Faculty Accomplishments

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

 

Publications

Chung B, Mangione CM, Norris KC, Elashoff D, Del Pino H, Castro D, Vangala S, Brown AF. Faculty Participation in and Needs Around Community Engagement within a Large Multi-Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awardee, Clinical Translational Science, 2015 Sept 1 [Epub ahead of print]

Stockdale SE, Tang L, Pulido E, Lucas-Wrigh A, Chung B, Horta M, Masongsong Z, Jones F, Belin TR, Sherbourne C, Wells KB. Sampling and Recruiting Community-based Programs for a Cluster-Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial Using Community-Partnered Participation Research: Challenges, Strategies and Lessons Learned from Community Partners in Care. Health Promotion, Practice, 2015 Sep 18 [Epub ahead of print].

Chung B, Brown AF, Cuen P, Uy V, Tate D, Vangala S, Elashoff D, Norris KC, Bell D, Washington AE, Mangione CM. Implementing Community Engagement as a Core Mission of a Medical School: Sharing experiences from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and UCLA Health, Journal of Healthcare for Poor and Underserved, 2016 Feb 1; 27: 8-21. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0009

Khodyakov D, Williams P, Bromley E, Chung B, Wells KB. Using Stakeholder Input to Inform an Innovative Research and Policy Initiative to Improve Depression in Safety-Net Communities. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, in press.

Alegria M, Trinh-Shevrin C, Chung B, Ault A, Lincoln A, Wells KB. Value of community participation in healthcare systems research. Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 3rd Edition, Ed. Minkler M, Wallerstein N. Jossey-Bass, in press.

Ngo VK, Sherbourne C, Chung B, Tang L, Wright A, Whittington Y, Wells KB, Miranda JM. The Impact of Community-Engaged Dissemination for Low-income, Minority Women, American Journal of Public Health, in press

Dobkin de Rios, M. and Grob, C.S.  Ritual use of psychoactive drugs:  in I.P.Stolerman and L.H. Price (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology.  Heidleberg, Germany, Springer Publishers, pp. 1474-1479, 2015.

Grob, C.S. and Danforth, A.L.  Psychedelic psychotherapy near the end of life:  in J.H. Ellens and T.B. Robets (Eds). The Psychedelic Policy Quagmire: Health, Law, Freedom   and Society.Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, pp. 119-131, 2015.

Danforth, A.L, Struble, C.M, Yazar-Klosinski, B. and Grob, C.S. MDMA-assisted therapy: a new treatment model for social anxiety in autistic adults.  Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 64:237-249, 2016

Hendricks, P.S. and Grob, C.S.  Classic psychedelics and rational suicide in the elderly: exploring a re-emerging treatment paradigm.  In R.E. McCue and M. Balasubramaniam (Eds.), Rational Suicide in the Elderly: Clinical and Psychosocial Aspects.  New York, Springer Science, in press, 2016.

Mithoefer, M.C, Grob, C.S. and Brewerton, T.D.  Novel psychopharmacological therapies for psychiatric disorders:  psilocybin and MDMA.  Lancet Psychiatry, in press, 2016.

Pagani L, St. Clair P, Teshiba TM, Service SK, Fears SC, Araya C, Araya X, Bejarano J, Ramirez M, Castrillon G, Gomez-Makhinson J, Lopez MC, Montoya G, Montoya P, Aldana I, Navarro L, Freimer D, Safaie B, Keung LW, Greenspan K, Chou K, Escobar J, Ospina-Duque J, Kremeyer B, Ruiz-Linares A, Cantor RM, Lopez-Jaramillo C, Macaya G, Molina J, Reus VI, Sabatti C, Bearden CE, Takahashi J. Genetic contributions to circadian rhythm and sleep phenotypes in pedigrees segregating for severe bipolar disorder. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 113:E754-61 (2016).

Fears SC, Schür R, Sjouwerman R, Service SK, Araya C, Araya X, Bejarano J, Knowles E, Gomez-Makhinson J, Lopez MC, Aldana I, Teshiba TM, Abaryan Z, Al-Sharif NB, Navarro L, Tishler TA, Altshuler L, Bartzokis G, Escobar J, Glahn DC, Thompson PM, Lopez-Jaramillo C, Macaya G, Molina J, Reus VI, Sabatti C, Cantor RM, Freimer NB, Bearden CE. Brain structure-function associations in multi-generational families genetically enriched for bipolar disorder. Brain. 138:2087-102 (2015).

Lesser, IM: Grease, glue, and container: A simplified take on administrative skills.  Acad Psychiatry, 40:413-414, 2016

Seshia SS, Makhinson M, Young GB. “Cognitive biases ‘plus’: covert subverters of healthcare evidence.” Evidence-Based Medicine. 21:41-5 (2016).

Carmel, A, Comtois, KA, Harned MA, Holler, R, McFarr, L. (2015) Contingencies Create Capabilities: Adjunctive Treatments in Dialectical Behavior Therapy That Reinforce Behavior Change, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, http://isiarticles.com/bundles/Article/pre/pdf/30326.pdf

Waltman, S. H., Hall, B. C., McFarr, L. M., Beck, A. T., & Creed, T. A. (in press). In-session stuck points and pitfalls of community clinicians learning CBT: Qualitative investigation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

McFarr L., Snyder, J., Benson, L, Higier, H. (in press) Psychosocial Treatments for Substance Abuse in Integrative Addiction and Recovery Ed. Munoz, G, Modir,S, Torrington, C  Oxford Press: London.

Shelby, J.S., Aranda, Asbill, L., and Gallagher, J. (2015). Simple interventions for complex trauma: Play-based safety and affect regulation strategies for child survivors. In E. Green & A. Myrick (Eds.), Play therapy with vulnerable populations: No child forgotten (pp. 43-64). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Shelby, J., Ellingsen, R., & Schaefer, CE (2015). Play therapy: 21st century progress. In C. E. Schaefer, K. O’Conner, & L. Braverman (Eds.), Handbook of play therapy. (2nd edition, pp. 563-581). New York, NY:  John Wiley & Sons.

Shelby, J.S. (2015). Family-based cognitive behavioral therapy. In E. Green, J. Baggerly, and A. Myrick (Eds.), Integrative family play therapy: A new paradigm (pp. 3-20). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

DeYoung, D, Heinzerline, K, Swanson, A, Tsuang, J, Furst, B, Yi, Y, Wu, Y, Shoptaw, S. Cardiovascular safely of ibudilast treatment with intravenous methamphetamine administration.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Vol 146, p e265-e260 Jan.1, 2015

DeYoung, Heinzerling, K, Swanson A; Tsuang J, Furst B, Yi Y, Wu Y, Moody DE, Andrenyak DM, Shoptaw SJ:  Safety of intravenous methamphetamine administration during  Ibudilast treatment.  Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology: June 2016  doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000511

Tsai GE: Ultimate Translation: Developing Therapeutics Targeting on N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor. Adv Pharmacol. 2016;76:257-309.

Lin CY, Liang SY, Chang YC, Ting SY, Kao CL, Wu YH, Tsai GE, Lane HY:  Adjunctive sarcosine plus benzoate improved cognitive function in chronic schizophrenia patients with constant clinical symptoms: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

World J Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Dec 22:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]

Ma WF, Lane HY, Chiang LC, Wu PL, Yang SJ, Tsai GE. Assessing the construct validity of the Chinese-Version Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-Brief on male and female undergraduate students. J Nurs Res. 2015;23(2):162-6

Wright, M. J., Woo, E., Birath, J. B., Siders, C. A., Kelly, D. F., Wang, C., Swerdloff, R., Romero, E., Kernan, C., Cantu, R., & Guskiewicz, K. (2016). An index predictive of cognitive outcome in retired professional American football players with a history of sports concussion. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38, 561-571.

Martin, R. M., Wright, M. J., Lutkenhoff, E., Ellingson, B. M., van Horn, J. D., Tubi, M., Alger, J. R., Mcarthur, D. I., Vespa, P. M. (In Press). Traumatic hemorrhagic brain injury: impact of location and resorption on cognitive outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery.

Tayim, F. M., Flashman, L. A., Wright, M. J., Roth, R. M., & McAllister, T. W. (In Press). Recovery of post episodic memory subprocesses in mild and complicated mild traumatic brain injury at 1 and 12 months injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Yen L, Tsuang JT.  An Update on Street and Club Drugs: What Clinicians Need to Know. Psychiatric Times.  April 30, 2015.

Presentations, Posters, Media

Bolden L, Henriquez S, Rodriguez M:   International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Conference “Multicultural considerations in the conduct of DBT”, Nov 2015

Chung B: “Building Resiliency and Increasing Community Hope with Community in a Patient-Centered Way.” Harbor-UCLA / Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute’s Community Engagement Seminar Series. June 6, 2015.

Chung B: Community Partnered Approach to Reducing Mental Health Disparities,” 2015 County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health Afro-American conference “Holistic Wellness for African-American Families and Communities,” Los Angeles, June 18, 2015.

Chung B: “Community Partners in Care: 3 year outcomes,’ County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Policy Café presentation with Executive Management Team and District Chiefs, California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA, September 8, 2015.

Chung B: “Evaluating the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Health Neighborhood Initiative,” County of Los Angeles Executive Management Team Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2015.

Chung B, Jones L, Miranda J, Tang L, Pulido E, Dixon E, Sherbourne C, Gilmore J. Three-year outcomes of community engagement and planning versus resources for services for depression quality improvement in under-resourced communities: Results of a community-partnered participatory randomized trial. NIH and Academy Health 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington, DC, December 14-15, 2015

Chung B, Jones F, Zhang L, Miranda J. 3-month outcomes of a randomized trial comparing group, depression cognitive behavioral therapy-based resiliency class to case management delivered by lay health workers on adult depressive symptoms.  NIH and Academy Health 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington, DC, December 14-15, 2015

Chung B: Community Partners in Care: 36-month Outcomes of a Partnered Randomized Trial.” Academy Health Methods Workgroup Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions, Washington DC, December 16, 2015.

Izquierdo A, Pulido E, Berkman M, Chung B, Wells KB. 6-month Outcomes Among Depressed Minority Older Adults of Community Engagement Versus Technical Assistance to Implement Depression Collaborative Care. 10th Annual Promising Practices: Shaping the Future for Mental Health and Aging Conference, California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA, January, 13, 2016.

Chung B: “Community Partners in Care: 36-month Outcomes of a Partnered Randomized Trial.” Academy Health Methods Workgroup Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions, Washington DC, December 16, 2015.

Chung B: “Case Study for Building Trust: Community and Patient Partnered Participatory Research Network.” Building Trustworthiness in PCORnet, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington DC, March 29, 2016.

Chung B:  “Community Partners in Care: Improving racial and ethnic disparities in depression outcomes.” Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, Richmond, VA, April 15, 2016.

Chung B: PCORnet’s Community and Patient Partnered Research Network,” Harbor-UCLA / Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute’s Community Engagement Seminar Series. May 10, 2016.

Chung B: “PCORnet’s Community and Patient-Partnered Participatory Research Network,” Community Partners in Care Dissemination and CPPRN Kick-off Conference, Holman United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA May 25, 2016

Chung B: “Community-Partnered Participatory Research: Engaging low-income, under-resourced minority communities in improving population-based behavioral health outcomes.” Dean’s Office Seminar, School of Public Health, City University of New York, New York, NY, May 27, 2016.

Grob CS:  “MDMA Facilitated Psychotherapy:  Preliminary Evidence for a New Paradigm”, Sepulveda VA Medical Center, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, March 25, 2015.

Grob CS: “Novel Psychopharmacologic Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders: MDMA and Psilocybin”, American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2015.

Grob CS:  “MDMA-Assisted Therapy: A New Treatment for Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults”, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, June 2, 2015.

Grob CS: “Psychedelic Medicine: The New Science of Hallucinogens, Museum of Science, Boston, MA, October 16, 2015.

Grob CS: “Hallucinogens and Mental Health”, UCLA, Department of Anthropology, Program for Culture, Brain, Development and Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2016.

Lesser IM: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Lunch and Learn Series, Torrance, CA, “The Not So Golden Years:  Depression in the Older Adult”, July 2015

Lesser IM: Continuing Education Conference, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Update on Suicide”, September 2015

Lesser IM: Advanced Geriatric Psychiatry Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, “Anxiety Disorders in the Older Adult”, October 2015

Lesser IM: Contemporary Forums:  Primary Care for Women, Las Vegas, NV, “Depression in Women:  Comprehensive Treatment Approaches”, December 2015

Lesser IM: Contemporary Forums:  Primary Care for Women, Las Vegas, NV, “Managing Depression and Anxiety Across the Lifespan:  Interactive Cases”, December 2015

Lesser IM: Primary Care Conference, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Resident Wellness”, December 2015

Lesser IM: Resident Seminar:  Department of Psychiatry, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, “Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders”, December 2015

Lesser IM: Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Antidepressants, Anxiolytics and Antipsychotics”, March 2016

Lesser IM: Women’s Health Care Clinic Outreach & Education Program, Los Angeles, CA, “Depression in Women:  It’s More Than Having a Bad Day”, March 2016

Lesser IM: Grand Rounds, Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCAL Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients”, April 2016

Litvinov L: Harbor Regional Center, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Panel): Psychotherapy Isn’t What It Used to Be: An Overview of Available EBPs in Los Angeles County, 2015

Litvinov L: National American Council of Adoptable Children (NACAC), Long Beach, CA, Mental Health Interventions for Children Adopted from Foster Care and Their Families, 2015

Litvinov L: 15th Annual Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, PCIT with Adoptive Families:  Building Relationships and Enhancing Parenting Skills, 2015

Blanchette, L., Gaona, L., McFarr, L. M., Fruzetti A. E., Worrall, J. M. (2015) Evaluation for Adherence of Standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy Using the Cognitive Behavior Rating Scale. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Chen X. S., Revolorio K. Y., Owens, E., & McFarr, L. M. (2015) Differences in Interpersonal Problems Amongst Individuals with BPD and Comorbid BPD and Evidence of PTSD. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Kopilas, V., Rodriguez, M. A., Ravid, D., Hansell, L., & McFarr, L. M. (2015) The effect of emotion dysregulation on suicidal ideation and self-harm urges as measured on DBT diary cards. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Kopilas, V., Rodriguez, M. A., Eisenlohr-Moul, T., Snyder, J., & McFarr, L. M. (2015) The effect of shame and day of the week on self-harm urges and suicidal ideation: A DBT diary card study. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Workman K., Coello, J. A., and McFarr, L. M. (2015) Literacy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An Exploration of Premorbid. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Owens, E., Chen, X. S., Blanchette, S., Jackson, L., & McFarr, L. M. Cognitive Functioning and Therapy Interfering Behaviors Differences in Use of Exposure Skills in DBT with Individuals with BPD and Comorbid BPD and Evidence of PTSD. (2015) Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Revolorio, K., DeSilva, L., Darrell, D., Jackson, L., Brown, L., McFarr, L. M. (2015) Changes in Sadness Amongst Individuals with Depressive Symptoms and Borderline Personality Disorder in a DBT Program. Poster presented at ISITDBT annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Rathburn K: First Five LA: Welcome Baby Program, “Attachment and Bonding”  October 2015, November 2015, May 2016

Reina A: Intern Seminar. Cultural Diversity and Medicine.  Department of Family of Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medicine.  July 2016.

Reina A: Intern Seminar. End of Life Issues.  Department of Family of Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medicine.  July 2016.

Reina A: Two Inches Obesity Conference.  Motivational Interviewing. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Carson, CA. July 2016.

Reina A: Foundations of Behavioral Medicine: Session II. Los Angeles County, Department of Mental Health. June 2015.

Saberi D: Multicultural considerations in providing Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.  Presented for Mental Health America- Jump Start Program, May 2016

Saberi D:  Mental Disorders, Recovery and Diagnosing using DSM-IV and DSM-V. Presented for Mental Health America- Jump Start Program. March 2016

Saberi D:  Multicultural considerations in providing exposure based therapy for treating PTSD in homeless consumers.  Presented at West Los Angles Veteran Administration, Grand Rounds.  October 2015

Shelby, J.S. (2015, September). Safety-based interventions for play therapists. Full day keynote presentation delivered at the bi-annual conference of the Sacramento chapter, California branch of the Association for Play Therapy, Sacramento, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2015, October). Safety-based play therapy interventions. Pre-conference workshop presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Association for Play Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, January). Safety-based interventions for traumatized youth. Full day workshop sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the California branch of the Association for Play Therapy, Orange, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, March). Safety-focused, developmentally sensitive trauma-based interventions. Full day keynote seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Branch of the Association for Play Therapy, Milwaukee, WI.

Shelby, J.S. (2015, September). Safety-based interventions for play therapists. Full day keynote presentation delivered at the bi-annual conference of the Sacramento chapter, California branch of the Association for Play Therapy, Sacramento, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2015, October). Trauma based interventions for Asian American Youth: Blending Western treatments with Eastern values. Invited presentation at the 21st annual Asian American Mental Health Conference. Invited address sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Alhambra, CA.

Barbour, JM, Ramos, T., Shelby, J.S. (2016, January). Homeless Individuals and Trauma. Panel presentation at the 24th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, February). Compassion fatigue for helping professionals. Nursing Department Grand Rounds, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Torrance, CA.

Shelby, J.S. & Marroquin, Y. (2016, March). Safety-based interventions for traumatized youth. Invited presentation sponsored by the Long Beach Child Guidance Center, Long Beach, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, May). Evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents: What they are and why they matter. Half-day in-service training sponsored by Aviva Behavioral Health Agency, Los Angeles, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, June). Fundamentals of play therapy. Invited presentation at 0-5 Providers Quarterly Meeting, sponsored by Zero to Five Learning Collaborative and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Commerce, CA.

Shelby, J.S. (2016, June). Culturally Sensitive Evidence Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents. Full-day seminar sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Gardena, CA.

Tsuang JT: Director and Presenter, CME course at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Street Drugs and Mental Disorders: Overview and Treatment, Toronto, 2015

Tsuang JT: Grand Round Presentation at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Addiction among anesthesiologists, Torrance, CA, July, 2015

Tsuang JT:  Grand Round Presentation at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Department

of Family Medicine, Treatment of Opioid Dependent Patients, Torrance, CA, 2015

Tsuang JT: Grand Round Presentation at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Patients, Torrance, CA, 2015

Tsuang JT: Presenter, “Update on Street & Club Drugs and Its effects on the Adolescent Young Adult Population”, Destination Recovery, May, 2015

Hardy, D. J., Wright, M. J., Vespa, P., Hovda, D., & Plurad, D. Inclusion of workload in neuropsychological assessment: A preliminary illustration with TBI patients. (2016, July). Presentation accepted at the Joint Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, British Psychological Society/Division of Neuropsychology, and The British Neuropsychological Society, London, UK.

Hardy, D. J., Kreisel, C., Stark, P. Z., Barrett, M., & Wright, M. J. (2016, April). Workload as a useful construct in neuropsychology. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Fatoorechi, S., Walker, A., Martinez, F., Soto, A., Kakavand, H., Lopez, W., Lara-Ruiz, J., Boone, K. B., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D., Plurad, D. S., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2016, April). Perceived workload on performance validity and standard neuropsychological tests. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Lara-Ruiz, J., Lopez, W., Soto, A., Martinez, F., Kakavand, H., Walker, A., Fatoorechi, S., Hardy, D. J., Real, C., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D., Plurad, D. S., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2016, April). Neuropsychological performance and perceived workload following traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Wright, M. J., Hardy, D. J., Woo, E., Budding, D., Kakavand, H., Tubi, M. A., Stark, P. Z., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D., Plurad, D. S., & Fuster, J. M. (2016, April). Does the Dunning Kruger effect occur following traumatic brain injury? Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Kreisel, C. J., Stark, P. Z., Barrett, M. K., Wright, M. J., & Hardy, D. J. (2016, April).Workload assessment using the NASA-TLX on the tower of Hanoi. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Fatoorechi, S., Lopez, W. D., Lara-Ruiz, J., Kakavand, H., Mangassrian, S., Cervantes, Y., Stark, P. Z., Walker, A., Hong, B., Wong, D., Soto, A., Martinez, F., Boone, K. B., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., Hovda, D., McArthur, D., Glenn, T., Fuster, J., Plurad, D., Woo, E., & Wright, M. J. (2016, February). Relationship between performance validity and perceived workload in healthy adults and adults with traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Hanulik, I., He, A., De Leon, F., Roberg, B., Apostolova, L., Ringman, J., Wright, M. J., & Woo, E. (2016, February). Longitudinal assessment of two types of prospective memory in healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Kakavand, H., Lara-Ruiz, J., Lopez, W. D., Amaya, S., Romero, E., Wong, D., Hong, B., Cervantes, Y., Martinez, F., Budding, D., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., Hovda, D., McArthur, D., Glenn, T., Fuster, J., Plurad, D., Woo, E., & Wright, M. J. (2016, February). Cognitive components of verbal encoding deficits following traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Kakavand, H., Lopez, W. D., Lara-Ruiz, J., Wong, D., Amaya, S., Romero, E., Fatoorechi, S., Hardy, D. J., Fuster, J., Kelly, D. F., Wang, C., Swerdloff, R., Cantu, R., Guskiewicz, K., Woo, E., & Wright, M. J. (2016, February). Memory process deficits for verbal material in retired professional football players. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Kreisel, C. J., Stark, P. Z., Wright, M. J., & Hardy, D. J. (2016, February). Individual differences in performance on the Tower of Hanoi and NASA Task Load Index. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Lara-Ruiz, J., Lopez, W. D., Kakavand, H., Cervantes, Y., Wong, D., Hong, B., Fatoorechi, S., Mangassrian, S., Walker, A., Soto, A., Stark, P. Z., Martinez, F., Budding, D., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P.,  Hovda, D., McArthur, D., Glenn, T., Fuster, J., Plurad, D., Woo, E.,  & Wright, M. J. (2016, February). Differential association of activity memory components and memory process deficits following traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Soto, A., Victor, T. L., Wright, M. J., & Hardy, D. (2016, February). Neuropsychological assessment: Operationalizing “quality of education” as high school rankings instead of reading level. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. Abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (In Press).

Media coverage of Wright MJ:

Reynolds, M., & Rosenfeld, D. (Hosts). (2015, November). Discussion of memory improvement following traumatic brain injury [Internet radio broadcast episode]. Survivors Deserve Better on the Brain Injury Radio, BLOGTALKRADIO.com.

Press Related to: Wright, M. J., Woo, E., Birath, J. B., Siders* C. A., Kelly, D. F., Wang, C., Swerdloff, R., Romero, E., Kernan, C., Cantu, R., & Guskiewicz, K. (2016). An index predictive of cognitive outcome in retired professional American football players with a history of sports concussion. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2016.1139057

Niiler, E. (2016, February). Formula predicts which NFLers risk brain damage. Discovery News. Retrieved from  http://news.discovery.com/human/health/formula-predicts-which-nflers-risk-brain-damage-160223.htm

Reynolds, M., & Rosenfeld, D. (Hosts). (2016, March). Discussion of cognitive reserve and other factors related to outcome from sports-concussion and other forms of traumatic brain injury [Internet radio broadcast episode]. Survivors Deserve Better on the Brain Injury Radio, BLOGTALKRADIO.com.

Reed, K. (2016, March). Promising news on the concussion front. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reed/promising-news-on-the-con_b_9361268.html

Reed, K. (2016, March). Promising news on the concussion front. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reed/promising-news-on-the-con_b_9361268.html

Winter, L. (2016, March). Researchers make important discovery about long-term effects of concussions: This could change youth sports forever. Aplus. Retrieved from http://aplus.com/a/long-term-effects-concussion?

Scheidt, Z. (2016, March). New tool predicts brain damage in football players. Newsmax. Retrieved from http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/concussion-football-players-brain/2016/03/02/id/717133/

Ciccone, A. (2016, March). Predicting long term cognitive outcomes after concussion. Neurology Advisor. Retrieved from http://www.neurologyadvisor.com/traumatic-brain-injury/predicting-long-term-cognitive-outcomes-after-concussion/article/480690/

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed). New formula can predict professional football players’ long-term concussion damages.

Science Daily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160301114541.htm

NeuroScientistNews. Retrieved from  http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/clinical-updates/new-formula-can-predict-professional-football-players-long-term-concussion-damages

AAS EurekAlert!. Reterived from http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/labr-nfc030116.php

Medical Xpress. Retrieved from http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-formula-professional-football-players-long-term.html

Science Newsline. Retrieved from  http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2016030117150036.html

Yen L: “Club Drugs: What Clinicians Need to Know,” West LA VA Grand Rounds, October 2015

Yen, L: “Mental health,” California Society of Medical Assistants Annual Conference, April 016

 

Grants & Contracts

Chung B: PI, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Resiliency Education to Reducing Depression Disparities, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

Chung B:  Site PI, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s sub-contract to RAND Corporation, (PI Saleeby, E) Maternity Assessment Access and Service synergy throughout the Neighborhood for Health (MAMA’s Neighborhood) April 2013 – March 2016

Chung B: National Center for Advancing Translational Science, Co-I (PI Dubinett, S),  UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021

Chung B: Co-I, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, (PI Wells, K), Long Term Outcomes of Community Engagement to Address Depression Outcomes Disparities, June 2013 – May 2016

Chung B: Co-PI Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, (PI Wells, K), Community and Patient-Partnered Participatory Research Network Centers of Excellence (CPPRN), November 1, 2016 – August 31, 2019

Chung B, Lesser IM:  Family-Focused treatment for Youth with Early-Onset Bipolar or Psychotic Disorder. NIMH (subcontract from UCLA; D Miklowitz, PI), February 2014-January 2017

Grob CS: MAPS – A Placebo–controlled, Randomized, Blinded, Dose Finding Phase 2 Pilot Safety Study of MDMA-assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults, 2014-2016

McFarr L:  Principal Investigator: Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Roll Out. LA County Department of Mental Health and Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 9/14-9/19

Rathburn K: Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Safe Children and Strong Families continuum of care within LACDMH Service Area VIII, 2015-2018

Reina A: Co-Investigator, Be Forever Fit, Pediatric Obesity Clinic.  Unihealth Foundation and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2014-present; Jennifer Yee, MD (PI), Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Reina A: Co-Investigator, Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient- physician Partnership In treating to Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis (MAPPIT-RA)Pfizer and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2016-present; George Karpouzas, MD (PI), Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Reina A: Consultant, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Strong Start Initiative, Maternity Assessment Access and Service synergy throughout the Neighborhood for Health (MAMA’s Neighborhood), 2014-present; Saleeby, Erin, MD, MPH (PI), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Saberi D:  Co-Principal Investigator, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute seed grant. Impact of prolonged exposure therapy on reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following physical injury: A randomized control trial. September 2015

Wright MJ: PI, Evaluation of the Efficacy of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as a Treatment Modality for Memory Impairment following Traumatic Brain Injury, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Seed Grant), LABioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Wright MJ: Co-I, Neuropsychological Manifestations Study, Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, NIAID U01-AI-35040; Detels, PI, UCLA School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, UCLA

Wright MJ: Co-Investigator, Sub-project: Building an Academic-Community Coalition National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, UCLA-Clinical and Translational Science Institute; PI: Dubinett, LA Biomed PI: Wang, Sub-project PI: Liu), 2016-

 

Awards and Honors

Chung B: Community Partners in Care, UCLA Landmark Program of the Year, 2015

Community Partners in Care Study received the UCLA Landmark Program of the Year by the UCLA Chancellor’s Office for our exemplary commitment to improving quality of life in Los Angeles.

Chung B:  Community Partners in Care, Los Angeles Business Journal Healthcare Outreach Program of the Year, 2016

Chung B:  Member, PCORnet (National Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network) Data Committee, 2015-present

Lesser IM: Senior Advisory Board:   FOCUS:  The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry

Lesser IM: Physician’s Advisory Board, Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation

McFarr L: Appointed Program Chair – International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (2015)

Mc Farr L: Elected President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (2017-2019)

McFarr L:  Selected as Fellow- Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2015)

Shelby J: 2016-2017 Bryant Drake Guest Professorship Kobe College, Kobe, Japan. Sponsored by the Japan Education Exchange.