Period of Service
August 2012 - February 2013
During her time with the NRLC, Isabela worked as an Associate Student on the NRLC project Impulsivity and Biological Markers for Suicidality and Drug Use in Adolescents (R01-MH077684). Isabela worked with the NRLC as part of a 6-month long research rotation funded by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) Brazil's Scientific Mobility Program (formerly known as Brazil Science without Borders). The focus of her research training is integration of cognitive-behavioral, clinical, and biological sciences. Specifically, this work involves longitudinal assessment of suicidality, impulse control, and serotonin function interpreted within the context of psychiatric state and developmental stage.
After working with the NRLC, Isabela returned to complete her training with Dr. Leandro Malloy-Diniz in the
Neuropsychological Investigations Laboratory of the Science and Technology National Institute of Molecular Medicine (Brazil). Isabela’s research focus is on the assessment of decision making and other executive functions on preschool children (ages 3 to 5 years-old) and the effect of socioeconomic status on cognitive cognition. Her work also includes the assessment of language and executive functioning in children born pre-term and the neuropsychological evaluation of children with externalizing disorders on the Neuropsychology Unit at the Clinical Hospital in the city of Belo Horizonte.
|2013||B.A.||Psychology||Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
Platelet serotonin transporter (5HTt): physiology influences on kinetic characteristics among human adolescents
Hill-Kapturczak, N., Javors, M., Sallum, I., Roache, J., Galvão, Y., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (in preparation)
|Different types of suicidal thoughts among adolescent psychiatric patients who drink alcohol
Galvão, Y., Mathias, C. W., Sheftall, A. H., Olvera, R. L., Sallum, I., and Dougherty, D. M. (2013, June)
1st annual UTHSCSA Psychiatry Resident Research and Quality Improvement Day, San Antonio, TX.
Different types of suicidal thoughts among adolescent psychiatric patients who drink alcohol.
Drug use patterns among adolescent psychiatric inpatients who use alcohol