Psychiatry and psychology residents/medical students are also involved in research. During their residency training, psychology residents and medical students published scientific papers/book chapters and presented scientific papers/posters at national professional meetings.

The new educational efforts in the psychiatry residency and medical students' on how to be an intelligent consumer of research results are covered elsewhere. The residency's required academic project is an important introduction to the practicalities of research. 
Psychiatry residents are also taking advantage of research opportunities in the Department

Medical Student and psychiatry resident Publications

  • Yao Z*, McCall WV, Essali N*, Wohl E*, Parker C*, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Precision ECT: A review of clinical predictors and biomarkers of response and relapse. (revise and resubmit).
  • Patel RS*, Bachu A, Youssef NA. Combination of lithium and ECT is associated of higher odds of delirium and cognitive problems in a Large National sample across the United States. (Submitted).
  • Smith AK, Ratanatharathorn A*, Maihofer AX, Naviaux RK, Aiello AE, Amstadter AB, Ashley-Koch AE, Baker DG, Beckham JC, Boks MP, Bromet E, Dennis M, Galea S, Garrett ME, Geuze E, Guffanti G, Hauser MA, Katrinli1 S, Kilaru V, Kessler RC, Kimbrel NA, Koenen KC, Kuan P, Li K, Logue MW, Lori A, Luft BJ, Miller MW, Naviaux JC, Nugent NR, Qin X, Ressler KJ, Risbrough VB, Rutten BPF, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Vermetten E, Vinkers CH, Wang L, Wildman D, Youssef NA, INTRuST Clinical Consortium, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, PGC PTSD Epigenetics Workgroup, Uddin M, Nievergelt CM.  Analysis of multicenter Epigenome-wide association studies across 10 civilian and military cohorts identifies novel methylation loci. Molecular Psychiatry. (Revise and resubmit).
  • Wang R*, Youssef NA, Su S. Stress, Coping Styles and Resilience: Their Relationships and Interactions on Depression. (In submission).
  • McCall WV, Pillai A, Pandya C, McCloud L, Branch F, Nolla T, Moraczewski J*, Tauhidul L, Youssef NA, Rosenquist P. Salivary amylase markers in suicidal PTSD patients. (Revise and resubmit).
  • Youssef NA, Aquadro E*, Thomas A, Brown S, O'Connor K, Hobbs J, Bishnoi RJ. Primer for Managing Bipolar Depression in Primary Care Setting when need arises Setting. (Revise and resubmit).
  • Biles T*, Gautam A*, Youssef NA. Should Catatonia be Conceptualized as a Pathological Response to Intense Fear? (Revise and resubmit)

2020

  • Sanders N*, Miller B, Hernandez-Morales M*, McEvoy J. Knowledge of HIV and HPV among women with serious mental illness.  Psychiatr Serv 2020. In press. 
  • Kehoe KP*, Miller BJ. Acutely Ill Psychiatric Inpatients and Recent Antimicrobial Exposure. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2020. In press.

2019

  • Jackson AJ*, Miller BJ. Meta-Analysis of Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts in Schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 2019; 142: 18-26. 
  • Lluch E*, Miller BJ. Rates of Hepatitis B and C in Patients with Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry 2019; 61: 41-46.
  • Thomas J*, McEvoy JP, Miller BJ. Urinary Tract Infection, Inflammation, and Cognition in Phase 1 of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness Study. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2019; 31: 242-248.
  • Kelly C*, McEvoy JP, Miller BJ.  Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts, Inflammatory Markers, Adipokines, and Incident Metabolic Syndrome in Phase 1 of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness Study. Schizophrenia Research. 2019; 209: 193-197. 
  • Hubbard D*, Miller BJ.  Meta-analysis of blood cortisol levels in first-episode psychosis.   Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019; 104: 269-275. 
  • Park S*, Miller BJ. Meta-analysis of cytokine levels in high-risk psychosis. Schizophrenia Research. 2019. In press. 
  • Goetz RL, Miller BJ. Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts, Cocaine, and Marijuana Use in      Patients with Schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2019; 207(8): 633-636.
  • Goetz RL*, Miller BJ. Meta-Analysis of Ghrelin Alterations in Schizophrenia: Effects of Olanzapine.      Schizophrenia Research. 2019; 206: 21-26.
  • Chung J*, Miller BJ. Meta-analysis of comorbid diabetes and family history of diabetes in nonaffective    psychosis. Schizophrenia Research 2019; 216: 41-47.
  • Essali N*, Goldsmith DR, Carbone L, Miller BJ. Psychosis as an Adverse Effect of Monoclonal Antibody Immunotherapy. Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2019; 81: 646-649. 
  • McCall WV, Pillai A, Pandya CD, McCloud L, Moraczewski JA*, Tauhidul L*, Youssef NA, Case D, Rosenquist PB.   Bedtime doses of prazosin do not affect daytime salivary amylase markers in PTSD. Heliyon. 2019 (in press). 
  • Youssef NA, Ravilla D*, Patel C*, Yassa M*, Sadek R, Zhang LF, McCloud L, McCall WV, Rosenquist PB. Magnitude of Reduction & Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral ECT: A Pilot Double-Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial. Brain Sciences. Brain Sci. May 2019, 9(5), 99; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9050099
  • Youssef NA, Hernandez J*, Biles T*. Can Catatonia Be a Pathological Response to Fear and Trauma? (Letter). Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 2019; 31(2). In press
  • Patel RS*, Sreeram V*, Thakur T*, Bachu R*, Youssef NA. A National Longitudinal Study for Regional Variation of Inpatient ECT Utilization from 4411 Hospitals across the United States. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. In press
  • Lea C*, Oliver JP, Smothers Z, Boucher NA, Youssef NA, Ames D, Volk F, Teng E, Koenig HG (2019).  The moderating effect of religious involvement on the relationship between PTSD symptoms and physical pain in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military. Military Behavioral Health. Doi:10.1080/21635781.2018.1526149. In press
  • Patel R*, Jain B, Youssef NA. Electroconvulsive Treatment Utilization for the Inpatient Management of Severe Manic Episodes of Bipolar Disorder. Journal of ECT. 2019 Mar 13. doi:10.1097/YCT.0000000000000587. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30870263. 
  • Youssef NA, Park S*. (2019). Intensity-dependent, disabling exercise-induced depression and irritability without primary mood disorder. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2019; Feb 31(1):70-71. PMID: 30699219

2018

  • Youssef NA, Boswell E*, Fiedler S*, Jump R, Lee E*, Yassa M*, Khan F, Pathiraja A, Rizk D, Pearce M, O’Garo K, Currier JM, Koenig HG. (2018) Moral Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Religious Involvement in U.S. Veterans. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 2018 May; 30(2): 113-121.
  • Hao G*, Youssef NA, Kavis D, Su S.  The role of DNA methylation in the association between childhood adversity and cardiometabolic disease. (2018) International Journal of Cardiology. 2018 Mar 15; 255:168-174. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.12.063. Epub 2017. Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 29288057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5807118.
  • Khan O*, Youssef NA. A Brief History of Polarity in Mood and Its Diagnostic Evolution. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2018 Feb; 30(1):61-66. PMID: 29373619.

2017

  • Lockwood LE*, Youssef NA. Systematic Review of Epigenetic Effects of Pharmacological Agents for Bipolar Disorders. (2017) Brain Sciences. (Special issue: Neurological Research of Bipolar Disorder) 2017 Nov 18; 7(11). pii: E154. doi: 10.3390/brainsci7110154. PubMed PMID: 29156546.
  • Hammett S*, Youssef NA. Systematic Review of Recent Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatments of Bipolar Disorders in Adults. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2017 November; 29(4):266-282. PubMed PMID: 29069112.
  • Youssef NA, Sidhom E*. Feasibility, Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy of Low Pulse Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST): A Proof of Concept Clinical Trial in Man. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2017 Nov; 222:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.06.022. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 28667887
  • Griffin L*, Youssef NA. (2017). Phobia with Hallucinations and PTSD: Can Amygdalar Dysfunction be a Common Unified Lesion in the RDoC Sense? Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2017 Aug; 29(3):207-208. PubMed PMID: 28738103.
  • Youssef NA, Rizk D*, Brumbleow K*. Current Evidence for Intranasal Ketamine for Depression and Suicidality. Journal of Psychology, Neuropsychiatric disorders and Brain Stimulation. 2017. 2(1): 107.
  • Youssef NA, Belew D*, Hao G*, Wang X, Treiber FA, Stefanek M, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, McCall WV, Su S. (2017) Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Association of Childhood Adversities with Depression and the Role of Resilience. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2017 Jan 15; 208:577-581. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.10.024. PMID: 27806896.

2016

  • Ribas-Roca JA*, Youssef NA, Pyati S. (2016) Depression correlated higher with functional impairment of pain than pain severity in both veterans with and without PTSD. July 2016. Journal of Psychology, Neuropsychiatric disorders and Brain Stimulation. 2016 July; 1(1): 106.
  • Youssef NA, Anjum A*, Bhat I. (2016) Does Dose-Response Relationship Further Support the Notion of Posttraumatic OCD? (letter) Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 28(1): 70-71.  (PMID: 26855989). 

2015

  • Sidhom E*, Youssef NA. (2015) Brain Stimulation in the 21st Century Specialty (Editorial). Journal of Psychology, Neuropsychiatric disorders and Brain Stimulation. Sep, 2015. 1(1): 103e.
  • Lockwood LE*, Su S, Youssef NA. (2015) The Role of Epigenetics in Depression and Suicide: A Platform for Gene-Environment Interactions. Psychiatry Research. 2015 Jun 27. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.071. PMID: 26163724.
  • Reinstatler L*, Youssef NA. (2015) Ketamine as a Potential Treatment for Suicidal Ideation: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Drugs in R&D. 2015 Mar; 15 (1): 37-43. doi 10.1007/s40268-015-0081-0. PMID: 25773961.
  • Hudson ZD, Miller BJ. Meta-analysis of Cytokine and Chemokine genes in Schizophrenia.  Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses 2016. In press.
  • Stubbs B, Wang AK, Vancampfort D, Miller BJ. Are leptin levels increased among people with schizophrenia versus controls: A systematic review and comparative meta-analysis.  Psychoneuroendocrinology 2016. 63: 144-154
  • Chae J, Miller B. Beyond urinary tract infections (UTIs) and delirium: A systematic review of urinary tract infections and neuropsychiatric disorders.  Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2015. 21(6): 402-411.
  • Laney D, Phillip N, Miller BJ. Recurrent urinary tract infections in acute psychosis.  Schizophrenia Research 2015; 164: 275-276.
  • Black C, Miller BJ. Meta-analysis of cytokines and suicidality: distinguishing suicidal versus non-suicidal patients. Biological Psychiatry. 2015; 78:28-37.
  • Miller BJ, Kandhal P, Rapaport MH, Mellor A, Buckley P. Total and differential white blood cell counts, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, and cardiovascular risk in non-affective psychoses. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2015. 45: 28-35.
  • Miller B, Culpepper N, Rapaport M, Buckley P. Prenatal inflammation and neurodevelopment in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 2013 April 5;42:92-100.
  • Miller BJ, Culpepper N, Rapaport MH. C-Reactive Protein in Schizophrenia: A Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses. 2013 Feb21:1-22.
  • Miller B, Gassama B, Sebastian D, Buckley P, Mellor A. Meta-analysis of lymphocytes in schizophrenia: clinical status and antipsychotic effects. Submitted to Biological Psychiatry. In revision.Flatow J, Buckley P, Miller B. Meta-analysis of oxidative stress in schizophrenia: clinical status and antipsychotic effects. Biological Psychiatry 2013; 73(10): 993-999Flatow J, Buckley P, Miller B. Meta-analysis of oxidative stress in schizophrenia: clinical status and antipsychotic effects. Biological Psychiatry 2013. In press.
  • Kandhal P, Miller BJ. Shared early life risk factors for schizophrenia and diabetes. Minerva Psichiatrica. 2013; 54(3): 197-210.Medical Student Research - Active Collaborations

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

(* indicates student/mentee)
  • Cicek M*, McCall WV, Sackeim HA, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Is there evidence that electric parameters and electrode placement affect the cognitive side effects of ECT in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Journal of ECT.

    • Su S, Hao G*, Youssef NA, Stefanek M, Treiber F, Wang X, Pollock J, Harshfield G. DNA methylation as a mediator of the association between stress and depression: A genome-wide DNA methylation study. The FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal, 2019. 33(supplement 1): p. 593.14-593.14.
    • Patel R*, Sreeram V*, Thakur T*, Bachu R, Youssef NA (presenter). A National Longitudinal Study for Regional Variation of Inpatient ECT Utilization from 4411 Hospitals across the United States. Biological Psychiatry. May 2019; 85(9)S.
    • Patel R*, Youssef NA. United States Regional Pattern for the Use of Deep Brain Stimulation in Hospitalized Depressed Patients. Biological Psychiatry. May; 85(9)S.
    • Patel SR*, Bachu A, Youssef NA. Combination of Lithium and ECT is Associated of Higher Odds of Delirium and Cognitive Problems in a Large National Sample Across the United States (F220). Biological Psychiatry. May; 85(9)S.
    • Patel R*, Bobby J, Youssef NA. Utilization of Inpatient Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Utilization for the Inpatient Management of Severe Manic Episodes of Bipolar Disorder in 2585 Patients from a National US Sample. American Psychiatric Association. (Abstract).
    • Hao G*, Youssef NA, Stefanek M, Treiber F, Wang X, Pollock J, Harshfield G, Su S. DNA methylation as a mediator of the association between stress and depression: A genome-wide DNA methylation study. Experimental Biology. (Abstract).
    • Cicek M*, McCall WV, Sackeim HA, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Is there evidence that electric parameters and electrode placement affect the cognitive side effects of ECT in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? A systematic review. Brain Stimulation. 2019 March - April; 12(2).
    • Patel R*, Elmaadawi A, Youssef NA. How Valuable Is Electroconvulsive Therapy in Bipolar Patients During Inpatient Stay? Analysis of The National Inpatient Sample of The USA. Brain Stimulation. 2019 March - April; 12(2).
    • Youssef NA, Ravilla D*, McCall WV, Patel C*, McCloud L, Yassa M*, Rosenquist PB. Magnitude of Reduction & Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral ECT. Brain Stimulation. 2019 March - April; 12(2).
    • Patel R*, Sreeram V*, Thakur T*, Bachu R, Youssef NA. A National Longitudinal Study for Regional Variation of Inpatient ECT Utilization from 4411 Hospitals across the United States. Brain Stimulation. 2019 March - April; 12(2).
    • Patel D*, Rosenquist PB, McCall WV, Patel C*, Yassa M*, Momen M*, McCloud L, Youssef NA. Magnitude of Reduction & Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral ECT: A Safety Analysis. Published in the Medical Scholar Research Day book (Abstract).
    • Youssef NA, McCall WV, Patel C*, Momen M*, Boswell E*, Yassa*, M, McCloud L, Rosenquist P. Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) versus Right Unilateral Ultra-Brief ECT. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 73rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 10-12, 2018 in New York, New York. Published in Biological Psychiatry, May 1, 2018; 83:S129 eS455.
    • Youssef NA, Boswell E*, Elizabeth Lee*, Fiedler S*, Jump M, Yassa M*, Rizk D*, Koenig H. Interest in Augmenting Standard Treatments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Spiritually Oriented Therapy among Veterans. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 73rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention, May 10-12, 2018 in New York, New York. Published in Biological Psychiatry, May 1, 2018Volume 83, Issue 9, Supplement, Page S252.
    • McCall WV, Youssef NA, Branch F, Nolla T, McCloud L, Moraczewski J*, Tauhidul L, Phillips M, Case D, Rosenquist P.  A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of prazosin versus placebo for suicidal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients with nightmares – a pilot study (0947). Sleep 2018; 41:A351-A352. https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article/41/suppl_1/A351/4988996 
    • McCall WV, Youssef NA, Branch F*, Nolla T, McCloud L, Moraczewski J*, Tauhidul L, Phillips M , Case D, Rosenquist PB. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Prazosin Versus Placebo for Suicidal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Patients With Nightmares - A Pilot Study. SLEEP 2018, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) (American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society). June 2 – 8, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Youssef NA, Ange B, Thomas A, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, Wallach PM. Assessing Medical Students' Knowledge in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Depression to Address Misdiagnosis. EII Health Sciences Education Conference, Augusta, Georgia. March 8, 2018.
    • Youssef NA, Boswell E*, Elizabeth Lee*, Fiedler S*, Jump M, Yassa M*, Rizk D *, Koenig H. Interest in Augmenting Standard Treatments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Spiritually Oriented Therapy Among Veterans.  19th Annual Research Conference: Igniting the Dream of Medicine, Augusta, Georgia. Feb 24, 2018.
    • Youssef NA, Youssef NA, Jump M, Boswell E*, Elizabeth Lee*, Fiedler S*, Yassa M*, Rizk D*, Koenig H. Interest in Augmenting Standard Treatments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Spiritually Oriented Therapy Among Veterans. VISN7 Research Symposium for Mental Health, Atlanta, Georgia. October 17, 2017.
    • Youssef NA. Medical Students Comfort Level in Differentiating & Treating Unipolar Versus Bipolar Depression. Georgia Education Research Association (GERA), Augusta Georgia. September 25, 2017
    • Patel C*, Rosenquist P, McCloud L, Boswell E*, Yassa M*, Momen M*, Mccall WV, Youssef NA. Speed of Remission and Effect of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Suicidality. 9th Annual Medical Scholars Research Day, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Sept 25, 2017.  (Abstract #97; published in the Medical Scholar Research Day book).
    • Lee E*, Koenig H, Waller J, Jump R, Boswell E*, Fiedler S*, Yassa M*, Rizk D*, Youssef NA. Veterans’ Interest in Adjunctive Spiritually Oriented Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  9th Annual Medical Scholars Research Day, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Sept 25, 2017.  (Abstract #79; published in the Medical Scholar Research Day book).
    • Tauhidul L, Moraczewsi J*, Nolla T, Branch F, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA, Pandya C, Pillai A, McLoud L, McCall V.  Correlates between alpha salivary amylase levels and PTSD with suicidality: a preliminary study. 9th Annual Medical Scholars Research Day, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Sept 25, 2017.  (Abstract #116; published in the Medical Scholar Research Day book).
    • Youssef NA. Presenter and PI for the research group: Youssef NA, Thomas A, Ange B, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, Wallach PM. Medical Students’ Comfort Level in Differentiating and Treating Unipolar Versus Bipolar Depression. Georgia Educational Research Association Conference, Augusta, Georgia. September 21, 2017.
    • Youssef NA, Thomas A, Ange B, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, Wallach PM. Assessing medical students’ knowledge in diagnosis and initial treatment of depression.  EII Health Sciences Education Conference, Augusta, Georgia.  March 24, 2017.
    • Youssef NA, Thomas A, Ange B, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, Wallach PM. Assessing medical students’ knowledge in diagnosis and initial treatment of depression.  18th Annual Research Conference: Igniting the Dream of Medicine, Augusta, Georgia. March 8, 2017
    • El-Deeb FA*, Gad EA, Kandeel AA, Haiba AA, Sadek SM, Youssef NA. Controlled Clinical Trial of Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) compared to Bilateral and Unilateral ECT: A Medication-Free Study.Biological Psychiatry 72nd Annual Scientific Convention, San Diego, California, USA. May 18, 2017. Published in Biological Psychiatry May 15, 2017, Volume 81, Issue 10, Supplement, Pages S71–S72.
    • Youssef NA, Sidhom E*. A Proof of Concept Clinical Trial of Feasibility Course of Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) in Man: Less Cognitive Side Effects With Retention of Efficacy. Brain Stimulation March–April, 2017. Volume 10, Issue 2, P. 368 [0131]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.084.
    • El-Deeb FA*, Gad EA, Kandeel AA, Haiba AA, Sadek SM, Youssef NA. Magnetic Seizure Therapy compared to ECT in Major Depressive Disorder: A Medication-Free Clinical Controlled Trial. Brain Stimulation March–April, 2017. Volume 10, Issue 2, P. 502 [0643]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.468.
    • Youssef NA, Thomas A, Ange B, Yassa M*, Boswell E*, Wallach PM. Assessing medical students’ knowledge in diagnosis and initial treatment of depression. 5th International Conference on Geriatric Medicine. Atlanta, GA, USA (Panel Discussion). (Invited). November 15, 2016.
    • Youssef NA, Sidhom E*. Low Current Amplitude ECT Course (LAP) in a Private Hospital is Associated with Decrease Cognitive Side Effects in Humans. Society of Biological Psychiatry 71st Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. May 12 2016. November 10, 2016

PRESENTATIONS & SYMPOSIA
SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS 

  • Patel R*, Sreeram V*, Thakur T*, Bachu R, Youssef NA (presenter). A National Longitudinal Study for Regional Variation of Inpatient ECT Utilization from 4411 Hospitals across the United States. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 74rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 16-18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Oral presentation).
  • Youssef NA, George MS, McCall WV, Sahlem GL, Short B, Kerns S, Dancy M, Cook D, Devries W, Rosenquist PB, Sackeim HA.  Reduction of Suicidality in depressed patients with Focal Electrically Administered Seizure Therapy (FEAST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral (RUL) ECT. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 74rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 16-18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Poster presentation).
  • Bishnoi R, Youssef NA, Surya S, McCall, WV. Impacts of Depression and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder on cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 74rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 16-18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Poster presentation).
  • Patel R*, Youssef NA. United States Regional Pattern for the Use of Deep Brain Stimulation in Hospitalized Depressed Patients. Society of Biological Psychiatry's 74rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 16-18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Poster presentation).
  • Patel SR, Bachu A, Youssef NA. Combination of Lithium and ECT is Associated of Higher Odds of Delirium and Cognitive Problems in a Large National Sample Across the United States (F220). Society of Biological Psychiatry's 74rd Annual Scientific Program and Convention. May 16-18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Poster presentation).
  • Patel R*, Bobby J, Youssef NA. Utilization of Inpatient Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Utilization for the Inpatient Management of Severe Manic Episodes of Bipolar Disorder in 2585 Patients from a National US Sample. Abstract.  American Psychiatric Association 172nd Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA, USA, May 2019. (Poster presentation).
  • Hao G*, Youssef NA, Stefanek M, Treiber F, Wang X, Pollock J, Harshfield G, Su S. DNA methylation as a mediator of the association between stress and depression: A genome-wide DNA methylation study. Experimental Biology Conference Orlando, Florida April, 2019. (Poster presentation).
  • Youssef NA, George MS, McCall WV, Sahlem GL, Short B, Kerns S, Dancy M, Cook D, Devries W, Rosenquist PB, Sackeim HA. Reduction of Suicidality in depressed patients with Focal Electrically Administered Seizure Therapy (FEAST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral (RUL) ECT. The International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) 29TH Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. May 2019
  • Cicek M*, McCall WV, Sackeim HA, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Is there evidence that electric parameters and electrode placement affect the cognitive side effects of ECT in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Journal of ECT. The International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) 29TH Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. May 2019
  • Cicek M*, McCall WV, Sackeim HA, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Is there evidence that electric parameters and electrode placement affect the cognitive side effects of ECT in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? A systematic review. 3nd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, February, 2019. 
  • Patel R*, Elmaadawi A, Youssef NA. How Valuable Is Electroconvulsive Therapy in Bipolar Patients During Inpatient Stay? Analysis of The National Inpatient Sample of The USA. 3nd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, February, 2019.
  • Youssef NA, Ravilla D*, McCall WV, Patel C*, McCloud L, Yassa M*, Rosenquist PB. Magnitude of Reduction & Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral ECT. 3nd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, February, 2019.
  • Patel R*, Sreeram V*, Thakur T*, Bachu R, Youssef NA. A National Longitudinal Study for Regional Variation of Inpatient ECT Utilization from 4411 Hospitals across the United States. 3nd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, February, 2019.
  • Patel D*, Rosenquist PB, McCall WV, Patel C*, Yassa M*, Momen M*, McCloud L, Youssef NA. Magnitude of Reduction & Speed of Remission of Suicidality for Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) Compared to Standard Right Unilateral ECT: A Safety Analysis.10th Annual Medical Scholars Research Day, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. October 29, 2018.
  • Cicek M*, McCall WV, Sackeim HA, Rosenquist P, Youssef NA. Is there evidence that electric parameters and electrode placement affect the cognitive side effects of ECT in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? A systematic review. Journal of ECT and 29th Annual International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) Conference, San Francisco, California, May, 2019. (Poster presentation).
  • Su S, Hao G*, Youssef NA, Stefanek M, Treiber F, Wang X, Pollock J, Harshfield G. DNA methylation as a mediator of the association between stress and depression: A genome-wide DNA methylation study. FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC), April 2019. (Poster presentation).

2016 Dean’s Summer Research

  • Carley Borrelli: DEAR Schizophrenia Survey Study: Diet, Exercise, and Attitudes towards related interventions in schizophrenia
  • Danielle Duttra: Asthma and Inflammation in the Clinical Antipsychotic Trails of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) Database
  • Tyler Stollman: Inflammation and Comorbid Autoimmune Disease in Schizophrenia

2015 Dean’s Summer Research

  • Eric Miller – Illustrating the Antidepressant Course of ECT and RTMS through the use of a Brief Self-Report Measure
  • Suzanne Ozturk – Examining the Clinical Presentation of Depressed, Suicidal Insomniacs With and Without Sleep Apnea
  • Nina Paletta – Urinary Tract Infections, Autoantibodies, and Relapse in Schizophrenia
  • Alexandra Wang – Meta-Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokine Levels in Psychiatric Patients: Comparisons between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression
  • Joyce Wong – The Role of Childhood Trauma and Inflammation in Schizophrenia

 Presentations 

  • Stepleman, L.M., Valvano, A., Penwell-Waines, L., Wonn, S., Crethers, D., Rahn, R., Floyd, R., Smith, S. (2015, August). Development of the Identity Reconstruction Assessment Scales in a Multiple Sclerosis Sample. Poster accepted for American Psychological Annual.
  • Ball, C., Cohen., M., Friez, K., King., C., Kriegel, D., LeClair, B., Mayberry, N., Robertson, K., Rossi, A., Stepleman, L M., Titus, L. (April, 2015).Equality Clinic: Practicing Interprofessional Health Care in a Student Run LGBTQ Free Clinic. Southern Group on Educational Affairs Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
  • Laney D, Philip N, Miller BJ.  Recurrent urinary tract infections in acute psychosis.  Schizophrenia Research 2015; 164: 275-276. Augusta University Medical Scholars Research Day, GRMC, September 2014.
  • Black C, Miller BJ.  Meta-analysis of cytokines and suicidality: distinguishing suicidal versus non-suicidal patients.  Biological Psychiatry 2015; 78: 28-37. Augusta University Medical Scholars Research Day, GRMC, September 2014. Richmond County Medical Society, October 2014.
  • McCall WV, Ahn E, Benca R, Krystal A, Rosenquist PB, Rumble M, Newman JC, Case D.  A preliminary report from the “REST-IT” study: insomnia severity and hypersomnia severity each independently predict the intensity of suicidal ideation. Sleep 2015;38:A339 (supplement). Augusta University Medical Scholars Research Day, GRMC, September 2014.

 Publications

  • Stepleman, L. M., Penwell-Waines, L. M*., Rollock, M., Casillas, R. S., Brands, T., Campbell, J.,... & Waller, J. L. (2014). Routine Depression Screening in an MS Clinic and Its Association with Provider Treatment Recommendations and Related Treatment Outcome. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 1-9
  • Chae J,Miller BA Systematic Review of Urinary Tract Infections and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.  Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2015.  In press.
  • Laney D, Philip N, Miller BJ.  Recurrent urinary tract infections in acute psychosis.  Schizophrenia Research 2015; 164: 275-276.
  • Miller BJ, Kandhal P, Rapaport MH, Mellor A, Buckley P.  Total and differential white blood cell counts, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and cardiovascular risk in non-affective psychoses.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2015; 45: 28-35. 
  • Black C, Miller BJ.  Meta-analysis of cytokines and suicidality: distinguishing suicidal versus non-suicidal patients.  Biological Psychiatry 2015; 78: 28-37.
  • McCall WV, Ahn E, Benca R, Krystal A, Rosenquist PB, Rumble M, Newman JC, Case D.  A preliminary report from the “REST-IT” study: insomnia severity and hypersomnia severity each independently predict the intensity of suicidal ideation. Sleep 2015;38:A339 (supplement)