Brittany Rohl, B.S.

RohlBiography

Brittany Rohl is a doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Neuropsychology Track). She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in 2014 with a major in psychology. In 2013, she received a Fordham Undergraduate Research Grant to fund her work studying attentional biases and set-shifting abilities in a sample of young adults reporting non-suicidal self-injury. Following graduation, Brittany worked as a research assistant at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University Medical Center, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center, and the Movement Disorders Division at Yale School of Medicine. She developed a particular interest in studying cognitive and emotional features of movement disorders though her work administering neuropsychological and neurological assessments to brain donors in their homes across the United States, as part of a clinical-pathological study of Essential Tremor. Brittany joined the UF Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in 2017, under the mentorship of Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP-CN.

Research Focus

To date, Brittany’s research focuses on cognitive, psychological, and physiological contributors to mood in Essential Tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Her first year project aims to validate and demonstrate the predictive utility of a brief cognitive rating scale for Deep Brain Stimulation candidacy for both ET and PD patients.

Publications

Kellner, S., Morgan, S.M., Gutierrez, J.G., Collins, K., Rohl, B., Migliore, F., Cosentino, S., Huey, E.D., Louis, E.D., Monin, J.K. (In press). Psychological suffering in essential tremor: A study of patients and those who are close to them. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements.

Kellner, S., Morgan, S.M., Gutierrez, J.G., Collins, K., Rohl, B,. Migliore, F., Cosentino, S., Huey, E.D., Louis, E.D., Monin, J.K. (2017). Perceived embarrassment and caregiver burden in essential tremor caregivers. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 383, 205-210.

Morgan, S., Kellner, S., Gutierrez, J., Collins, K., Rohl, B., Migliore, F., Cosentino, S., Huey, E.D., Louis, E.D., Monin, J. (2017). The experience of essential tremor caregivers: Burden and its correlates. Frontiers in Neurology, 8 (396), doi:10.3389/fneur.2017.00396.

Holman, C., Rohl, B., Andover, M. (2017). Functional assessment of obsessive-compulsive related disorders. In E. Storch, J. Abramowitz, & D. McKay (eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. Wiley Publications.

Azar, M., Bertrand, E., Louis, ED., Huey, E., Collins, K., Rohl, B., Cosentino, S. (2017). Awareness of cognitive impairment in individuals with essential tremor. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 377. 155-160. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2017.04.009

Louis, E.D., Kellner, S., Morgan, S., Collins, K., Rohl, B., Huey, E.D., Cosentino, S. (2017). Cognitive dysfunction is associated with greater imbalance and falls in essential tremor. Frontiers in Neurology. 8 (154). doi:10.3389/fneur.2017.00154

Collins, K., Rohl, B., Morgan, S., Huey, E.D., Louis, E.D., Cosentino, S. (2017). Mild cognitive impairment subtypes in a cohort of elderly essential tremor cases. Journal of the  International Neuropsychological Society, 3. 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1355617717000170

Rohl, B., Collins, K. Morgan. S., Cosentino, S., Huey, E.D., Louis, E.D. (2016). Daytime sleepiness and nighttime sleep quality across the full spectrum of cognitive presentations in essential tremor. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 371, 24-31. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.10.006

Louis, E.D., Collins, K., Rohl, B., Robakis, D., Huey, E.D., Cosentino, S. (2016). Self-reported physical activity in essential tremor: Relationship with tremor, balance, and cognitive function. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 366. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2016.05.034

Louis, E.D., Rohl, B., Collins, K., Cosentino, S. (2015). Poorer cognitive performance in patients with Essential Tremor-Parkinson’s disease vs. patients with Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Neurology 6(106). doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00106

Louis, E.D., Rohl, B., Rice, C. (2015). Defining the treatment gap: What essential tremor patients want that they are not getting. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements 4(331). doi: 10.7916/D87080M9

Abstracts/Presentations

Louis, ED., Collins K., Kellner S., Morgan S., Rohl, B., Huey, E., Cosentino, S. (2017). Cognitive dysfunction is associated with greater imbalance and falls in patients with essential tremor. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Rohl, B., Collins, K., Morgan, S., Cosentino, S., Huey, E., Louis, ED. (2017). Sleepiness across the cognitive spectrum in essential tremor. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Rohl, B. & Andover, M.S. (2014). Attention bias and set-shifting in non-suicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Schatten, H.T., Holman C., Shashoua, M., Rohl, B., & Andover, M.S. (2014). The roles of social stress and decision-making in non-suicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

Honors, Awards, & Memberships

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for the Liberal Arts

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology

Fordham University James C. Higgins Memorial Award in Psychology, 2014

Fordham University Undergraduate Research Grant, 2013

Dean’s List, Fordham University, 2012-2014

Dean’s Scholarship, Fordham University, 2011-2014

Fordham University Alumni Club of Long Island Scholarship, 2011-2014

International Neuropsychological Society, Student Affiliate

Teaching

Teaching Assistant (Spring 2018). Topics in Psychology: Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience (Undergraduate), Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Guest Lecturer (November 27, 2017). “Introduction to Neuropsychology.” In Clinical Psychology (Undergraduate), Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Leadership

Chapter President, Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology (Fordham University; 2013-2014)