Ohio University

Matthew Scanlin

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Graduate Student
Porter 200

Year of Entry

Fall 2011

Program

Experimental Health Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Peggy Zoccola

Research Interests

Health psychology; public health; blood donation; drug addiction; stress; rumination; emotion regulation; cardiovascular health; cortisol; health disparities; program evaluation; behavior change theories; survey development

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2019 (expected) Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Ohio University.
    Major: Health Psychology
    Dissertation: The effects of stress-related rumination versus distraction on nicotine cravings and latency to smoke among nicotine-deprived smokers
  • 2017 MPH, Public Health, Ohio University
  • 2015 M.S., Experimental Psychology, Ohio University
    Major: Health Psychology
    Thesis: The effects of a hydration intervention on cardiac function, autonomic activity, and cerebral oxygenation during phlebotomy
  • 2010 Graduate Certificate, Healthcare Management, University of Vermont
  • 2008 B.S., Biology, Saint Michael’s College
  • 2008 B.A., Psychology, Saint Michael’s College

Certifications

  • 2017-Present Certified in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners, Identification number: 13526
  • Digital certificate
  • 2017-Present Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Identification number: 29181

Awards and Honors

  • 2008 Sigma Xi Inductee
  • 2007 Psi Chi Inductee
  • 2004-2007 Stephen Philips Memorial National Scholarship, $16,000, Awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating financial need, academic success, community service, a strong work ethic, and leadership

Grants and Funding

  • 2018 Graduate Student Research Fund, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University, $1,000
    Title: The effects of stress-related rumination versus distraction on nicotine cravings and latency to smoke among nicotine-deprived smokers
  • 2017 Graduate Student Competitive Research Fund, Psychology Department, Ohio University, $400
    Title: The effects of a smoking cessation intervention on beliefs, attitudes, emotions, intentions and behaviors related to smoking
  • 2013 Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, Graduate College, Ohio University, $500
  • 2012 Student Enhancement Award, Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Ohio University, Athens, $5,871
    Title: The effect of a pre-donation hydration intervention on cerebral oxygenation, cardiac function, and donor experience

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Manigault, A. W., Figueroa, W., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, , A., Woody, A., Sinegar, S., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R. C., Zoccola, P. M. (2018). When family matters most: A test of the association between sexual minority identity disclosure context and diurnal cortisol in sexual minority young adults. Psychosomatic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000625

Zoccola, P. M., Manigault, A. W., Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R. C. (2017). Trait rumination predicts elevated evening cortisol in sexual and gender minority young adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11), 1365. doi:10.3390/ijerph14111365

Manigault, A. W., Figueroa, W., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, , A., Woody, A., Sinegar, S., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R. C., Zoccola, P. M. (2017). A test of the association between mindfulness subcomponents and diurnal cortisol patterns. Mindfulness, 9(3), 897-904. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0829-4

VanderKaay-Tomasulo, M. M., Scanlin, M. C., & Patterson, S. M. (2017). The effects of nicotine and nicotine abstinence on stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity: do habitual and light/intermittent cigarette smokers differ? Journal of Psychophysiology, 31(3), 116-133. doi: 10.1027/0269-8803/a000174

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

* Denotes Undergraduate Trainee Co-Author

Manigault, A., Scanlin, M., Hamilton, K., Hollenbeck, C., Slepian, M., Strauss, C., Haynes, E., Bryant, A., Thiessen, C., Woody, A., Shorey, R., Zoccola, P. (2018, March). Participation in a 6-week mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention uniquely predicts blood pressure recovery from repeated acute stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Louisville, KY.

Manigault, A., Figueroa, W., Hollenbeck, C., *Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R. C., & Zoccola, P. (2017, May). To monitor or to accept: how subcomponents of mindfulness are differentially associated with diurnal rhythms of cortisol secretion in sexual minority young adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Manigault, A., *Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R., & Zoccola, P. M. (2017, March). Sexual minority identity disclosure predicts psychiatric symptoms and diurnal cortisol in sexual minority young adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Sevilla, Spain.

Scanlin, M., Wilkinson, M., Mente, L., Hamilton, K., Hollenbeck, C. R., Zoccola, P., Wilson, T., & Patterson, S. M. (2016, March). The autonomic and hemodynamic effects of a hydration intervention during a phlebotomy procedure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Scanlin, M., Kowalsky, J. M., Wilkinson, M., Mente, L., Wilson, T., France, C. R., & Patterson, S. M. (2016, March). Cardiovascular and cerebral oxygenation reactivity to applied muscle tension among presyncopal reactors and non-reactors to a phlebotomy procedure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Scanlin, M. C. & Patterson, S. M. (2015, April). Development and validation of the barriers to hydration index (BHI). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

Wilkinson, M., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., & Patterson, S. M. (2015, March). Nocturnal cardiac autonomic function predicts cognitive processing speed. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, GA.

Scanlin, M. C., Wilkinson, M., Mente, L., Wilson, T., & Patterson, S. M. (2014, April). Physiological reactions to a hydration intervention during a laboratory simulated blood donation procedure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Ovre, C. D., Scanlin, M. C., Trost, Z., *Ball, K. N., Austin, A. W., Patterson, S. M. (2013, March). Trait fear and avoidance as predictors of pain tolerance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Scanlin, M. C., Ovre, C. D., *Ball, K. N., Austin, A. W., & Patterson, S. M. (2013, March). The effect of attention strategy on experienced pain during the cold pressor task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Murphy, M. J., Gidycz, C. A., & Scanlin, M. (2012, August). Reliability and validity of the sexual experiences survey – short forms victimization & perpetration. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Johnson, S. M., Murphy, M. J., Edwards, K. M., Gidycz, C. A., Scanlin, M., & Hudson, J. (2012, August). Sexual experiences survey: participant reactions to internet versus paper/pencil. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Saulsgiver, K. A., Patrick, M., Dunn, K., Sigmon, S., Brown, B., Newth, A., Scanlin, M. C., Heil, S., & Higgins, S. (2010, May). Using contingency management to enhance success in outpatient detoxifications among prescription opioid abusers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.

Saulsgiver, K. A., Dunn, K., Patrick, M., Sigmon, S., Newth, A., Scanlin, M. C., & Higgins, S. (2010, June). Gender differences in treatment-seeking prescription opioid abusers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the College on the Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, AZ.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Scanlin, M. C. (2018, April). The effects of stress-related rumination versus distraction on nicotine cravings, and latency to smoke among nicotine-deprived smokers. Invited speaker for the 3-Minute Thesis/Dissertation Presentation Session for the annual conference of the Society for Public Health Education, Columbus, OH.

Scanlin, M. C. & Cooper, M. (2017, August). Preparedness for and responding to a mosquito-borne virus infection outbreak in Athens, Ohio. Invited speaker for the 4-H Youth program at Wayne National Forest Headquarters, Nelsonville, OH.

Scanlin, M. C. (2017, March). The association between socioeconomic status and stress. Invited guest lecturer for Dr. Peggy Zoccola’s human stress course, Psychology Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Scanlin, M. C. (2013, May). The effects of a hydration intervention on physiological responses to blood donation. Invited research presentation for the Every Area Talk Series for the Psychology Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Scanlin, M. C. (2008, April). The effects of acute psychological stress on cardiovascular reactivity and renal excretion in a sample of habitual cigarette smokers and chippers. Invited research presentation for the Honors Symposium, Saint Michael’s College, Burlington, VT.

Research Experience

  • 2015-Present Co-Investigator, Psychosocial Processes and Health Laboratory, Ohio University,
    Supervisor: Dr. Peggy Zoccola
    Across multiple psychophysiological research projects, responsibilities include hypothesis generation, study design, data collection and analysis, training and mentoring undergraduate assistants, and writing manuscripts.
  • 2011-2015 Co-Investigator, Psychohematology Laboratory, Ohio University
    Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Patterson
    Across multiple psychophysiological research projects, responsibilities included hypothesis generation, study design, data collection and analysis, training and mentoring undergraduate assistants, and writing manuscripts.
  • 2010-2011 Full-Time, Paid Research-Assistant, Addictive Behaviors, Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh
    Supervisor: Dr. Eric Donny
    Across multiple rodent studies, responsibilities included caring for rodents in compliance with IACUC regulations, conducting operant chamber sessions, performing subcutaneous and intraperitoneal drug injections, and training undergraduate assistants. Across multiple studies with human participants, responsibilities included data collection, and training undergraduate assistants.
  • 2008-2010 Full-Time, Paid Research-Assistant, Substance Abuse Treatment Center, University of Vermont
    Supervisor: Dr. Stacey Sigmon
    Assisted on an outpatient buprenorphine detox study for opioid-dependent adults. Responsibilities included data collection, using an immunoassay machine to complete drug screens, assisting on Community Reinforcement Approach therapy (i.e., helping clients with practical needs such as finding jobs), and training new staff.
  • 2006-2008 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Psychophysiology Laboratory, St. Michael’s College
    Supervisor: Dr. Melissa VanderKaay-Tomasulo
    Across several psychophysiological studies, responsibilities included hypothesis generation, study design, and data collection and analysis.

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of Record, Psychology Department, Ohio University
    Responsibilities included independently planning and teaching the following undergraduate courses:
    Physiological Psychology (3 Sections: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2016)
    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (1 Section: Spring 2015)
    Human Psychophysiology (1 Section: Fall 2015)
  • Graduate Assistant, Psychology Department, Ohio University
    Responsibilities included grading assignments and exams for the following undergraduate courses:
    Human Psychophysiology (2011, 2012, 2013)
    Physiological Psychology (2012, 2013, 2014)
    Psychology of Health and Illness (2012)
    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (2013)
    Sensation and Perception (2013)

Professional Experience

  • 2018-Present Intern, Health Education Department within the Athens City-County Public Health Department
    Supervisors: Jack Pepper, R.S., and Ruth Dudding, BS, CHES
    Coleading the 2018 Athens County community health assessment to identify the prevalence of acute and chronic diseases, barriers to healthcare, and health disparities within Athens County, Ohio.
    Responsibilities include community engagement, study design, data collection, data analysis, and writing reports.
  • 2017 Intern, Environmental Health Department within the Athens City-County Public Health Department
    Supervisors: Jack Pepper, R.S., and Michael Cooper, R.S., REHS
    Implemented a mosquito surveillance and control program in Athens County, Ohio.
    Responsibilities included educating the public about mosquitoes, participating in meetings with health officials and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), trapping mosquitos, entering data in a geographic information systems (GIS) database, analyzing GIS data, and writing a report to the OEPA.
  • 2006-2009 Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician and Crew Chief, Saint. Michael’s Fire and Rescue Department
    Supervisor: Leslie Lindquist, MHS
    Responsibilities included supervising and training other ambulance crew members, directing patient care, performing CPR and various drug administrations (e.g., intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, inhalation, oral, and intra-nasal), bandaging, advanced airway management, splinting, and radio communications.

Professional Activities and Service

  • Professional Affiliations
    American Psychological Association,
    American Psychosomatic Society
    Society of Behavioral Medicine,
    Society for Public Health Education,
    Ohio Society for Public Health Education,
    Ohio Public Health Association
  • Professional Committee Memberships
    Society for Public Health Education’s Advocacy and Resolutions Committee, 2018-present
    Ohio Public Health Association’s Student Section Committee, 2017-Present
    Editorial Board Membership Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2018-Present
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer Ohio Journal of Public Health, Manuscript Reviewer, 2018-Present
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, Manuscript Co-Reviewer with Advisor, 2018
    Society for Public Health Education, Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting, 2018
    Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, Judge for Poster Competition, 2018
    American Psychosomatic Society, Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Departmental Service
    Member of the Graduate Student Representative Committee, Psychology Department, Ohio University, 2012-2016
    Student Representative for the Experimental Psychology Section’s Faculty Meetings, Psychology Department, Ohio University, 2012-2016

Professional Development Activities

  • Summer Evaluation Institute
    Workshops hosted by the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA, June 2018
  • Teaching Diversity in the Classroom/Workplace
    Workshop at the Psychology Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH, March 2018
  • From Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility: What is the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
    Workshop hosted by The Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity and the Ohio Society for Public Health Education, Columbus, OH, December 2017
  • Geographic Information Systems Data Collection and Analysis
    Workshop at the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Columbus, OH, August 2017
  • Using Technology and Social Media in the Classroom
    Workshop at the Psychology Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH, April 2017
  • Online Teaching Tips
    Workshop at the Psychology Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH, September 2016
  • Classroom Management Tips
    Workshop hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University, September 2016
  • Heart Rate Variability Analyses with Kubios Software
    Workshop hosted by Dr. Julian Thayer and Dr. Julian Koenig at Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, May 2014