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Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D

Academic Degrees
Ph.D, Bowling Green State University, 2005
B.A., University of Michigan, 1997

Departmental Affiliation
Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departmental Address
A305 Burn Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: (410)-550-7812
Fax: (410)-550-8161

2003                Cecil M. Freeburne Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
2001                The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Graduate Student Paper Award
2001                Department of Psychology Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Research, Coursework, and Clinical Work, Bowling Green State University
2001                “Outstanding Graduate Student Administrative/Research Assistant Award” nominated by clinical supervisor, Mark Krautheim, Ph.D. for clinical work and campus outreach contributions at the University Counseling Center, Bowling Green State University
2000                The Scientific Research Society, Bowling Green State University, Outstanding Poster Award, Sigma ?i Student Research Competition
1998-2004        Tuition and Stipend Scholarship, Graduate College, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
1997                Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1996 & 1997     James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1995                Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Pargament, KI, Murray-Swank, N, Magyar, GM, Ano, G.  (2004). Spiritual Struggle:  A phenomenon of interest to the psychology of religion.  In W.R. Miller and H. Delaney (Eds.), Judeo-Christian Perspective on Psychology: Human Nature, Motivation, and Change (pp.245-268). Washington DC:  APA Press.

Pargament, KI, Magyar, GM, Benore, E, & Mahoney, A. (2005). Sacrilege:  A study of sacred loss and desecration and their implications for health and well-being in a community sample. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 44 (1), 59-78.

Mahoney, A, Pargament, KI, Cole, B, Jewell, T, Magyar, GM, Tarakeshwar, N, Murray-Swank, N, & Phillips, RE, III. (2005). A higher purpose:  The sanctification of strivings. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 15(3), 239-262.

Pargament, KI, Magyar-Russell, G, & Murray-Swank, NA. (2005). The sacred and the search for significance:  Religion as a unique process.  Journal of Social Issues, 61(4), 665-687.

Magyar-Russell, G & Pargament, KI (2006). The darker side of religion: Risk factors for poorer health and well-being. In P. McNamera (Ed.), Where God and man meet. How the brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion, Vol. III, Psychology of Religious Experience (pp. 91-117). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. 

Esselman PC, Thombs BD, Magyar-Russell G, Fauerbach JA. (2006). Burn rehabilitation:  State of the science. Am J Phys Med Rehabil (85), 383-413.

deLateur BJ, Magyar-Russell G, Bresnick MG, Bernier, FA, Ober MS, Krabak, BJ, Ware, L, Hayes MP, & Fauerbach JA. (in press). Augmented exercise in the treatment of deconditioning from major burn injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Edwards RR, Magyar-Russell G, Thombs BD, Smith MT, Holavanahalli R, Patterson, DR, Blakeney P, Lezottte D, Haythornthwaite JA, Fauerbach, JA. (in press). Acute pain at discharge from hospitalization for burn injury is a prospective predictor of long-term suicidal ideation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Thombs BD, Bresnick MG, Magyar-Russell G. (in press). Depression in survivors of burn injury: A systematic review. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Thombs BD, Haynes, JM, Bresnick MG, Magyar-Russell G, Fauerbach, JA, & Spence, RJ. (in press). Depression in burn reconstruction patients: Symptom prevalence and association with body image dissatisfaction and physical function. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Thombs BD, Bresnick MG, Magyar-Russell G, Kim TJ. (in press). Early treatment of acute stress symptoms in pediatric burn patients with imipramine and fluoxetine: Commentary on Tcheung et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Thombs, BD, Bresnick, MG, Magyar-Russell, G, Lawrence, JW, McCann UD, Fauerbach, JA. (in press). Symptoms of depression predict change in physical function after burn injury. Burns.

Thombs, BD, Magyar-Russell, G, Bass, EB, Ford, DE, Stewart, KJ, Tsilidis, KK, Patel U, Fauerbach, JA, Bush, DE, Ziegelstein, RC. (in press). Performance characteristics of depression screening instruments in survivors of acute myocardial infarction:  A review of the evidence.  Psychosomatics.


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