Amery Treble-Barna

 

Amery Treble-Barna completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Toronto before moving to Texas for graduate school. She received a PhD in clinical psychology, specializing in pediatric neuropsychology, from the University of Houston. She completed her clinical internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she provided neuropsychological evaluations, consultations, and therapy for children with medical conditions and their families. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center focused on studying long-term outcomes following traumatic brain injury sustained during early childhood. She is excited to join the T32 program at the Safar Center to gain additional training while pursuing external funding for her research.

Through her research, Dr. Treble-Barna aims to understand the various developmental, neuropathological, environmental, and genetic and epigenetic factors that interact to produce neurobehavioral phenotypes. Her research program is guided by five central objectives: (1) to characterize neurobehavioral outcomes; (2) to identify underlying neural correlates and pathophysiological mechanisms; (3) to illuminate the moderating role of the family environment in promoting neurobehavioral function and recovery; (4) to elucidate genetic, epigenetic, and gene-environment interactional influences on neurobehavioral function and recovery; and (5) to inform improved prognostic tools and novel interventions. Through the study of congenital and acquired childhood brain disorders, she aims not only to elucidate general principles of typical and atypical brain function, but also to increase understanding of specific conditions such that findings can be translated into improved clinical care.

 

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BSc (Hons), with High Distinction, Psychology, University of Toronto

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston

2008

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston

2010

Graduating Medical Student Award for Clinical Performance,

OSUCOM: Pediatric Dept Chairman’s Award

2011

Clinical Internship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

2014

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee

2016

HONORS AND AWARDS

Outstanding Poster Award, NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

2016

Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

2015

Jeffrey B. Lindeman Memorial Research Award, Houston Neuropsychological Society

2011, 2010

Canada Postgraduate Scholarship Extension, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

2009

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

2008

PUBLICATIONS

Kurowski BG, Treble-Barna A, Zang H, Zhang N, Martin LJ, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Wade SL. Catechol-O-Methyltransferase genotypes and parenting influence on long-term executive functioning after early childhood traumatic brain injury: an exploratory study. J Head Trauma Rehab. (in press).

Yuan W, Treble-Barna A, Sohlberg MM, Harn B, Wade SL. Changes in structural connectivity following a cognitive intervention in children with traumatic brain injury: A pilot study. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. (in press).

Treble-Barna A, Schultz H, Minich N, Taylor HG, Yeates KO, Stancin T, Wade SL. Long-term classroom functioning and its association with neuropsychological and academic performance following traumatic brain injury during early childhood. Neuropsychology. (in press).

Treble-Barna A, Zang H, Zhang N, Taylor HG, Stancin T, Yeates KO, Wade SL. Observed parenting behaviors as time-varying moderators of early traumatic brain injury on child behavior problems. Dev Psych. (in press).

Treble-Barna A, Zang H, Zhang N, Martin LJ, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Wade SL, Kurowski BG. Does Apolipoprotein E genotype moderate the association of family environment with long-term functional outcomes following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in early childhood?  J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Aug 2:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27480909.

Narad M, Treble-Barna A, Peugh J, Taylor HG, Yeates KO, Wade SL. Recovery trajectories of executive functioning after pediatric TBI: A latent class growth modeling analysis. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27455434.

Treble-Barna A, Zang H, Zhang N, Taylor HG, Yeates KO, Wade SL. Long-term neuropsychological profiles and their role as mediators of adaptive functioning following traumatic brain injury in early childhood. J Neurotrauma. 2016 May 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27080734.