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Stephanie Agtarap

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychiatry
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    Southwestern University, Georgetown, TXBA08/2012Psychology
    University of North Texas, Denton, TXMS08/2015Experimental Psychology
    University of North Texas, Denton, TXPhD08/2017Behavioral Science/Psychology
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    Anxiety and Depression Association of America2017  - 2018Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) Research Award
    University of North Texas2017Ernest H. Harrell Memorial Scholarship Award
    Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology2017Sunil Sengupta VA Student Research Award
    University of North Texas2016Psychology Research Day Outstanding Poster Award
    University of North Texas2015Ladenberger Honor Student in Psychology Award
    University of North Texas2012  - 2016Graduate Assistant Tuition Scholarship

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    Stephanie Agtarap is a behavioral scientist interested in the long-term mental health outcomes of individuals following traumatic injury. Trained as an experimental psychologist, Dr. Agtarap completed her research training at the University of North Texas with external research experience at the Level I Trauma Center of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She has published several chapters and articles concerning resilience, posttraumatic stress, and well-being following traumatic injury. Her dissertation identified trajectories of depression and caregiver burden among family caregivers of trauma/critical care patients, and the role of trait-resilience in predicting these trajectories for possible intervention. Dr. Agtarap continues pursuing applied opportunities in the hopes of demonstrating the utility of experimental psychology in applied research, particularly where advanced research and statistical methods can be utilized to inform patient outcomes.

    Currently, she is in her first-year as a postdoctoral research fellow at UC San Diego under the mentorship of Murray Stein, where she conducts advanced quantitative strategies to investigate posttraumatic stress and post-concussive syndrome among civilians and military servicemembers following mild traumatic brain injury.


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    1. Mlynski C, Wright RA, Agtarap S, Rojas J. Naturally-occurring fatigue and cardiovascular response to a simple memory challenge. Int J Psychophysiol. 2017 Sep; 119:73-78. PMID: 28235553.
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    2. Agtarap S, Boals A, Holtz P, Roden-Foreman K, Rainey EE, Ruggero C, Warren AM. The effect of depressive symptoms on social support one year following traumatic injury. J Affect Disord. 2017 01 01; 207:398-405. PMID: 27770732.
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    3. Agtarap S, Scott W, Warren AM, Trost Z. Validation of the Injustice Experiences Questionnaire in a heterogeneous trauma sample. Rehabil Psychol. 2016 08; 61(3):336-344. PMID: 27389960.
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    4. Agtarap S, Wright RA, Mlynski C, Hammad R, Blackledge S. Success importance and urge magnitude as determinants of cardiovascular response to a behavioral restraint challenge. Int J Psychophysiol. 2016 04; 102:18-24. PMID: 26968495.
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    5. Trost Z, Agtarap S, Scott W, Driver S, Guck A, Roden-Foreman K, Reynolds M, Foreman ML, Warren AM. Perceived injustice after traumatic injury: Associations with pain, psychological distress, and quality of life outcomes 12 months after injury. Rehabil Psychol. 2015 Aug; 60(3):213-221. PMID: 26192050.
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    6. Driver S, Warren AM, Reynolds M, Agtarap S, Hamilton R, Trost Z, Monden K. Identifying predictors of resilience at inpatient and 3-month post-spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2016; 39(1):77-84. PMID: 25297474; PMCID: PMC4725795 [Available on 01/01/17].
    7. Rainey EE, Petrey LB, Reynolds M, Agtarap S, Warren AM. Psychological factors predicting outcome after traumatic injury: the role of resilience. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):517-23. PMID: 25124293.
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