Alexandra Zax

BA (2015) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


Summary

My research interests focus on the effects of childhood trauma exposure in immigrant communities. In particular, I am interested in how adversity early in life may confer risk for negative outcomes, such as PTSD. Further, I hope to explore how culturally sensitive interventions may mitigate these developmental pathways.

Selected Publications

Moshier, S.J., Lee, D.J., Bovin, M.J., Gauthier, G.M., Zax, A., Rosen, R.C., Keane, T.M., & Marx, B.P. (in press). An empirical crosswalk for the PTSD Checklist: Translating DSM-IV to DSM-5 using a veteran sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Selected Presentations

Lee, D. J., Jiang, T., Kearns, J. C., Zax, A., Rosellini, A. J., Raymond, C. R., Keane, T. M., Gradus, J. L., Marx, B. P. (submitted). Gender Differences in Machine Learning Algorithms for Suicide Attempts among OEF/OIF Veterans: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study. Paper to be presented as a symposium at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Boston, MA.

Gauthier, G. M., Moshier, J., S., Zax, A., Rosen, R., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2019). Examining wartime atrocity exposure self-report stability in OIF/OEF veterans. Poster presented at the Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference.

Moshier, S., Bovin, M., Lee, D., Gauthier, G., Zax, A., Rosen, R., Keane, T., & Marx, B. (2018). A crosswalk for the PTSD Checklist: Translating scores from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Poster presented at the convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Washington, D.C.

Moshier, S., Kleiman, S.E., Bovin, M., Zax, A., Gauthier, G., Rosen, R., Keane, T., & Marx, B. (2018). Demographic predictors of psychotherapy utilization at VA hospitals among veterans diagnosed with PTSD: Who gets an adequate dose? Poster presented at the convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Washington, D.C.

Gauthier, G. M., Moshier, S. M., Zax, A., Marx, B. P., & Keane, T. M. (2018). Examining the Association Between Wartime Atrocity Exposure and Psychotherapy Utilization Among OEF/OIF Veterans.  Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.

Zax, A., Lee, D.J., Gauthier, G., Marx, B. P., & Keane, T. M. (2018). Associations between childhood abuse and suicide attempts among OIF/OEF veterans: Differences between male and female veterans. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.

Gauthier, G., Moshier, S., Zax, A., Bovin, M., Keane, T., & Marx, B. (2018). Evaluating theassociation between cigarette smoking and suicide in veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference.

Zax, A., Moshier, S., Gauthier, G., Bovin, M., Keane, T., & Marx, B. (2018). Clinical correlates of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire Minimization and Denial Subscale in a sample of OEF/OIF veterans. Poster presented at the Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference.


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