Gretchen Reynolds, MA

Title
Fourth-year graduate student
Email
gor@bu.edu
Education
BA Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College
MA Psychology, Boston University

Research Interests

I am interested in the etiology and treatment of the various non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, particularly mood and cognition.  My current research is examining a) the relation between mood and cognition in PD and b) the effects of non-pharmacological treatments on mood in PD.  More specifically, I am examining the effects of a balance exercise trial on mood in PD and also starting a study to investigate the feasibility and utility of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for anxiety in PD.

Current Projects

About to start recruiting for my dissertation project, funded by an NRSA which focuses on anxiety in PD, and specifically, the relation of anxiety to cognition and the potential for a cognitive-behavioral intervention.

Relevant Experience

Prior to graduate school, I worked as a technical research assistant in Dr. John Gabrieli’s Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at MIT. While at MIT, I studied the neural correlates of social anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorders, using structural and functional neuroimaging techniques. Specifically, our research on social anxiety disorder aimed to relate imaging data to treatment outcome.

Publications

Doehrmann, O., Ghosh, S.S., Polli, F.E., Reynolds, G.O., Horn, F., Keshavan, A., Triantafyllou, C., Saygin, Z.M., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2013). Predicting treatment response in social anxiety disorder from functional magnetic resonance imaging. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(1), 87-97.

 

Thompson, T.W., Waskom, M.L., Garel, K.A., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Reynolds, G.O., Winter, R., Chang, P., Pollard, K., Lala, N., Alvarez, G.A., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2013).  Failure of Working Memory Training to Enhance Cognition or Intelligence.  PLOS ONE, 8(5): e63614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063614

Saygin, Z.M., Osher, D.E., Koldewyn, K., Reynolds, G., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Saxe, R.R. (2012). Anatomical connectivity patterns predict face selectivity in the fusiform gyrus. Nature Neuroscience, 15(2), 321-7.

Posters and presentations

Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Ghosh, S., Doehrmann, O., Reynolds, G., Triantafyllou, C., Hofmann, S. G., Pollack, M., & Gabrieli, J. D. (2013).  Pre-treatment intrinsic functional architecture predicts clinical outcome in social anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Seattle, WA.

 

Reynolds, G. O. & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2013). Relation of anxiety and depression to cognition in Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Reynolds, G., Norton, D.J., Desai, N., Di Gaetano, L., Neargarder, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2012). Differences in Line Bisection in Younger and Older Adults: Relation to Peripheral Contrast Sensitivity. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Doehrmann, O., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., Saygin, Z.M., Reynolds, G.O., Sabhlok, S.R., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Polli, F.E. (2010). Neural responses to emotional faces and scenes in social anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

SAD Research Group, MIT, BU, & MGH. (2010). Neuroimaging of Social Anxiety Disorder: fMRI as a Bridge between Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Neuroscience. Symposium presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

Polli, F.E., Reynolds, G.O., Saygin, Z.M., Sabhlok, S.R., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., McKenzie, A.L., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., & Gabrieli, J.D.E.(2009). Default Mode Abnormalities in Social Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Reynolds, G.O., Saygin, Z.M., Sabhlok, S.R., Richey, J.A., Song, S.S., Shah, A.M., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., Schwartz, C.E., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Polli, F.E. (2009). Personality Correlates of Amygdala Response to Masked Fear and Novelty. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, CA.

Richey, J.A., Polli, F.E., Saygin, Z.M., Reynolds, G.O., Sabhlok, S.R., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Brain Regions Supporting Fast-Latency Spatial Detection of Angry Faces: An Event-Related fMRI Study. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Sabhlok, S.R., Reynolds, G.O., Saygin, Z.M., McKenzie, A.L., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Polli, F.E. (2009). Volume and Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Social Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Saygin, Z.M., Reynolds, G.O., Sabhlok, S.R., Richey, J.A., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., Schwartz, C.E., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Polli, F.E. (2009). Novelty processing in social anxiety disorder: BOLD response of amygdala and emotional FFA voxels. Poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference: Amygdala in Health & Disease, Waterville, ME.

Saygin, Z.M., Reynolds, G.O., Sabhlok, S.R., Richey, J.A., Hofmann, S.G., Pollack, M.T., Schwartz, C.E., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Polli, F.E. (2009). Abnormal amygdala and FFA response to face and object novelty in social anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.