Rachel A Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD
Education & Training
- Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Dhawan N, Sheridan MA, Hart MJ & Weisz JR. (in press). Dimensions of adversity in association with adolescents depression symptoms: distinct moderating roles of cognitive and autonomic function. Development & Psychopathology. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419001172. PubMed PMID: 31845636
- Lindhiem O, Vaughn-Coaxum RA., Higa J, Harris JL,, Kolk, DJ & Pilkonis PA. (in press) Development and validation of the Parenting Skill Use Diary (PSUD) in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2020.1716366. PubMed PMID: 32027540
- Weisz JR., Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Evans SC, Lee E, Thomassin KT, Hersh J, Ng MY, ...Raftery-Helmer J. (in press). Efficient monitoring of treatment response during youth psychotherapy: Development and psychometric assessment of the Behavior and Feelings Survey. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2018.1547973. PubMed PMID: 30657721
- Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Wang Y, Kiely J, Weisz JR, & Dunn EC. (2018). Associations between trauma type, timing, and accumulation on current coping behaviors in adolescents: Results from a large, population-based sample. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 47(4), 842-858. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0693-5. PubMed PMID: 28555292
A Continued Bright Future for Department Research: Recently Funded K Awards for Early-Career Pitt Psychiatry Investigators
This fall, early-career investigators in our Department have initiated several innovative National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded K-series career development research projects. We are proud to count these young scientists among the newest members of our faculty and anticipate that their research on psychiatric and substance use disorders will contribute much to the bright future of research in our field. Below...
New Research: Pupillary Response to Threat Before & After Attention Bias Modification for Transdiagnostic Anxiety Disorders
How can a better understanding of heightened attention bias to threat help the development of interventions to treat anxiety? In general, individuals with anxiety disorders give greater initial attention to perceived threats, with some maintaining negative attention bias during sustained exposure to threatening stimuli. These temporal stages of attention bias may exert unique influences on anxious vigilance...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD, to the Faculty
We are delighted to announce that Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD, has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Vaughn-Coaxum earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Harvard University. She completed her clinical psychology internship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, followed by the Department’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded Clinical Research Training for Psychologists T32...