Gabrielle Hromas, M.A.

Biography

Gabrielle Hromas (maiden name:  Lindsey Gabrielle Altomare), M.A. is a second year graduate student at the University of Florida (UF) in the Neuropsychology track of UF’s Clinical & Health Psychology program.  Gabrielle graduated magna cum laude from Washington College in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Criminology & Political Science.   In 2015, she graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and an emphasis in neuroscience.  While in NY, she worked primarily as a research assistant for two studies at Bellevue Hospital in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery.  The studies involved examining predictive factors for the development of PTSD following a potentially traumatic injury, and developing eye-tracking technology as a diagnostic tool for concussions and other neurological events. She also worked at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center on a study using psychophysiological measures to test for biomarkers of PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).    Currently, she is working at UF’s Brian Injury Rehabilitation and Assessment Interdisciplinary (BRAIN) Clinic as a research coordinator.

Clinical and Research Focus

Gabrielle’s clinical and research interested include diagnosis and recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  She is primarily interested in the role of eye-tracking as a means to assess symptoms and develop predictors of recovery.  She plans to focus her qualifying examination on this topic.

Publications

Samadani, U., Meng, L., Meng, Q., Laska, E., Ritlop, R., Kolecki, R., Reyes, M., Altomare, L., Sone, J. Y.,  Adem, A., Huang, P., Kondiolka, D., Wall, S., Frangos, S., & Marmar, C. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of an eye movement tracking-based biomarker for concussion. Concussion, 7-20. doi:10.2217/cnc.15.3
http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/cnc.15.3

Samadani, U., Ritlop, R., Reyes, M., Nehrbass, E., Li, M., Lamm, E., Schneider,  J., Shimunov,  D., Sava, M., Kolecki, R., Burris, P., Altomare, L.,  Mehmood, T., Smith, T., Huang, J. H., McStay, C., Todd, S. R., Qian, M., Kondziolka, D., Wall, S., & Huang, P. (2015). Eye tracking detects disconjugate eye movements associated with structural traumatic brain injury and concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma, 32, 1-9. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3687
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/neu.2014.3687

Book Chapters

Altomare, L. G., & Woods, A. J. (2017). Visual convergence.  In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Presentations

Polejaeva, E., Altomare, L. G., Larson, M. J., & Perlstein, W. M. (2017, February).  Task-irrelevant interference mimics effects of traumatic brain injury on cognitive control.  Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Altomare, L. G., Polejaeva, E., Sozda, C. N., Heilman, K. M., & Perlstein, W. M. (2017, February).  The influence of traumatic brain injury on the allocation of vertical spatial attention.  Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Robeson, L., Altomare, L., Moulden, W., McClellan, K., Hintz, G., & Siemen, J. (2014, March). Effects of sibling number, gender, and attachment of college risk-taking behaviors. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Miskiel, E., Murray, C., & Altomare, L. G. (2013, March). Induced frustration reduces performance on a subsequent cognitive task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.