Alison Athey

Clinical Psychology

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Research Areas: Adult Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialization – Adult Clinical Psychology

Research Advisor/MentorDr. James Overholser

Research Interests – I am interested in the effects of stress, potentially traumatic events, and coping on the etiology, course, and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. I am particularly interested in pursuing clinical and research work with acutely ill populations (e.g., those at risk for suicide) and traditionally underserved populations. My other interests lie in improving mental health treatment dissemination.

Recent Publications and Presentations: Athey, A., Elias, J, Crosby, J, Jenike, M, Pope, H, Hudson, I, Brennan, B. (under review). Reduced disgust propensity is associated with improvement in contamination/washing symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Athey, A.J., Elias, J.A., Crosby, J.M., Jenike, M.A., Pope, H.P., Hudson, J.I., Brennan, B.P. (2014, January) Reduced disgust propensity is associated with improvements in contamination/washing symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Pope, H. G., Kanayama, G., Athey, A., Ryan, E., Hudson, J. I., & Baggish, A. (2013). The lifetime prevalence of anabolicā€androgenic steroid use and dependence in Americans: Current best estimates. The American Journal on Addictions.

Brennan, B.P., Schwab, Z.J., Athey, A.J., Ryan, E.M., Killgore, W.D., Jenike, M.A., & Rauch, S.L. (2013). A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Activation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Using an Emotional Counting Stroop Paradigm.Biological Psychiatry.

Brennan B.P., Schwab Z.J., Athey A.J., Ryan E.M., Killgore W.D.S., Jenike M.A., Rauch S.L. (2013, May) A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of rostral anterior cingulate cortex activation in obsessive-compulsive disorder using an emotional counting Stroop paradigm. Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA.

Martin, L., Butt, A., Athey, A., Sit, W. (2011) Door-Through-Door Medical Escort Service: Participant satisfaction and volunteer opinion of effectiveness. Annual Conference of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Favorite Part of the Program and Comments on the Faculty – I am very much looking forward to exploring the wealth of research and clinical training opportunities available at Case!