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Melinda Green

Associate Professor of Psychology

Cornell College

Psychology, Eating Disorders, Reserach, Heart

Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, PTSD, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Psychology

Dr. Amit Shahane, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who serves as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Center at the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Shahane specializes in treating psychological disorders, including PTSD, that impact medical illness. His research interests include examining the effectiveness of cognitive and behavioral treatments for insomnia, as well as healthcare utilization research, such as the effect of HIV stigma.

UVA's Behavioral Medicine Center diagnoses, treats and prevents medical problems either caused or aggravated by lifestyle or stress, including:
•	Depression and anxiety
•	Migraine and tension headaches
•	Nervous stomach and irritable bowel syndrome
•	Sleep problems
•	Eating disorders

Listen to Shahane discuss sleep problems:

Shahane discusses PTSD:

Deborah Gross

Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Nursing

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Mental Health, mental health and children , Parenting, Parenting Advice, parenting intervention, Child Psychology, Suicide, Research, Nurse, Nursing, Johns Hopkins, Chicago Parent Program, Behavior, Behavior Problem, Community Health, Public School, Psycho

Deborah Gross is best known for her work in promoting positive parent-child relationships and preventing behavior problems in preschool children from low-income neighborhoods. At Johns Hopkins, she holds joint appointments at the School of Nursing, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine, and the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, as associate dean for research and a department chair at Rush University College of Nursing, Dr. Gross and colleagues developed the innovative Chicago Parent Program, which improves parenting behavior and reduces child behavior problems. The program currently is used in a number of settings, including Head Start centers in Chicago and New York City. Dr. Gross was a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, and among her many recognitions are the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research President's Award for outstanding research, the American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner award honoring developers of model programs offering solutions to healthcare challenges, and induction into the Sigma Theta Tau Researchers Hall of Fame. She has served on numerous review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine, published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and currently serves on the editorial board of Research in Nursing & Health and Nursing Outlook.

Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Psychopathology

Adolescent, Psychology, Medication, Opiod, Misuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Nicotine Addiction, Psychopathology

Ty S. Schepis, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Texas State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and he completed a National Institutes of Health-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Substance Abuse at Yale School of Medicine. His primary expertise is in prescription medication misuse and nicotine use across the lifespan, and his work has been published in notable academic journals, including Addiction, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and PAIN. He has been a principal investigator on four funded National Institutes of Health research grants, all from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, with over $1 million in total research funding.

Psychology, Relationships, Sexual Satisfaction, Partner Violence

Mattson’s research interests include improving the conceptualization and assessment of satisfaction in relationships and exploring the causes and consequences of functional versus dysfunctional relationship communication, including social support and intimate partner violence, respectively. His present focus is on how the effects of genetic, neuroendocrinological and early environmental factors, moderate the role of partner social support in buffering the negative impact of stress on health.

Consumer Behavior, Psychology of Fashion, Marketing Strategy, Retail, Branding

Monica Y. Bartlett

Associate Professor & Chair of Psychology

Gonzaga University

Psychology, psychology & social behavior, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Social & Emotional Learning, Social Psychology, Relationship Attitudes , relationship building, emotional awareness

I run the Positive Emotion and Social Behavior Lab. We examine how specific emotions influence relationship building and personal well-being outcomes. Much of my work has focused on the emotion gratitude and its role in shaping our relationships with others, both through our personal experience of gratitude and in our expression of gratitude to others.

Psychology, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol, Drugs, Counseling, College Student Health, Social Justice, Disabilites

M. Dolores Cimini is a New York State licensed psychologist who has provided leadership for comprehensive efforts in research-to-practice translation at the University at Albany since 1992 with over $9 million in support from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. The screening and brief intervention program developed by Dr. Cimini, the STEPS Comprehensive Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program, has earned 13 national awards for best practices and innovation in behavioral health care. 

Cimini is the director of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program at UAlbany, an agency recognized as a model/exemplary program in alcohol and other drug prevention by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has published two books and numerous professional articles in both national and international refereed journals in the alcohol and substance use field and has earned two awards for excellence from the White House for her contributions to STEM mentoring. Cimini is a member of the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association and was the Past Chair of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, where she has had leadership for reviewing and disseminating APA’s practice standards focused on serving diverse and underrepresented groups and the addressing of issues related to psychology and social justice.

Psychology, Dogs, Human-dog bond, Animal Studies, Behavioral Neuroscience

Clive Wynne studies dogs and the human-dog bond. He studies the evolution, development and dynamics of this bond. 
His specific focus for research is the behavior of dogs and their wild relatives. His most recent book, "Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You," explores the unique characteristics of canines and their relationship to humans.

Among other topics, Wynne’s research group studies the ability of pet dogs to react adaptively to the behaviors of the people they live with; the deployment of applied behavior analytic techniques to the treatment of problem behaviors; the behaviors of shelter dogs that influence their chances of adoption into human homes; improved methods for training sniffer dogs; and the development of test banks for studying cognitive aging in pet dogs.

Clive Wynne is a Professor of Psychology, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory and co-author of the book "Animal Cognition: Evolution, Behavior and Cognition." His newest book is “Dog is Love.”

Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurology

Dr. Stephanie D. Preston is the head of the ENL and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. She completed an MA and Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley where she studied the biological bases of hoarding in animals. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine studying the neural substrates of decision making. She is interested in the intrinsic effects of emotion on decision making, particularly decisions about resources such as material goods, money, food, and social support.

Kelly Glazer Baron

Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

University of Utah Health

Health Psychology, Psychology, Clinical, Sleep Medicine

Dr. Baron is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Baron completed her bachelor's degree with honors and distinction at the Ohio State University. She completed her master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Utah. Her predoctoral residency in health psychology was completed at Rush University Medical School. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research as well as an MPH degree at Northwestern University. Prior to her position at the University of Utah, Dr. Baron held faculty positions at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical School.

Dr. Baron is involved in sleep research as well as providing non-drug treatment for sleep disorders. In the clinic, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. She also delivers cognitive and behavioral treatment for other sleep disorders including circadian disorders, problems using CPAP treatment in sleep apnea, nightmares, sleepwalking, and coping with disorders of excessive sleepiness such as narcolepsy.

Dr. Baron also translates her passion for the science of sleep and sleep disorders treatment as the director of the behavioral sleep medicine training program and is enthusiastic about increasing the training and awareness of non-drug treatments for sleep disorders because they are highly effective at improving sleep and quality of life.

Her research has been supported by the NIH, including the completion of a K23 mentored patient-oriented research award and a current 5 year R01 research project examing the role of sleep and circadian disruption on appetite regulation. Dr. Baron's research has been widely covered by the press including being featured in the press such as the New York Times, Cooking Light, Men's Health,,, and US News and World Report.

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