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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Students in Mental Health


LUKE ALDRIDGE

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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: Global mental health, health economics, implementation science, health systems strengthening, integration and scale up of evidence-based mental health services.

Email: laldrid3@JHMI.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Baumgartner, J.N., Headley, J., Kirya, J., Guenther, J., Kaggwa, J., Kim, M.K, Aldridge, L. R., Weiland, S., Egger, J. (2021). Impact evaluation of a maternal and neonatal health training intervention in private Ugandan facilities. Health Policy & Planning, 0, 1–13.
  2. Aldridge, L. R., Garman, E. C., Luitel, N. P., & Jordans, M. J. (2020). Impact of a district mental health care plan on suicidality among patients with depression and alcohol use disorder in Nepal. PLoS One15(4), e0231158.
  3. Egger, J. R., Headley, J., Li, Y., Kim, M. K., Kirya, J., Aldridge, L. R., ... & Baumgartner, J. N. (2020). Beneath the Surface: A Comparison of Methods for Assessment of Quality of Care for Maternal and Neonatal Health Care in Rural Uganda. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-12.
  4. Jordans, M. J. D., Aldridge, L. R., Luitel, N. P., Baingana, F., & Kohrt, B. A. (2017). Evaluation of outcomes for psychosis and epilepsy treatment delivered by primary health care workers in Nepal: a cohort study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11(1), 70.
  5. Shidhaye, R., Murhar, V., Gangale, S., Aldridge, L. R., Shastri, R., Parikh, R., Shrivastava, R., Damle, S., Raja, T., Nadkarni, A. & Patel, V. (2017). The impact of VISHRAM, a grass-roots community based mental health program, on the treatment gap for depression in rural communities in India. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(2), 128 – 135.


ANVITA BHARDWAJ

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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


savannah (savi) brenneke

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Year entered: 2019

Previous degrees:
MPH, Behavioral, Social and Community Health, Indiana University, Bloomington; 2017
BS, Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette; 2014

Advisor: Johannes Thrul, PhD

Research interests: I primarily focus on adolescence and substance use, with a special interest in prevention and early detection of problematic substance use. My research looks at big data and social media platforms as opportunities for timely surveillance of emergent trends in substance use by applying methods from machine learning, as well as novel spaces to intervene and prevent substance use.

Selected Publications:

  1. Brenneke, S. G., Nordeck, C. D., Riehm, K. E., Schmid, I., Tormohlen, K. N., Smail, E. J., Johnson, R. M., Kalb, L. G., Stuart, E. A., Thrul, J. (2021). Trends in cannabis use among U.S. adults amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of drug policy. Under Review.
  2. Le, P. D., Misra, S., Chen, M., Hagen, D., Wang, S. M., Li, T., Brenneke, S. G., Yang, L. H., Goldmann, E. (2021). COVID-19 related discrimination and mental health in five U.S. southern cities. Stigma and health. Under Review.
  3. Riehm, K. E., Brenneke, S. G., Adams, L. B., Gilan, D., Lieb, K., Kunzler, A. M., Smail, E. J., Holingue, C., Stuart, E. A., Kalb, L. G., & Thrul, J. (2021). Association between psychological resilience and changes in mental distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of affective disorders, 282, 381–385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.071
  4. Liu, Y., Finch, B. K., Brenneke, S. G., Thomas, K., & Le, P. D. Perceived discrimination and mental distress amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the understanding america study. American journal of preventive medicine59(4), 481–492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.06.007


CHRISTINE BOUREY

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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. 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


LEX CURHAN BUDAVARI

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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 (ASD), child and adolescent mental health, latent variable approaches, school mental health, prevention.

Selected Publications:

  1. Budavari, A.C., Pas, E.T., Azad, G.F. & Volk, H.E. (2021). Sitting on the sidelines: Disparities in social, recreational, and community participation among adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-14.
  2. Holingue, C., Curhan Budavari, A., Rodriguez, K. M., Zisman, C. R., Windheim, G., & Fallin, M. D. (2020). Sex Differences in the Gut-Brain Axis: Implications for Mental Health. Current Psychiatry Reports, 22(12), 1-11.
  3. 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 Adolescence49(1), 311-322.
  4. 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 Psychiatry56(5), 426-435.


KECHNA CADET

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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.

Selected 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 CRANE

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Year entered: 2019

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

Advisor: Michelle Carlson, PhD

Research interests: My research interests involve cognitive aging and the role of modifiable risk factors (e.g., engagement in lifestyle activities, physical activity, air pollution) in potentially delaying or preventing age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. I am also interested in using geospatial data from wearable technology to explore the role of the built environment and its association with older adults’ cognitive and functional health.  

Email: bcrane4@jhu.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Drazich, B., LaFave, S., Crane, B.M., Szanton, S., Carlson, M., Budhathoki, C., & Taylor, J. (2020). Exergames and depressive symptoms in older adults: A systematic review. Games for Health Journal. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2019.0165
  2. 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 DIALLO

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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

Selected 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 DONAHUE

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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.


victoria green

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Year entered: 2021

Previous degrees: 
MHS, Mental Health; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018
BA, Psychology; Gettysburg College, 2013

Advisors: Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD and Sachini Bandara, PhD

Research interests: Mental and physical health comorbidities, substance use policy and evaluation, reducing stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders.

Email: vgreen18@jhmi.edu

Selected publications:

  1. Silveira ML, Green VR, Iannaccone R, Kimmel HL, Conway KP. Patterns and correlates of polysubstance use among U.S. youth ages 15-17 years: wave 1 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Addiction. 2019 January; Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1111/add.14547.
  2. Green VR, Conway KP, Silveira ML, Kasza KA, Cohn A, Cummings KM, Stanton C, Callahan-Lyn P, Slavit W, Sargent JD, Hilmi N, Niaura R, Reissig CJ, Lambert E, Zandberg I, Brunette MF, Tanski SE, Ntowe E, Borek N, Hyland AJ, Compton WM. Mental Health Problems and Onset of Tobacco Product Use Among 12-24-Year-Olds in the PATH Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2018 October; Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.06.029.
  3. Green VR, Silveira ML, Kimmel HL, Conway KP. Body Mass Index and Tobacco-Product Use among U.S. Youth: Findings from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Addictive Behaviors. 2018 February; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.02.005.
  4. Conway KP, Green VR, Kasza KA, Silveira ML, Borek N, Kimmel HL, Sargent JD, Stanton CA, Lambert E,Hilmi N, Reissig CJ, Jackson KJ, Tanski SE, Maklan D, Hyland AJ, Compton WM. Co-occurrence of Tobacco Product Use, Substance Use, and Mental Health Problems among Youth: Findings from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Addictive Behaviors. 2017 August; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.08.009.
  5. Conway KP, Green VR, Kasza KA, Silveira ML, Borek N, Kimmel HL, Sargent JD, Stanton CA, Lambert E, Hilmi N, Reissig CJ, Jackson KJ, Tanski SE, Maklan D, Hyland AJ, Compton WM. Co-occurrence of Tobacco Product Use, Substance Use, and Mental Health Problems among Adults: Findings from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2017 May; 177: 104-111. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.03.032.


LUKE GROSVENOR

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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.


alice min jung hahn

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Year entered: 2021

Previous degrees:
MA, Psychology in Education (Clinical Psychology), Columbia University, 2018
BS, Psychology, University of Washington, 2014

Advisor: Heather Volk, PhD

Research interests: Life-span cognitive aging and age-related neurocognitive disorders. More specifically, I am currently interested in the interrelationship of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Email: ahahn10@jhu.edu

Selected publications:

Hahn, A., Kim, Y.J., Kim, H.J., Jang, H., Cho, H., Choi, S.H., Kim, B.C., Park, K.W., Na, D.L., Chin, J., & Seo, S.W. (2020). The preclinical amyloid sensitive composite to determine subtle cognitive differences in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Scientific Reports. 10(1):13583.



ALISON HUANG

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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



AMANDA LUKEN

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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; spatial-temporal cluster detection of smoking behaviors.

Email: aluken1@jhu.edu

Selected publications:

  1. Luken, A., Thrul, J. & Johnson, R.M. Electronic cigarette and cannabis use: results from the 2018 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Journal of Cannabis Research. 2021;3(21). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42238-021-00080-2
  2. Luken, A., Nair, R. & Fix, R.L. On racial disparities in child abuse reports: exploratory mapping the 2018 NCANDS. Child Maltreatment. 2021;26(3):267-281. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211001926   


NICOLE MCCONICO

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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



alex newman

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Year entered: 2021

Previous degrees:
MA, Psychology; Brandeis University, 2021
BA, Biological Basis of Behavior; University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Advisor: Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD

Research interests: My main research interest is the prevention of sexual abuse and problematic youth sexual behaviors. I am also interested in the population of youth that commit sexual offenses with emphasis on the major characteristics that lead to positive outcomes and reduce recidivism.

Email: anewma28@jhu.edu

Selected publications:

Newman, A. T., Knight, R. A. Juveniles who Commit Sexual Offenses: Similarities and Differences Between Inpatients and Outpatients in Key Risk Domains. Sexual Abuse. Forthcoming



COURTNEY NORDECK

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Year entered: 2018

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

Advisor: Johannes Thrul, PhD

Research interests: Substance use disorders, specifically strategies to increase and improve effective treatment access for vulnerable populations, including individuals experiencing homelessness; facilitators and barriers to treatment at individual- and structural-levels. 

Email: cnordec1@jhu.edu

Selected publications:

  1. Nordeck, C.D., Riehm, K.E., Smail, E.J., Holingue, C., Kane, J.C., Johnson, R.M., Veldhuis, C.B., Kalb, L.G., Stuart, E.A., Kreuter, F., Thrul, J. (2021). Changes in drinking days among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addiction.
  2. Gryczynski, J., Nordeck, C. D., Welsh, C., Schwartz, R. P., Mitchell, S. G., & O’Grady, K. E. (2021). Preventing Hospital Readmission for Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine.
  3. Nordeck, C.D., Buresh, M., Krawczyk, N., Fingerhood, M., Agus, D. (2020). Adapting a low-threshold buprenorphine program for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Addiction Medicine.
  4. Gryczynski, J., Nordeck, C. D., Martin, R. D., Welsh, C., Schwartz, R. P., Mitchell, S. G., & Jaffe, J. H. (2020). Leveraging health information exchange for clinical research: Extreme underreporting of hospital service utilization among patients with substance use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 107992.
  5. Nordeck C.D., Welsh C., Schwartz R.P., Mitchell S.G., Cohen A., O’Grady K.E., Gryczynski J. (2018). Rehospitalization and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment entry among patients seen by a hospital SUD consultation liaison service. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.


NATASHA OYEDELE

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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 PEREPEZKO

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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

Selected publications:

  1. Hinkle, J. T., Perepezko, K., Gonzalez, L. L., Mills, K. A., & Pontone, G. M. (2021). Apathy and anxiety in de novo Parkinson's disease predict the severity of motor complications. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 8(1), 76-84.
  2. Perepezko, K., Naaz, F., Wagandt, C., Dissanayaka, N. N., Mari, Z., Nanavati, J., ... & Pontone, G. M. (2021). Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, appi-neuropsych.
  3. Perepezko, K., Hinkle, J. T., Shepard, M. D., Fischer, N., Broen, M. P., Leentjens, A. F., ... & Pontone, G. M. (2019). Social role functioning in Parkinson's disease: a mixed‐methods systematic review. International journal of geriatric psychiatry34(8), 1128-1138.
  4. Hinkle, J. T., Perepezko, K., Bakker, C. C., Dawson, T. M., Johnson, V., Mari, Z., ... & Pontone, G. M. (2018). Domain‐specific cognitive impairment in non‐demented Parkinson's disease psychosis. International journal of geriatric psychiatry33(1), e131-e139.
  5. Shepard, M. D., Perepezko, K., Broen, M. P., Hinkle, J. T., Butala, A., Mills, K. A., ... & Pontone, G. (2019). Suicide in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry90(7), 822-829.


XUEQI QU

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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)


JAKE RAINEY

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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:

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



michael p. ramirez

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Year entered: 2021

Previous degrees:
MPH, Sociocultural Diversity in Health; University of California – Irvine, 2020
BA, Psychology, Minor in Physiology; Cal Poly Pomona, 2018

Advisors: Judith Bass, PhD and M. Daniele Fallin, PhD

Research interests: Evaluating socioeconomic factors, exposure to toxic metals across the lifespan, and limitation of access to healthcare for marginalized populations and disadvantaged communities.

Email: mramir34@jhu.edu



KATRINA RODRIGUEZ

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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: Rashelle Musci, PhD and William W. Eaton, PhD

Research interests: I am interested in risk factors and trajectories after psychotic experiences in adolescence. Other research interests include the intersection of physical and mental health with emphasis on contributions of the immune system in serious mental illness.

Email: Krodri11@jhu.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Rodriguez KM, Von Mach T, Spivak S, Mojtabai R, Cullen B. Assessing Self-Reported Recovery in a Community Psychiatry Setting. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. In Press.
  2. Von Mach, T, Rodriguez, K, Mojtabai, R, Spivak, S, Eaton, WW, & Cullen, BA. (2020). The relationship between social and environmental factors and symptom severity in the seriously mentally ill population. The International journal of social psychiatry, 20764020973257. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764020973257
  3. Holingue, C, Budavari, AC, Rodriguez, KM, Zisman, CR, Windheim, G, & Fallin, MD. (2020). Sex Differences in the Gut-Brain Axis: Implications for Mental Health. Current psychiatry reports22(12), 83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-020-01202-y
  4. Cullen, BA, Rodriguez, K, Eaton, WW, Mojtabai, R, Von Mach, T, & Ybarra, ML. (2020). Clinical Outcomes from the Texting for Relapse Prevention (T4RP) in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Study. Psychiatry Research, 113346.
  5. 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.


ASHLEY TRUONG

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Year entered: 2020

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

Advisor: Sabriya Linton, PhD

Research interests: Social epidemiology of substance use, particularly the impacts of sociocultural factors (e.g., stigmas) and housing on the development and course of substance use disorders; application of multiple methodologies such as multilevel, spatial, latent modeling, and qualitative approaches.

Email: atruong9@jhmi.edu

Publications:

  1. Howell, B. A., Martin, R. A., Lebeau, R., Truong, A. Q., Wang, E. A., Rich, J. D., & Clarke, J. G. (2021). Changes In Health Services Use After Receipt Of Medications For Opioid Use Disorder In A Statewide Correctional System. Health Affairs40(8), 1304-1311.
  2. Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Peterson, M., Clarke, J., Macmadu, A., Truong, A., Pognon, K., ... & Rich, J. D. (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 dependence205, 107514.
  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 Policy70, 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 treatment104, 28-33.


Lauren fischer yan

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Year entered: 2021

Previous degrees:
MSW, Mental Health & International Development, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
AB, Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013

Advisor: Judith Bass, PhD

Research interests: Community-based mental health, refugees, humanitarian crises and response systems, global mental health, cultural understandings of mental illness and wellbeing.

Email: lfisch10@jhu.edu

Publications:

  1. Fischer, L., Zarate, A., Mozumder, K., Elshazly, M., & Rosenbaum, S. (2021). Barriers, Attitudes, Confidence and Knowledge of Mental Health and Psychosocial Humanitarian Staff in Cox’s Bazar in Responding to Suicide Risk. Intervention, 0(0), 1-7.
  2. Fischer L, Zigman J, Chowdhury H, Bazle R, Islam M, Hughes J, George M, Price R, Shidhaye R, James A, & Patel R. An assessment of perceptions of justice in Rohingya refugees to identify mental health and psychosocial services needs and inform programme development in Bangladesh: A qualitative survey. The Lancet Global Health 2020; 8(S23). doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(20)30164-9.


DOCTORAL STUDENTS NOT PICTURED:

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