Lindsey (Gabrielle) Altomare, M.A.

Biography

Lindsey (Gabrielle) Altomare graduated from Washington College in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Criminology.  In 2015, she graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and an emphasis in neuroscience.  While in Manhattan, she completed her fieldwork at New York University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as a psychometrist under the supervision of Dr. Stella Karantzoulis.  She worked at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center on a study using psychophysiological measures to test for biomarkers of PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  At Bellevue Hospital, she held two research assistant positions.  The first, in the Department of Psychiatry, was part of a study attempting to parse out predictive factors for the development of PTSD following a potentially traumatic injury.  The second was in the Department of Neurosurgery under the supervision of Dr. Uzma Samadani (who recently relocated to the University of Minnesota).  The lab’s ongoing research involves developing eye-tracking technology as a diagnostic tool for concussions and other neurological events.  At the University of Florida, she is in the neuropsychology track under the mentorship of Dr. William Perlstein in the Clinical-Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.  Her upcoming work will be focused on intra-individual variability in TBI which is revealed through EEG measures of behavioral task performance.

Research Interests

Gabrielle’s primary research interests involve the use of psychophysiological measures to better understand detection and recovery from TBI.

Publications and Presentations

Samadani, U., Meng, L., Meng, Q., Laska, E., Ritlop, R., Kolecki, R., Reyes, M., Altomare, L., Sone, J. Y.,  Adem, A., Huang, P., Kondiolka, D., Wall, S., Frangos, S., & Marmar, C. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of an eye movement tracking-based biomarker for concussion. Concussion, 7-20. doi:10.2217/cnc.15.3

Samadani, U., Ritlop, R., Reyes, M., Nehrbass, E., Li, M., Lamm, E., Schneider,  J., Shimunov,  D., Sava, M., Kolecki, R., Burris, P., Altomare, L.,  Mehmood, T., Smith, T., Huang, J. H., McStay, C., Todd, S. R., Qian, M., Kondziolka, D., Wall, S., & Huang, P. (2015). Eye tracking detects disconjugate eye movements associated with structural traumatic brain injury and concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma, 32, 1-9. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3687

Manuscript in Preparation: Methadone is associated with decreased spontaneous pupil velocity and variability during eye tracking while watching a film clip.

Robeson, L., Altomare, L., Moulden, W., McClellan, K., Hintz, G., & Siemen, J. (2014, March). Effects of sibling number, gender, and attachment of college risk-taking behaviors. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA

Miskiel, E., Murray, C., & Altomare, L. G. (2013, March). Induced frustration reduces performance on a subsequent cognitive task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York.

Professional Memberships

Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Member, American Psychological Association