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Suena Massey, M.D.

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Yale University, New Haven, CTBA1998Art, Organic Chemistry
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NYMD2002Medicine, Clinical Research
Einstein Montefiore, Bronx, NY2003Internal Medicine Internship
George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC2007Psychiatry Residency
MGH MIT Martinos Center, Boston, MA2016Functional MRI Visiting Fellowship

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  1. U01DA055355 (WAKSCHLAG, LAUREN S) Sep 30, 2021 - Jun 30, 2026
    9/24- Healthy Brain and Child Development National Consortium
    Role Description: Various adverse and protective environments may affect child development. The Healthy Brain and Child Development National Consortium (HBCD-NC) will follow 7,500 mothers and their children from 24 locations across the U.S. from before birth to 10 years of age to better understand which harmful and protective environments exert the greatest impact on child development. This study will help to improve the health and development of children across the nation.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  2. R01DA050700 (MASSEY, SUENA HUANG) Mar 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2025
    Elucidating Mechanisms of Pregnancy's Protective Effect on Drug Abuse Using Integrated Data Analysis
    Role Description: We examine putative biological, developmental, and social mechanisms of self-initiated reduction and cessation of substance use during pregnancy using within-person, within-family, and mixed methods designs.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R34DA050266 (WAKSCHLAG, LAUREN S) Sep 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
    2/2 Optimizing access, engagement and assessment to elucidate prenatal influences on neurodevelopment: The Brains Begin Before Birth(B4 ) Midwest Consortium
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. K23DA037913 (MASSEY, SUENA HUANG) Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2021
    Cognitive-Affective Substrates of Smoking: Targets for Maternal Behavior Change
    Role Description: We examine empathic processes and their behavioral and neural substrates in relation to changes in smoking in early pregnancy.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Winters DE, Massey SH, Sakai JT. Adolescent Substance Use Outcomes in Response to Social Consequences of Use: The Role of Empathy (Online ahead of print). Journal of Drug Issues. 2023; 10.1177/00(doi). View Publication.
  2. Massey SH, Pool LR, Estabrook R, Level RA, Shisler S, Stacks AM, Neiderhiser JM, Espy KA, Wakschlag LS, Eiden RD, Allen NB. Within-person decline in pregnancy smoking is observable prior to pregnancy awareness: Evidence across two independent observational cohorts. Addict Biol. 2022 11; 27(6):e13245. PMID: 36301213; PMCID: PMC9939010.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Massey SH, Estabrook R, Lapping-Carr L, Newmark RL, Decety J, Wisner KL, Wakschlag LS. Are empathic processes mechanisms of pregnancy's protective effect on smoking? Identification of a novel target for preventive intervention. Soc Sci Med. 2022 07; 305:115071. PMID: 35660692; PMCID: PMC9521609.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Massey SH, Allen NB, Pool LR, Miller ES, Pouppirt NR, Barch DM, Luby J, Perlman SB, Rogers CE, Smyser CD, Wakschlag LS. Impact of prenatal exposure characterization on early risk detection: Methodologic insights for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 88:107035. PMID: 34606910; PMCID: PMC8578417.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Nagpal N, Ramos AM, Hajal N, Massey SH, Leve LD, Shaw DS, Ganiban JM, Reiss D, Neiderhiser JM. Psychopathology Symptoms are Associated with Prenatal Health Practices in Pregnant Women with Heavy Smoking Levels. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Feb; 25(2):330-337. PMID: 33417106; PMCID: PMC8278817.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Massey SH, Clark CAC, Sun MY, Burns JL, Mroczek DK, Espy KA, Wakschlag LS. Dimension- and context-specific expression of preschoolers' disruptive behaviors associated with prenatal tobacco exposure. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2020 Sep - Oct; 81:106915. PMID: 32693011; PMCID: PMC7484981.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. Clark CAC, Massey SH, Wiebe SA, Espy KA, Wakschlag LS. Does early maternal responsiveness buffer prenatal tobacco exposure effects on young children's behavioral disinhibition? Dev Psychopathol. 2019 10; 31(4):1285-1298. PMID: 30428950; PMCID: PMC6520205.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Massey SH, Mroczek DK, Reiss D, Miller ES, Jakubowski JA, Graham EK, Shisler SM, McCallum M, Huestis MA, Ganiban JM, Shaw DS, Leve LD, Eiden RD, Stroud LR, Neiderhiser JM. Additive drug-specific and sex-specific risks associated with co-use of marijuana and tobacco during pregnancy: Evidence from 3 recent developmental cohorts (2003-2015). Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2018 Jul - Aug; 68:97-106. PMID: 29886244; PMCID: PMC6116514.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  9. Newmark RL, Zaydlin ML, Yang A, Kuchenrither K, Wisner KL, Massey SH. Obstetric patients' perspectives on functional magnetic neuroimaging research in pregnant women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2019 02; 22(1):115-118. PMID: 29687161; PMCID: PMC6500439.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Massey SH, Mroczek DK, Burns JL, Clark CAC, Espy KA, Wakschlag LS. Positive parenting behaviors in women who spontaneously quit smoking during pregnancy: Clues to putative targets for preventive interventions. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2018 May - Jun; 67:18-24. PMID: 29501649; PMCID: PMC5970967.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Massey SH, Wisner KL. Understanding Pregnancy's Protective Effect on Drug Use Within a Developmental Framework. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 03 01; 175(3):286-287. PMID: 29490492; PMCID: PMC5920682.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Schuette SA, Kominiarek MA, Wisner KL, Massey SH. Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Third-Trimester Depressive Symptoms in a Healthy Privately Insured Sample. AJP Rep. 2018 Jan; 8(1):e13-e17. PMID: 29423334; PMCID: PMC5798992.
    Citations: 3     
  13. Massey SH, Decety J, Wisner KL, Wakschlag LS. Specification of Change Mechanisms in Pregnant Smokers for Malleable Target Identification: A Novel Approach to a Tenacious Public Health Problem. Front Public Health. 2017; 5:239. PMID: 28975128; PMCID: PMC5610685.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    
  14. Massey SH, Newmark RL, Wakschlag LS. Explicating the role of empathic processes in substance use disorders: A conceptual framework and research agenda. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2018 03; 37(3):316-332. PMID: 28493364; PMCID: PMC5681447.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Massey SH, Hatcher AE, Clark CAC, Burns JL, Pine DS, Skol AD, Mroczek DK, Espy KA, Goldman D, Cook E, Wakschlag LS. Does MAOA increase susceptibility to prenatal stress in young children? Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2017 05; 61:82-91. PMID: 28163169; PMCID: PMC5453809.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Massey SH, Stern D, Alden EC, Petersen JE, Cobia DJ, Wang L, Csernansky JG, Smith MJ. Cortical thickness of neural substrates supporting cognitive empathy in individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2017 01; 179:119-124. PMID: 27665257; PMCID: PMC5222696.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Marceau K, De Araujo-Greecher M, Miller ES, Massey SH, Mayes LC, Ganiban JM, Reiss D, Shaw DS, Leve LD, Neiderhiser JM. The Perinatal Risk Index: Early Risks Experienced by Domestic Adoptees in the United States. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0150486. PMID: 27010541.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Massey SH, Schuette SA, Pournajafi-Nazarloo H, Wisner KL, Carter CS. Interaction of oxytocin level and past depression may predict postpartum depressive symptom severity. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 10; 19(5):799-808. PMID: 26957508; PMCID: PMC5016208.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  20. Massey SH, Reiss D, Neiderhiser JM, Leve LD, Shaw DS, Ganiban JM. Maternal personality traits associated with patterns of prenatal smoking and exposure: Implications for etiologic and prevention research. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 53:48-54. PMID: 26655208; PMCID: PMC4703540.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Estabrook R, Massey SH, Clark CA, Burns JL, Mustanski BS, Cook EH, O'Brien TC, Makowski B, Espy KA, Wakschlag LS. Separating Family-Level and Direct Exposure Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy on Offspring Externalizing Symptoms: Bridging the Behavior Genetic and Behavior Teratologic Divide. Behav Genet. 2016 05; 46(3):389-402. PMID: 26581695; PMCID: PMC4860106.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Bernardini F, Wan CR, Crisafio A, Massey SH, Compton MT. Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and symptom severity among offspring with first-episode nonaffective psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2015 May; 164(1-3):277-8. PMID: 25754270; PMCID: PMC4839588.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Massey SH, Bublitz MH, Magee SR, Salisbury A, Niaura RS, Wakschlag LS, Stroud LR. Maternal-fetal attachment differentiates patterns of prenatal smoking and exposure. Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 45:51-6. PMID: 25644587; PMCID: PMC4374036.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Massey SH, Estabrook R, O'Brien TC, Pine DS, Burns JL, Jacob S, Cook EH, Wakschlag LS. Preliminary evidence for the interaction of the oxytocin receptor gene (oxtr) and face processing in differentiating prenatal smoking patterns. Neurosci Lett. 2015 Jan 01; 584:259-64. PMID: 25450139; PMCID: PMC4267911.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Massey SH, Compton MT, Kaslow NJ. Attachment security and problematic substance use in low-income, suicidal, African American women. Am J Addict. 2014 May-Jun; 23(3):294-9. PMID: 24724888.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Lieberman DZ, Cioletti A, Massey SH, Collantes RS, Moore BB. Treatment preferences among problem drinkers in primary care. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2014; 47(3):231-40. PMID: 25084819.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  27. Massey SH, Compton MT. Psychological differences between smokers who spontaneously quit during pregnancy and those who do not: a review of observational studies and directions for future research. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Feb; 15(2):307-19. PMID: 22949579.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Massey SH, Neiderhiser JM, Shaw DS, Leve LD, Ganiban JM, Reiss D. Maternal self concept as a provider and cessation of substance use during pregnancy. Addict Behav. 2012 Aug; 37(8):956-61. PMID: 22575401; PMCID: PMC3377383.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Massey SH, Norris L, Lausin M, Nwaneri C, Lieberman DZ. Identifying harmful drinking using a single screening question in a psychiatric consultation-liaison population. Psychosomatics. 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):362-6. PMID: 21777719.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Massey SH, Lieberman DZ, Reiss D, Leve LD, Shaw DS, Neiderhiser JM. Association of clinical characteristics and cessation of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use during pregnancy. Am J Addict. 2011 Mar-Apr; 20(2):143-50. PMID: 21314757; PMCID: PMC3052631.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Lieberman DZ, Massey SH. Desvenlafaxine in major depressive disorder: an evidence-based review of its place in therapy. Core Evid. 2010 Jun 15; 4:67-82. PMID: 20694066; PMCID: PMC2899788.
    Citations: 5     
  32. Lieberman DZ, Massey SH, Goodwin FK. The role of gender in single vs married individuals with bipolar disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 2010 Jul-Aug; 51(4):380-5. PMID: 20579511.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Lieberman DZ, Kolodner G, Massey SH, Williams KP. Antidepressant-induced mania with concomitant mood stabilizer in patients with comorbid substance abuse and bipolar disorder. J Addict Dis. 2009 Oct; 28(4):348-55. PMID: 20155604.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Willenbring ML, Massey SH, Gardner MB. Helping patients who drink too much: an evidence-based guide for primary care clinicians. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jul 01; 80(1):44-50. PMID: 19621845.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Lieberman DZ, Massey SH. Pathways to change: the effect of a Web application on treatment interest. Am J Addict. 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):265-70. PMID: 18612880.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Lieberman DZ, Huang SW. A technological approach to reaching a hidden population of problem drinkers. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Mar; 59(3):297-303. PMID: 18308911.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Huang SW, Lieberman DZ. Comparison of alcohol abusers who seek traditional treatment versus those who use an online program. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 956. PMID: 17238575; PMCID: PMC1839259.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Moses AC, Huang SW, Schepartz A. Inhibition of Rev·RRE complexation by triplex tethered oligonucleotide probes. Bioorg Med Chem. 1997 Jun; 5(6):1123-9. PMID: 9222506.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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