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ALVERO, ALICIA

BEELER, JEFF

BODNAR, RICHARD

BOROD, JOAN

BROWN, BRUCE

BRUMBAUGH, CLAUDIA

BRUMBERG, JOSHUA

FAN, JIN

FIENUP, DANIEL

FOLDI, NANCY

GOODWIN, RENEE

HALPERIN, JEFFREY

HEMMES, NANCY

JOHNSON, RAY

JONES, EMILY

LANSON, ROBERT

LI, ANDREA

NOMURA, YOKO

PYTTE, CAROLYN

RAMSEY, PHILLIP

RANALDI, ROBERT

SNEED, JOEL

STEWART, JENNIFER

STORBECK, JUSTIN

STURMEY, PETER

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JOEL SNEED

Title Associate Professor
Area Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Office D-314 Science Building
E-mail joel.sneed@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone 718-997-4277
   

Professional Activities:

    Society Memberships:
        American Psychological Association
        American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
    Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute
    Department of Psychiatry
    Divisions of Geriatric Psychiatry and Epidemiology

Research Description:

The primary research focus of my lab is on understanding and treating late-life depression, with a particular emphasis on a subtype of depression called vascular depression. In particular, we have been focusing on developing a psychometric framework for evaluating diagnostic entities in order to develop empirically-based diagnostic criteria for the disorder. As part of this effort, we are conducting an 8-week clinical trial examining the neurocognitive and neuroimaging (MRI) mediators of antidepressant treatment response (i.e., Lexapro) in patients with and without vascular depression. This study is being conducted in collaboration with the Mid and Late-Life Depression Research Clinic at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as in the Outpatient Psychiatry and Geropsychiatry Services at Harlem Hospital. We are also interested in the role of executive dysfunction plays in late-life depression. We are extending this research in order to characterize the course of vascular depression and its relationship to other late-life psychiatric disorders such as dementia. We are also interested in understanding the nature of the executive functions, the role executive dysfunction plays in late-life depression and its relationship to dementia, and the impact of executive dysfunction on antidepressant treatment response in depressed older adults.

Selected Publications:

    Sneed, J. R., Balestri, M., & Belfi, B. (2003). The use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy strategies in the psychiatric emergency room. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 40, 265-277.

    Sneed, J. R., Johnson, J. G., Cohen, P., Gilligan, C., Chen, H. Crawford, T., & Kasen. S. (2006) Gender differences in the age-changing relationship between family contact and instrumentality in emerging adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 42, 787-797.

    Sneed, J. R., Roose, S. P., Keilp, J. G., Krishnan, K. R. R., Alexopoulos, G., Sackeim, H. A. (2007). Response inhibition predicts poor antidepressant treatment response in the very old depressed. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 553-563.

    Sneed, J. R., Rutherford, B. R., Rindskopf, D., Lane, D. T., Sackeim, H. A., & Roose, S. P. (2008). Design Makes a Difference: A Meta-Analysis of Antidepressant Response Rates in Placebo-Controlled versus Comparator Trials in Late-Life Depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 65-73.

    Rindskopf, D., & Sneed, J. R. (2008). Turning points in family contact during emerging adulthood. In: P. Cohen and R. Prouzek (Ed.), Applied Data Analytic Techniques for Turning Points Research. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Press.

    Sneed, J.R., Keilp, J. G., Brickman, A. M., & Roose, S. P. (2008). The Specificity of Neuropsychological Impairment in Predicting Antidepressant Non-Response in the Very Old Depressed. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 319-323.

    Sneed, J. R., & Whitbourne, S. K., & Culang, M. (2008). Trust, Identity, and Ego Integrity: Modeling Erikson’s Core Stages over Thirty-Four Years. Journal of Adult Development, 13, 148-157.

    Sneed, J. R., Rindskopf, D., Steffens, D. C., Krishnan, R. R., Roose, S. P. (2008). The vascular depression subtype: Evidence of internal validity. Biological Psychiatry, 64, 491-497.