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Vasa, Roma
Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees
M.D., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1991

Departmental Affiliation
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departmental Address
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

New Appointments: (443)923-9400

Follow-Up Appointments: (443) 923-7630

Nursing Line: (443) 923-7646

Honors and Awards:

2003     Regional Communication Award, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

1994    Selection for Maudsley Hospital Exchange Program

1987    Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Interests:

Dr. Vasa's primary research interest relates to the cognitive and neural underpinnings of pediatric anxiety disorders.  She is currently conducting several studies that investigate the relationship between threat detection, threat evaluation, emotional memory, and pediatric anxiety.  The results of these studies will form the basis of future functional neuroimaging studies that examine the neurophysiological correlates of anxiety. Dr. Vasa has also published several studies on the clinical and neuroanatomic correlates of anxiety disorders after pediatric brain injury. 

Keywords: anxiety disorders, children, adolescents, neurocognitive abnormalities, neuroimaging

Selected Publications:

Vasa RA, Grados M, Slomine B, Herskovitz EH, Thompson RE, Salorio C, Christensen J, Wursta C, Riddle MA, Gerring JP: Neuroimaging correlates of anxiety after pediatric traumatic brain injury. Biological Psychiatry 2004:55(3):208-16.

Vasa R, Gerring J, Grados M, Slomine B, Rising W, Christensen J, Denckla M, Riddle MA:  Anxiety following severe pediatric closed head injury, J Am Acad Child   Adolesc Psychiatry 2002: 41: 148-156.

Gerring J, Slomine B, Vasa R, Grados M, Chen A, Rising W, Christensen J, Bryan N, Denckla M: Development of posttraumatic stress disorder after severe closed head injury in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2002: 41: 157-165.

Slomine B, Gerring J, Grados M, Vasa R, Christensen J, Brady K, Denckla M: Executive dysfunction after severe traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents, Brain Injury 2002: 16 (9): 759-772.

Gerring J, Brady K, Chen, A, Vasa R, Grados M, Bandeen-Roche K, Bryan N, Denckla M: Premorbid Prevalence of ADHD and development of secondary ADHD following closed head injury.  J Am Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry 1998: 37: 647-654.


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