Faculty Accomplishments

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

 

Publications

Starks, S.L., Arns, P. G., Padwa, H., Friedman, J.R., Marrow, J., Meldrum, M.L., Bromley, E., Kelly, E., Brekke,J.S., Braslow, J.T. (2017) System Transformation under the California Mental Health Services Act: Implementation of Full Service Partnerships in Los Angeles County. Psychiatric Services, 68:6, 587-595.

Ngo VK, Sherbourne C, Chung B, Tang L, Wright A, Whittington Y, Wells KB, Miranda JM. Community-Engagement compared to technical assistance to disseminate Depression Care Among Low-income, Minority Women: A randomized controlled effectiveness study, American Journal of Public Health, 2016 Oct;106(10):1833-41.

Miklowitz DJ, Chung B. Family-Focused Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: Reflections on 30 Years of Research. Family Process. 2016 Sep;55(3):483-99.

Landry CM, Jackson AP, Tang L, Miranda J, Chung B, Jones F, Ong M, Wells KB. The Effects of Collaborative Care Training on Case Managers’ Perceived Depression-Related Services Delivery. Psychiatric Services, 2016 Sep 15 [Epub ahead of print]

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, 2017; 11(1): 93-98.

Ong MK, Jones L, Aoki W, Belin TR, Bromley E, Chung B, Dixon E, Johnson MD, Jones F, Koegel P, Khodyakov D, Landry CM, Lizaola E, Mtume N, Ngo VK, Perlman J, Pulido E, Sauer V, Sherbourne CD, Tang L, Vidaurri E, Whittington Y, Williams P, Lucas-Wright A, Zhang L, Southard M, Miranda J, Wells K. A community-partnered, participatory cluster-randomized study of depression care quality improvement: Three-year outcomes. Psychiatric Services (in Advance) (doi: 1.1176/appi.ps.201600488)

Mehta P, Brown A, Chung B, Jones F, Tang L, Gilmore J, Miranda J, Wells K. Community Partners in Care: 6-month outcomes of two quality improvement depression care interventions in male participants. Ethnicity and Disease, 27(3): 224-232.

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

Castillo EG, Shaner R, Tang L, Chung B, Jones F, Whittington Y, Miranda J, Wells KB. Comparative effectiveness of community coalitions and program technical support for depression quality improvement on adults with serious mental illness in under-resourced communities. Psychiatric Services, in press.

Sherbourne C, Aoki W, Belin T, Bromley E, Chung B, Dixon E, Johnson MD, Jones F, Koegel P, Khodyakov D, Landry C, Lizaola E, Mtume N, Ngo V, Ong M, Perlman J, Pulido E, Sauer V, Lucas-Wright A, Tang L, Whittington Y, Vidaurri E, Williams P, Zhang L, Southard M, Miranda J, Jones L, Wells K. Brief Report: Comparative Effectiveness of Community Coalition Building versus Program Technical Assistance for Depression Services Quality Improvement: Do Depressed Clients of Both Health and Community-based Sectors Benefit? Psychiatric Services, in press.

S Ekins, N Diaz, J Chung, P Mathews, & A McMurtray. Enabling anyone to translate clinically relevant ideas to therapies. Pharmaceutical Research 2017:34(1):1-6

S Ekins, P Mathews, E Saito, N Diaz, D Naylor, J Chung & A McMurtray. Alpha-7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor inhibition by indinavir: implications for cognitive dysfunction in treated HIV disease. AIDS 2017:31(8):1083-1089

E Saito, N Diaz, J Chung, & A McMurtray. Smoking history and Alzheimer’s disease risk in a community-based clinic population. Journal of Education and Health Promotion 2017;6:24

F Abukhalil, R Djenderedjian, B Mehta, E Saito, N Diaz, J Chung, A McMurtray. “Diabetes mellitus type two and decreased relative risk for Parkinson’s disease: a community based cross-sectional study.” Abstracts of the 4th World Parkinson Congress. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease 2016;6(Suppl 1):52-53.

DeYoung DZ, Heinzerling KG, Swanson AN, Tsuang J, Furst BA, Yi Y, Wu YN, Moody DE, Andrenyak DM, Shoptaw SJ: Safety of intravenous methamphetamine administration during Ibudilast treatment. J Clin Psychopharmacol 2016 Aug:36(4):347-54.

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

Mithoefer, M.C, Grob, C.S. and Brewerton, T.D. Novel psychopharmacological therapies for psychiatric disorders: psilocybin and MDMA. Lancet Psychiatry 3:481-488, 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, pp. 203-210, 2016

Nichols, D.E, Grob, C.S. and Greer, G.R. Addressing the need for rigor in the rebirth of hallucinogen research. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 170:208, 2016

Grob, C.S. and Bosis, A.P. Humanistic psychology, psychedelics and the transpersonal vision. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57:315-318, 2017

Bosis, A.P, Griffiths, R.R. and Grob, C.S. Psilocybin treatment of psychosocial and existential distress at the end of life: overview and case reports. Journal of Palliative Medicine, in press, 2017

Grob, C.S. Hallucinogens. In G. Monez and S. Modir (Eds.), The Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Addiction: Weil Medical Series, New York, Oxford University Press, in press, 2017

Lesser IM: Compassion in the eye of the beholder. Am J Psychiatry, 173:958-959, 2016

Lesser IM: Book review: Rational Suicide in the Elderly, eds. McCue RE & Balasubramaniam M. Am J Psychiatry, 174:600-601, 2017

Lesser, IM: Our most fundamental task. FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, in press

Lesser IM, Chung JA, Zhu W: Depression, in The Human Frontal Lobes, 3rd Edition, Miller BL, Cummings JL (eds), Guilford Publications, in press

Waltman, S., Hall, B. C., McFarr, L. M., Beck, A. T., & Creed, T. A. (2016). In-session stuck points and pitfalls of community clinicians learning CBT: Qualitative investigation. Cognitive And Behavioral Practice,doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2016.04.002

Tzang RF, Chang YC, Tsai GE, Lane HY: Sarcosine treatment for oppositional defiant disorder symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder children. J Psychopharmacol. 2016 Oct;30(10):976-82. doi: 10.1177/0269881116658986. Epub 2016 Jul 21

Tsai GE: Ultimate Translation: Developing Therapeutics Targeting on N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor.Adv Pharmacol. 2016;76:257-309. doi: 10.1016/bs.apha.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 May 24.

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. 2017 Aug;18(5):357-368. doi: 10.3109/15622975.2015.1117654. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Birath, J. B., Amaya, A., Swanson, A., Tsuang, J., Furst, B., Heinzerling, K., Obermeit, L. C., Maes, L., McKay, C., Shoptaw, S., Wright, M. J. (In Press). Ibudilast may improve attention during early abstinence from methamphetamine dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 178:386-390 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.016

Tseng, I., Ganz, A., Mitton, A. G., & Tsuang, J. (2017). Comorbidity of Alcohol Use Disorder and Depression: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment

Nguyen A, Mirbaba M, Khaleghi F, Tsuang J. (2017). Current Treatment Options for Co-Morbid Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorders: A Review. J Addict Behav Ther 1:3.

Mannino, C., Glenn, T. C., Hovda, D. A., Vespa, P., Van Horn, J. D., & Wright, M. J. (In Press). Increased glucose and lactate metabolism are associated with cognitive recovery following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neuroscience Research.

Balasanyan, M., Boone, K. B., Ermshar, A., Miora, D., Cottingham, M., Victor, T. L., Ziegler, E., Zeller, M. A., & Wright, M. (In Press). Examination of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ) in a large sample of credible and noncredible patients referred for neuropsychological testing. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Barclay, T. R., Wright, M. J., & Hinkin, C. H. (In Press). Medication management. In T. D. Marcotte & I. Grant (Eds.). The Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning (2nd ed.). New York, NY, Guilford Press.

Siders, C., Cottingham, M. E., Woo, E., & Wright, M. J. (In Press). Medication adherence and neuropsychological function. In A. Steiner, C. A. Noggle, & R. S. Dean (Eds.). Neuropsychology of Psychopharmacology. New York, NY, US Springer.

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. (2017). Traumatic hemorrhagic brain injury: Impact of location and resorption on cognitive outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery, 126, 796-804.

 

Presentations, Posters, Media

Berk, M., & Avina, C. (July 2016). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents. Presentation at the 2016 National NAMI Convention. Denver, Colorado

Wang, P, Hershfeld, A, Gersh J, Babeva K, Starace N, Asarnow L, Berk M, Avina C, Asarnow J (August 2016). Sleep Disturbance in Youths with Severe Suicidality & Repetitive Self-Harm. Poster presentation at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association. Denver, Colorado

Linehan, M., McCauley, E., Berk, M. Asarnow, J., Korslund, K., Adrian, M., Avina, C., Botanov, Y. (October 2016). Dialectical Behavior Therapy Compared to Supportive Treatment: A Randomized Control Trial for Adolescents at High-Risk of Suicide. Paper presented at the 50th Annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA

Adrian, M., Asarnow, J., McCauley, E., Berk, M., Avina, C., Korslund, K., Botanaov, Y., Linehan, M. (October 2016). Adolescent Sleep Disruption: Impact on Self-Injury and Treatment Outcomes. Paper presented at the 50th Annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

F Abukhalil, R Djenderedjian, B Mehta, E Saito, N Diaz, J Chung, A McMurtray. “Diabetes Mellitus Type Two and Decreased Relative Risk for Parkinson’s Disease: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study.” Poster presentation, Fourth World Parkinson Congress, Portland, OR, September 2016

H Horowitz, J Crisafulli, J Chung, N Diaz, B Mehta, A McMurtray. “Structurally Novel Small Molecule Selective Beta-1 Adrenergic Blockers.” Poster presentation, LA BioMed Innovation Showcase 2017, Manhattan Beach, CA, March 9, 2017

Chung B, Bromley E, Castillo E, Southard M. From Community Partners in Care to the Health Neighborhood Initiative: Translating NIH-funded Science into Policy and Public Health Impact. National Institute of Mental Health’s 23rd Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact Conference, Bethesda, MD, August 1, 2016.

Ong M, Chung B, Jones F, Gilmore J, Sherbourne C, Tang L, Belin TR, Miranda JM, Wells KB. 36-month client outcomes of community engagement and planning versus resources for services to implement depression quality improvement in under-resourced communities: Results of a community-partnered participatory, cluster, randomized trial. National Institute of Mental Health’s 23rd Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact Conference, Bethesda, MD, August 1, 2016.

Bromley E, Figueroa C, Kadkhoka F, Castillo E, Jones F, Kataoka S, Chung B, Wells KB. Policy Innovations for Engaging Communities to Improve Mental Health: Health Agency Leaders’ Initial Views of the Los Angeles County Health Neighborhood Initiative, National Institute of Mental Health’s 23rd Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact Conference, Bethesda, MD, August 1, 2016.

Castillo EG, Chung B, Tang L, Jones F, Shaner R, Wells KB. Community Partners in Care: Treating serious mental illness through multi-sector community partnerships. National Institute of Mental Health’s 23rd Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact Conference, Bethesda, MD, August 1, 2016.

Chung B: “Partner with Communities,” Cities Thrive: Mental Health Conference, New York City Mayor’s Office, Fordham University Law School, November 14-15, 2016, New York City, New York.

Chung B: “Partnering with Communities around Translational Depression Research,” Department of Population Health, NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Seminar, January 12, 2017, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

Chung B: “15 years of Partnering with Communities to Improve Depression Outcomes: Keynote Presentation,” Delaware Clinical and Translational Research Center’s Community Research Exchange, University of Delaware, May 15, 2017

Chung B: “Partnering with Communities Around Depression to Reduce Hospitalizations and Homelessness,” University of California Center Sacramento’s Thursday Speaker Series, May 11, 2017

Durand Q: Nursing in-service lecture, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Motivational Interviewing in Practice”, May 2017

Durand Q: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Motivational Interviewing in Practice: A Primer for Pediatricians”, April 2017

Durand Q: Lecture, Translational Endocrinology Conference, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Motivational Interviewing in Practice”, March 2017

Durand Q: Lecture, Department of Pediatrics Residency Program, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Motivational Interviewing in Practice”, February 2017

Furst, BA. “Bipolar and Related Disorders.” Updated video segment for the Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview Training program. Los Angeles, CA. May 3, 2016

Furst, BA. “Bipolar Disorder.” Presentation to Los Angeles County Superior Court Hearing Referees. Los Angeles, CA. December 8, 2016

Furst, BA. “Bipolar and Related Disorders and Depressive Disorders.” Half-Day Presentation to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Nurses and Social Workers. Los Angeles, CA. April 18, 2017

Grob CS: “Psychedelics in Medicine and Psychiatry: An Experimental Treatment Model in Advanced-Stage Cancer and Existential Anxiety. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2016

Grob CS: “The Relevance of Hallucinogens to Modern Psychiatry”. Loma Linda School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, January 25, 2017

Grob CS: “Hallucinogens: Assessing Potential Risks and Benefits”. Oberlin College, Department of Psychology, Oberlin, Ohio, April 7, 2017

Grob CS: “MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults: Lessons from Phase 2 Clinical Research. MAPS, Psychedelic Science 2017, Oakland, CA, April 22, 2017

Grob CS: “From Adolescence to Senescence: Hallucinogens Across the Life Span, UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2017

Lesser IM: Nursing Grand Rounds, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Enhancing Well-Being in Nurses”, August 2016

Lesser IM: Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, “Emotional Aspects of Graves’s Disease”, October 2016

Lesser, IM: UCLA Annual Review of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, Los Angeles, CA, “A Guide to the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders”, November 2016

Lesser IM: 9th Annual International Roundtable Conference on NMO, Los Angeles, CA, “Achieving Wellness in NMO”, March 2017

Lesser IM: Contemporary Forums Conference, Health Care for Women over 40, “Managing Depression and Anxiety Across the Lifespan”, Scottsdale, April 2017

Lesser IM: Contemporary Forums Conference, Health Care for Women over 40, “Depression in Women: Comprehensive Treatment Approaches”, Scottsdale, April 2017

Lesser, IM: Grand Rounds, Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCAL Medical Center, Torrance, CA, “Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients”, May 2017
Litvinov L: 16th Annual Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Invited Panelist, Symposium – Perspectives on Time Out with Different Populations, September 2016

Makhinson M: “DSM-V Diagnostic Training for Schizophrenia”, Training for Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinical staff, Los Angeles, CA April 11, 2017

El-Menshawi Y., Kelly P, McKenna K, Makhinson M, Castaneda C., Sessions S. The treatment course of catatonia. CIR Annual Resident Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Fair, Los Angeles (2017). [Poster]

Smith, A., Rodriguez , M. A., Scott, S., & McFarr, L. (October 2016). Which self-harm behaviors are most predictive of suicidal behavior? Poster presented at the DBT Strategic Planning Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Smith, A.M., Rodriguez ,M.A, Yeargin, J., Sisneros ,N., Scott, S.H., Wollesen,M., Ravid, D. , & McFarr, L. (2016, October). Types of self harm in relation to suicidal urges and behavior. Poster presented at the Suicide and Self-harm SIG at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York City, NY.

Smith, A.M., Rodriguez ,M.A, Yeargin, J., Scott, S.H., Sisneros ,N., Wollesen, M., Ravid, D., & McFarr, L. (2016, October). Which self-harm behaviors are most predictive of suicidal urges and behaviors? Poster presented at DBT Annual Strategic Planning Meeting Convention and Research Award Finalist, Seattle, WA

Rodriguez, M. A., Kopilas, V., Wollesen, M., Higier, R., & McFarr, L. (October 2016). Predictors of DBT diary card completion and outcomes over the course of treatment. Poster presented at the ABCT Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Smith, A., Rodriguez, M. A., Yeargin, J., Scott, S., Sisneros, N., Ravid, D., Wollesen, M. & McFarr, L. (October 2016). Types of self-harm in relation to suicidal urges and behavior. Poster presented at the Suicide and Self-harm SIG at the ABCT Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Wollesen, M., Rodriguez, M. A., Higier, R., & McFarr, L. (October 2016). The association between DBT diary card completion and treatment outcomes. Poster presented at the ABCT Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Rodriguez, M. A., Eisenlohr-Moul, T., & McFarr, L. (October 2016). Shame and day of the week predict self-harm and suicidal urges. Poster presented at the DBT Strategic Planning Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Staples-Bradley, Lindsay K., Higier, R., Benson, L., & McFarr, L. (2016). The observed and described skills in dialectical behavior therapy and emotions, urges, and self harm. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies convention, New York, New York.

Echiverri-Cohen, A., Higier, R., Benson, L.,& McFarr, L. (2016, October). Effects of CBT on behavioral inhibition and behavioral approach in a community mental health sample. Poster to be presented at the 50th annual meeting for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York, NY.

Ung, S., Yeargin, J., Benson, L.,Higier, R., & McFarr, L. (2016, October) Graduation, dropout, and stage 2 treatment rates among dialectical behavior therapy clients within the Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic. Poster to be presented at the 50th annual meeting for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Suicide and Self-Injury Special Interest Group. New York, NY.

Waltman, S., Hall, B., & McFarr, L. (2016). Guided Discovery Strategies: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls. Mini-workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

McFarr, L. (2017, April) Data on stuck points in cognitive behavioral therapy training. Evidence-based Practices Symposium. Los Angeles, CA.

McFarr, L., Waltman, S., & Hall, B. (2017, April) Guided discover/Socratic questioning. Evidence-based Practices Symposium. Los Angeles, CA.

McFarr, L. (2017, April) How to use case conceptualizations to target complex presentations and problematic in-session behavior. Evidence-based Practices Symposium. Los Angeles, CA.

Hurwitz, V., Granato, H., Yeargin, J., & McFarr, L. (2017, May). Effectiveness of trainee-delivered Dialectical Behavior Therapy in community mental health. Poster presented at the fifth annual Scientific Sessions on Mental Health, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Okamoto, A., Granato, H., & McFarr, L. (2017, May). Absences and lateness in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups in relation to contextual variables. Poster presented at the fifth annual Scientific Sessions on Mental Health, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Smith, A., Yeargin, J., Granato, J., Rodriguez, M., Scott, S.H., Wollesen, M., & McFarr, L. (2017, May). Multiple methods of self harm and trauma as a predictor to suicidal urges and behavior. Poster presented at the fifth annual Scientific Sessions on Mental Health, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Pospos S, Higier R, Benson L, McFarr L. (2017). The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) among older adults compared with younger adults in community mental health. Poster presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2017 meeting in Dallas, TX.

Pospos S, Higier R, Benson L, McFarr L. (2017, May). Associations between different components of quality of life and suicidal ideation among community psychiatric outpatients. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, CA

Rathburn K: Workshops on Attachment and Bonding for LA Best Babies Network: Welcome Baby, Universal Home Visitor’s Program

Rathburn K: Presented at the bi-monthly UCLA TIES for Families preparation course for foster parents on the topic of temperament, attachment and adoption of children from the child welfare system sponsored by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

Saberi D: Mental Disorders, Recovery and Diagnosing using DSM-IV and DSM-V Presented for Mental Health America- Jump Start Program at MHA Village, Long Beach, CA., March 2017

Sessions S: Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,
“Explaining US Health Care: The Power of Ideas”, November 2016

Tsuang J: Director, CME Master Course at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, “Street Drugs and Mental Disorders: Overview and Treatment”, San Diego, CA, 2017

Tsuang J: Presenter, Quarterly Psychiatric Meeting for County of Los Angeles DMH Department, “New Directions in Landscape of Substance Use Disorders”, LA, June, 2016

Tsuang J: Presenter, South Bay Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, “What is Depression”, January, 2017

Wright, M. J., Hardy, D. J., Leuchter, A. F., Cook, I. A., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Woo, E., Birath, J. B., Lopez, W., & Fuster, J. M. (2017, February). The crucial role of cognitive reserve in the effect of tDCS on memory for individuals with and without traumatic brain injury in a simulated work environment. Oral presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Lopez, W., Lara-Ruiz, J., Martinez, F., Delgado, D., Rad, H., Budding, D., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Plurad, D., Woo, E., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2017, February). Role of encoding and retrieval in activity memory following traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Walker, A., Fatoorechi, S., Amaya, S., Yeh, T, Martinez, F., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Plurad, D., Woo, E., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2017, February). The Dunning-Kruger effect and traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Rad, H., Lopez, W., Fatoorechi, S., Walker, A., Lara-Ruiz, J., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Plurad, D., Woo, E., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2017, February). The role of cognitive speed and control in encoding deficits following traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Fatoorechi, S., Walker, A., Rad, H., Romero, E., Yeh, T., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Plurad, D., Woo, E., Boone, K. B., Fuster, J. M., & Wright, M. J. (2017, February). Perceived workload on performance validity tests in persons with and without traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Lara-Ruiz, J., Delgado, D., Romero, E., Amaya, S., Waite, E., Hardy, D. J., Vespa, P., McArthur, D., Hovda, D. A., Wang, C., Swerdloff, R., Kelly, D. F., Guskiewicz, K. M., Wright, M. J. (2017, February). Anxious and depressive symptoms in retired professional football players: A contrast with persons with and without moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation accepted for the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

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). Poster presented at the Joint Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, British Psychological Society/Division of Neuropsychology, and The British Neuropsychological Society, London, UK.

 

Grants & Contracts

Chung B: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Resilient Baton Rouge, Consultant (PI Keegan, R), May 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Chung B; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PPRND-1507-32173), PI, Resiliency Education to Reducing Depression Disparities, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

Chung B: National Center for Advancing Translational Science (1UL1TR001881), Co-I (PI Dubinett, S), UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021

Chung B, Lesser I: National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), 4R33MH097007 , Co-PI, (PI Miklowitz, D), Family Focused Treatment for Youth with Early-Onset Bipolar or Psychotic Disorder, February 1, 2014 – January 31, 2017

Chung B: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation, PI of sub-contract to RAND Corporation, (PI Saleeby, E), Maternity Assessment Access and Service synergy throughout the Neighborhood for Health (MAMA’s Neighborhood), April 23, 2013-April 22, 2017

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

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

Saberi D. Co-PI: A Policy Relevant US Trauma Care System Pragmatic Trial for PTSD and Comorbidity (Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support), NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, University of Washington

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, Honors, Patents

H Horowitz, J Crisafuli, J Chung, S Ekins, A McMurtray, N Diaz, B Mehta. LAB0159 “Methods and compositions for treating neurodegenerative diseases.” Provisional patent application No. 62/482,867, filed on 4/7/17

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

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

Lesser IM: 2017 UCLA School of Medicine Exceptional Physician Award

Makhinson M: UCLA Full Time Faculty of Medical Student Best Teacher Award

McFarr L: Invited Speaker, International Congress on Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP), Romania 2017

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

Rathburn K: Achieved state certification as California Infant-Family and Early
Childhood Mental Health Training, Reflective Practice Facilitator II certification in 2017 from the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI)

Rathburn K: Obtained certification in the University of Washington Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST) feeding scale for infants in 2017

Tsai GE: Education and Training Committee, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.