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Dr. Kate Brody Nooner, Principal Investigator

We have been conducting grant-funded research with undergraduate and graduate students since 2009.

Publications from the Trauma and Resilience Lab are at the intersection of childhood adversity, brain development, and substance use.

* Designates Student Author

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Meruelo A.D., Brumback T., Pelham W.E., Wade N.E., Thomas M.L., Coccaro E.F., Nooner K.B., Brown S.A., Tapert S.F., Mrug S. (2024). How do Anger and Impulsivity Impact Fast-Food Consumption in Transitional Age Youth? AJPM Focus, 3, 100208. DOI:10.1016/j.focus.2024.100208


Nooner, K.B. (2023). Navigating Complexities: Insights for Psychologists in the Evolving Mental Health Landscape. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 49, 1-3. DOI: 10.1007/s42843-023-00097-6.

Ottino-González J., Cupertino R. B., Cao Z., Hahn S., Pancholi D., Albaugh M. D., Brumback T., Baker F.C., Brown S.A., Clark D.B., de Zambotti M., Goldston D.B., Luna B., Nagel B. J., Nooner K. B., Pohl K. M., Tapert S. F., Thompson W. K., Jernigan T. L., Conrod P., Mackey S., & Garavan H, (2023). Brain structural covariance network features are robust markers of early heavy alcohol use. Addiction. 119, 113-124. DOI:10.1111/add.16330.

Jones, S. A., Morales, A. M., Harman, G., Dominguez-Savage, K. A., Gilbert, S., Baker, F., de Zambotti, M., Sullivan, E. V., Pfefferbaum, A., Pohl, K. M., Goldston, D., Nooner, K., Clark, D. B., Luna, B., Brown, S. A., Tapert, S. F., & Nagel, B. J., (2023). Associations between alcohol use and sex-specific maturation of subcortical gray matter morphometry from adolescence to adulthood: Replication across two longitudinal samples. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 63, 101294. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2023.101294. PMCID: PMC10497992.  

*Butler, L. & Nooner, K. B., (2023). The Link Between Suicidality and Electroencephalography Asymmetry: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, 21, 419-428. DOI: 10.9758/cpn.22.1043.

Kiss, O., Goldstone, A., de Zambotti, M., Yuksel, D., Hasler, B. P., Franzen, P. L., Brown, S. A., De Bellis, M. D., Nagel, B. J., Nooner, K. B., Tapert, S. F., Colrain, I. M., Clark, D. B., and Baker, F. C., (2023). Effects of emerging alcohol use on developmental trajectories of functional sleep measures in adolescents.  Sleep. 46, 9. DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsad113.

*Arwood, Z. N. & Nooner, K. B., (2023). Adverse Childhood Experiences and Binge Drinking in Adolescence: The Role of Impulsivity and PTSD Symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s40817-022-00135-z

Nooner, K.B., *Meiers, G., *Treadwell, T., *Butler, L., (2023). Changes in EEG Alpha Associated with Childhood Neglect and Adolescent Alcohol Use. Changes in EEG Alpha Associated with Childhood Neglect and Adolescent Alcohol Use. Child Maltreatment, 28, 297-306. DOI: 10.1177/10775595221098029 


Zhao, Q., Wang, K., Kiss, O., Yuksel, D., Massimilian, D. Z., Clark, D. B., Goldston, D., Nooner, K. B., Brown, S. A., Tapert, S.F., Thompson, W. K., Nagel, B. J., Pfefferbaum, A., Sullivan, E.V., Pohl *, K. M., Baker, F. C., (2022). Bedtime and Effective Coping Skills Predict a Return to Low-Risk of Depression in Young Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 10300. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191610300

Sullivan, E. V., Thompson, W. K., Brumback, T., Prouty, D., Tapert, S. F., Brown, S. A., De Bellis, M.D., Nooner, K.B., Baker, F.C., Colrain, I.M. Clark, D.B., Nagel, B.J., Pohl, K.M., & Pfefferbaum, A. (2022). Prior test experience confounds longitudinal tracking of adolescent cognitive and motor development. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 22(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1186/s12874-022-01606-9

Hasler,  B.P., Graves, J. L., Wallace,  M.L., Claudatos, S., Franzen, P.L., Nooner, K.B., Brown, S.A., Tapert, S.F., Baker, F.C., & Clark, D.B., (2022) Reported Sleep, and Circadian Characteristics Predict Alcohol and Cannabis Use: A Longitudinal Analysis of the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence Study. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.46, 848-860. DOI:10.1111/acer.14808. DOI:10.1111/acer.14808

Lorkiewicz, S.A., Baker, F.C., Muller-Oehring, E.M., Haas, A., Wickham, R.E., Sassoon, S.A., Clark, D.B., Nooner, K.B., Tapert, S.F., Brown, S.A., & Schulte, T. (2022). A Longitudinal Examination of Alcohol-Related Blackouts as a Predictor of Changes in Learning, Memory, and Executive Function in Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Addictive Disorders, 13.  DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.866051

Pelham, W.E., Yuksel, D., Baker, F.C., Tapert, S.F., Pohl, K.M., Thompson, W.K., Podhajsky, S., Reuter, C., Zhao, Q., Eberson-Shumate, S.C., Clark, D.B., Goldston, D.B., Nagel, B.J., Nooner, K.B., & Brown, S.A. (2022). Did the acute impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drinking or nicotine use persist? Evidence from a cohort of emerging adults followed for up to nine years. Addictive Behaviors, 131, 107313 DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107313


Alzueta, E., Podhajsky, S., Zhao, Q., Tapert, S.F., Thompson, W.K., de Zambotti, M., Yuskel, D., Kiss, O., Wang, R., Volpe, L., Prouty, D., Colrain, I.M., Clark, D.B., Goldston, D.B., Nooner, K.B., De Bellis, M.D., Brown, S.A., Nagel, B.J., Pfefferbaum, A., Sullivan, E.V., Baker, F.C., & Pohl K.M. (2021). Risk for Depression Tripled during COVID-19 Pandemic in Emerging Adults Followed for the Last 8 Years. Psychological Medicine, 1-8.

Infante M.A., Eberson S.C., Zhang Y., Brumback T., Brown S.A., Colrain I.M., Baker F.C., Clark D.B., De Bellis M., Goldston D., Nagel B.J., Nooner K.B., Zhao Q., Pohl K.M., Sullivan E.V., Pfefferbaum A., Tapert S.F., Thompson W.K. (2021). Adolescent binge drinking is associated with accelerated decline of gray matter volume. Cerebral Cortex.

Lannoy, S., Pfefferbaum, A., Le Berre, A.P., Thompson, W., Brumback, T., Schulte, T., Pohl, P.M., De Bellis, M.D., Nooner, K.B., Baker, F.C. Prouty, D., Colrain, I.M., Nagel, B.J., Brown, S.A., Clark, D.B., Tapert, S.F., Sullivan, E.V., & Müller-Oehring, E.M. (2021). Growth trajectories of cognitive and motor control in adolescence: How much is development and how much is practice? Neuropsychology, 45, 188-196.

McCabe, C. J., Wall, T. L., Gonzalez, M. R., Meruelo A. D., Eberson-Shumate, S. C., Clark, D. B., Nooner, K. B., Brown S. A., & Tapert, S. F. (2021). Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 1-16.

Nooner, K.B., Chung, T., Feldsein Ewing, S.W., Brumback, T., *Arwood, Z., Tapert, S.F., Brown, S.A., & Cottler, L.B. (2021). Retaining Adolescent and Young Adult Participants in Research during a Pandemic: Best Practices from Two Large-Scale Developmental Neuroimaging Studies (NCANDA and ABCD). Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1-8. 

Cummins, K.M., Brumback, T., Chung, T. Moore, R.C., Henthorn, T., Eberson, S., Lopez, A., Sarkissayan, T., Nooner, K.B., Brown, S.A., & Tapert, S.F. (2021). Frequent continuous mobile assessment of health behaviors in a multi-year study: acceptability, validity, and engagement with mNCANDA. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 9, e24472.

Zhao Q., Sullivan E.V., Honnorat N., Adeli E., Podhajsky S., De Bellis M.D., Nooner K.B., Voyvodic J., Baker F.C., Colrain I.M., Tapert S.F., Brown S.A., Thompson W.K., Nagel B.J., Clark D.B., Pfefferbaum A., Pohl K.M. (2021). Young Teens Who Initiate Heavy Drinking Risk Deviant Fiber Tract Development in Frontal Brain Systems. JAMA Psychiatry, 78, 407-415.

Nooner, K.B., De Bellis, M.D., Clark D.B., Thompson, W.K. & Brumback, T. (2021). Longitudinal Impact of Life Events on Adolescent Binge Drinking in the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA). Substance Use & Misuse55, 1846-1855. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1768549

Zhao, Q., Sullivan, E.V., Muller-Oehring, E., Honnorat, N., Adeli, E., Pdhajsky, S., Baker, F.C., Colrain, I.M., Prouty, D., Tapert S.F., Brown, S.A., Meloy, M.J., Brumback, T., Nagel, B.J., Morales, A., Clark, D.B., Luna, B., De Bellis, M.D., Nooner, K.B., Voyvodic, J., Pfefferbaum, D., & Pohl, K.M., (2020). Adolescent alcohol use disrupts functional neurodevelopment in sensation seeking girls. Addiction Biologye12914, 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/adb.12914

De Bellis, M.D., Nooner, K.B., Brumback, T., Clark, D.B., Tapert, S.F., & Brown, S.A. (2020) Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Predict Transition to Future Adolescent and Young Adult Moderate to Heavy Drinking in the NCANDA Sample. Current Addiction Reports. 7, 99-107. DOI: 10.1007/s40429-020-00303-1

Silveira, S.J., Shah, R., Nooner, K.B., Nagel, B.J., Tapert, S.F., De Bellis, M.D., & Mishra, J. (2020). Impact of Childhood Trauma on Executive Function in Adolescence - Mediating Functional Brain Networks and Prediction of High-Risk Drinking. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 5, 499–509. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.01.011

*Meiers, G., Nooner, K., De Bellis, M.D., Debnath, R. & Tang, A. (2020). Alpha EEG Asymmetry, Childhood Maltreatment, and Problem Behaviors: A Pilot Home-Based Study. Child Abuse & Neglect. 101, 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104358


De Bellis, M.D., Nooner, K.B., Sheid, J.M. & Cohen, J.A. (2019). Depression in Maltreated Children & Adolescents. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, 28, 289-302.

De Bellis, M.D., Morey, R.A., Nooner, K.B., Wooley, D.P., Haswell, C.C. & Hooper, S.R. (2019). A pilot study of neurocognitive function and brain structures in adolescents with alcohol use disorders: Does maltreatment history matter? Child Maltreatment, 24, 374-388. 

Nooner, K. B., Hooper, S. R., & De Bellis, M. D. (2018). An Examination of Sex Differences on Neurocognitive Functioning and Behavior Problems in Maltreated Youth. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10, 435-443. 


Clark D.B., Chung T., Martin C.S., Hasler B.P., Fitzgerald D.H., Luna B., Brown S.A., Tapert S.F., Brumback T., Cummins K., Pfefferbaum A., Sullivan E.V., Pohl K.M., Colrain I.M., Baker F.C., Bellis M.D.D., Nooner K.B. & Nagel B.J. (2017) Adolescent Executive Dysfunction in Daily Life: Relationships to Risks, Brain Structure and Substance Use. Frontiers Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 223. 

Nooner, K.B. & *Kerupetski, K. (2017). Improving Access to Brain-Based Assessment: A Pilot Study of Mobile EEG. Journal of Neuroinformatics and Neuroimaging, 2, 1-6.

*Schaefer, L. M. & Nooner, K. B. (2017). A dimensional examination of eating disorder symptoms in relation to cognitive process: An event-related potentials study. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Rese, 1-14.

*Schaefer, L. M. & Nooner, K. B. (2017). Brain Function Associated with Cooccurring Trauma and Depression Symptoms in College Students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 1-16.

Nooner, K. B., *Leaberry, K. D., Keith, J. R., & Ogle, R. L. (2016). Clinic Outcome Assessment of a Brief Course Neurofeedback for Childhood ADHD Symptoms. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-9.


Nooner, K., & *Schaefer, L. M., (2015). A Pilot Investigation of Media Multitasking and Trauma Symptoms Among Adolescents. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 1-10.

McGinn, L. Nooner, K., Cohen, J., & *Leaberry, K., (2015). The Role of Early Experience and Cognitive Vulnerability: Presenting a Unified Model of the Etiology of Panic. Cognitive Therapy & Research. 1-12.

Briggs, E., Nooner, K. & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2014). Assessment of Childhood PTSD. In M. Friedman, T. Keane, & P. Resick (Eds.), Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice, (p. 391-405). New York: The Guilford Press.


Nooner, K., Mennes, M., *Brown, S., Castellanos, F., Leventhal, B., Milham, M., & Colcombe, S. (2013). Relationship of Trauma Symptoms to Amygdala-Based Functional Brain Changes in Adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 1-4.

Nooner, K. & *Leaberry, K. (2013). Trauma Symptoms and Executive Functioning in Children: A Pilot Report on Depression and Anxiety as Mediators. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment, 2, 4.

Nooner, K., Colcombe, S., Tobe, R., et al., Milham, M. (2012). The NKI-Rockland Sample: A Model for Accelerating the Pace of Discovery Science in Psychiatry. Frontiers in Neuroscience Methods.

Nooner, K., Linares, O., Batinjane, J., Kramer, R., Silva, R., & Cloitre, M. (2012). Factors Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescence. Trauma,Violence, & Abuse, 13, 3. 

Chabernaud, C., Mennes, M., Kelly, C., Nooner, K., Di Martino, A., Castellanos, F.X., & Milham, M. (2012). Dimensional and Categorical Brain-behavior Relationships in Children with ADHD and Healthy Controls. Biological Psychiatry, 71, 434-442.


Cloitre, M., Stovall-McClough, C.K., Nooner, K., Zorbas, P., Cherry, S., Jackson, C.L., Gan, W., & Petkova E. (2010). Treatment for PTSD related to Childhood Abuse: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 915-24. 

McGinn, L.K, Jerome, Y., & Nooner, K. (2010). Family Functioning and Anxiety in School Age Children: The Mediating Role of Control Cognitions. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3, 228-244.

Nooner, K., Litrownik A., Thompson, R., Margolis B., English,D., Knight, E., Everson, M.,& Roesch, S. (2010). Latent Class Analysis of a New Self-Report Measure of Physicaland Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34, 146-154.

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