Kristina Conroy, B.A.

Kristina Conroy, B.A.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

Kristina Conroy is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science program at Florida International University (FIU) and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab. Kristina is interested in investigating interpersonal and developmental stressors (e.g. ASD, learning disabilities) that complicate the presentation of internalizing symptoms during childhood. Additionally, she is interested in how parental and peer relationships can be harnessed to improve treatment outcomes and personalize treatment protocols.

Kristina completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology at Middlebury College. Following her graduation, she served as a Research Coordinator in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and assisted with clinical trials for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to her time at FIU, Kristina worked with Dr. Stefan Hofmann as a Research Technician at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (BU CARD). At BU CARD, Kristina coordinated research studies examining mechanisms of change in psychotherapy for anxiety and related disorders.

Contact: kconr007@fiu.edu

Publications

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Joshi, G., Wozniak, J., Fitzgerald, M., Faraone, S., Fried, R., Galdo, M., Furtak, S. L., Conroy, K., Kilcullen, R., Besler, A., Biederman, J. (2018). High Risk for Severe Emotional Dysregulation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (9): 1-15.

Carpenter, J., Conroy, K., Hofmann, S. G. (in press) Treatment and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders: Efficacy and Therapy Components. In B. O. Olatunji (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Vuille, N., Eldar, S., Conroy, K., Langwerden, R. J., Hofmann, S. G. (in press). Homework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder. In N. Kazantzis, F. P. Deane, K. R. Ronan, and L. L. Abate (Eds.), Using Homework Assignments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2nd edition). New York, New York: Routledge.

Depreeuw, B., Eldar, S., Conroy, K., Hofmann, S. G. (2017) Psychotherapy Approaches. In S. G. Hofmann (Ed.), Psychotherapy Approaches in International Perspectives on Psychotherapy. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Shekunov, J., Wozniak, J., Conroy, K., Pinsky, E., Fitzgerald, M., de Leon, M., Belser, A., Biederman, J., Joshi, G. (2017) Prescribing Patterns in Psychiatrically Referred Sample of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78 (9): e1276-e1283.

Joshi, G., Wozniak J., Faraone, S., Fried, R., Chan, J., Furtak, S., Grimsley, E., Conroy, K., Kilcullen, J., Biederman, J. (2016). A Prospective Open-Label Trial of Memantine Hydrochloride for the Treatment of Social Deficits in Intellectually Capable Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 36 (3): 262-271.

Biederman, J., Fitzgerald, M., Joshi, G., Fried, R., Woodworth, K., Saunders, A., Conroy, K., Faraone, S. (2016). Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful? A Replication Study in Non-Referred Siblings of Youth with ADHD. The Scandinavian Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 4(2): 77-87.

Posters & Presentations

Conroy, K., Curtiss, J. E., Barthel, A. L., Wieman, S., Lubin, R., Bui, T.H., Simon, N., Hofmann, S. G. (2018, November). Affective Styles Profiles in a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Sample. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 52nd Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Barthel, A. L., Conroy, K., Sauer-Zavala, S., Barlow, D. H., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018, November). Evaluation of the Unified Protocol in a Community Mental Health Center: Feasibility and Preliminary Effectiveness Compared to Treatment as Usual. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 52nd Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Lubin, R., Szuhany, K., Hoeppner, S., Spandorfer, J., Young, A., Wieman, S., Conroy, K., Hoge, E., Rosenfield, D., Khalsa, S., Bui, E., Hofmann, S., & Simon, N. (2018, November). Predictors of Pain in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 52nd Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Bauer, C., Siless, V., Wang, J., Goncalves, M., Frosch, I., Hubbard, N., Vergara, G., Conroy, K., Vaz De Souza, F., Rosso, I., Hischfeld-Becker, D., Henin, A., Hofmann, S., Pizzagalli, D., Ghosh, S., Auerbach, R., Yendiki, A., Gabrieli, J., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S. (2018, June). Boston Adolescent Neuroimaging of Depression and Anxiety Consortium: opening Resting-State results. Poster presented at the Organization of Human Brain Mapping 2018 Annual Meeting, Singapore.

Siless, V, Wang, J., Vergara, G., Hubbard, N., Bauer, C., Goncalves, M., Frosch, I., Conroy, K., Vaz De Souza, F., Rosso, I., Hischfeld-Becker, D., Henin, A., Hofmann, S., Pizzagalli, D., Ghosh, S., Auerbach, R., Yendiki, A., Gabrieli, J., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S. (2018, June). Boston Adolescent Neuroimaging of Depression and Anxiety: Preliminary Diffusion MRI Results. Poster presented at the Organization of Human Brain Mapping 2018 Annual Meeting, Singapore.

Hubbard, N., Goncalves, M., Frosch, I., Siless, V, Wang, J., Vergara, G., Conroy, K., Bauer, C., Vaz De Souza, F., Rosso, I., Hischfeld-Becker, D., Pizzagalli, D., Henin, A., Hofmann, S., Ghosh, S., Auerbach, R., Yendiki, A., Gabrieli, J., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S. (2018, June). Boston Adolescent Neuroimaging of Depression and Anxiety Consortium: Preliminary Task fMRI Results. Poster presented at the Organization of Human Brain Mapping 2018 Annual Meeting, Singapore.

Barthel, A., Curtiss, J. E., Conroy, K., Ito, M., Hofmann, S.G. (2018, May). Cognitive Reappraisal and Behavioral Suppression as Moderators of Avoidance/Rumination, Activation, and Trait Anxiety. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 2018 Annual Convention.

Conroy, K., Gómez, A. F., Curtiss, J. E., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, November). Emotion Regulation Mediates the Relationship Between Behavioral Activation and Depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Conroy, K., Andrews, L. A., Curtiss, J. E., Simon, N. M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, November). The Affective Style Questionnaire: Factor Structure in a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Sample. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Langwerden, R.J., Conroy, K., Van der Heijden, P.T., Egger, J.I.M., & Derksen, J.J.L. (2017, November) The Mediating Role of Positive Affect on the Relationship between Hopelessness-Helplessness and Anxiety. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Gómez, A. F., Conroy, K., Lambros, A. M., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, May) Mechanisms of mindfulness for anxiety: Role of anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Boston, MA.

Conroy, K., Gómez, A. F., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, April). Mindful Nonreactivity: Attenuating the Effect of Affective Styles on Anxiety Severity. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Shekunov, J., Biederman, J., Wozniak, J., Conroy, K., Friedman, N., Pinsky, E., Fitzgerald, M., Kilcullen, J., Dallenbach, N., Joshi, G. (2016, April). Prescribing Patterns in a Psychiatrically Referred Sample of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee, Boston, MA.

Biederman, J., Fitzgerald, M., Faraone, S., Fried, R., Woodworth, K., Saunders, A., Conroy, K., Joshi, G. (2016, January). Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful?: A Replication Study in Non-referred Siblings of Youth with ADHD. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Washington D.C.

Joshi, G., Fitzgerald, M., Wozniak, J., Faraone, S., Fried, R., Galdo, M., Conroy, K., Biederman, J. (2016, January). High Risk for Severe Emotional Dysregulation in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Study. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Washington D.C.

Anteraper, S., S. Whitfield-Gabrieli, Biederman, J., Gabrieli, J., Conroy, K., Kilcullen, R., Nissen, J. Joshi, G. (2015, October). Integration and Segregation of Default Mode Network Functional Connectivity in High-Funcitoning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Simons Center for the Social Brain 2015 Annual Poster Session, Cambridge, MA.

Joshi, G., Wozniak, J., Tarko, L., Grimsley, E., Furtak, S., Conroy, K., Biederman, J. (2014, October). Characterizing Emotional Dysregulation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at Massachusetts General Hospital 2014 Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA.

Grimsley, E., Polak, M., Chandra, A., Mittal, R., Nolan, M. Furtak, S., Conroy, K., Wozniak, J. Biederman, J., Joshi, G. (2014, October). Assessing the Burden of Autistic Traits in Psychiatrically Referred Youth Attending the General Child Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Clinic at MGH. Poster presented at Massachusetts General Hospital 2014 Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA.

Conroy, K., Brooks, M. Kirk, S. and Sellers, J.G. (2013, May). Prenatal Testosterone and Self Report Predicts Others’ Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Brooks, M., Kirk, S., Conroy, K. and Sellers, J.G. (2013, May). Biological levels of testosterone, social support and chronic health. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Kirk, S., Conroy, K., Brooks, M. and Sellers, J.G. (2013, May). Testosterone and Competitiveness Predicts General Health. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.