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Rachel Siciliano

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


Neurocognitive function, risk for psychopathology, and the development and implementation of interventions in at-risk pediatric populations

Hi all! My primary research interests include resilience factors for children at risk for psychopathology, neurocognitive effects of stress, and the development and implementation of interventions targeting cognition and caregiver relationships. I'm currently working on multiple projects in the Stress and Coping Lab, including cognitive remediation for youth with brain tumors, cognitive remediation for youth with congenital heart defects, stress, parenting and cognitive function in children with sickle cell disease, and a new study of early trauma. 

Lab Website

Representative Publications

Manuscripts

Monge, Z.A., Geib, B.R., Siciliano, R.E., Packard, L.E., Tallman, C.W., Madden, D.J. (2017) Functional Architecture Underlying Attentional Control in Healthy Aging. NeuroImage, 155, 257-270.

Siciliano, R.E., Madden, D.J., Tallman, C.W., Boylan, M.A., Kirste, I., Monge, Z.A., Packard, L.E., Potter, G.G., Wang, L. (2017). Task Difficulty Modulates Brain Activation for Emotional Distractors During Visual Oddball Target Detection. Brain Research, 1664, 74-86.

Madden, D.J., Parks, E.L., Tallman, C.W., Boylan, M.A., Hoagey, D.A., Cocjin, S.B., Johnson, M.A., Chou, Y.H., Potter, G.G., Chen, N.K., Packard, L.E., Siciliano, R.E., Monge, Z.A., Diaz, M.T. (2017). Frontoparietal Activation During Visual Conjunction Search: Effects of Bottom-up Guidance and Adult Age. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 2128-2149.

Madden, D.J., Parks, E.L., Tallman, C.W., Boylan, M.A., Hoagey, D.A., Cocjin, S.B., Packard, L.E., Johnson, M.A., Chou, Y.H., Potter, G.G., Chen, N.K., Siciliano, R.E., Monge, Z.A., Honig, J.A., Diaz, M.T. (2017). Sources of Disconnection in Neurocognitive Aging: Cerebral White Matter Integrity, Resting-State Functional Connectivity, and White Matter Hyperintensity Volume. Neurobiology of Aging, 54, 199-213.

Siciliano, R.E., Hirata, Y., & Kelly, S.D. (2016). Electrical Stimulation Over Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus Disrupts Hand Gesture’s Role in Foreign Vocabulary Learning. Educational Neuroscience, 1, 2377616116652402.

Poster Presentations

Madden, D.J., Parks, E.L., Tallman, C.W., Boylan, M.A., Hoagey, D.A., Cocjin, S.B., Packard, L.E., Johnson, M.A., Chou, Y.H., Potter, G.G., Chen, N.K., Siciliano, R.E., Monge, Z.A., Honig, J.A., Diaz, M.T. (June 2017). Sources of Disconnection in Neurocognitive Aging: Cerebral White Matter Integrity, Resting-State Functional Connectivity, and White Matter Hyperintensity Volume. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

Honig, J.A., Parks, E.L., Tallman, C.W., Packard, L.E., Siciliano, R.E., Monge, Z.A., Madden, D.J. (April 2016). Age-related decline in cerebral white matter integrity: the relative importance of age and white matter hyperintensities. Duke Graduation with Distinction Showcase, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Siciliano, R.E., Polesskaya, O., Dewhurst, S. (August 2014). A novel model for neuroAIDS: Tat protein expression from AAV2 under a microglia-specific promoter. URMC Summer Scholars Poster Session, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.