Adrian Svingos, M.S.

 

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Biography

Adrian Svingos (Chambers), M.S. is a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology- Clinical Neuropsychology Track. Adrian is co-mentored by Drs. Russell Bauer and Shelley Heaton.  Adrian graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2014, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a minor in Biology, and was a four-year NCAA Division-I athlete in field hockey. While at Syracuse University, Adrian served as a research assistant in social psychology and health psychology (insomnia) laboratories and completed a clinical internship working at an inpatient dementia care facility.  Adrian also received funding through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program where she worked closely with US military veterans to develop a novel, mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and as well as explore biochemical risk factors associated with post-traumatic stress among military veterans and first responders.

Clinical and Research Focus

Adrian enjoys conducting neuropsychological assessments for individuals with acquired brain injury and/or complex neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. She also takes pleasure in providing inpatient consultation and liaison services for patients receiving medical care at the affiliated UF Health Shands Hospital, as well as for patients with acquired brain injury, medical/neurological conditions, mood disorders, and thought disorders within the outpatient UF Psychology Clinic.  With regard to research, Adrian is interested in identifying moderators of recovery from traumatic brain injury across the lifespan and across severity levels (i.e., mild, moderate, severe). She is also interested in factors influencing behavioral disturbance (e.g., social withdrawal, sleep problems) among children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury.  Adrian’s dissertation research is focused on prognostic modeling of long-term outcomes following severe traumatic brain injury, with an emphasis on biochemical markers of long-term functional and cognitive outcomes.

Representative Publications

Svingos, A., Greif, S., Bailey, B., & Heaton, S. (2018). The Relationship Between Sleep and Cognition in Children Referred for Neuropsychological Evaluation: A Latent Modeling Approach. Children, 5(3).

Svingos, A.M., Asken, B.A., Bauer, R.M., DeKosky, S.T., Hromas, G.A., Jaffee, M.S., Hayes, R.L., Clugston, J.R. Exploratory Study of Sport-Related Effects on Peripheral Micro-RNA Expression (Under Review)

Asken BM, Bauer RM, Svingos AM, Hromas G, Jaffee MS, DeKosky ST, Clugston JR. Concussion BASICS: Part 3 – Acute Changes Following Sport-Related Concussion (Under Review)

Bailey, B.A., Andrzejewski, S., Greif, S.M., Svingos, A.M., Heaton, S.C. Academic Self-Concept in Late Childhood and Adolescence: The Role of Executive and Academic Skills (In Preparation)

Presentations – Published Abstracts

Svingos, A.M., Turner, S.M., Greif, S.M., Turner, E.M., Moore, M.W., Bailey, B.A., Heaton, S.C. (2018, February). Pediatric Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: Aftermath of a Brain on Fire. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, DC.

Svingos, A.M., Asken, B.M., Houck ,Z.M., Hromas, G.A., Moreno, C.C., Bauer, R.M., Clugston, J.R. (2018, February). Micro-RNA Upregulation Following Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Moore, M.M., Bailey, B.A., Grief, S.M., Turner, E.T., Svingos, A.M., Rangamannar, R., Heaton, S.C., Brenner, A.M., Hernandez, B.M., (2018, February). Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Relationship Between Parent and Performance-based Measures of Executive Function in Children with ADHD. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Bailey, B.A., Brenner, A., Svingos, A.M., Turner, E.M., Moore, M.M., Greif, M.S., Heaton, S.C. (2018, February) The Contribution of Executive Dysfunction to Social Self-Concept in Youth with ADHD. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Greif, S.M., Turner, E.T., Svingos, A.M., Hernandez, B.M., Moore, M.W., Bailey, B.A., Heaton, S.C. (2018, February). Criterion Validity of the Memory Validity Profile (MVP) in a Diagnostically Heterogeneous Clinical Pediatric Sample. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Turner, E.M., Grief, S.M., Svingos, A.M., Warnick, J.W., Rao, R. & Heaton, S.C. (2018, February). Dual Cases of Non-Verbal Learning Disorder Following Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Coincidence or Causality? 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Turner, E.M., Hernandez, B.M., Grief, S.M., Svingos, A.M., Bailey, B.A., Moore, M.W. & Heaton, S.C. (2018, February). Identification of Embedded Effort Measures Using the Children’s Memory Scale. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Asken, B.M., Bauer, R.M., Houck ,Z.M., Svingos, A.M., Moreno, C.C., Hromas, G.A., Clugston, J.R. (2018, February). Baseline serum biomarker concentrations: Association with clinical measures and brain trauma history. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Moreno, C.C., Asken, B.M., Houck ,Z.M., Svingos, A.M., Hromas, G.A., Bauer, R.M., Clugston, J.R. (2018, February). Stability of baseline serum biomarker concentrations in female collegiate athletes. 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Svingos, A.M., Garcia, D., Bailey, B.A., Greif, S.M., Bagner, D.M., Heaton, S.C. “Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Reduces Sleep Problems Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.” 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017.

Bailey, B.A., Garcia, D., Svingos, A.M., Bagner, D.M. Heaton, S.C. “Parent-reported and Performance-based Changes in Inhibitory Control Following Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in a Pediatric TBI Sample.” 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017.

Greif, S.M., Snyder, A.R., Gaynor, L., Svingos, A.M., Ruiz, G., Bauer, R.M. “Sub-Acute Symptom Recall and Protracted Mood and Sleep Dysfunction in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017.

Chambers, A.M., Frias A., Ortega, A., Mellot, E., Heaton, S.C. “The Relationship Between Childhood Sleep Initiation Problems and Verbal Memory.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016

Chambers, AM., Frias, A., Garcia, D., Heaton, S.C., “Sustained Attention Moderates the Relationship between Sleep Schedule Variability and Verbal Memory in Children with ADHD.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016

Chambers, A.M., Garcia, D., Udhnani, M., Tyner, C., Heaton, S.C. “Problems with Executive Planning are Associated with Social Withdrawal in Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016

Udhnani,M., Chambers, A.M., Heaton, S.C., “Not All Visual Memory Tasks Are Created Equal: Sustained Attention May Explain Pediatric Performance Differences.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016

Presentations – National

Bailey, B.A., Greif, S.M., Svingos, A.M., Heaton, S.C., “Youth Self Esteem: Examining the Role of Academic Performance and Executive Functioning.” Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference, 2017.

Bailey, B.A., Chambers, A.M., Heaton, S.C. “Peer Relations Mediate the Relationship between Executive Functioning and Youth Self-Esteem.” Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016

Ortega, A., Bailey, B.A., Chambers, A., Kishore, A., Heaton, S., “Executive Functioning Mediates the Relationship Between Sleep Fragmentation and Internalizing Symptoms.” Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology National Conference, Lawrence, Kansas, 2016

Chambers, A.M, Gellis, L., Park, A., Fucito, L. “Alcohol Consumption as a Predictor of Insomnia Among University Students.” National Meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia 2014.

Presentations – Local

Hussein, T.H., Svingos, A.M., Bailey, B.A., Greif, S.M., Heaton, S.C. “Impaired Planning Contributes to Adolescent Social Withdrawal after Traumatic Brain Injury.” University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions 30th Annual Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, 2017.

Chambers, A.M., Gellis, L. “Preliminary Data Comparing Three Electronically- Based Interventions for Insomnia Among College Students.” Syracuse University Department of Psychology Research Conference, Syracuse, New York 2014.

Chambers, A.M., Gellis, L. “A ‘Best Friends Approach’ for the care of dementia patients and study of ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction’ for anxiety relief within that population. Syracuse University Department of Psychology Research Conference, Syracuse, New York 2013.

Invited Lectures

Svingos, A.M., “Pediatric Neuropsychology.” University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions CLP 4220 Introduction to Neuropsychology, Gainesville, Florida, 2018.

Svingos, A.M. “Pediatric Brains ‘On Fire:’ A case series.” Presented at the University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Colloquium, Gainesville Florida, 2017.

Chambers, A.M. “Mindful Leadership in Health.” University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions HSC 4184 Leadership- Skills and Styles, Gainesville, Florida, 2015.

Wong, S., Letzen, J., Chambers, A.M., Heaton, S.C. “Neurorehabilitation using Mirror Box Therapy in an Inpatient Setting: A Case Study of Phantom Limb Pain (Part I).” University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Colloquium, Gainesville, Florida 2015.

Teaching Experience

University of Florida Course Title Course Number Semesters Years
Introduction to Neuropsychology (Lecture) CLP4420 Spring 2018
Honors Research Seminar (TA/Lecture) HSC4969 Spring 2016
Social & Behavioral Science Research Methods (TA) HSC3057 Spring 2016
Leadership Skills and Styles (TA/Lecture) HSC4184 Fall 2015
Applied Human Development (TA) OTH3200 Fall 2015
Syracuse University Course Title Course Number Semesters Years
Human Sexuality (TA/Instructor) CFS389 Spring 2014
Human Sexuality (TA/Instructor) CFS389 Spring 2013