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Degree Program - Postdoctoral Fellows

Masoumeh AminesmaeiliMasoumeh Aminesmaeili

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
Certification by the Iranian Board of Psychiatry; Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; 2004

Advisor: Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Research interests: Psychiatric epidemiology, substance use disorders, epidemiology and service research.

Email: dr.m.a.esmaeeli@gmail.com; Mamines1@jhmi.edu

Publications:

Scopus link: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=34876281500

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=i2WrhKsAAAAJ&hl=en

Sachini BandaraSachini Bandara

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
PhD, Health Policy and Management; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; 2018
MS, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Harvard School of Public Health; 2011
BA, Public Health; University of California Berkeley; 2007  

Advisor: Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Research interests: Policy analysis with a focus on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, including individuals with criminal justice involvement, mental illness, and substance use disorder; Policy communication, message framing and public opinion.

Email: sbandara@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Bandara SN, Samples H, Crum, R, Saloner B. (2018) Is Screening and Intervention Associated with Treatment Receipt Among Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder? Evidence from a National Survey. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 92: 85-90.
  2. Bandara SN, Daumit GL, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Linden S, Choksy S, & McGinty EE. (2018) Mental Health Providers' Attitudes about Criminal Justice - Involved Clients with Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 69(4), 472-475.
  3. Bandara SN, Huskamp HA, Riedel LE, McGinty EE, Webster DW, Toone RE, Barry CL. (2015) Leveraging the Affordable Care Act to Enroll Justice-Involved Populations in Medicaid: State and Local Efforts. Health Affairs, 34(12)2044-2051.
  4. Samples H, Bandara SN, Olfson, M, Saloner B. Tobacco Screening and Counseling for Smokers with Mental Health and Substance Use Problems in Health Care Settings. (2018) American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In Press.
  5. Saloner B, Bandara SN, Bachhuber M, & Barry CL. (2017). Insurance Coverage and Treatment Use Under the Affordable Care Act Among Adults with Mental and Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatric Services, 68(6)542-548.
  6. McGinty EE, Samples H, Bandara SN, Saloner B, Bachhuber M, Barry CL (2016).  The emerging public discourse on state legalization of marijuana for recreational use in the US: Analysis of news media coverage, 2010-2014.  Preventive Medicine. 90, 114-120.
  7. Saloner B, Bandara SN, McGinty EE, Barry CL. (2016) Justice-Involved Adults with Substance Use Disorders: Coverage Increased but Rate of Treatment Did Not in 2014. Health Affairs, 35 (6) 1058-1066.
  8. Riedel LE, Barry CL, McGinty EE, Bandara SN, Webster DW, Toone RE, Huskamp HA. (2016) Improving Health Care Linkages for Criminal Justice-Involved Persons: The Cook County Jail Medicaid Enrollment Initiative. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 22(2) 189-199.

Wendy IngramWendy Marie Ingram

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology; University of California Berkeley; 2015
BS, Psychology; University of Arizona; 2008
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics; University of Arizona; 2008

Advisor: Peter Zandi, PhD

Research interests: I use clinical and bio-informatics to study Electronic Health Records and genomics to better understand mental illnesses, their treatments, and their outcomes.  My work explores depression in three ways: 1) Emergency Department utilization, 2) likelihood of receiving concurrent narcotics and benzodiazepines, and 3) Electroconvulsive therapy.

Email: wingram5@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. W.M. Ingram, C. Holingue, H. Wilcox, M.D. Fallin.  “Looking to Make Lasting Change: Building a Mental Health Graduate Student Network”, The Public Health Chronicle. May (2018). 
  2. K. Taraszka Hastings, D. Elizalde, L. Muppana, S. Levine, C.M. Kamel, W.M. Ingram, J. Nguyen, M.P. Rausch, A.L. Gallitano.  “Nab2 maintains thymus cellularity with aging and stress”, Molecular Immunology. March 8 (2017). 
  3. W.M. Ingram, L. M. Goodrich, E.A. Robey, M.B. Eisen.  “Mice infected with low-virulence strains of Toxoplasma gondii lose their innate aversion to cat urine, even after extensive parasite clearance”, PLOS ONE. September 18 (2013).  
  4. A. Williams, W.M. Ingram, S. Levine, J. Resnik, S. Janowski, C. Kamel, J. Lish, D. Elizalde, A. Kozlenkov, J. Gonzalez-Maeso and A. Gallitano. “Reduced levels of serotonin 2A receptors underlie resistance of Egr3-deficient mice to locomotor suppression by clozapine”, Neuropsychopharmachology. June 13 (2012).
  5. W.J. Anderson, L.O. Van Dorn, W.M. Ingram, and M.H.J. Cordes. “Evolutionary bridges to new protein folds: design of C-terminal Cro protein chameleon sequences”, Protein Engineering, Design & Selection. 1-7 (2011).
  6. M.S. Dubrava, W.M. Ingram, S.A. Roberts, A. Weichsel, W.R. Montfort, M.H.J. Cordes. “N15 Cro and lambda Cro: orthologous DNA-binding domains with completely different but equally effective homodimer interfaces”, Protein Science. 17, 5, 803-812 (2008). [co-first author]
  7. C.G. Roessler, B.M. Hall, W.J. Anderson, W.M. Ingram, S.A. Roberts, W.R. Montfort, M.H.J. Cordes.  “Transitive homology-guided structural studies lead to discovery of Cro proteins with 40% sequence identity but different folds”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 105, 7, 2343-2348 (2007).
  8. L.O. Van Dorn, T. Newlove, S. Chang, W.M. Ingram, and M.H.J. Cordes. “Relationship between sequence determinants of stability for two natural homologous proteins with different folds”, Biochemistry. 45, 10542-10553 (2006).

Stephanie MooreStephanie A. Moore

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
PhD; Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology; University of California, Santa Barbara; 2018
MEd; Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology; University of California, Santa Barbara; 2016
BA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; 2013

Advisor: Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Research interests: Implementation of evidence-based practices within comprehensive (i.e., multi-tiered) school mental health systems, with particular interest in prevention and early intervention to prevent mental health risk and promote wellness for opportunity youth.

Email: smoore99@jhmi.edu

Select Publications:

  1. Moore, S. A., Mayworm, A. M., Stein, R., Sharkey, J. D., & Dowdy, E. (2019). Languishing students: Linking complete mental health screening in schools to Tier II intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 35, 257-289. doi:10.1080/15377903.2019.1577780
  2. Moore, S. A., Dowdy, E., Nylund-Gibson, K., & Furlong, M. J. (2019). A latent transition analysis of the longitudinal stability of dual-factor mental health in adolescence. Journal of School Psychology, 73, 56-73. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2019.03.003
  3. Moore, S. A., Dowdy, E., Nylund-Gibson, K., & Furlong, M. J. (2019). An empirical approach to complete mental health classification in adolescents. School Mental Health, 11, 438-453. doi:10.1007/s12310-019-09311-7
  4. Moore, S. A., Dowdy, E., & Furlong, M. J. (2016). Using the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale – 21 with U.S. adolescents: A competing models analysis. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(6), 581–598. doi:10.1177/0734282916651537
  5. Moore, S. A., Widales-Benitez, O., Carnazzo, K. W., Kim, E. K., Moffa, K., & Dowdy, E. (2015). Conducting universal complete mental health screening via student self-report. Contemporary School Psychology, 19(4), 253–267. doi:10.1007/s40688-015-0062-x

Jill RabinowitzJill Rabinowitz

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
PhD, Psychology; Temple University; 2017

Advisor: Nicholas Ialongo, PhD

Research interests: I am interested in the interplay between genetic predispositions and contextual factors on the development of substance use problems among adolescents and young adults.

Email: jrabino3@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Rabinowitz, J. A., Musci, R., J., Milam, A. J., Benke, K. S., Sisto, D. Y., Ialongo, S. N., Maher, B. S. (in press). The interplay between conduct disorder polygenic score and context in predicting marijuana use and disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
  2. Musci, R. J., Bettencourt, A., Rabinowitz, J. A., Ialongo, N. S., & Lambert, S. F. (in press). Antecedents and consequences of control-related belief trajectories. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  3. Drabick, D. A. G., & Rabinowitz, J. A. (in press). Temperament. Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.
  4. Rabinowitz, J. A., & Drabick, D. A. G. (2017).  Do children fare for better and for worse? Child features and parenting in the prediction of social and emotional competence and internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Developmental Review. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2017.03.001
  5. Rabinowitz, J. A., Osigwe, I. J., Byrne, A., Drabick, D. A. G., & Reynolds, M. D. (2017). Father- and youth-reported family affective expression differentially predicts youth internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1280801.
  6. Rabinowitz, J. A., Osigwe, I. J., Drabick, D. A. G., & Reynolds, M. D. (2016). Negative emotional reactivity moderates the relation between family cohesion and internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 116-126.
  7. Rabinowitz, J. A., Drabick, D. A. G., & Reynolds, M. D. (2016). Family conflict moderates the relations between negative mood and youth internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10.
  8. Rabinowitz, J. A., Drabick, D. A. G., & Reynolds, M. D. (2016). Child temperamental flexibility moderates the relation between positive parenting and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 43, 43-53.
  9. Rabinowitz, J.A., Drabick, D. A. G., & Reynolds, M. D. (2015). Youth withdrawal moderates the relations between neighborhood factors and internalizing symptoms in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1-13.
  10. De Los Reyes, A., Augenstein, T. M., Wang, M., Thomas, S. A., Drabick, D. A. G., Burgers, D. E., & Rabinowitz, J. A. (2015). The validity of the multi-informant approach to assessing child and adolescent mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 1-32.
  11. Katz, J., Petracca, M., & Rabinowitz, J. A. (2009). A retrospective study of daughters' emotional role reversal with parents, attachment anxiety, excessive reassurance-seeking and depressive symptoms. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 185-195.