissa C. T. Maslin, Keith Lividini, and Linda G. Bandini

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Creating Options for Family Recovery: A Provider's Guide to Promoting Parental Mental Health, Joanne Nicholson, Toni Wolf, Chip Wilder, and Kathleen Biebel

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Laser light scan analysis of the "anticonvulsant face", H. Ivan Orup Jr., Curtis K. Deutsch, and Lewis B. Holmes

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The role of coping in depression treatment utilization for VA primary care patients, Princess E. Osei-Bonsu, Barbara G. Bokhour, Mark Glickman, Stephanie Rodrigues, Nora M. Mueller, Natalie S. Dell, Shibei Zhao, Susan V. Eisen, and A. Rani Elwy

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Measuring treatment response in psychotic depression: the Psychotic Depression Assessment Scale (PDAS) takes both depressive and psychotic symptoms into account, Soren Dinesen Ostergaard, Barnett S. Meyers, Alastair Flint, Benoit H. Mulsant, Ellen M. Whyte, Christine M. Ulbricht, Per Bech, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Dicer expression is essential for adult midbrain dopaminergic neuron maintenance and survival, Xueyan Pang, Eric M. Hogan, Alison Casserly, Guangping Gao, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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An Outcome Study of Seeking Safety With Rural Community-Based Women, Beverly J. Patitz, Melissa L. Anderson, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Response to: The Selective Allure of Neuroscience and Its Implications for The Courtroom, Ekaterina Pivovarova

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The Expert Witness as a Traveling Sprinkler, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley Brodsky

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Towards Wariness Between Attorneys and Neuroscience Clinicians, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley Brodsky

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Safety Monitoring and Withdrawal of Psychiatric Research Participants, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Philip J. Candilis

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A Polygraph Primer: What Litigators Need to Know, Ekaterina Pivovarova, Judith G. Edersheim, Justin Baker, and Bruce H. Price

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Protecting Our Parents: Can Science Help?, Bruce H. Price, Ekaterina Pivovarova, and Judith G. Edersheim

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Structure-centered portal for child psychiatry research, Pallavi Rane, Christian Haselgrove, Steven M. Hodge, Jean A. Frazier, and David N. Kennedy

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GRAIDs: a framework for closing the gap in the availability of health promotion programs and interventions for people with disabilities, James H. Rimmer, Kerri A. Vanderbom, Linda G. Bandini, Charles E. Drum, Karen Luken, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, and Ian D. Graham

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The relationship between change in apathy and changes in cognition and functional outcomes in currently non-depressed SSRI-treated patients with major depressive disorder, Anthony J. Rothschild, Joel Raskin, Chia-Ning Wang, Lauren B. Marangell, and Maurizio Fava

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Enhancement in cognitive function recovery by granulocyte-colony stimulating factor in a rodent model of traumatic brain injury, Elif M. Sikoglu, Meghan E. Heffernan, Kelly Tam, Kenneth M. Sicard, Bernt T. Bratane, Meina Quan, Marc Fisher, and Jean A. King

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Medicaid lapses and low-income young adults' receipt of outpatient mental health care after an inpatient stay, Eric Slade, Lawrence Wissow, Maryann Davis, Michael Abrams, and Lisa B. Dixon