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Degree Program - PhD

Luke AldridgeLuke Aldridge

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
MSc, Global Mental Health; The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | King’s College London, 2015
BA, Psychology; Western Kentucky University, 2013

Advisor: Judy Bass, PhD (academic)

Research interests: Strengthening and evaluating the delivery of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, I’m interested in leveraging health information technology to effectively scale evidence-based treatments and evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of scaled approaches.

Email: laldrid3@JHMI.edu

Anvita BhardwajAnvita Bhardwaj

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:
MSPH, Population Family and Reproductive Health; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2020
BS, Psychology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Advisors: Sarah Murray, PhD; Joseph Gallo MD, MPH

Research interests: Global mental health, comorbidities between mental and physical health, women’s health, and gender equity Specifically I am interested in using implementation science and mixed-methods to design integrated mental health interventions into the existing health care system.

Email: abhardw5@jhmi.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Bhardwaj A*, Subba P*, Rai S, Bhat C, Ghimire R, Jordans M, Green E, Vasudevan L, Kohrt B. Lessons learned through piloting a community-based SMS referral system for common mental health disorders used by female community health volunteers in rural Nepal. BMC research notes. 2020 Jul 1: 13(1):309.
  2. Bhardwaj A, Kohrt BA. Syndemics of HIV with mental illness and other noncommunicable diseases: a research agenda to address the gap between syndemic theory and current research practice. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS. 2020 Jul 1;15(4):226-31.
  3. Kohrt BA, Turner EL, Rai S, Bhardwaj A, Sikkema KJ, Adelekun A, Dhakal M, Luitel NP, Lund C, Patel V, Jordans MJ. Reducing mental illness stigma in healthcare settings: Proof of concept for a social contact intervention to address what matters most for primary care providers. Social Science & Medicine. 2020 Apr 1;250:112852.
  4. Kohrt BA, Asher L*, Bhardwaj A*, Fazel M*, Jordans MJ*, Mutamba BB*, Nadkarni A*, Pedersen GA*, Singla DR*, Patel V. The role of communities in mental health care in low-and middle-income countries: a meta-review of components and competencies. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2018 Jun;15(6):1279.
  5. Bhardwaj A, Bourey C, Rai S, Adhikari RP, Worthman CM, Kohrt BA. Interpersonal violence and suicidality among former child soldiers and war-exposed civilian children in Nepal. Global Mental Health. 2018;5.

    *joint authorship

Christine BoureyChristine Bourey

Year entered: 2019

Previous degrees:
Post-Master Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University, 2015
MPH, Global Health, Emory University, 2013
MSN, Nurse Midwifery, Emory University, 2013
BSN, Nursing, Emory University, 2011
BS, Individual Studies (International Community Development), Santa Clara University, 2006
BA, Religious Studies, Santa Clara University, 2006

Advisor: Judith Bass, PhD

Research interests: Global mental health; populations exposed to violence, trauma, and adversity; intersections of sexual-reproductive and mental health; methodology. In particular, I am interested in mental health in violence-affected global communities, including how we understand, model, and modify the complex landscapes of risk that impact mental health for women in humanitarian settings.

Email: cbourey1@jhmi.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Bourey, C., Stephenson, R., Bartel. D., Rubardt, M. (2012). Pile sorting innovations: Exploring gender norms, power, and equity in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Public Health, 7(9), 995-1008. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2012.709259
  2. Bourey, C., Stephenson, R., Hindin, M. (2013). Reproduction, functional autonomy, and changing experiences of intimate partner violence within marriage in rural India. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 39(4), 215-226. doi: 10.1363/3921513
  3. Bourey, C., Williams, W., Bernstein, E.E., Stephenson, R. (2015). Systematic review of structural interventions for intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries: Organizing evidence for prevention. BMC Public Health, 15(1165), 1-18. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2460-4
  4. Kohrt, B.A., & Bourey, C. (2016). Culture and comorbidity: Intimate partner violence as a common risk factor for maternal mental illness and reproductive health problems among former child soldiers. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 30(4), 515-535. doi: 10.1111/maq.12336
  5. Albertie, A., Bourey, C., Stephenson, R., & Bautista-Arredondo, S. (2017). Connectivity, prison environment, and mental health among first-time male inmates in Mexico City. Global Public Health, 12(2), 170-184. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1091023
  6. Bhardwaj, A., Bourey, C., Rai, S., Adhikari, R., Worthman, C., & Kohrt, B.A. (2018). Interpersonal violence and suicidality among former child soldiers and war-exposed civilian children in Nepal. Global Mental Health, (22)5, e9. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2017.31
  7. Bourey, C., Stephenson, R., & Bautista-Arredondo, S. (2018). Syndemic vulnerability and condomless sex among incarcerated men in Mexico City: A latent class analysis. AIDS and Behavior, 22(12), 4019-4033. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2216-0

Lex CurhanLex Curhan Budavari

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
MPH, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018
BA, Psychology; Vanderbilt University, 2015

Advisor: Heather Volk, PhD

Research interests: Autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, child and adolescent mental health, neurodevelopment/neuroimaging, digital mental health, prevention.

Email: Lex.Curhan@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Curhan, A. L., Rabinowitz, J. A., Pas, E. T., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Informant Discrepancies in Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in an At-Risk Sample: The Role of Parenting and School Engagement. Journal of youth and adolescence, 49(1), 311-322.
  2. Pagliaccio, D., Wiggins, J. L., Adleman, N. E., Harkins, E., Curhan, A., Towbin, K. E., Brotman, M.A., Pine, D.S. & Leibenluft, E. (2017). Behavioral and neural sustained attention deficits in bipolar disorder and familial risk of bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 82(9), 669-678.
  3. Pagliaccio, D., Wiggins, J. L., Adleman, N. E., Curhan, A., Zhang, S., Towbin, K. E., Brotman, M.A., Pine, D.S. & Leibenluft, E. (2017). Behavioral and neural sustained attention deficits in disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(5), 426-435.

Kechna CadetKechna Cadet

Year entered: 2019

Previous degrees:
MPH, Community Health and Social Sciences; CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy, 2019
BS, Psychology (Honors); Drexel University, 2015

Advisor: Sabriya Linton, PhD

Research interests: The association between social-contextual factors (violence, poverty, housing insecurity, discrimination) and substance use within low-income communities; minority health and polysubstance use; drug misuse and relapse.

Publications:

  1. Ruglass, L. M., Espinosa, A., Fitzpatrick, S., Meyer, M. K., Cadet, K., Sokolovsky, A., ... & White, H. R. (2020). Prevalence and Correlates of Concurrent and Simultaneous Cannabis and Cigarette Use among Past-Year Cannabis-Using US College Students. Substance Use & Misuse, 55(2), 329-336.
  2. Hamilton, J. G., Garzon, M. G., Shah, I. H., Cadet, K., Shuk, E., Westerman, J. S., ... & Robson, M. E. (2020). Illustrating Cancer Risk: Patient Risk Communication Preferences and Interest regarding a Novel BRCA1/2 Genetic Risk Modifier Test. Public Health Genomics, 1-14.

Breanna CraneBreanna Crane

Year entered: 2019

Previous degrees:
BS, Physics; University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017

Advisor: Michelle Carlson, PhD

Research interests: Cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, role of mid-life modifiable risk factors in potentially preventing or delaying the onset of dementia.

Email: bcrane4@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Al-Hamdan, M., Crosson, W., Burrows, E., Coffield, S., Crane, B.M., & Barik, M. (2019). Development and validation of improved PM2.5 models for public health applications using remotely sensed aerosol and meteorological data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191, 328, doi: 10.1007/s10661-019-7414-3.

Idiatou DialioIdiatou Diallo

Year Entered: 2020

Previous degrees: 
MPH, Global Health; Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2020
BS, Neuroscience, minor in French; Emory University, 2018

Advisors: Judy Bass, PhD; Adam Spira, PhD

Research interests: Global mental health, and particularly the intersections between mental health, sleep health, and infectious diseases. I am also interested in mixed methods research and health disparities and equity in minority and developing communities.

Email: idiallo3@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Diallo, I., & Pak, V. M. (2020). Metabolomics, sleepiness, and sleep duration in sleep apnea. Sleep and Breathing, 1-6.
  2. Balthazar, M., Diallo, I., & Pak, V. M. (2020). Metabolomics of sleep disorders in HIV: a narrative review. Sleep and Breathing, 1-5.

Patrick DonahuePatrick Donahue

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:
MS, Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease; University of Pittsburgh, 2017
BS, Exercise Science; University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Advisor: Michelle Carlson, PhD

Research interests: Physical activity, dementia, cardiovascular disease, wearable accelerometry, sedentary behavior.

Email: pdonahu6@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Stillman CM*, Donahue PT*, Williams MF, Callas M, Lwanga C, Brown C, Wollam ME, Jedrziewski MK, Kang C, Erickson KI. Weight loss outcomes from a pilot study of African Dance in older African Americans. Obesity. 2018 December; 26(12): 1893–1897. doi:10.1002/oby.2233
  2. *Authors share equal contribution to this work.
    Gentry AL, Erickson KI, Sereika SM, Casillo FE, Crisafio ME, Donahue PT, Grove GA, Marsland AL, Watt JC, Bender CM. Protocol for Exercise Program in Cancer and Cognition (EPICC): a randomized controlled trial of the effects of aerobic exercise on cognitive function in postmenopausal women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitor therapy. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018 Apr;67:109-115. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.0012.
  3. Sherman SA, Rogers RJ, Davis KK, Minster RL, Creasy SA, Mullarkey NC, O'Dell M, Donahue P, Jakicic JM. Energy Expenditure in Vinyasa Yoga Versus Walking. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2017 Aug;14(8):597-605. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0548.
  4. Creasy S, Rogers R, Davis K, Gibbs B, Kershaw EE, Kovacs SJ, Maher MR, Kowalsky RJ, O’Dell M, Collins KA, Raybuck SD, Marcin ML, Donahue PT, Jakicic JM. Effects of Supervised and Unsupervised Physical Activity Programs for Weight Loss: 3046 June 2 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017. 49. 863. 10.1249/01.mss.0000519334.67549.14.

Shoshanna FineShoshanna Fine

Year entered: 2016

Previous degrees:
MPH, Global Health and Population; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2016
AB, English; Harvard University, 2010

Advisor: Judith Bass, PhD

Research interests: Global mental health, trauma, adolescent development, conflict and post-conflict populations.

Email: slfine@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Sharma, M., Fine, S.L., Brennan, R.T., Betancourt, T.S. Mental Health Outcomes among Sierra Leonean War-affected Youth: Results from a Longitudinal Study. Development and Psychopathology. Forthcoming.

Luke GrosvenorLuke Grosvenor

Year entered: 2019

Previous degree:
BA cum laude, Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience concentration); Cornell University, 2014

Advisor: M. Daniele Fallin, PhD

Research interests: The intersections between genetic and environmental etiologies of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Also interested in quantitative behavioral phenotyping and novel outcome measure development.

Email: lgrosve1@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. The SPARK Consortium. (2019). Exome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genes. Genomic Medicine: 4(19), doi: 10.1038/s41525-019-0093-8.
  2. The SPARK Consortium. (2018). SPARK: A US Cohort of 50,000 Families to Accelerate Autism Research. Neuron: 97(3), 488-493.
  3. Ziats, C.A.*, Grosvenor, L.P.*, Sarasua, S.M., Thurm, A.E., Swedo, S.E., Rennert, O.M, & Ziats, M.N. (2019). Functional genomics analysis of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome 22q13 region during human neurodevelopment. PLoS One: 14(3), e0213921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213921. *authors contributed equally to this work.
  4. Ziats, M.N., Grosvenor, L.P., & Rennert, O.M. (2015). Functional genomics of human brain development and implications for autism spectrum disorders. Translational Psychiatry: 5, e665. doi:10.1038/tp.2015.153.

Alison HuangAlison Huang

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
MPH, 2014; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Certificate in Survey Methodology, 2016; University of Maryland Joint Program in Survey Methodology
BS, Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2011

Advisor: George Rebok, PhD

Research interests: I am interested in social and behavioral approaches to delay and/or prevent dementia, and to preserve cognitive and physical functioning in older adults. Particularly, I aim to study modifiable risk factors of age-related cognitive decline and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that target these risk factors.

Email: ahuang31@jhmi.edu

Maegan IngramMaegan (Maggie) Ingram

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
MHS, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
BA, Psychology, St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)

Advisor: Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD

Research interests: I'm interested in understanding the mental health needs of individuals with attraction to children and researching and developing treatment interventions to address these needs. I'm also passionate about understanding and preventing child sexual abuse through primary prevention strategies.

Email: maggie.ingram@jhu.edu

Publications: Coming soon!

Amanda LukenAmanda Luken

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:
MHS, Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2020
BS, Biology, Northeastern University, 2017

Advisor: Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Research interests: Mental health and substance use services access and utilization; help-seeking decisions for substance use and mental disorders, especially depression; digital interventions.

Email: aluken1@jhu.edu

Nicole McConicoNicole McConico

Year entered: 2019

Prevous Degrees:
BA, Sociology; Howard University, 2004
J.D. Law; North Carolina Central School of Law, 2010
M.Ed, Prevention Science and Practice; Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016

Advisor: Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD

Research interests: Child abuse prevention.

Email: nmcconi1@jh.edu

Courtney NordeckCourtney Nordeck

Year entered: 2018

Previous degree:
BA, Psychology; New York University, 2012

Advisor: Johannes Thrul, PhD

Research interests: Substance use disorders and treatment access within marginalized populations, and how substance use disorders and associated factors (e.g., socioeconomic factors, mental health, medical diagnoses) influence healthcare service utilization.

Email: cnordec1@jhu.edu

Natasha OyedeleNatasha Oyedele

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:

MPH, Epidemiology; Boston University School of Public Health, 2013
MS, Medical Sciences; Boston University School of Medicine, 2008
BA, Biological Sciences & Africana Studies; Wellesley College, 2006

Advisor: Renee Johnson, PhD

Research interests: Substance use epidemiology; mental health and substance use disorder comorbidities; social determinants of health. I am interested in investigating how social determinants contribute to inequities in mental health and substance use disorders particularly among African American and vulnerable populations.

Email:  noyedel1@jhmi.edu

Publications:

  1. Butler SF., Oyedele N.K., Dailey Govoni T., Green JL. (2020). How Motivations for Using Buprenorphine Products Differ From Using Opioid Analgesics: Evidence from an Observational Study of Internet Discussions Among Recreational Users. JMIR Public Health Surveillance; 6(1): e16038. https://publichealth.jmir.org/2020/1/e16038. doi: 10.2196/16038
  2. Beaumont, J., Cassidy, T.C., Oyedele, N., Guenther, S., Mickle, T. (2018). Characterizing Abuse Progression of Immediate-Release Hydrocodone Combination Products. Journal of Drug Issues. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022042618756691
  3. Cassidy, T.C., Oyedele, N., Mickle, T.C., Guenther, S., Budman, S.H. (2017) Patterns of abuse and routes of administration for immediate-release hydrocodone combination products. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 1071-1082. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/pds.4249

Kate PerepezkoKate Perepezko

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
MSPH, Social and Behavioral Interventions; 2015; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, Psychology; New York University, 2012

Advisor: Joseph Gallo, MD, MPH

Research interests: Parkinson’s disease, psychiatric symptoms, cognitive impairment, developing interventions to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease and the general aging population;  caregiver burden.

Email: kperepe1@jhu.edu

Ohemaa PokuOhemaa Poku

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
MPH, Global Health and Research Methods, Boston University, 2018
BA, History and International Development, Mount Holyoke College, 2013

Advisors: Judith Bass, PhD and Sarah Murray, PhD

Research interests: How stigma impacts access to psychosocial care, particularly for Black American and African populations; designing and employing cross-cultural measurements to determine the burden of mental illness and then translating these measures into capacity-building and program design.

Email: opoku1@jhmi.edu

Jake RaineyJake Rainey

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2020
BS, Psychology (Honors), University of Michigan, 2016

Advisors: Holly C. Wilcox, PhD and Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD

Research interests: I am interested in utilizing health records to predict suicidal behaviors, assessing suicide bereavement on physical and mental health outcomes, and evaluating interventions for suicide prevention. My goal is to inform suicide prevention efforts, especially for sexual and gender minorities.

Email: jrainey5@jhmi.edu

Publications:

  1. Rainey, J.C., Furman, C.R., & Gearhardt, A.N. (2018). Food addiction among sexual minorities. Appetite, 120, 16-22. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.08.019

Kira RiehmKira Riehm

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
MSc, Psychiatry; McGill University, 2017
BA, Psychology (Honors); McGill University, 2015

Advisor: Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Research interests: Mental health services for adolescents; depression screening; inequalities in access to mental health care.

Selected Publications:

  1. Riehm KE, Holingue C, Kalb LG, et al. Associations Between Media Exposure and Mental Distress Among U.S. Adults at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2020. In Press.
  2. Riehm KE, Feder KA, Tormohlen KN, Crum RM, Young AS, Green KM, Pacek LR, La Flair LN, Mojtabai R. Associations between time spent using social media and internalizing and externalizing problems among US youth. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(12):1266-73.
  3. Riehm KE, Rojo-Wissar DM, Feder KA, Mojtabai R, Spira AP, Thrul J, Crum RM. E-cigarette use and sleep-related complaints among youth. Journal of Adolescence. 2019;76:48-54.
  4. Riehm KE, Young AS, Feder KA, Krawczyk N, Tormohlen KN, Pacek LR, Mojtabai R, Crum RM. Mental Health Problems and Initiation of E-cigarette and Combustible Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2019:e20182935.
  5. Azar M, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Sanchez T, Chiovitti M, Qi L, Rice DB, Levis B, Fedoruk C, Levis AW, Kloda LA. Evaluation of Journal Registration Policies and Prospective Registration of Randomized Clinical Trials of Nonregulated Health Care Interventions. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2019;179(5):624-32.

Katrina RodriguezKatrina Rodriguez

Year entered: 2019

Previous degrees:
Master of Health Science, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Arizona, 2011

Advisors: William W. Eaton, PhD and Gail Daumit, MD, MHS

Research interests: My research interest lies in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of serious mental illness, primarily schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I am especially interested in the connection between the immune system and the gut microbiome and the effect abnormalities in these systems may have on mental illness.

Email: Krodri11@jhu.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Cullen, B. A., Rodriguez, K., Eaton, W. W., Mojtabai, R., Von Mach, T., & Ybarra, M. L. (2020). Clinical Outcomes from the Texting for Relapse Prevention (T4RP) in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Study. Psychiatry Research, 113346.
  2. Ybarra, M. L., Rodriguez, K., Madison, H., Mojtabai, R., & Cullen, B. A. (2019). Developing Texting for Relapse Prevention: A Scalable mHealth Program for People With Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 207(10), 854-862.
  3. Kelly DL, Demyanovich H, Rodriguez, K, Čiháková D, Talor MV, McMahon RR, Richardson CM, Vyas G, Adams HA, Fasano A, Cascella NG, Feldman S, Liu F, Sayer MA, Powell MM, Wehring HJ, Buchanan RW, Gold JM, Carpenter WT & Eaton WW. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of a gluten-free diet in patients with schizophrenia positive for antigliadin antibodies (AGA IgG): a pilot feasibility study. J Psychiatry Neurosci., 44(3); 1-9.
  4. Spivak S, Rodriguez KM, Cullen B, Eaton WW, and Mojtabai R. (2019). Financial hardship among individuals with serious mental illness. Manuscript submitted for publication. Psychiatry Res (282), December 2019, 112632.
  5. Tanaka T, Matsuda T, Hayes LN, Yang S, Rodriguez K, Severance EG, Yolken RH, Sawa A & Eaton, WW. (2017). Infection and inflammation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Neuroscience Research, 115,59-63.

Darlynn Rojo-WissarDarlynn Rojo-Wissar

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
MPH, Maternal and Child Health; University of Arizona, 2017
BA, Psychology, minor in Family Studies and Human Development; University of Arizona, 2014

Advisor: Adam Spira, PhD

Research interests: Exposure to cumulative early life trauma, mental and physical health, health disparities, sleep health, sleep research methodology.

Email: drojowi1@jhu.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Gaston SA, McWhorter KL, Parks CG, D’Aloisio AA, Rojo-Wissar DM, Sandler DP, Jackson CL. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Relationship Between Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Suboptimal Sleep Dimensions Among Adult Women: Findings from the Sister Study. International journal of behavioral medicine. 2020 Jul 28:1-4.
  2. Rojo-Wissar DM, Owusu JT, Nyhuis C, Jackson CL, Urbanek JK, Spira AP. Parent-child relationship quality and sleep among adolescents: modification by race/ethnicity. Sleep Health. 2020 Apr;6(2):145-152. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.12.010. Epub 2020 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 31980401; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7194447.
  3. Rojo-Wissar DM, McQuaid JR, Ancoli-Israel S, Gengler DN, Haynes PL. Maternal Bonding Predicts Actigraphy-Measured Sleep Parameters in Depressed and Nondepressed Adults. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 Jan;208(1):33-37. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001071. PubMed PMID: 31738224; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7282245.
  4. McWhorter KL, Parks CG, D'Aloisio AA, Rojo-Wissar DM, Sandler DP, Jackson CL. Traumatic childhood experiences and multiple dimensions of poor sleep among adult women. Sleep. 2019 Aug 1;42(8). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz108. PubMed PMID: 31260523; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6941710. *Editor’s choice from SLEEP
  5. Rojo-Wissar DM, Davidson RD, Beck CJ, Kobayashi US, VanBlargan AC, Haynes PL. Sleep quality and perceived health in college undergraduates with adverse childhood experiences. Sleep Health. 2019 Apr;5(2):187-192. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.11.007. Epub 2019 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 30928120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7194452.

Emily SmailEmily Smail

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
BS, Genetics; Clemson University, 2017
BS, Psychology; Clemson University, 2017

Advisor: Brion Maher, PhD

Research interests: Psychiatric genetics/genetic epidemiology in psychiatric disorders

Email: esmail1@jhu.edu

Ashley TruongAshley Truong

Year entered: 2020

Previous degree:
BA, Public Health, Brown University, 2018

Advisor: Sabriya Linton, PhD

Research interests: I am interested in how sociocultural factors (e.g., social cohesion, stigma, racism, and poverty) influence the development and course of substance use and mental health disorders.

Email: atruong9@jhmi.edu

Publications:

  1. Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Peterson, M., Clarke, J., Macmadu, A., Truong, A., Pognon, K., ... & Stein, L. (2019). The benefits and implementation challenges of the first state-wide comprehensive medication for addictions program in a unified jail and prison setting. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 205, 107514.
  2. Peterson, M., Macmadu, A., Truong, A. Q., Rich, J., Pognon, K., Lurie, M., ... & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2019). Pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness and interest among participants in a medications for addiction treatment program in a unified jail and prison setting in Rhode Island. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 106, 73-78.
  3. Peterson, M., Rich, J., Macmadu, A., Truong, A. Q., Green, T. C., Beletsky, L., ... & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2019). “One guy goes to jail, two people are ready to take his spot”: Perspectives on drug-induced homicide laws among incarcerated individuals. International Journal of Drug Policy, 70, 47-53.
  4. Lam, J. A., Lee, H. I. S., Truong, A. Q., Macmadu, A., Clarke, J. G., Rich, J., & Brockmann, B. (2019). Brief video intervention to improve attitudes throughout medications for opioid use disorder in a correctional setting. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 104, 28-33.

Xueqi QuXueqi Qu

Year entered: 2020

Previous degrees:
MHS, Department of Epidemiology, General Epidemiology and Methods Track, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US, 2020
Certificate in Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US, 2020
Bachelor of Medicine, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2018

Advisors: Dr. Luther Kalb and Dr. Heather Volk

Research interests: I am interested in autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders, especially the genetic factors and environmental factors.

Email: xueqisnow1214@gmail.com

Selected Publications:

  1. Qu, X., Wang, X., Huang, X., Ashish, K. C., Yang, Y., Huang, Y., Chen, C., Gao, Y., Wang, Y., & Zhou, H. (2020). Socio-emotional challenges and development of children left behind by migrant mothers. Journal of global health, 10(1), 010806. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.10.010806
  2. Zhou, H., Qu, X., Yang, Y., Kc, A., Liu, X., Yang, C., Wang, A., Huang, Y., Sun, J., Huang, X., & Wang, Y. (2020). Relationship between moderate to late preterm, diet types and developmental delay in less-developed rural China. Nutritional neuroscience, 1–10. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2020.1712534
  3. Qu, X., Wang, H., Zhou, S., Fang, Z., Li, J., & Tang, K. (2020). Association between age at first childbirth and type 2 diabetes in Chinese women. Journal of diabetes investigation, 11(1), 223–231. https://doi.org/10.1111/jdi.13073 (co-first author)
  4. Zhang, H., Qu, X., Wang, H., & Tang, K. (2020). Early life famine exposure to the Great Chinese Famine in 1959-1961 and subsequent pregnancy loss: a population-based study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 127(1), 39–45. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15908
  5. Tang, K., Qu, X., Li, C., & Tan, S. (2018). Childhood sexual abuse, risky sexual behaviors and adverse reproductive health outcomes among Chinese college students. Child abuse & neglect, 84, 123–130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.038 (co-first author)

Doctoral students not pictured:

Savannah Brenneke; Year entered: 2019; Advisor: Johannes Thrul, PhD

Geoff Kahn; Year entered: 2016; Advisor: Holly Wilcox, PhD

Ian Schmid; Year entered: 2019; Advisor: Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

John Thorne; Year entered: 2016; Advisor: Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD