Bonnie Scott, M.S.

BiographyScott

Bonnie M. Scott, M.S., is a second year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology (Specialization in Neuropsychology & Clinical Neuroscience) at the University of Florida, and a graduate research assistant in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Dawn Bowers.  Bonnie graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, with a major in Psychology and minors in Theology and Philosophy.  After graduation in 2009, she began working as a research assistant and psychometrician in the Department of Neurology (Neuropsychology Division) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).  She later left her position at BCM to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Concentration) at the University of Texas at Tyler, with her thesis investigating neurocognitive differences between psychogenic movement disorder patients with different motor symptoms.  Following receipt of her M.S. in 2013, Bonnie worked briefly as a neuropsychology intern at Martin Neurobehavioral Center in Tyler, TX, before joining the Gator Nation as a member of the Clinical and Health Psychology 2014 – 2015 Cohort.

Research Focus

Bonnie’s primary research interests include neuropsychiatric changes accompanying movement disorders and neurodegenerative conditions.  Herein, she is particularly interested in the influence of frontal-executive deficits on cognitive function and emotion regulation, as well as the neuroanatomic and functional alterations associated with stress sensitization and affective symptomatology.  In 2015, Bonnie joined doctoral students from neuroscience, genetics, bioengineering and applied physiology-kinesiology as an associate member of the new NINDS funded T32 grant directed by Dawn Bowers, Ph.D,. and David Vaillancourt, Ph.D.  The overarching goal of this program is to provide interdisciplinary training for young scientists dedicated to helping people with movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease and essential tremor.  This innovative interdisciplinary training will provide Bonnie with a progressive foundation for her doctoral research investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying emotional blunting in Parkinson’s disease.

Grants

2015-T32-NS082168
Title: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training Program in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.
Role: Associate Fellow

Honor & Professional Society Memberships

Florida Psychological Association (student member)
International Parkinson & Movement Disorder Society (student affiliate)
American Academy of Neurology (student affiliate)
Society of Psychophysiological Science (student affiliate)
National Academy of Neuropsychology (associate member)
International Neuropsychological Society (associate member)
Alpha Chi (National College Honor Society)
American Psychological Association, Division 40 (student affiliate)
Phi Kappa Phi (All-Discipline Honor Society)
Delta Epsilon Sigma (National Scholastic Honor Society)
Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)
Phi Sigma Tau (National Honor Society in Philosophy)
Theta Alpha Kappa (National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology)
Aquinas Honor Society (University Honors, University of St. Thomas)
Southwestern Psychological Association (student affiliate)
Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
American Quarter Horse Association (member)

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Scott, B. M., Maye, J., Jones, J. D., Thomas, K., Trifilio, E., Hass, C. J., Marsiske, M., & Bowers, D. (In Press). Walking as a stressor in cognitively normal older adults: Post-exercise pulse pressure better predicts executive function than pre-exercise pulse pressure. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2015.1118007.

Scott, B. M., Schmitt, A. L., & Livingston, R. B. (2015). Neuropsychological performance of a patient suspected of dementia taking lorazepam and retested 1 year later following titration. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 1-5.

Schmitt, A. L., Livingston, R. B., Dykes, F., Scott, B. M., Galusha, J. M., Hua, S. B., & Garland A. D. (2013). A theoretical model for measuring change: Reliable Change Index. Research and Practice in the Schools, 1, 8-14.

Strutt, A. M., Palcic, J., Wager, J. G., Titus, C., MacAdam, C., Jeffrey, R., Brown, J., Harati, Y., Schulz, P. E., Scott, B. M., & York, M. K. (2012). Cognition, behavior, and respiratory function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ISRN Neurology, vol. 2012, Article ID 912123, 6 pgs. doi:10.5402/2012/912123.

Strutt, A. M., Ayanegui, I. G., Scott, B. M., & San Miguel, L. (2012). Influence of socio-demographic characteristics on DRS-2 performance in Spanish speaking older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 545-556.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Lozano, V. J., Tieu, P. G., & Peery, S.  (2012). Assessing suboptimal performance with the Test of Memory Malingering in Spanish speaking patients with TBI. Brain Injury, 26, 853-63.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Shrestha, S., & York, M. K. (2011). The Rey 15-item memory test and Spanish-speaking older adults. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 1253-1265.

Strutt, A. M., Hill, S. W., Scott, B. M., Uber-Zak, L., & Fogel, T. G. (2011). Motivation, psychopathology, locus of control, and quality of life in women with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 22, 279-284.

Strutt, A. M., Hill, S. W., Scott, B. M., Uber-Zak, L., & Fogel, T. G. (2011). A comprehensive neuropsychological profile of women with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 20, 24-28.

Manuscripts under Review

Scott, B. M., Lafo, J., Almeida, L., Okun, M. S., & Bowers, D. Differential effects of apathy, depression, and anxiety on cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Manuscript under review.

Scott, B. M., Lundberg-Love, P. K., Schmitt, A. L., Venters, A., Strutt, A. M., & Bowers, D. Psychogenic movement disorders:  Are there neurocognitive differences between patients with non-epileptic seizures vs those with other hyperkinetic motor manifestations? Manuscript under review.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., & Fogel, T. G. The Verbal Series Attention Test: Performance of Spanish speakers and the effects of education on a brief attentional screening measure. Manuscript under review.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Scott, B. M., Mangal, P., Lafo, J., Trifilio, E., & Bowers, D. Semantic priming amplifies emotional reactivity in Parkinson’s disease. Manuscript in preparation.

Bowers, D., Mangal, P. Lafo, J., Scott, B. M., & Okun, M. S. Intentional enhancement of electrocortical responses to emotional pictures by Parkinson’s patients: Relation to executive function. Manuscript in preparation.

Oliveria, S., Rodriguez, R., Kantor, D., Bowers, D., Monari, E., Scott, B. M., Okun, M., & Foote, K. Randomized Trial of Dual Lead Thalamic DBS for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Tremor: Results from the NIH Cohort. Manuscript in preparation.

Lafo, J., Mikos, A., Scott, B. M., Okun, M., & Bowers, D. Startling facts about emotion in essential tremor: Blunted emotional reactivity as indexed by the startle eyeblink response. Manuscript in preparation.

Abstracts & Presentations

Published Abstracts

Scott, B. M., Lafo, J., Almeida, L., Okun, M. S., and Bowers, D. (In Press). Differential effects of apathy, depression, and anxiety on cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Mangal, P., Lafo, J., Scott, B. M., Okun, M., & Bowers, D. (In Press). Intentional enhancement of electrocortical responses to emotional pictures by Parkinson patients:  Relation to executive function. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Lafo, J., Mikos, A., Scott, B. M., Okun, M. & Bowers, D. (In Press). Startling facts about emotion in essential tremor: Blunted emotional reactivity as indexed by the startle eyeblink response. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Scott, B. M., Strutt, A. M., Lundberg-Love, P. K., Schmitt, A. L., Trifilio, E. R., & Bowers, D. (2015). Psychogenic Movement Disorders: Are there neurocognitive differences between patients with non-epileptic seizures vs those with other hyperkinetic motor manifestations? Movement Disorders, 30, S285.

Scott, B. M., Maye, J., Jones, J. D., Thomas, K., Trifilio, E., Hass, C. J., Marsiske, M., & Bowers, D. (2015). Walking as a Stressor in Cognitively Normal Older Adults: Post-Exercise Pulse Pressure Better Predicts Executive Function than Pre-Exercise Pulse Pressure. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 70.

Trifilio, E., Scott, B. M., Thomas, K., Jordan, L., Jones, J., Marsiske, M., & Bowers, D. (2015). Age Related Changes in Apathy, but not Anticipatory Anhedonia in Cognitively Normal Older Adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 70.

Scott, B. M., Strutt, A. M., Lundberg-Love, P. K., Schmitt, A. L., Trifilio, E. R., & Bowers, D. (2015). Comparison of psychogenic movement disorder patients with non-epileptic seizures and other hyperkinetic motor manifestations: An integrated model of psychosocial and neuropsychological functioning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 257.

Maye, J., Scott, B. M., Bowers, D., & Marsiske, M. (2015). Cardiovascular disease risk factors and cognitive performance in cognitively normal VITAL study participants. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 82.

Scott, B. M., Draffkorn, C. M. J., Andrews, P., & Schmitt, A. L. (2013). Effects of previous MMPI-2 completion and enhanced PAI instructions in the detection of altered self-presentation. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28(6), 543.

Draffkorn, C. M. J., Scott, B. M., Andrews, P., & Schmitt, A. L. (2013). Comparison of MMPI-2 profiles with standard versus enhanced instructions in individuals with external incentives to either “fake good” or “fake bad.” Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28(6), 551.

Scott, B. M., Peery, S., Tieu, P. G., Lozano, V. J., & Strutt, A. M. (2012). Determination of suspect effort: Primarily Spanish-speaking TBI patients and the Test of Memory Malingering. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(S1), 4.

Resendiz, C. V., Scott, B. M., Farias, G., York, M. K., Lozano, V., Mahoney, M., & Strutt, A. M. (2012). Adaptation and Norming of the Boston Naming Test for Spanish-Speaking Older Adults in the United States. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27(6), 654.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Ferrara, J., York, M. K., & Jankovic, J. (2011). Assessing dissociative pathology in psychogenic movement disorders: Clinical utility of the Dissociative Experiences Scale-II. Movement Disorders, 26, S266.

Strutt, A. M., & Scott, B. M. (2011). Misclassification of cognitive impairment on the MOCA with Spanish Speaking older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26(6), 484.

Strutt, A. M., & Scott, B. M. (2011). The Verbal Series Attention Test: Performance of Spanish-Speaking older adults and the effects of education. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26(6), 484-485.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Ferrara, J. M., York, M. K., & Jankovic, J. (2011). Psychosocial profiles of psychogenic movement disorder patients with non-epileptic seizures and other abnormal motor manifestations. Neurology, 76 (S4), A591.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Shrestha, S., & York, M. K. (2011). A comparison of Rey-15 scoring methods and alternative indices of suspect effort with Spanish speaking older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17(S1), 279.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M. & York, M. K. (2010). Lexical fluency measures for primarily Spanish-speaking adults in the United States. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 (S61), 4.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., Yaltho, T., Simpsom, R., Jankovic, J., & York, M. K. (2010). Neuropsychological assessment of monolingual Spanish speaking Parkinson’s disease patients in the United States pre and post STN-DBS. Neuropsychology, 29, 530-544.

Poster Presentations

Martin, K. M., Scott, B. M., Reece, K. L., Olson, R. D., Schmitt, A. L., & Martin, S. K. The (2015, November). Executive functioning as a determinate in the differential diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and pseudo-dementia. Texas Psychological Association 2015 Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Reece, K. L., Scott, B. M., Martin, K. M., Olson, R. D., Schmitt, A. L., & Martin, S. K. (2015, November). Clinical utility of executive functioning measures in dementia evaluations. Texas Psychological Association 2015 Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Scott, B. M., Maye, J., Jones, J. D., Thomas, K., Trifilio, E., Hass, C. J., Marsiske, M., & Bowers, D. (2015, April). Post-exercise pulse pressure and executive function in older adults. University of Florida, Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, Florida.

Shahed, J. J., Scott, B. M., & Strutt, A. M. (2012, April). Long-term Neuropsychological Follow-up in Pallidal Stimulation for Medically Refractory Tourette Syndrome. American Academy of Neurology, 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Strutt, A. M., Scott, B. M., & York, M. K. (2011, October). Performance discrepancies on the visuospatial subscore of the MOCA in a sample of community-dwelling Spanish speaking older adults. Alzheimer’s Association Bazelides Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Strutt, A. M., & Scott, B. M. (2011, October). Performance of U.S. Spanish-Speaking Older Adults on the Verbal Series Attention Test. Alzheimer’s Association Bazelides Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Scott, B. M., Duncan, G., Carlson, H., Nance, M., York, M. K., Larery, A., Stouter, J., & Strutt, A. M. (2011, September). Visuospatial construction measures and their utility in identifying Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. American Neurological Association, 136th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

Scott, B. M., Shrestha, S., York, M. K., & Strutt, A. M. (2010, October). Assessing suboptimal Neuropsychological performance in Spanish speaking community volunteers with six comparative malingering indices. Baylor College of Medicine, Current Neurology, Houston, Texas.

Shrestha, S., Scott, B. M., York, M. K., & Strutt, A. M. (2010, October). The use of the Rey-15 Item Memory Test with primarily Spanish-speaking adults. Baylor College of Medicine, Current Neurology, Houston, Texas.

Scott, B. M., Barton, E. A. & Strutt, A. M. (2010, August). Diagnostic utility of the Boston Naming Test with monolingual Spanish speaking older adults in the United States. Alzheimer’s Association Bazelides Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Barton, E. A., Scott, B. M., Larery, A., Stouter, J., Duncan, G., Carlson, H., Nance, M., York, M. K., & Strutt, A. M. (2010, August). Clinical utility of three visuospatial construction measures in the assessment of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association Bazelides Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Rosales, K., Mohammed, M., Vasquez, A., & Scott, B. (2009, April).  Financial thinking in college students scale.  University of St. Thomas, 2009 Annual Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Scott, C., Boehm, R., Mendonca, C., & Scott, B. (2008, April).  Does prospect theory predict conservation decisions?  Southwestern Psychological Association, 2008 Annual Convention, Kansas City, Missouri.

Oral Presentations

Scott, B. M. (2015, November). Semantic priming amplifies emotional reactivity in Parkinson’s disease. University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Fall Symposium, Gainesville, Florida.

Martin, S. K., & Scott, B. M. (2014, March). An introduction to neurochemistry and psychopharmacological agents currently utilized in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Invited lecture for Career and Counseling Services at Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Tyler, Texas.

Scott, B. M. (2013, March). Neuropsychological and personality profiles of female patients with hyperkinetic psychogenic movement disorders. 6th Annual East Texas Psi Chi Student Research Conference, Tyler, Texas.

Bautista, J., Scott, B. M., Byrne, S., Katra, C., & Prentice, L. (2009, April).  The implementation of neurotherapy in elementary school children.  University of St. Thomas, 2009 Annual Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Yang, A., Garza, A., Solares, A., Bautista, J., Byrne, S., Flores, A., Gonzalez, L., Johnson, C., Katra, C., Prentice, L., Scott, B. M., Olvera, O., & Shermeen, A. (2009, April).  Teaching neuroscience to fifth graders.  University of St. Thomas, 2009 Annual Research Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (2014 – Present)
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Supervisor: Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Project Intern (2013 – 2014)
Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Supervisor: Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Graduate Research Assistant (2012 – 2013)
Department of Psychology & Counseling
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
Supervisors: Andrew L. Schmitt, Ph.D. & Dung Ngo, Ph.D.

Independent Contractor/Research Assistant (2009 – 2012)
Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Supervisor: Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Research Assistant (2009)
Southwest Health Technology Foundation
Houston, TX
Supervisor: Steven Cochran, LMSW

Clinical Experience

Core Practicum in Health Psychology (Inpatient & Outpatient)
Locations: UF Psychology Clinic; Shands Hospital; Women’s Health: Reproductive Medicine Clinic
– Springhill Health Center; Multidisciplinary GI Oncology Clinic – Medical Plaza, Davis Cancer Pavilion, Radiation Oncology Clinic
Supervisors: Deidre Pereira, Ph.D.; Glenn Ashkanazi, Ph.D.; Patricia Durning, Ph.D.
Spring 2016

Core Practicum in General Mental Health (Outpatient)
Location: UF Psychology Clinic, Gainesville, FL
Supervisor: William M. Perlstein, Ph.D.
Fall 2015

Neuropsychology Intern (Inpatient & Outpatient)
Location: Martin Neurobehavioral Center, Tyler, TX
Supervisor: Stephen K. Martin, Ph.D.
2013-2014

Patient Care Coordinator/Psychometrician (Inpatient & Outpatient)
Location: Department of Neurology (Division of Neuropsychology), Baylor College of Medicine,Houston, TX
Supervisor: Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
2011-2012

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Neuropsychology (Spring 2015)
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Supervisor: Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Assessment of Individual Mental Ability (2012 – 2013)
Department of Psychology & Counseling, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
Supervisor: Dung Ngo, Ph.D.

Community Service

2016                      Board of Directors, Little Grass Ranch, Inc. (Sanctuary for horsewomen & their horses)

2015                      Season of Hope 5k Run – Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure

2009                      Houston Area Women’s Center

2000                      Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Center (SIRE)