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Jillian Lee Wiggins, PhD



Research Interests

Maria’s broad interests encompass the neural and neuropsychological correlates of wellbeing. She currently investigates these correlates in children and adolescents with and without irritability across multiple diagnostic domains.

Representative Publications
  • Wiggins, J. L., Schwartz, K. T. G., Kryza-Lacombe, M., Spechler, P., Blankenship, S., & Dougherty, L. (2017). Neural reactivity to reward in school-age offspring of depressed mothers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 214, 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.03.020

  • Correa, D.D., Kryza-Lacombe, M., Baser, R.E., & DeAngelis, L.M. (2016). Cognitive effects of donepezil therapy in patients with brain tumors: A pilot study. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 127(2), 313-319.

  • Applebaum, A.J., Kryza-Lacombe, M., Buthorn, J., DeRosa, A., Corner, G., & Diamond, E.L. (2015). Existential distress among caregivers of patients with brain tumors: A review of the literature. Neuro-Oncology Practice. 3(4), 232-244.

  • San Diego State University Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, 2016 – 2018
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