Joseph Gullett, M.S.

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Joseph Gullett is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida (UF) in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Joe graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2008 with a major in Psychology. After graduation, Joe worked as a Research Coordinator and Assistant for the Active Adult Mentoring Program (AAMP Study) with Dr. Michael Marsiske, and as a Research Assistant for Dr. Jamie Reilly. Joe followed these activities with several years as the staff psychometrist in the UF Psychology Clinic, administering standardized neuropsychological batteries to patients with various disorders. He is in the Neuropsychology track, and he works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Florida Recovery center where he assists in neuropsychological evaluation of medical professionals seeking to return to the practice of medicine after substance abuse treatment. In his free time, Joe enjoys longboarding, trail riding on his mountain bike, and spending time with his wife and three dogs.

Research Focus

Soon after starting work as a psychometrist, Joe became interested in working with patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He was able to begin recruitment and primary data collection for a Veterans Affairs funded Career Development Award (CDA-2) grant with neurologist David B. FitzGerald, M.D. In his time at the VA since 2009, Joe has directly collected structural MRI and neuropsychological testing data on over 100 brain injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Through this research, Joe hopes to elucidate the factors associated with mild TBI (mTBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how they interact to contribute to the structure of white matter in the brain, as well as their effect on neuropsychological function. Primary data collection for his dissertation has been completed through a Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) grant examining the combined effect of mTBI, PTSD, and sleep dysfunction through the use of overnight Polysomnography (PSG) in combination with diffusion MRI of the brainstem and neuropsychological testing.

Publications

•Kuhn, T., Gullett, J.M., Nguyen, P.,Boutzoukas, A.E., Ford, A., Colon-Perez, L.M., Triplett, W., Carney, P.R., Mareci, T.H., Price, C.C., Bauer, R.M. (2015). Test-Retest Reliability of High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging Acquisition within Medial Temporal Lobe Connections Assessed via Tract Based Spatial Statistics, Probabilistic Tractography and a Novel Graph Theory Metric. Brain Imaging and Behavior, accepted July 2015 (e-pub ahead of print).

•Sullan, MJ; Bohsali, AA; Gullett, JM; et. al (2015). The Relationship Between Locus Coeruleus Volume and Measures of Sleep and Attentional Control in Veterans with Mild TBI. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 29(3), 324-325

•Bohsali, A.A., Triplett, W., Sudhyadhomd, A., Gullett, J.M., McGregor, K., FitzGerald, D.B., Mareci, T.H., White, K., Crosson, B. (2015). Broca’s Area – Thalamic Connectivity. Brain and Language, 141, 80-88.

•Sullan, M., Bohsali, A., Gullett, J., Goldstein, J., Bauer, R., Mareci, T., and FitzGerald, D. (2014). The Locus Coeruleus and Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Veterans with mTBI. J Sleep Med Disord, 1(1): 1004.

•Gullett, Joseph M., Price, Catherine C., Nguyen, P., Okun, M., Bauer, Russell M., and Bowers, D. (2013). Reliability of Three Benton Judgment of Line Orientation Short Forms in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(7), p. 1167-1178. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2013.827744

•Ford, Anastasia A., Colon-Perez, L., Triplett, W.T., Gullett, J.M., Mareci, T.H., FitzGerald, D.B. (2013). Imaging White Matter in Human Brainstem. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:400. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00400

•Ford, Anastasia, A., Triplett, W.T., Sudhyadhom, A., Gullett, J., McGregor, K., FitzGerald, D.B., Mareci, T.M., White, K., Crosson, B. (2013). Broca’s Area and its Striatal and Thalamic Connections: A Diffusion-MRI Tractography Study. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 7(8), 1-12.

•FitzGerald, David B., Gullett, Joseph M., Levy, Charles E., Crosson, Bruce A. (2011). Delayed Diagnosis of Intracerebral Foreign Body from the Vietnam War. Military Medicine, 176(2), 228-231.

Book Chapters

•Gullett, J.M. (In Press). R.E.M Sleep Behavior Disorder. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

Presentations

•Gullett, Joseph M., Sullan, Molly, Bauer, Russell M., & FitzGerald, David B. Increased Delta Sleep Associated with Central Apnea Events in mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society’s 2016 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. February 2016

•Gullett, Joseph M., Bohsali, Anastasia, Bauer, Russell M., & FitzGerald, David, B. The Gating Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in PTSD Re-Experiencing. Poster presentation at the Malcom Randall VAMC’s Annual Research Day, 2015. With personal presentation to the director of NFSG Veterans Affairs, Thomas Wisnieski.

•Gullett, Joseph M., Bohsali, Anastasia, Bauer, Russell M., & FitzGerald, David B. The Gating Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in PTSD Re-Experiencing. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society’s 2014 meeting in Denver, Co. February 2015.

•T. Kuhn, A. Boutzoukas, J. M. Gullett, A. Ford, P. C. Carney, D. B. FitzGerald, R. M. Bauer. (2015). Altered White Matter Connectivity in Adjacent Medial Temporal Circuits in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Forty-third Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Denver, Colorado

•Gullett, Joseph M., Ford, Anastasia, FitzGerald, David B., Bauer, Russell M. Structural Connectivity of the Hippocampus in mild TBI and PTSD. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Annual Meeting. New York, New York, June 2014.

•T. Kuhn, A. Boutzoukas, J. M. Gullett, A. Ford, P. C. Carney, D. B. FitzGerald, R. M. Bauer. (2014). Altered White Matter Connectivity in Adjacent Medial Temporal Circuits in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Twelfth Annual American Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, New York, New York.

•Gullett, Joseph M., Ford, Anastasia, FitzGerald, David B., Bauer, Russell M. Structural Connectivity of the Hippocampus in mild TBI and PTSD. Poster presentation at PHHP Research Day. Gainesville, FL, March 2014.

•T. Kuhn, A. Boutzoukas, J. M. Gullett, A. Ford, D. B. FitzGerald, P.C. Carney, R. M. Bauer. (2014, February). Temporal Lobe Memory Circuits: White Matter Integrity and Memory Performance in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Forty-Second Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, Washington.

•Gullett, Joseph M., FitzGerald, David B., Bauer, Russell M. Predictors of Pre-deployment Intellectual Ability in OEF/OIF Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Poster presentation at The International Neuropsychological Society’s 2013 meeting in Waikaloa, HI. February, 2013.

•T. Kuhn, J. Gullett, D. Fitzgerald, R. Bauer.  Self-Report Measures of Psychological Distress as Predictors of Cognitive Performance in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (2013, February). Forty-First Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

•Gullett, Joseph M., FitzGerald, David B., Bauer, Russell M. Predictors of Pre-deployment Intellectual Ability in OEF/OIF Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Poster presentation at PHHP Research Day 2013.

•Gullett, Joseph M., Bauer, Russell M., & FitzGerald, David B. Pre-deployment Predictors of PTSD in OEF/OIF Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System Research Day. Gainesville, FL. May 16, 2012.

•Gullett, Joseph M., Price, Catherine C., Nguyen, P., Okun, M., Bauer, Russell M., and Bowers, D. Reliability of a Benton JOLO Short Form in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presentation at The International Neuropsychological Society’s 2011 meeting in Boston, MA. February, 2011.

Memberships and Leadership

•Student Member of American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology; Fall 2012-Present)

•Graduate Assistants United Department Steward (Fall 2014-Present)