M.D., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1991
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
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2003 Regional Communication Award, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
1994 Selection for Maudsley Hospital Exchange Program
1987 Phi Beta Kappa
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.
anxiety disorders, children, adolescents, neurocognitive abnormalities, neuroimaging
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.