Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Rachel A. Annunziato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor for Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
Dealy Hall Room 331
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-3796
Fax: 718-817-3785
Email: annunziato@fordham.edu
Office Hours: M 3:30-5:30 or by appointment

Curriculum Vitae
Education | Clinical Interests | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | CooperationsPublicationsPresentationsRecent News


Education Top
  • 1998 BA in Psychology, Yale University
  • 1999 MA in Psychology & Education, Teachers College Columbia University
  • 2004 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Drexel University

Clinical Interests
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  • Special health care needs across the lifespan
  • Cognitive assessment (especially for medically-ill patients)
  • Child/ adolescent psychology

Major Research Interests Top
  • Transition to adulthood for medically-ill adolescents/ young adults
  • Health care management in adolescents with a medical illness
  • Medication adherence in pediatric patients
  • Psychosocial aspects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) in pediatrics
  • Intervention development to address pediatric NAFLD
  • Interactions between medical and psychiatric symptoms

Projects Top
  • Transition to college life for students with and without a special health care need (PI; sponsored by Fordham University)
  • A longitudinal study of the transition to adult services in liver transplant recipients (PI; sponsored by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Quality of life and family functioning for pediatric patients in treatment for Hepatitis C (PI; sponsored by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Medication adherence in children who had a liver transplant (MALT) (Co-Investigator, sponsored by the NIH)
  • A pilot study to assess quality of life in children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) (Co-Investigator; sponsored by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine)

Courses Top
  • PSYC 1200 - Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 2900 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3930 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 6106 - Cognitive Assessment
  • PSYC 6050 - Behavioral Medicine

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 54- Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
  • Reviewer, Pediatric Transplantation, Ethnicity & Disease, Eating Behaviors, Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • SPSSI Grants-in-Aid
  • Member, Coriell Institute of Medical Research Institutional Review Board

Cooperations Top
  • Dr. Ronen Arnon, Department of Pediatrics, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Dr. Nanda Kerkar, Department of Pediatrics, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Dr. David Rubinstein, Department of Cardiology, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens, NY
  • Dr. Eyal Shemesh, Department of Pediatrics, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Selected Publications Top

A complete listing of all of Dr. Annunziato's published works may be obtained by visiting DigitalResearch@fordham.edu.

Selected Presentations Top
  • Annunziato, R.A., *Hogan, B., Barton.,C., Miloh, T., Arnon., R., Iyer, K., Kerkar, N. (2010, April). A translational and systemic approach to improving transfer between pediatrics and adult services for liver transplant recipients. Part of a symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Annunziato, R.A., Shemesh, E. (2009, August). A descriptive study of health care management among adolescents and young adult liver transplant recipients. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 2009 Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • *Jerson, B., *D'Urso, C., Annunziato, R.A. (Accepted). Leaving the nest: How child life specialists can aid chronically-ill adolescents in the transition to self-managed, adult oriented care. Annual Child Life Council Conference on Professional Issues.
  • Arnon, R., Parkar, S., Annunziato, R.A., Miloh, T.A., *D'Urso, C., Keegan, T.L., Suchy, F.J., & Kerkar, N (Accepted). Autoimmune Hepatitis in Children: Does Cirrhosis at Presentation Affect Outcome? American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 
  • Arnon, R., Annunziato, R., Miloh, T., Studervant, M., Sogawa, H., *Van Nostrand, K., Suchy, F.J., & Kerkar, N. (2010, May). Liver Transplantation in Children Weighing Less Than 5 kg: Analysis of the UNOS database Paper presented at the American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA.
  • Arnon, R., Annunziato, R., Wasserstein, M., Miloh, T., Suchy, F.J., *Hogan, B., Iyer, K., & Kerkar, N. (2009, October). The Changing Role of Liver Transplantation in Children with Tyrosinemia. Poster presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Miloh, T., Annunziato, R.A., Warshaw, J., Parkar, S., Suchy, F.J., Iyer, K. & Kerkar, N. (2009, June).  Text messaging reduces rejection in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Paper presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • *Krone, B., *Donikyan, A., Fusser, M., Santra, M., Rubinstein, D., Shemesh, E., & Annunziato, R.A. (2009, May). Gender Differences in Symptoms of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ethnically Diverse Cardiac Patients. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kerkar, N., Kochin, I., Miloh, T., Arnon, R., Suchy, F.J., & Annunziato, R. (October, 2008). A pilot study to assess quality of life in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Poster presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Santra, M., Annunziato, R.A., *Murgueitio, M., *Sultan, S., *Ableman, G., Maurer, M., Yehuda, R., Cotter, G.,Shemesh, E., Rubinstein, D. (October, 2008). Ethnic Differences in Psychiatric Symptoms Presentation Among Urban Cardiology Patients. Paper presented at the SOPHE Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
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