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Erin Trifilio, M.S.

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Erin Trifilio is a graduate student in the Clinical and Health Psychology program. She graduated from Emory University in the spring of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant in a biological anthropology lab using neuroimaging techniques to investigate emotional correlates of paternal nurturance. After graduating, she joined Dr. Dawn Bowers’ lab as a graduate student at the University of Florida. She is in her second year of graduate studies in the Neuropsychology track.

Erin is currently involved in research related to emotional and cognitive changes in healthy aging as well as studies utilizing event-related potential techniques to investigate cognitive and emotional aspects of Parkinson’s disease. She is also interested in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in various populations.

Publications

Scott, B. M., Maye, J., Jones, J., Thomas, K., Mangal, P. C., Trifilio, E., Hass, C., Marsiske, M., Bowers, D. (2015): Post-exercise pulse pressure is a better predictor of executive function than pre-exercise pulse pressure in cognitively normal older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Trifilio, E., Thomas, K., Jones, J., Scott, B., Marsiske, M., Bowers, D. Age-related change in apathy but not anticipatory anhedonia in cognitively normal older adults. Manuscript 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.

Presentations

Trifilio, E., Chen, X., Mascaro, J., Rilling, J. (2013, April) White matter tract differences between fathers and non-fathers. Poster presentation at Emory University Spring Undergraduate Research Fair, April 2013, Atlanta, GA.
Trifilio, E., Mascaro, J., Rilling, J. (2013, August) Neural and behavioral responses of fathers to their children predicted by independent ratings of child features. Poster presentation at Emory University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fair, August 2013, Atlanta, GA.
Trifilio, E., Thomas, K., Jordan, L., Jones, J., Scott, B., Marsiske, M., Bowers, D. (2015, February) Age Related Differences in Apathy but not Anticipatory Anhedonia. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society 43rd Annual Meeting, February 2015, Denver, CO.

Trifilio, E., Butterfield, L., Mangal, P., Thomas, K., Marsiske, M., Bowers, D. (2016, February). Cognitive Correlates of Anticipatory and Consummatory Anhedonia in Older Adults. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society 44th Annual Meeting, February 2016, Boston, MA.

Awards

PHHP Research Day Top 12 Abstract Travel Grant, University of Florida

Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, University of Florida

Peter Dowell Excellence in Research Award, Emory University

Leadership

Graduate Student Cohort Representative, Dept. Cinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Neuropsychology, University of Florida, Spring 2015. Supervisor: Rus Bauer