Resident Research

All Residents
There is strong support for research in our residency program.  Basic research design and methodology are presented didactically with the primary goal of being able to critically read scientific literature.  This experience is reinforced during the residents' monthly journal club where they take turns presenting and critically evaluating pertinent articles with the assistance of a senior research faculty member. Further, active participation in ongoing research is available through participation in electives with research faculty.


Current Peer Reviewed Publications:


Aggarwal R, Baweja R, Saunders EF, Singareddy R. CPAP-induced mania in bipolar disorder: a case report. Bipolar Disord. 2013 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12112. [Epub ahead of print]


Baweja R, Calhoun S, Baweja R, Singareddy R. Sleep problems in children. Minerva Pediatrica 2013; 65(5):457-72.


Calhoun SL, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Vgontzas AN, Liao D, Bixler EO. Prevalence of insomnia symptoms in a general population sample of young children and preadolescents: gender effects. Sleep Medicine, in press.


Fernandez-Mendoza J, Vgontzas AN, Liao D, Shaffer ML, Vela-Bueno A, Basta M, Bixler EO. Response to poor sleep with normal sleep duration: a preventive effect on incident hypertension. Hypertension. 2013 Feb;61(2):e12. No abstract available. Erratum in: Hypertension. 2013 May;61(5):e49. Shaffer, Michele L [added]; Vela-Bueno, Antonio [added]; Basta, Marie [added].


Friedberg, R.D., Mahr, F., Mahr, S., & Pearl, A.M. (2013). Cognitive behavioral therapy with a second generation Pakistani youth with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1177/1359104513499766


Gelenberg, AJ, Dunner, DL, Rothschild, AJ, Pedersen, R, Dorries, KM, Ninan, PT. Sexual Functioning in Patients With Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder Enrolled in the PREVENT Study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2013; DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318288d298


Kritikou I, Basta M, Tappouni R, Pejovic S, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Nazir R, Shaffer ML, Liao D, Bixler EO, Chrousos GP, Vgontzas AN. Sleep apnoea and visceral adiposity in middle-aged male and female subjects. Eur Respir J 2013; 41:601-609.


Kritikou I, Basta M, Vgontzas AN, Pejovic S, Liao D, Tsaoussoglou M, Bixler E, Stefanakis Z, Chrousos G. Sleep Apnea, Sleepiness, Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in middle-aged Men and Women. Eur Respir J. 2013 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]


Kuriyan AB. Pelham WE Jr. Molina BS. Waschbusch DA. Gnagy EM. Sibley MH. Babinski DE. Walther C. Cheong J. Yu J. Kent KM. Young adult educational and vocational outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 41(1):27-41, 2013 Jan.


Mayes SD, Black A, Tierney CD. DSM-V under-identifies PDDNOS: Diagnostic agreement between the DSM-V, DSM-IV, and Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7 (2013) 298-306.

Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Aggarwal R, Baker C, Mathapati S, Molitoris S, Mayes RD. Unusual fears in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7 (2013) 151-158.

Mayes SD, Gorman AA, Hillwig-Garcia J, Syed E. Suicide ideation and attempts in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7 (2013) 109-119.

Nino G, Singareddy R. Severe Onycophagia and Finger Mutilation Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). J Clin Sleep Med. (2013) DOI: 10.5664/jcsm.2594

Pearl, A.M., Dumas, J.E., & Begle, A.M. (accepted, pending revisions). Prevention of early child disruptive behavior: A latent growth curve analysis. Prevention Science.

Pearl, A.M., Mahr, F., & Friedberg, R.D. (in press). Training child psychiatrists in cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Pejovic S, Basta M, Vgontzas AN, Kritikou I, Shaffer ML, Tsaoussoglou M, Stiffler D, Stefanakis Z, Bixler EO, Chrousos GP. Effects of recovery sleep after one work week of mild sleep restriction on interleukin-6 and cortisol secretion and daytime sleepiness and performance. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Oct;305(7):E890-E896. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Saunders EFH, Novick DM, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Kamali M, Ryan, KA, Langenecker SA, Gelenberg AJ, McInnis MG. Sleep quality during euthymia in bipolar disorder: the role of clinical features, personality traits, and stressful life events. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:16

Singareddy R, Krishnamurthy VB, Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Calhoun SL, Shaffer ML, Bixler EO. Subjective and objective sleep and self-harm behaviors in young children: A general population study. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Apr 23. doi:pii: S0165-1781(13)00167-4. 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.03.036.

Syed E.U., Wasay M., Siddiqui N., Awan S. Vitamin B12 supplementation in treating major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial (submitted)

Thurtell MJ, Trotti LM, Bixler EO, Rye DB, Bliwise DL, Newman NJ, Biousse V, Bruce BB. Obstructive sleep apnea in idiopathic intracranial hypertension: comparison with matched population data. J Neurol. 2013 Jul;260(7):1748-51. doi: 10.1007/s00415-013-6858-6. Epub 2013 Feb 15.

Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J. Insomnia with Short Sleep Duration: Nosological, Diagnostic, and Treatment Implications. Sleep Med Clin. 2013 Sep 1;8(3):309-322.

Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J. Objective measures are useful in subtyping chronic insomnia. Sleep. 2013 Aug 1;36(8):1125-6. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2866.

Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Liao D, Bixler EO. Insomnia with objective short sleep duration: the most biologically severe phenotype of the disorder. Sleep Med Rev. 2013 Aug;17(4):241-54. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2012.09.005. Epub 2013 Feb 16.

Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Miksiewicz T, Kritikou I, Shaffer ML, Liao D, Basta M, and Bixler EO. Unveiling the longitudinal association between short sleep duration and the incidence of obesity: the Penn State Cohort. International Journal of Obesity (2013), 1–8

Book Chapters:

Dupuy JM, Wittmann CW, Saunders EFH, Gelenberg AJ, Freeman MP. Lithium. In Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology: Third Edition (Eds: Schatzberg and Nemerogg). American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, VA, 2013.


Fernandez-Mendoza J, Puhl MD. Sueño y arousal [Sleep and arousal]. In: Redolar Ripoll D, Valero Cabre A, (Ed.): Neurociencia Cognitiva [Cognitive Neuroscience]. Editorial Medica Panamericana, Madrid: Spain, 587-618, 2013. EAN: 9788498354089.


Friedberg, R.D. & Pearl, A.M. (2013). Intellectual assessment and treatment planning for anxiety treatment in youth. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders.


R. Baweja, S. Calhoun, R. Singareddy. Sleep Problems in children. Minerva Pediatrica 2013;65:457-72