Invited Talks

  • Evans, J. (2014) The Contribution of Cerebral Metabolic Dysfunction to Neuropsychological, Mood, and Life Satisfaction Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Oral presentation and question and answer session at the UCLA Neuropsychology Seminar, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Evans, J. (2012) Brain Vasculature and the Meninges. Oral presentation and question and answer session at the Vanderbilt University Neuropsychology and Neuroanatomy Grand Rounds, Nashville, TN.
  • Kroh, J., Ghosh, N., Snyder, E., Obenaus, A., Ashwal, S. (2010) Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSC) Implantation to Ameliorate Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury (HII) in Rats. Oral presentation and question and answer session at the Loma Linda University William James Competition for Excellence in Research, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Kroh, J., Ghosh, N., Snyder, E., Obenaus, A., Ashwal, S. (2009) Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSC) Implantation to Ameliorate Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury (HII) in Rats. Oral presentation and question and answer session at the Stroke Symposium at Society For Neuroscience’s (SFN) annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Selected Research Publications/ Presentations

  • Evans, J., Simon, D., Corbett, B. (2013). Physiological Stress and the MRI Environment in Children with Autism. Poster Presented at the 2013 Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center Research Forum, Nashville, TN.
  • Evans, J., Hanson, E., Norseth, C., Bartnik-Olson, B., Ropacki, S. (2013). The Influence of Neuropsychological Performance on Cerebral Metabolism Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) 41st Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI.
  • Norseth, C., Evans, J., Hanson, E., Ropacki, S., Bartnik-Olson, B. (2013). The Influence of Language and Mental Flexibility on Cerebral Metabolism Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) 41st Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI.
  • Lima, E., Evans, J., Hanson, E., Ropacki, S., Bartnik-Olson, B. (2013). The Influence of Mood, Quality of Life, and Coping Style on Cerebral Metabolism Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 34th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Norseth, C., Evans, J., Hanson, E., Ropacki, S., Bartnik-Olson, B. (2013). The Influence of Attention on Cerebral Metabolism Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 34th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Corbett, B., Simon, D., Swain, D., Evans, J. (2012). Examination of theBiobehavioral Profiles of Autism to Better Understand Factors that Enhance or Diminish the Response to Social and Nonsocial Stress. Poster Presented at the 2012Vanderbilt Brain Institute Research Forum, Nashville, TN.
  • Baerresen, K., Kroh-Evans, J., Thorndyke, E., Hanson, E., Bartnik Olson, B., Ropacki, S. (2012). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression, Mediated by Perceived Quality of Life. Poster presentation presented at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thorndyke, E., Kroh-Evans, J., Baerresen, K., Hanson, E., Bartnik Olson, B., Ropacki, S. (2012). Perceived Quality of Life as a Mediator of Anxiety Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Ropacki, S., Hanson, E., Kroh-Evans, J. (2012). The Impact of Coping Strategy on Quality of Life after Mild traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presented at 2012 TBI Research Forum Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Kroh-Evans, J., Hanson, E., Bartnik Olson, B., Ropacki, S. (2012). Perceived Quality of Life as a Mediator of Neuropsychological and Psychological Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting, Montreal, CA.
  • Evans, J. (2011). Neuropsychological, Psychosocial, and Mood Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Retrieved from ProQuest.
  • Dulcich, M., Hartman, R., Gifford, P., Molinaro, C., Luo-Owen, X., Kroh, J., Gridley, D., Bellinger, D. (2011) Aging and stress effects on behavioral outcomes and tumor growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity (BBI), 25, S229.
  • Bartnik Olson, B. L., Kroh, J., Ropacki, S., Tong, K., Ashwal, S., Wong, V., Holshouser, B. (2011). Decreased NAA/Cr in the subcortical nuclei of adolescents with persistent neurocognitive deficits following a mild traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation at the National Neurotrauma Symposium (NNS), Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Dulcich, M., Hartman, R., Gifford, P., Molinaro, C., Luo, X., Kroh, J., Gridley, D., Bellinger, D. (2011) Aging and stress effects on behavioral outcomes and tumor growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer. Poster presentation at Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Kroh, J., Adami, A., Tone, B., Turenius, C., Obenaus, A., Ashwal, S. (2010) Human Neural Stem Cell Implantation in Hypoxic- Ischemic Injury: Serial Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Poster presentation at the Loma Linda University Postgraduate Convention (APC), Loma Linda, CA.
  • Kroh, J., Adami, A., Tone, B., Turenius, C., Obenaus, A., Ashwal, S. (2010) Serial Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Monitor Human Stem Cell Implantation in Neonatal Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the University of California Riverside (UCR) Stem Cell Core Facility Grand Opening, Riverside, CA.
  • Kroh, J., Ghosh, N., Snyder, E., Obenaus, A., Ashwal, S. (2009) Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSC) Implantation to Ameliorate Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury (HII) in Rats. Abstract published in the Society For Neuroscience’s “Hot Topic of Neuroscience” press release.
  • Kamper, J., Brody, D.L., Parsadanian, A., Esparza, T.E., Schwetye, K.E., Barrera, K., Dulcich, M., Kroh, J., Hartoonian, N., Hartman, R.E. (2009) Long-term behavioral assessment in two mouse models of juvenile TBI. Poster presentation at the National Neurotrauma Symposium (NNS), Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Kamper, J., Brody, D.L., Parsadanian, A., Esparza, T.E., Schwetye, K.E., Barrera, K., Dulcich, M., Kroh, J., Hartoonian, N., Hartman, R.E. (2009) Longitudinal behavioral assessment of neonatal and juvenile TBI in mice. Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience’s (SFN) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Lyon, M., Kroh, J., Nguyen, T., McClure, W. (2007) Animal Prenatal Stress Model of Schizophrenia Increases NOS-Containing Neurons in Peduncolopontine/ Laterodorsal Tegmental Complex as in Human Schizophrenia. Abstract published in the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Abstracts, 61.
  • Lyon, M., Kroh, J., Nguyen, T., McClure, W. (2007) Animal Prenatal Stress Model of Schizophrenia Increases NOS-Containing Neurons in Peduncolopontine/ Laterodorsal Tegmental Complex as in Human Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SBP) National Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Lyon, M., Nielson, M., Tanimura, S., Kroh, J., Nguyen, T., McClure, W. (2007) Animal Prenatal Stress Model of Schizophrenia Increases NOS-Containing Neurons in Peduncolopontine/ Laterodorsal Tegmental Complex as in Human Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the USC Annual Neuroscience Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Evans, J. (2011). Neuropsychological, Psychosocial, and Mood Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Masters Thesis
  • Evans, J. (2013). The Contribution of Cerebral Metabolic Dysfunction to Neuropsychological, Mood, and Life Satisfaction Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Doctoral Dissertation.