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Christian A Webb, Ph.D.



Available: 04/05/22, Expires: 06/01/23

We have ongoing studies focused on the processes of change in Behavioral Activation for depression, using EEG and machine learning to predict treatment outcome, and some recent work on mindfulness-based approaches to treatment and smartphone sensors to predict affective states. Applicants with background in data analysis of complex data/engineering are encouraged to apply.

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  1. R01AT011002 (WEBB, CHRISTIAN ANTHONY) Jun 15, 2021 - May 31, 2026
    Mechanisms and Predictors of Change in App-Based Mindfulness Training for Adolescents
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01MH116969 (WEBB, CHRISTIAN ANTHONY) Dec 11, 2018 - Oct 31, 2023
    Predicting the onset of depression in at-risk adolescents from endophenotype profiles
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K23MH108752 (WEBB, CHRISTIAN ANTHONY) Sep 25, 2015 - Aug 31, 2019
    Examining Reward-Related Predictors and Mechanisms of Change in BA Treatment for Anhedonic Adolescents
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. F32MH099801 (WEBB, CHRISTIAN ANTHONY) Feb 1, 2013 - Jan 31, 2016
    Investigating Neural and Psychotherapeutic Mediators of Placebo Response in MDD
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Trombello JM, Cooper CM, Fatt CC, Grannemann BD, Carmody TJ, Jha MK, Mayes TL, Greer TL, Yezhuvath U, Aslan S, Pizzagalli DA, Weissman MM, Webb CA, Dillon DG, McGrath PJ, Fava M, Parsey RV, McInnis MG, Etkin A, Trivedi MH. Neural substrates of emotional conflict with anxiety in major depressive disorder: Findings from the Establishing Moderators and biosignatures of Antidepressant Response in Clinical Care (EMBARC) randomized controlled trial. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 May; 149:243-251. PMID: 35290819.
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  2. Falkenstein MJ, Kelley KN, Dattolico D, Kuckertz JM, Bezahler A, Krompinger J, Webb CA, Beard C. Feasibility and Acceptability of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation as an Adjunctive Treatment for OCD and Related Disorders: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Behav Ther. 2022 Mar; 53(2):294-309. PMID: 35227405.
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  3. Webb CA, Forgeard M, Israel ES, Lovell-Smith N, Beard C, Björgvinsson T. Personalized prescriptions of therapeutic skills from patient characteristics: An ecological momentary assessment approach. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2022 Jan; 90(1):51-60. PMID: 33829818.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Webb CA, Cohen ZD. Progress towards clinically informative data-driven decision support tools in psychotherapy. Lancet Digit Health. 2021 04; 3(4):e207-e208. PMID: 33766285.
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  5. Cardinale R, Menkes MW, Andrews CM, Webb CA, Jha MK, Trombello JM, Trivedi MH, McInnis MG, Deldin PJ. Preliminary Evidence for Sociotropy and Autonomy in Relation to Antidepressant Treatment Outcome. Psychiatr Q. 2021 09; 92(3):1069-1077. PMID: 33566317.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  6. Zilcha-Mano S, Webb CA. Disentangling Trait-Like Between-Individual vs. State-Like Within-Individual Effects in Studying the Mechanisms of Change in CBT. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:609585. PMID: 33551873.
  7. Ang YS, Bruder GE, Keilp JG, Rutherford A, Alschuler DM, Pechtel P, Webb CA, Carmody T, Fava M, Cusin C, McGrath PJ, Weissman M, Parsey R, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Cooper CM, Deldin P, Trivedi MH, Pizzagalli DA. Exploration of baseline and early changes in neurocognitive characteristics as predictors of treatment response to bupropion, sertraline, and placebo in the EMBARC clinical trial. Psychol Med. 2020 Nov 20; 1-9. PMID: 33213541.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  8. Flückiger C, Rubel J, Del Re AC, Horvath AO, Wampold BE, Crits-Christoph P, Atzil-Slonim D, Compare A, Falkenström F, Ekeblad A, Errázuriz P, Fisher H, Hoffart A, Huppert JD, Kivity Y, Kumar M, Lutz W, Muran JC, Strunk DR, Tasca GA, Vîsla A, Voderholzer U, Webb CA, Xu H, Zilcha-Mano S, Barber JP. The reciprocal relationship between alliance and early treatment symptoms: A two-stage individual participant data meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2020 Sep; 88(9):829-843. PMID: 32757587.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Webb CA, Auerbach RP, Bondy E, Stanton CH, Appleman L, Pizzagalli DA. Reward-Related Neural Predictors and Mechanisms of Symptom Change in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Adolescent Girls. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2021 01; 6(1):39-49. PMID: 32948509.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Webb CA, Israel ES, Belleau E, Appleman L, Forbes EE, Pizzagalli DA. Mind-Wandering in Adolescents Predicts Worse Affect and Is Linked to Aberrant Default Mode Network-Salience Network Connectivity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 03; 60(3):377-387. PMID: 32553785.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Ang YS, Kaiser R, Deckersbach T, Almeida J, Phillips ML, Chase HW, Webb CA, Parsey R, Fava M, McGrath P, Weissman M, Adams P, Deldin P, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Carmody T, Bruder G, Cooper CM, Chin Fatt CR, Trivedi MH, Pizzagalli DA. Pretreatment Reward Sensitivity and Frontostriatal Resting-State Functional Connectivity Are Associated With Response to Bupropion After Sertraline Nonresponse. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 10 15; 88(8):657-667. PMID: 32507389.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Webb CA, Cohen ZD, Beard C, Forgeard M, Peckham AD, Björgvinsson T. Personalized prognostic prediction of treatment outcome for depressed patients in a naturalistic psychiatric hospital setting: A comparison of machine learning approaches. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2020 Jan; 88(1):25-38. PMID: 31841022.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Lawlor VM, Webb CA, Wiecki TV, Frank MJ, Trivedi M, Pizzagalli DA, Dillon DG. Dissecting the impact of depression on decision-making. Psychol Med. 2020 07; 50(10):1613-1622. PMID: 31280757.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Webb CA, Stanton CH, Bondy E, Singleton P, Pizzagalli DA, Auerbach RP. Cognitive versus behavioral skills in CBT for depressed adolescents: Disaggregating within-patient versus between-patient effects on symptom change. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 May; 87(5):484-490. PMID: 30998049.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Whitton AE, Webb CA, Dillon DG, Kayser J, Rutherford A, Goer F, Fava M, McGrath P, Weissman M, Parsey R, Adams P, Trombello JM, Cooper C, Deldin P, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Carmody T, Bruder G, Trivedi MH, Pizzagalli DA. Pretreatment Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Connectivity With Salience Network Predicts Depression Recovery: Findings From the EMBARC Randomized Clinical Trial. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 05 15; 85(10):872-880. PMID: 30718038.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Liao A, Walker R, Carmody TJ, Cooper C, Shaw MA, Grannemann BD, Adams P, Bruder GE, McInnis MG, Webb CA, Dillon DG, Pizzagalli DA, Phillips ML, Kurian BT, Fava M, Parsey RV, McGrath PJ, Weissman MM, Trivedi MH. Anxiety and anhedonia in depression: Associations with neuroticism and cognitive control. J Affect Disord. 2019 02 15; 245:1070-1078. PMID: 30699849.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Trivedi MH, South C, Jha MK, Rush AJ, Cao J, Kurian B, Phillips M, Pizzagalli DA, Trombello JM, Oquendo MA, Cooper C, Dillon DG, Webb C, Grannemann BD, Bruder G, McGrath PJ, Parsey R, Weissman M, Fava M. A Novel Strategy to Identify Placebo Responders: Prediction Index of Clinical and Biological Markers in the EMBARC Trial. Psychother Psychosom. 2018; 87(5):285-295. PMID: 30110685.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Webb CA, Trivedi MH, Cohen ZD, Dillon DG, Fournier JC, Goer F, Fava M, McGrath PJ, Weissman M, Parsey R, Adams P, Trombello JM, Cooper C, Deldin P, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Huys Q, Bruder G, Kurian BT, Jha M, DeRubeis RJ, Pizzagalli DA. Personalized prediction of antidepressant v. placebo response: evidence from the EMBARC study. Psychol Med. 2019 05; 49(7):1118-1127. PMID: 29962359.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Pizzagalli DA, Webb CA, Dillon DG, Tenke CE, Kayser J, Goer F, Fava M, McGrath P, Weissman M, Parsey R, Adams P, Trombello J, Cooper C, Deldin P, Oquendo MA, McInnis MG, Carmody T, Bruder G, Trivedi MH. Pretreatment Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Theta Activity in Relation to Symptom Improvement in Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 06 01; 75(6):547-554. PMID: 29641834.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Trombello JM, Pizzagalli DA, Weissman MM, Grannemann BD, Cooper CM, Greer TL, Malchow AL, Jha MK, Carmody TJ, Kurian BT, Webb CA, Dillon DG, McGrath PJ, Bruder G, Fava M, Parsey RV, McInnis MG, Adams P, Trivedi MH. Characterizing anxiety subtypes and the relationship to behavioral phenotyping in major depression: Results from the EMBARC study. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 07; 102:207-215. PMID: 29689518.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Webb CA, Olson EA, Killgore WDS, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Morphology Predicts Treatment Response to Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 03; 3(3):255-262. PMID: 29486867.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Webb CA, Rosso IM, Rauch SL. Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression: Current Progress and Future Directions. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 May/Jun; 25(3):114-122. PMID: 28475503.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Tenke CE, Kayser J, Pechtel P, Webb CA, Dillon DG, Goer F, Murray L, Deldin P, Kurian BT, McGrath PJ, Parsey R, Trivedi M, Fava M, Weissman MM, McInnis M, Abraham K, E Alvarenga J, Alschuler DM, Cooper C, Pizzagalli DA, Bruder GE. Demonstrating test-retest reliability of electrophysiological measures for healthy adults in a multisite study of biomarkers of antidepressant treatment response. Psychophysiology. 2017 01; 54(1):34-50. PMID: 28000259.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Rosso IM, Killgore WD, Olson EA, Webb CA, Fukunaga R, Auerbach RP, Gogel H, Buchholz JL, Rauch SL. Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Depress Anxiety. 2017 03; 34(3):236-245. PMID: 28009467.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Webb CA, Auerbach RP, Bondy E, Stanton CH, Foti D, Pizzagalli DA. Abnormal neural responses to feedback in depressed adolescents. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Jan; 126(1):19-31. PMID: 27935729.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Auerbach RP, Bondy E, Stanton CH, Webb CA, Shankman SA, Pizzagalli DA. Self-referential processing in adolescents: Stability of behavioral and ERP markers. Psychophysiology. 2016 09; 53(9):1398-406. PMID: 27302282.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Webb CA, Beard C, Kertz SJ, Hsu KJ, Björgvinsson T. Differential role of CBT skills, DBT skills and psychological flexibility in predicting depressive versus anxiety symptom improvement. Behav Res Ther. 2016 06; 81:12-20. PMID: 27057997.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  28. Keefe JR, Webb CA, DeRubeis RJ. In cognitive therapy for depression, early focus on maladaptive beliefs may be especially efficacious for patients with personality disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Apr; 84(4):353-64. PMID: 26727410.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Rosmarin DH, Forester BP, Shassian DM, Webb CA, Björgvinsson T. Interest in spiritually integrated psychotherapy among acute psychiatric patients. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Dec; 83(6):1149-53. PMID: 26280491.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Webb CA, Dillon DG, Pechtel P, Goer FK, Murray L, Huys QJ, Fava M, McGrath PJ, Weissman M, Parsey R, Kurian BT, Adams P, Weyandt S, Trombello JM, Grannemann B, Cooper CM, Deldin P, Tenke C, Trivedi M, Bruder G, Pizzagalli DA. Neural Correlates of Three Promising Endophenotypes of Depression: Evidence from the EMBARC Study. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jan; 41(2):454-63. PMID: 26068725.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  31. Webb CA, Beard C, Auerbach RP, Menninger E, Björgvinsson T. The therapeutic alliance in a naturalistic psychiatric setting: temporal relations with depressive symptom change. Behav Res Ther. 2014 Oct; 61:70-7. PMID: 25156322.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Webb CA, DelDonno S, Killgore WD. The role of cognitive versus emotional intelligence in Iowa Gambling Task performance: What's emotion got to do with it? Intelligence. 2014 May-June; 44:112-119. PMID: 25635149.
    Citations: 19     
  33. Webb CA, Weber M, Mundy EA, Killgore WD. Reduced gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate, orbitofrontal cortex and thalamus as a function of mild depressive symptoms: a voxel-based morphometric analysis. Psychol Med. 2014 Oct; 44(13):2833-43. PMID: 25066703.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Lorenzo-Luaces L, DeRubeis RJ, Webb CA. Client characteristics as moderators of the relation between the therapeutic alliance and outcome in cognitive therapy for depression. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2014 Apr; 82(2):368-73. PMID: 24547921.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Webb CA, Derubeis RJ, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC. Convergence and divergence in the delivery of cognitive therapy in two randomized clinical trials. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Aug; 51(8):493-8. PMID: 23792178.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Weber M, Webb CA, Deldonno SR, Kipman M, Schwab ZJ, Weiner MR, Killgore WD. Habitual 'sleep credit' is associated with greater grey matter volume of the medial prefrontal cortex, higher emotional intelligence and better mental health. J Sleep Res. 2013 Oct; 22(5):527-34. PMID: 23593990.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  37. Webb CA, Kertz SJ, Bigda-Peyton JS, Björgvinsson T. The role of pretreatment outcome expectancies and cognitive-behavioral skills in symptom improvement in an acute psychiatric setting. J Affect Disord. 2013 Jul; 149(1-3):375-82. PMID: 23489399.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Killgore WD, Weber M, Schwab ZJ, Kipman M, DelDonno SR, Webb CA, Rauch SL. Cortico-limbic responsiveness to high-calorie food images predicts weight status among women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Nov; 37(11):1435-42. PMID: 23459322.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Killgore WD, Schwab ZJ, Tkachenko O, Webb CA, DelDonno SR, Kipman M, Rauch SL, Weber M. Emotional intelligence correlates with functional responses to dynamic changes in facial trustworthiness. Soc Neurosci. 2013; 8(4):334-46. PMID: 23802123.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Webb CA, Auerbach RP, Derubeis RJ. Processes of change in CBT of adolescent depression: review and recommendations. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2012; 41(5):654-65. PMID: 22867130.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Webb CA, Derubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Hollon SD, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC. Predictors of patient cognitive therapy skills and symptom change in two randomized clinical trials: the role of therapist adherence and the therapeutic alliance. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Jun; 80(3):373-81. PMID: 22468907.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Webb CA, DeRubeis RJ, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S. Two aspects of the therapeutic alliance: differential relations with depressive symptom change. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2011 Jun; 79(3):279-83. PMID: 21480694.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Auerbach RP, Bigda-Peyton JS, Eberhart NK, Webb CA, Ho MH. Conceptualizing the prospective relationship between social support, stress, and depressive symptoms among adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2011 May; 39(4):475-87. PMID: 21188628.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Webb CA, Derubeis RJ, Barber JP. Therapist adherence/competence and treatment outcome: A meta-analytic review. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2010 Apr; 78(2):200-11. PMID: 20350031.
    Citations: 128     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Abela JR, Webb CA, Wagner C, Ho MH, Adams P. The role of self-criticism, dependency, and hassles in the course of depressive illness: a multiwave longitudinal study. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2006 Mar; 32(3):328-38. PMID: 16455860.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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