SATURN Study (ages 16-20) on social behavior following trauma exposure
In this research study we want to learn more about factors that affect social functioning during the transition to adulthood (ages 16-20). Some people who have been exposed to trauma, but not others, struggle to maintain and grow their social relationships. We are hoping to identify a set of factors that help to predict which individuals struggle socially. These may include aspects of the way the brain processes information.
This study is funded by NIMH R01 MH125852 (PI: Olson).
Neuroimaging of reward processing in women exposed to assault
The purpose of this study is to identify brain mechanisms and stress peptides (hormones) that may contribute to changes in social functioning in women who have been exposed to physical or sexual assault.
We are no longer enrolling new participants for this project.
This study is funded by NIMH K23 MH112873 (PI: Olson).
STress and Resilience in Prenatal Partners (STRiPP)
The purpose of this study is to monitor stress in partners of women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. We know that people differ in their response to stress. We hope to identify factors that predict how stress responses change over time.
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This study is funded by a McLean Hospital Presidential Award (PI: Olson).
Our lab is part of the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research.
I also am a co-investigator in the SPARED Conte Center.
STEVEN GRANGER, PHD
Brian Lynch, BA
ACADEMIC CREDIT AND SENIOR THESIS STUDENT (Harvard College)
Undergraduate student visitor, Harvard College
CAROLINE OSTRAND, BA
WAS: RESEARCH ASSISTANT
NOW: GRADUATE STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CLINICAL SCIENCE & PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM
WAS: RESEARCH ASSISTANT
NOW: MEDICAL STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Undergraduate Student Visitor (Harvard College)
Undergraduate student visitor, MMHRSP (WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY). NOW: Research assistant, McLean Hospital
WAS: Undergraduate student visitor (BOSTON COLLEGE)
NOW: MEDICAL SCRIBE
Undergraduate Student Visitor, MMHRSP (AMHERST College)
[For complete bibliography, see NCBI]
Folorunso O, Burns White K, Alonso-Caraballo Y, Nowicki G, Olson EA, Pizzagalli DA, Carlezon W, Ressler K, Chartoff E. Building and intentional and impactful summer research experience to increase diversity in mental health research. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 Oct.
Hanuka S*, Olson EA*, Admon R, Webb CA, Killgore WDS, Rauch SL, Rosso IM#, Pizzagalli DA#. Reduced anhedonia following internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression is mediated by enhanced reward circuit activation. Psychological Medicine, 2022 Jun 17;1-10. * equal first author # equal last author.
Rosso IM, Silveri MM, Olson EA, Jensen JE, Ren BR. Regional specificity and clinical correlates of cortical GABA alterations in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 Apr;47(5):1055-1062. PubMed PMID: 34675380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8938424.
Olson EA, Pizzagalli DA, Rosso IM. Social Anhedonia is Associated with Low Social Network Diversity in Trauma-Exposed Adults. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Aug 20;. doi: 10.1002/jts.22577. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32816343; NIHMSID:NIHMS1623295.
Olson EA, Overbey TA, Ostrand CG, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Childhood maltreatment experiences are associated with altered diffusion in occipito-temporal white matter pathways. Brain Behav. 2020 Jan;10(1):e01485. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1485. Epub 2019 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 31773917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6955831.
Olson EA, Kaiser RH, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Regional Prefrontal Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 Apr;4(4):390-398. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.09.012. Epub 2018 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 30449518; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6447465.
Olson EA, Kaiser RH, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Anhedonia in Trauma-Exposed Individuals: Functional Connectivity and Decision-Making Correlates. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 Nov;3(11):959-967. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.10.008. Epub 2017 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 30409390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6233731.
Webb CA, Olson EA, Killgore WDS, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Morphology Predicts Treatment Response to Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 Mar;3(3):255-262. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.08.005. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 29486867; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6005352.
Olson EA, Cui J, Fukunaga R, Nickerson LD, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Disruption of white matter structural integrity and connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder: A TBSS and tractography study. Depress Anxiety. 2017 May;34(5):437-445. doi: 10.1002/da.22615. Epub 2017 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 28294462; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5407943.
September 2022: Welcome Steve! Steven Granger, PhD has joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
August 2022: Goodbye and congratulations to Caroline Ostrand, who is off to work on her PhD at the University of Minnesota’s Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program.
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