Christopher Averill, BS

Biomedical Research Manager; Neuroimaging & Technology Manager; MRI/MRS Specialist; Study Coordinator

Research Interests

Algorithms; Artificial Intelligence; Biological Psychiatry; Biomedical Engineering; Brain Chemistry; Cognitive Science; Depressive Disorder, Major; Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant; Fuzzy Logic; Military Psychiatry; Neural Networks (Computer); Neurofeedback; Neuropsychiatry; Psychology; Psychopathology; Psychopharmacology; Sensitivity and Specificity; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Stress, Psychological; Support Vector Machine; Technology

Selected Publications

  • Stress Response Modulation Underlying the Psychobiology of Resilience.

    Averill LA, Averill CL, Kelmendi B, Abdallah CG, Southwick SM. Stress Response Modulation Underlying the Psychobiology of Resilience. Current Psychiatry Reports 2018, 20:27. 2018

  • The Opioid Abuse Risk Screener predicts aberrant same-day urine drug tests and 1-year controlled substance database checks: A brief report.

    Averill LA, Averill CL, Staley LA, Ozawa-Kirk JL, Kauwe JS, Henrie-Barrus P. The Opioid Abuse Risk Screener predicts aberrant same-day urine drug tests and 1-year controlled substance database checks: A brief report. Health Psychology Open 2017, 4:2055102917748459. 2017

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Symptom Severities Are Differentially Associated With Hippocampal Subfield Volume Loss in Combat Veterans

    Averill CL, Satodiya RM, Scott JC, Wrocklage KM, Schweinsburg B, Averill LA, Akiki TJ, Amoroso T, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Abdallah CG. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Symptom Severities Are Differentially Associated With Hippocampal Subfield Volume Loss in Combat Veterans. Chronic Stress. 2017 December 13; 1:2470547017744538. https://doi.org/10.1177/2470547017744538 2017

  • A Network-Based Neurobiological Model of PTSD: Evidence From Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Studies

    Akiki, T.J., Averill, C.L. & Abdallah, C.G. (2017). A Network-Based Neurobiological Model of PTSD: Evidence From Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Studies. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19: 81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0840-4 2017

  • The Association of PTSD Symptom Severity with Localized Hippocampus and Amygdala Abnormalities.

    Akiki TJ, Averill CL, Wrocklage KM, Schweinsburg B, Scott JC, Martini B, Averill LA, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Abdallah CG. The Association of PTSD Symptom Severity with Localized Hippocampus and Amygdala Abnormalities. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 2017, 1. 2017

  • Prefrontal Connectivity and Glutamate Transmission: Relevance to Depression Pathophysiology and Ketamine Treatment

    Abdallah, C.G., Averill, C.A., Salas, R., Averill, L.A., Baldwin, P.R., Krystal, J.H., Mathew, S.J., Mathalon, D.H. (2017). Prefrontal Connectivity and Glutamate Transmission: Relevance to Depression Pathophysiology and Ketamine Treatment. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.04.006 2017

  • Combat Exposure Severity is Associated with Reduced Cortical Thickness in Combat Veterans: A Preliminary Report.

    Averill LA, Abdallah CG, Pietrzak RH, Averill CL, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Harpaz-Rotem I. Combat Exposure Severity is Associated with Reduced Cortical Thickness in Combat Veterans: A Preliminary Report. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 2017, 1. 2017

  • Cortical thickness reduction in combat exposed U.S. veterans with and without PTSD.

    Wrocklage KM, Averill LA, Cobb Scott J, Averill CL, Schweinsburg B, Trejo M, Roy A, Weisser V, Kelly C, Martini B, Harpaz-Rotem I, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Abdallah CG. Cortical thickness reduction in combat exposed U.S. veterans with and without PTSD. European Neuropsychopharmacology : The Journal Of The European College Of Neuropsychopharmacology 2017, 27:515-525. 2017

  • Anterior hippocampal dysconnectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder: a dimensional and multimodal approach.

    Abdallah CG, Wrocklage KM, Averill CL, Akiki T, Schweinsburg B, Roy A, Martini B, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Scott JC. Anterior hippocampal dysconnectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder: a dimensional and multimodal approach. Translational Psychiatry 2017, 7:e1045. 2017

  • Glutamate dysregulation and glutamatergic therapeutics for PTSD: Evidence from human studies.

    Averill LA, Purohit P, Averill CL, Boesl MA, Krystal JH, Abdallah CG. Glutamate dysregulation and glutamatergic therapeutics for PTSD: Evidence from human studies. Neuroscience Letters 2017, 649:147-155. 2017

  • Ketamine Treatment and Global Brain Connectivity in Major Depression.

    Abdallah CG, Averill LA, Collins KA, Geha P, Schwartz J, Averill C, DeWilde KE, Wong E, Anticevic A, Tang CY, Iosifescu DV, Charney DS, Murrough JW. Ketamine Treatment and Global Brain Connectivity in Major Depression. Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication Of The American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology 2017, 42:1210-1219. 2017

  • Reduced global functional connectivity of the medial prefrontal cortex in major depressive disorder.

    Murrough JW, Abdallah CG, Anticevic A, Collins KA, Geha P, Averill LA, Schwartz J, DeWilde KE, Averill C, Jia-Wei Yang G, Wong E, Tang CY, Krystal JH, Iosifescu DV, Charney DS. Reduced global functional connectivity of the medial prefrontal cortex in major depressive disorder. Human Brain Mapping 2016, 37:3214-23. 2016

  • Development and preliminary validation of the Opioid Abuse Risk Screener.

    Henrie-Barrus P, Averill LA, Sudweeks RR, Averill CL, Mota N. Development and preliminary validation of the Opioid Abuse Risk Screener. Health Psychology Open 2016, 3:2055102916648995. 2016

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