Shaquanna Brown

BS (2010) Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MA (2012) Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
(2018-2019) Internship at Penn State Hershey
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Summary

Shaquanna is a doctoral candidate currently completing predoctoral internship training at Penn State Hershey. She is primarily interested in examining the neuropsychological effects of childhood trauma, with the goal of informing prevention and rehabilitative efforts that address the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments experienced by youth with trauma histories. Clinically, Shaquanna completes weekly comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Primary diagnoses include traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, and Tourette's. Shaquanna also provides neuropsychological consultation to adult patients with a variety of acquired injuries and illnesses, including moderate/severe TBI, spinal cord injury, and stroke. 

Selected Publications

Fite, P. J., Brown, S., Hossain, W., Manzardo, A., Butler, M., & Bortolato, M. (in press). Tobacco and cannabis use in college students are predicted by sex-dimorphic interactions between MAOA genotype and child abuse. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics.

Hartin, S. N., Hossain, W., Manzardo, A., Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Bortolato, M., & Butler, M. G. (in press). A descriptive study on selected growth parameters and growth hormone receptor gene in healthy young adults from the American Midwest. Growth Hormone & IGF Research.

McGuire, A., Cho, B., Huffhines, L., Gusler, S., Brown, S., & Jackson, Y. (in press). Placement instability as a mediator of the relationship between maltreatment severity and mental health among youth in foster care.

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., DiPierro, M., & Bortolato, M. (2017). Links between stressful life events and proactive and reactive functions of aggression. Journal of Maltreatment, Aggression & Trauma. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2017.1322658

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Stone, K., Richey, A., & Bortolato, M. (2017). Associations between emotional abuse and neglect and dimensions of alexithymia: The moderating role of sex. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000279

Brown, S., Mitchell, T. B., Fite, P. J., & Bortolato, M. (2017). Impulsivity as a moderator of the associations between child maltreatment types and body mass index. Child Abuse & Neglect. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.02.029

Cooley, J. L., Fite, P. J., Frazer, A., Brown, S., & DiPierro, M. (2017). Anxiety symptoms as a moderator of the reciprocal links between forms of aggression and peer victimization in middle childhood. Aggressive Behavior. doi: 10.1002/ab.21703

Brown, S., & Fite, P. J. (2016). Stressful life events predict peer victimization: Does anxiety account for this link? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(8), 2616-2625. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0428-3

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., & Poquiz, J. (2016). Moderating effects of gender on outcomes associated with stressful life events. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 47(4), 593-602. doi: 10.1007/s10578-015-0592-5

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Stone, K., & Bortolato, M. (2016). Accounting for the associations between child maltreatment and internalizing problems: The role of alexithymia. Child Abuse & Neglect, 52, 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.12.008

Selected Presentations

Brown, S., Chen, M., Friedrich, E., Jadav, S., Singh, J., Rapp, M., & Llorente, A. Micronutrient status and cognition: A longitudinal geriatric case study. Poster to be presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting in February 2019. New York, NY.

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Poquiz, J., Richey, A., & Bortolato, M. (October 2016). Examination of the links between proactive and reactive aggression and reasons for alcohol use: Does peer use matter? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

DiPierro, M., Brown, S., Fite, P. J., & Bortolato, M. (September 2016). The impact of stressful life events on proactive and reactive aggression. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.

Gabrielli, J., Tunno, A., Brown, S., Jackson, Y. (September 2016). Relations among maltreatment history, substance use, and coping in youth in foster care: Examination of latent moderation models. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.

Mitchell, T. B., Brown, S., Fite, P. J., & Bortolato, M. (September 2016). Impulsivity as a moderator of the associations between child maltreatment types and weight status. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Stone, K., & Bortolato, M. (July 2016). Accounting for the associations between child maltreatment and internalizing problems: The role of alexithymia. Poster presented at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., Stone, K., & Bortolato, M. (July 2016). Accounting for the associations between child maltreatment and internalizing problems: The role of alexithymia. Poster presented at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Jackson, Y., Tunno, A., Gabrielli, J., Stone, K., & Brown, S. (July 2016). Cumulative trauma and adaptive behavior for youth in foster care. Talk given at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Cho, B., Jackson, Y., Huffhines, L., Gusler, S., Brown, S. (July 2016). Placement stability as a mediator of the relationship between maltreatment and mental health among youth in foster care. Talk given at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Stone, K., Jackson, Y., Brown, S., Huffhines, L., Cho, B. (July 2016). Foster care family environment characteristics moderate the link between youth maltreatment and conduct problems. Talk given at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Brown, S., Fite, P. J., & Poquiz, J. (2015). Moderating effects of gender on outcomes associated with stressful life events. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 

DiPierro, M., Fite, P. J., Richey, A., & Brown, S. (2015). Proactive and reactive aggression and risky sexual behavior. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 

Brown, S., & Fite, P. J. (2014). Negative life events as a predictor of peer victimization: Does anxiety account for this link? Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS. 


Michael C. Roberts Colloquium

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Personalizing Evidence-based Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents

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April 26, 2019

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