Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety
 

Presentations (Sample Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts)

**Brinkman, H.R., **Borges, A.M., *Gong, A., **Yang, M., Leyro, T.M. (2020, April) Does the Vagus Nerve Promote Self-Regulation in Daily Smokers.  Poster accepted to present at the 8th annual meeting of the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction. San Diego, California

Burr, E.K., O’Keeffe, B., *Kibbey, M.M., Leyro, T.M., & Farris, S.G. (2019, March). Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Relation to Cigarette Smoking for Weight, Shape, and Appetite Control: The Role of Distress Intolerance. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), in Chicago, IL.

**Yang, M., Costagliola, O., Xu, X., & Leyro, T.M. (2019, April). Validation of the Barkley Deficit Executives Functioning Scale – Short-Form in Substance Users. Poster accepted to present at the 2019 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting. Providence, RI.

**Yang, M-J., **Borges, A. & Leyro, T.M. (2019, April). The role of Distress Tolerance and Vagal Functioning in Attentional Bias among Daily Smokers. In J. Buckman and A. Bechtholt (Chairs). Grant-funded Student Research on Biological Markers of Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Substance Use. Symposium to present at the 2019 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting, Providence, RI.

*Levine, D., **Versella, M., & Leyro, T.M. (2019, March). An Ecological Momentary Assessment of the Role of Marijuana Use and Depressive Symptomology on State Affect Among Frequent Users. Poster to be presented at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

*V. Sawhney, **Yang, M-J., & Leyro, T.M. (2018, November). Indirect Effect of Childhood Trauma on Psychopathology through Distress Intolerance. Poster accepted to the 52nd Annual Convention of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive

*Kibbey, M.M., **Borges, A.M., Leyro, T.M. (2018, November) Anxiety sensitivity moderates the effects of beliefs about abstinence on cigarette smoking following a quit attempt. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D.C.

**Versella, M & Leyro, T.M. (2018, February). The Relation between Distress Tolerance and Withdrawal, Craving, and Lapse Outcomes during Early Nicotine Abstinence. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD.

**Borges, A.M, Yang, M-J., & Leyro, T.M. (2017, May). The examination of the relation between physiological and psychological components of stress reactivity and recovery in cigarette smokers. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

**Versella, M., Lin, C., Pope, I., Botti, M., & Leyro, T.M. (2017, May). The Development
and Validation of a Measure of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Use Motives
. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

**Eckland, N., Leyro, T., Mendes, W.B., & Thompson, R. J. (2017, April) Psychophysiological Responses to Social Stress Predict Other’s Emotional Perceptions. Poster to be presented at the fourth annual meeting of the Society for Affective Science, Boston, MA.

*indicates graduate student or post-doctoral trainee **indicates undergraduate advisee

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