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Melissa KITNER TRIOLO

Title: Technical Laboratory Manager
Office(s): Brain Aging and Behavior Section (BABS)
Phone Number: 410-558-8614
Email Address: kitnertriolom@grc.nia.nih.gov

Biography

Melissa H. Kitner-Triolo, Ph.D., Psychologist Brain Aging and Behavior Section Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience E-mail: kitnertriolom@mail.nih.gov

Education:

1984 - B.A., Towson State University (Psychology, Sociology), Towson, MD

1987 - M.A., Towson State University (Experimental Psychology), Towson, MD

2000 - Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Psychological Sciences), Blacksburg, VA

Professional Experience:

1983-85 - Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Towson State University

1984 - Researcher, Maryland Science Center

1984 - Behavioral Statistics Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Towson State University

1985-86 - Assistant Head General Psychology Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Towson State University

1985-86 - Statistical Analyst, Kids In Safety Seats Project, State of Maryland

1985-86 - Research Assistant, Laboratory of Personality & Cognition, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore

1986 - Summer Research Fellow, Laboratory of Personality & Cognition, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore

1986-87 - Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1987-89 - Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1989-Date - Psychologist, Laboratory of Personality & Cognition, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore

1998-Date - Facilitator, Infertility Support Group, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore

Societies:

American Psychological Association

Maryland Gerontological Association

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Honors and Awards:

1978-80 House of Delegates Scholarship, State of Maryland

1984 Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology (chapter president)

1984 Outstanding Student in Psychology Award, Towson State University

1985 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

1985-86 Graduate Dean's Fellowship, Towson State University

1986 Summer Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Personality & Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore

1986-87 Institutional Scholarship, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1991 Department of Health and Human Services, Employee of the Month Award

1994 Department of Health and Human Services, On the Spot Award

1998 Department of Health and Human Services, Employee of the Month Award

1999 Department of Health and Human Services, On the Spot Award

2000 Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Recognition Award

Publications:

Figler, M., Canoune, H. L., Kitner-Triolo, M. H. The effects of duration of territorial residence on aggression in convict cichlids. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1986; 24: 465-466.

Crawford, H. J., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., Clarke, S. W., & Brown, A. M. EEG activation patterns accompanying induced happy and sad moods: Moderating effects of hypnosis and hypnotic responsiveness level. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 1988; 36: 229.

Crawford, H. J., Clarke, S. W., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. EEG activity pattern differences in low and high hypnotizable: Reflections of cognitive strategy differences? International Journal of Psychophysiology. 1989; 7: 165-166.

Crawford, H. J., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., & Clarke, S. W. Transient positive and negative experiences in stage hypnosis participants. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 1989; 37.

Crawford, H. J., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., Clarke, S. W., & Olesko, B. Transient positive and negative experiences accompanying stage hypnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1992; 101(4): 663-667. 

Crawford, H. J., Clarke, S. W., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. Self-generated happy and sad emotions in low and high hypnotizable persons during waking and hypnosis: Laterality and regional EEG activity differences. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 1996; 24 (3): 239-266.

Nguyen, H.T., Kitner-Triolo, M., Evans, M.K., Zonderman, A.B. Factorial invariance of the CES-D in low socioeconomic status African Americans compared with a nationally representative sample. Psychiatry Res. 2004; 126 (2): 177-187. 

Giambra, L. M., and Kitner-Triolo, M. H. Age differences in the continuous association task: The fountain-head study reconsidered. Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Under revision.

Papers and Posters Presented:

Furukawa, J. M., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. Cognitive processing capacity, age, teaching mode, word length and transfer effects in reading and spelling. Paper presented at the eighth annual conference, Eastern Educational Research Association. Virginia Beach, VA. February, 1985.

Crawford, H. J., Clarke, S. W., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. EEG activity pattern differences in low and high hypnotizables: Reflections of cognitive strategy differences? Paper presented at the Fourth International Psychophysiology Conference. Prague, Czechoslovakia. September, 1988.

Crawford, H. J., Clarke, S. W., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. EEG activation patterns accompanying induced happy and sad moods: Moderating effects of hypnosis and hypnotic responsiveness level. Paper presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). Asheville, NC. November, 1988.

Kitner-Triolo, M. H., Crawford, H. J. & Clarke, S. W. Transient positive and negative experiences in stage hypnosis. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC. March, 1989.

Clarke, S. W., Crawford, H. J., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., & Olesko, B. EEG correlates of emotions: Moderated by hypnosis and hypnotic levels. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. New Orleans, LA. August, 1989.

Crawford, H. J., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., & Clarke, S. W. Transient positive and negative experiences in stage hypnosis participants. Paper presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). ST. Louis, MO. November, 1989.

Brown, M. L., Clarke, S. W., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., & Crawford, H. J. Mathematics and visuo-spatial skills: Relationships and gender differences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. April, 1990.

Zonderman, A. B., Kitner-Triolo, M. H., & Costa, P. T., Jr. Personality changes predict diagnosis of dementia. Poster presented at the NIH poster day. Baltimore, MD. 1990.

Giambra, L. M., & Kitner-Triolo, M. H. Continuous association and the general slowing hypothesis, the fountain-head experiment revisited. Paper presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA. April, 1996.

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Melissa H. Kitner-Triolo, Ph.D.