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Location:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Posted:
April 19, 2018

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Detail oriented scientist with 16 years of academic and research-related experience writing and editing clinical documents, peer-reviewed scientific publications, and presentation materials. Demonstrated presentation / publication history. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. A natural leader, manager, speaker, and thinker, skilled at content development of clinical/scientific communications for peer-reviewed medical journals in a clear, concise, audience-appropriate manner across multiple platforms. Knowledge and understanding of medical writing and specific journal style requirements. Competent at creating literature reviews, standardized and effective knowledge articles including instructional content and process documentation, technical reports, and presentations. Skilled at evaluating scientific/medical research in a non-biased manner and translating technical data into compelling literature. History of working in multidisciplinary environment and cultivating and maintaining professional relationships. Extensive experience with fast-paced, deadline-driven environments; exceptional ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on or before deadlines.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal Research Scientist May 2017– March 2018

Public Health Research & Translational Science

Battelle Memorial Research

St. Louis, Missouri

Lead Writer, Project Insight, a government contract comprised of a variety of projects involving literature reviews, primary qualitative and quantitative data collection, statistical analyses, and technical reports.

Prepared technical, comprehensive, literature reviews, and associated deliverables used to inform public policy about public heath issues that impacted vulnerable populations.

Literature reviews varied in size, the largest of which was comprised of 15,000 scholarly and other documents for potential inclusion in the report.

All reports were completed on time and met or exceeded the Client’s standards.

Created, compiled, distributed draft documents, assisted in coordination of delivery of proposals; created support documents to meet qualifications or enhance reports.

Recommended processes for improvement, participated on special projects, executed document edits and support in finalizing submissions.

Assistant Professor, Psychology August 2016 – May 2017

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Psychology Department

Lindenwood University-Belleville

Belleville, Illinois

Core Faculty Member, Department of Psychology.

Created and taught lower and upper-level undergraduate psychology courses, utilizing multiple modalities to engage students and convey information in clear, approachable manner.

Taught scientific writing (freshman through senior level).

Participated on the University academic assessment committee and faculty research award committee.

Courses taught: Principles of Psychology, Personality Theory, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, APA writing

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow July 2015 – August 2016

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Drug Abuse Research

Department of Psychiatry, Department of Pharmacology and System Therapeutics

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, New York

Research Fellow, translational research in the physiology and neurobiology of drug abuse.

Conducted analysis of behavioral, structural, and functional MRI data for manuscript and grant preparation.

Submitted research proposals for funding.

Presented data at international/national conferences.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology 2016, Spring Semester

Psychology Department

Hunter College

New York, New York

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology

Taught upper-level undergraduate course how hormones produce changes in behavior with a focus on the influence of hormones on sexual differentiation of the brain, sex/mating behavior, parental behavior, aggression, stress and depression, and homeostasis.

Course taught: Behavioral Endocrinology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow August 2013 – July 2015

Neuropsychoimaging of Addictions and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program

Department of Psychiatry

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, New York

Research Fellow, neurobiology and behavior of drug abuse and reactive aggression

Conducted analysis of behavioral, structural, and functional MRI data for manuscript and grant preparation.

Presented data at national conferences.

Assisted with submission of research proposals for funding.

Administered multiple clinical, behavioral, and neuropsychological measures

Trained and supervised junior staff members in administration of clinical measures.

Research Scientist I July 2011 – August 2013

Division on Substance Abuse; Women’s Research Center

New York State Psychiatric Institute

New York, New York

Research Scientist, sex-differences in substance abuse

Maintained multiple study protocols.

Assisted in study/protocol design, data analyses, grant preparation, and manuscript preparation.

Coordinated closely with principle investigators, physicians, administrators, and research assistants in research/academic environment.

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator 2005 – 2006

Integrative and Behavioral Cardiology Cardiovascular Institute

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, New York

Consented, interviewed, scheduled, obtained hospitalization records, and conducted follow-up interviews with research participants.

Utilized multiple clinical measures to obtain information pursuant to protocol.

Coordinated closely with principle investigators, physicians, administrators, and other research assistants in research/academic environment.

Research Assistant 2002 – 2005

Division on Substance Abuse; Women’s Research Center

New York State Psychiatric Institute

New York, New York

Maintained multiple study protocols.

Recruited, interviewed, screened, scheduled, and trained research participants; conducted laboratory sessions.

Prepared progress notes, data entry, database maintenance, and assisted in grant writing.

CLINICAL TRAINING

Research Scientist-I May 2012 – May 2013

Division on Substance Abuse; Women’s Research Center

New York State Psychiatric Institute

New York, New York

Conducted diagnostic psychological evaluations of adult cocaine users, heavy, and at-risk drinkers, individuals with a history of early childhood trauma such as sexual abuse, family history of alcoholism or drug abuse, and healthy controls.

Conducted brief neuropsychological evaluations pursuant to research protocols.

Obtained weekly supervision.

Extern June 2010 – July 2011

Department of Psychiatry

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Far Rockaway, New York

Provided individual therapy for adult psychiatric inpatients with severe and persistent mental disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, and dementia.

Lead weekly social skills groups, therapy groups, and community meetings.

Conducted diagnostic, cognitive, adaptive, and neuropsychological evaluations.

Participated in interdisciplinary treatment planning.

Obtained weekly supervision.

Extern July 2009 – June 2010

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Long Island Jewish Medical Center at

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

New Hyde Park, New York

Conducted comprehensive adult and pediatric neuropsychological assessments in inpatient and outpatient setting

Patient population: pre/post surgical evaluation for epilepsy, TBI, dementia, learning disabilities, behavioral, and other neurological disorders.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Hofstra University, Clinical Psychology 2013

Hempstead, New York

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, APA Accredited

Thesis Title: Binge drinking, impulsivity and decision-making in undergraduate university students

M.A., Hofstra University, Clinical Psychology 2008

Hempstead, New York

B.A., Hunter College, Psychology 2002

New York, New York

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

Honors and Awards

NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Differences 2016

Junior Investigator Award

College on Problems of Drug Dependence 78th Annual Meeting

Travel Award ($1000)- declined

NIDA T32 Training Grant Selected Recipient July 2015

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

5T32DA007135-32

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2015

Travel Award ($500)

Hofstra University 2007, 2009 – 2011

Joyce A. Bloom Scholarship ($1000/yr)

Graduate Psychology for Returning Women

Professional Activities

Invited Speaker September 2015

International Society of Gender Medicine

Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

Alia-Klein N, Preston-Campbell RN, Moeller SJ, Parvaz MA, Bachi K, Gan G, Zilverstand A, Konova AB, Goldstein RZ. Trait anger modulates neural activity in the fronto-parietal attention network./i

PLOSOne (accepted/In Press).

Moeller SJ, Zilverstand A, Konova AB, Kundu P, Parvaz MA, Preston-Campbell RN, Bachi K, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Neural correlates of drug-biased choice in currently-using and abstinent individuals with cocaine use disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging In Press/2017.

Gan G, Preston-Campbell RN, Steinberg JL, Lane SD, Maloney T, Parvaz MA, Moeller SJ, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. Reward wins – hyperactivity of the mesocorticostriatal salience network in human reactive aggression. Frontiers Behavioral Neuroscience 2016;27(10).

Moeller SJ, Fleming SM, Gan G, Zilverstand A, Malaker P, d'Oleire Uquillas F, Schneider KE, Preston-Campbell RN, Parvaz MA, Maloney T, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Metacognitive accuracy impairments in drug addiction associated with individual differences in brain structure. European Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2016;26(4).

Alia-Klein N, Wang G-J, Preston-Campbell RN, Moeller SJ, Parvaz MA, Zhu W, Jayne MC, Wong C, Tomasi D, Goldstein RZ, Fowler JS, Volkow ND. Reactions to media violence: it’s in the brain of the beholder. PLOSOne 2014;9(9).

Alia-Klein N, Moeller SJ, Frobose MI, Preston-Campbell RN, Konnova AB, Misyrlis M, Parvaz MA, Goldstein RZ. Intermittent explosive disorder: characterizing the phenotype through brain-behavior modeling. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 2014;Supp 53;5.

Madhusoodanan S, Wilkes V, Preston-Campbell RN, Serper M, Essuman E, Brenner R. Psychiatric manifestations of progressive supranuclear palsy: a case report and brief review. Neuropsychiatry 2012;4(1);27-32.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Kinreich S, Mackey, S, Preston-Campbell RN, Bachi K, Maloney T, Parvaz MA, Garavan, H, GoldsteinRZ. ENIGMA Addiction Working Group. Sex differences in the brain’s gray matter in cocaine addiction. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Palm Springs, CA; December, 2017.

Moeller SJ, Zilverstand A, Konova AB, Kundu P, Parvaz MA, Preston-Campbell RN, Bachi K, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Trial-by-trial analysis of the behavior and neural mechanisms of stimulated drug-related choice in currently-using and abstinent individuals with cocaine use disorder. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Palm Springs, CA; December, 2017.

Preston-Campbell RN, Alia-Klein N, Kim S, Pareto D, Logan J, Wang G-J, Moeller SJ, Fowler JS, Biegnon A. Sex-specific role of aromatase availability in the human amygdala. Presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences; Philadelphia, PA; May 2016.

Preston-Campbell RN, Gan G, Zilverstand A, Moeller SJ, Parvaz MA, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Sex-differences in grey matter volume in cocaine use disorder: a voxel-based morphometric study. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Hollywood, FL; December 2015.

Zilverstand A, Moeller SJ, Parvaz MA, Preston-Campbell RN, Malaker P, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Resting-state connectivity in cocaine addiction. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Hollywood, FL; December 2015.

Gan G, Preston-Campbell RN, Steinberg JL, Lane SD, Maloney T, Parvaz MA, Moeller SJ, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. (October 2015). Reward wins – hyperactivity of the mesocorticostriatal salience network in human reactive aggression. Presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience; Chicago, IL; October 2015.

d’Oleire Uquillas F, Gan G, Zilverstand A, Parvaz MA, Preston-Campbell RN, Tomasi D, Moeller SJ, Maloney T, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. Local network differences in reactive aggression measured with resting-state fMRI and graph theory. Presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience; Chicago, IL; October 2015.

Zilverstand A, Kundu P, Moeller SJ, Gan G, Preston-Campbell RN, d'Oleire Uquillas F, Maloney T, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Disruption of cognitive control in cocaine addiction: Evidence from a resting state connectome analysis. Presented at the Neuroscience Annual Retreat at Mount Sinai; New York, NY; May 2015.

Preston-Campbell RN, Moeller SJ, Konova AB, Parvaz MA, Froböse M, Woicik PA, d’Oeire Uquillas F, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. Trait anger differentially modulates brain activity underlying negative emotional arousal. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Phoenix, AZ; December 2014.

Parvaz MA, Preston-Campbell RN, Moeller SJ, Konova AB, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein RZ. Electrocortical evidence of increased cue-reactivity in cocaine users with high trait anger. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Phoenix, AZ; December 2014.

Preston-Campbell RN, Parvaz MA, Schneider KE, Konova AB, Malaker P, Moeller SJ, Alia-Klein N, Goldstein, RZ. Verbal learning and memory deficits in cocaine users with heavy alcohol use. Presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism; Bellevue, WA; June 2014.

Preston-Campbell RN, Steinberg JL, Lane S, Maloney T, Parvaz MA, Moeller SJ, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. Brain and behavior response to provocation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry; New York, NY; May 2014.

Preston-Campbell RN, Parvaz MA, Kazi F, Parwani V, Konova AB, Malaker P, Schneider KE, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N. Impulsivity, anger and poor self-control in intermittent explosive disorder associated with reduced thalamo-cortical structural integrity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry; New York, NY; May 2014.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AFFILIATIONS

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences 2015 – present

American Psychological Association 2012 – present

Division 28, Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse

Division 50, Society of Addiction Psychology

American Psychological Association 2008 – present

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Ad Hoc Reviewer- Addictive Behaviors 2014 – present

Ad Hoc Reviewer- PLOSOne 2014 – present

Ad Hoc Reviewer- Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Advanced Topics in Neuropharmacology Fall 2015

Course Directors: Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.

Focus on the major neurotransmitter-receptor systems in the brain and the detailed mechanistic underpinnings by which psychotropic drugs affect the nervous system.



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