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Research Coordinator


  Kristen Fernhoff

phone: 614.292.3155
email:
fernhoff.1@osu.edu


 

Graduate Students


 
Dana Kamara

graduate student on internship


phone: 614.292.3155
email: kamara.42@osu.edu

Research Interests

My research interests focus broadly on improving quality of life for children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs), including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and others. This includes improving methods and access to early identification and interventions. Recently, I’ve become interested in the nature of sleep impairment in NDDs—a common vulnerability that may shed light on etiological mechanisms, and a potential intervention target that can improve quality of life for children and families.

Recent Publications:

Kamara, D., Walton, K., & Witwer, A. (2019). Socioemotional and ASD screening for toddlers in early intervention: Agreement among measures. Journal of Early Intervention. epublished ahead of print.

Haines, N., Bell, Z., Crowell, S. E., Hahn, H., Kamara, D., McDonough-Caplan, H. M., Shader, T. M., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2019). Using automated computer vision and machine learning to code facial expressions of emotion: Implications for emotion dysregulation research. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 871-886.

Dawson, G., Jones, E. J. H., Merkle, K., Venema, K., Lowy, R., Faja, S., Kamara, D., Murias, M., Greenson, J., Winters, J., Smith, M., Rogers, S., & Webb, S. J. (2012). Early behavioral intervention is associated with normalized brain activity in young children with autism. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 1150-1159.

Faja, S., Webb, S. J., Jones, E., Merkle, K., Kamara, D., Bavaro, J., Aylward, E., & Dawson, G. (2012). The effects of face expertise training on the behavioral performance and brain activity of adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 278-293.



  Ziv Bell

graduate student on internship


phone: 614.292.3155
email: bell.1344@osu.edu

Research Interests

I am interested in the use of psychophysiological, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods to better understand psychopathology across development in children and adolescents. My current research focuses on the relationships between psychophysiology, parent-child interactions, and externalizing behaviors.

Recent Publications

Haines, N., Bell, Z., Crowell, S. E., Hahn, H., Kamara, D., McDonough-Caplan, H. M., Shader, T. M., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2019). Using automated computer vision and machine learning to code facial expressions of emotion: Implications for emotion dysregulation research. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 871-886.

Beauchaine, T. P., Bell, Z., Knapton, E., McDonough-Caplan, H., Shader, T. M., & Zisner, A. R. (2019). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity across empirically-based structural dimensions of psychopathology: A meta-analysis. Psychophysiology, 56, e13329.

Beauchaine, T. P., & Bell, Z. (2019). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a transdiagnostic biomarker of emotion dysregulation. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. E. Crowell (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of emotion dysregulation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. epublished ahead of print.

Bell, Z., Webster-Stratton, C., Reid, M. J., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2018). Improvements in negative parenting mediate changes in children’s autonomic responding following a preschool intervention for ADHD. Clinical Psychological Science, 6, 134-144.

Bell, Z., McDonald, M., & Fristad, M. A. (2018). Ten lessons for leading evidence-based treatment groups on an inpatient unit. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3, 156-163.

Shader, T. M., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Crowell, S. E., Reid, M. J., Thayer, J. F., Vasey, M. W., Webster-Stratton, C., Bell, Z., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2018). Quantifying respiratory sinus arrhythmia: Effects of misspecifying breathing frequencies across development. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 351-366.

Bell, Z., Seager, I., Shader, T., & Fristad, M. A. (2018). Updating the textbook: A novel approach to training graduate students in evidence-based youth practices. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25, 1-6.

Young, M. E., Bell, Z., & Fristad, M. A. (2016). Validation of a brief structured interview: Ready for prime time clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23, 327-340.

 


    Heather McDonough-Caplan

fourth-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email: mcdonough-caplan.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in biological vulnerabilities to and social risk factors for development of self-injury among adolescent girls. In the future, I would like to take part in developing preventive interventions that reduce the likelihood that vulnerable girls will develop future self-injury.

Recent Publications

Haines, N., Bell, Z., Crowell, S. E., Hahn, H., Kamara, D., McDonough-Caplan, H. M., Shader, T. M., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2019). Using automated computer vision and machine learning to code facial expressions of emotion: Implications for emotion dysregulation research. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 871-886. 

McDonough-Caplan, H. M., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2018). Conduct disorder: A neurodevelopmental perspective. In M. M. Martel (Ed.), Developmental pathways to disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders (pp. 53-89). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier.

 McDonough-Caplan, H., Klein, D. N., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2018). Comorbidity and continuity of depression and conduct problems from elementary school to adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 326-337.

Johnson, I. R. & McDonough-Caplan, H. (2016). Implicit-explicit evaluative discrepancies in depression and information seeking. Social Cognition, 34, 238-253.

 


 
Hunter Hahn

fourth-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email: hahn.328@osu.edu

Research Interests

My research interests include using experimental methods to explore social and behavioral factors that contribute to engagement in health risk behaviors across adolescence and early adulthood. I use these methods to study development of health disparities among sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual and other non-heterosexual individuals).

Recent Publications

Beauchaine, T. P., Hahn, H., & Crowell, S. E. (in press). Future directions in research and treatment of emotion dysregulation. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. E. Crowell (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of emotion dysregulation. New York, NY: Oxford University.

Hahn, H., Kalnitsky, S., Haines, N., Thamotharan, S., Beauchaine, T.P., & Ahn, W.-Y. (in press). Delay Discounting of Protected Sex: Relationship Type and Sexual Orientation Influence Sexual Risk Behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Haines, N., Bell, Z., Crowell, S. E., Hahn, H., Kamara, D., McDonough-Caplan, H. M., Shader, T. M., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2019). Using automated computer vision and machine learning to code facial expressions of emotion: Implications for emotion dysregulation research. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 871-886.

Thamotharan, S., Hall, S., Hahn, H., Blake, J., & Fields, S. (2018). Contextualizing gender and acculturative influences on sexual initiation of Asian Indian emerging adults. Sexuality and Culture, 22, 380-390.  

Hahn, H., You, D. S., Sferra, M., Hubbard, M., Thamotharan, S., & Fields, S. (2018). Is it too soon to meet? Examining differences in geosocial networking app use and sexual risk behavior of emerging adults. Sexuality and Culture, 22, 1-21.

Rogers, A. H., Seager, I., Haines, N., Hahn, H., Aldao, A., & Ahn, W.-Y. (2017). The indirect effect of emotion regulation on minority stress and problematic substance use in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1881.

Thamotharan, S., Hahn, H., & Fields, S. (2017). Drug use status in youth: The role of gender and delay discounting. Substance Use and Misuse, 103, 1-10.  

 


    Nate Haines

fourth-year graduate student


phone: 614.292.3155
email: haines.175@osu.edu

Research Interests


I am interested in intersections among neuroscience, quantitative psychology, and clinical psychology. I use computational modeling in combination with neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI to better understand neural mechanisms underlying addiction and reward processing. My goal is to create objective test measures that can supplement current clinical diagnostic tools, eventually leading to more effective, individualized treatment plans.

Recent Publications

Haines, N., Bell, Z., Crowell, S., Hahn, H., Kamara, D., McDonough-Caplan, H., Shader, T., & Beauchaine, T.P. (2019). Using automated computer vision and machine learning to code facial expressions of emotion: Implications for emotion dysregulation research. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 871-886.

Haines, N. Southward, M. W., Cheavens, J. S., Beauchaine, T. P., & Ahn, W.-Y. (2019). Using computer-vision and machine learning to automate facial coding of positive and negative affect intensity. PLoS One, 14, e0211735.

Ahn, W.-Y., Haines, N., & Zhang, L. (2017). Revealing neuro-computational mechanisms of reinforcement learning and decision-making with the hBayesDM package. Computational Psychiatry, 1, 24-57.

Rogers, A.H., Seager, I., Haines, N., Hahn, H., Aldao, A., & Ahn, W.-Y. (2017). The indirect effect of emotion regulation on minority stress and problematic substance use in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1881.

 


  Shaadee Samimy

fourth-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email: samimy.7@osu.edu
 

Research Interests

I am interested in characterizing developmental and training-related changes in functional brain connectivity. My research to date has examined individual differences in these changes to identify predictors of cognitive performance. More recently, I have been interested in the combination of fMRI with physiological measures (e.g., inflammation, high frequency heart-rate variability) to develop more efficient predictive models of health.

Recent Publications

Ross, L. A., Webb, C. E., Whitaker, C., Hicks, J. M., Schmidt, E. L., Samimy, S., Dennis, N.A., & Visscher, K. M. (2019). Effects of useful field of view training on brain activity and connectivity. Journal of Gerontology, Series B. epublished ahead of print.

Fountain-Zaragoza, S., Samimy, S., Rosenberg, M. D., & Prakash, R. S. (2019). Connectome-based models predict attentional control in aging adults. NeuroImage,186, 1–13.   

Neely, K. A., Samimy, S., Blouch, S., Chennavasin, A., Reynolds, M., Dennis, N. A., and Diaz, M. T. (2017). Memory-guided force control in healthy older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 2352473-2482.  

Neely, K. A., Wang, P., Chennavasin, A., Samimy, S., Tucker, J., Merida, A., Perez-Edgar, K. & Huang-Pollock, C. L. (2017). Deficits in inhibitory force control in young adults with ADHD. Neuropsychologia, 99, 172-178.


    Elana Schettini

first-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email: schettini.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu
 

Research Interests

I am interested in the biological underpinnings of vulnerability to maladaptive behaviors in children and adolescents. I intend to apply multi-modal analysis techniques (neuroimaging, self-reports, psychophysiology) to investigate various mechanisms contributing to emotion dysregulation. Ultimately, I would like to use translational neuroscience to enhance both early diagnosis of childhood psychopathology and our field’s understanding of its progression into adolescence/adulthood in order to better implement early intervention.

Recent Publications

Thomas, S.A., Christensen, R., Schettini, E., Saletin, J.M., Ruggieri, A., MacPherson, H., Kim, K., Dickstein, D.P. (2019). Preliminary analysis of resting state functional connectivity in young adults with subtypes of bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, 716-726.

Nomi, J. S., Schettini, E., Voorhies, W., Bolt, T. S., Heller, A. S., & Uddin, L. Q. (2018). Resting-state brain signal variability in prefrontal cortex is associated with ADHD symptom severity in children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience12, 90.

Nomi, J. S., Schettini, E., Broce, I., Dick, A. S., & Uddin, L. Q. (2017). Structural connections of functionally-defined human insular subdivisions. Cerebral Cortex, 1-12.