Year of Entry – 2019
Program – Clinical Psychology
Adviser – Dr. Julie Suhr
Kendra Pizzonia is a graduate student in clinical psychology completing elective training in neuropsychology. She works with Dr. Julie Suhr in the Behavioral Research and Assessment in Neuropsychology (BRAIN) lab. Broadly, she is interested in understanding various factors that influence cognitive functioning in older adults. Her recent research projects have included exploring gene-gene interactions by cognitive domain in healthy older adults and conducting a systematic review on self-reported strategy use in middle-aged and older adults. Kendra has been involved in additional projects with an aging population including studying the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on working memory performance and investigating the relationship between sleep and cognition. In addition to her work with older adults, Kendra has explored topics relevant to clinical psychology generally such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and during her master’s degree, she studied memory and attention with cognitive neuroscience techniques.
Publications in Progress
Pizzonia, K. L. & Suhr, J. A. (under review). Systematic Review of Correlates of Internal and External Memory Strategy Use in Older Adults.
Allan, N. P., Volarov, M., Koscinski, B., Pizzonia, K. L., Potter, K., Accorso, C., Saulnier, K. G., Ashrafioun, L., Stecker, T., Suhr, J., & Allan, D. M. (under review). Lonely, Anxious, and Uncertain: Critical Risk Factors for Suicidal Desire during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Kan, I.P., Pizzonia, K. L., Mikkelsen, E., & Drummey, A.B., (under review). The continued influence of misinformation: A proposal for elimination.
Peer- Reviewed Publications
Forzano, L.A.B., Sorama, M., O’Keefe, M., Pizzonia, K. L., Howard, T., Dukic, N. (2021). Impulsivity in elementary school children and adult females: Using identical task and procedural parameters. Behavioural Processes, 188(8), 104411.
Pizzonia, K. L., Koscinski, B., Suhr, J. A., Accorso, C., Allan, D. M., & Allan, N. P. (2021).
Insomnia During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Depression and COVID-19- Related Risk Factors. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 50(3), 1-15.
Nachtigal, D., Andrew, K., & Green, B.G. (2018). Selective effects of temperature on the sensory irritation but not taste of NaCl and citric acid. Chemical Senses, 44, 61-68.
Green, B.G., & Andrew, K. (2017). Stimulus-dependent effects of temperature on bitter taste in humans. Chemical Senses, 42, 153-160.
Green, B.G., Alvarado, C., Andrew, K., & Nachtigal, D. (2016). The effect of temperature on umami taste. Chemical Senses, 41, 537-45.
Pizzonia, K. & Suhr, J. A. (2020, December). Systematic Review of Correlates of Internal and External Memory Strategy Use in Older Adults. Know Neuropsychology, Virtual Poster Session.
Pizzonia, K. & Suhr, J. A. (2020, October). Replication of the Predictors of Memory Strategy Use in Healthy Older Adults. National Academy of Neuropsychology, Virtual Conference.
Kan, I.P., Mikkelsen, E.J.V., Drummey, A.B., Andrew, K., & Abdul-Masih, M. (2019, November). An examination of the factors that contribute to the continued influence of misinformation. Poster presented by Ms. Abdul-Masih at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Andrew, K., Drummey, A.B., Gjertsen, A.R., & Kan, I.P. (2019, November). Effects of pre- existing knowledge and scene boundary on temporal memory. Lecture presented by Dr. Kan at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Bershad, M., Lane, J., Andrew, K., Wolk, D., & Mechanic-Hamilton, D. (2019, February). Pilot mCAPP study: Early detection of AD-related cognitive change with the mobile cognitive app performance program (mCAPP). Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New York, NY.
Andrew, K., Drummey, A.B., Mozel, A., Cushing, K., & Kan, I.P. (2018, November). The role of prior knowledge on memory for temporal information. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.
Kan, I.P., Drummey, A.B., Andrew, K., & Cushing, K. (2018, November). Individual differences in fast mapping. Lecture presented by Dr. Kan at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.