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Lisa Venanzi

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science

Neural measures of adolescent suicidality and treatment responsivity

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Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

Venanzi, L., Dickey, L., Green, H., Pegg, S., Benningfield, M., Bettis, A., Blackford, J., & Kujawa, A. (2022). Longitudinal predictors of depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and alcohol use in response to COVID-19-related stress. Stress & Health, 1-13.

O’Connor, S. S., Mcclay, M., Choudhry, S., Shields, A., Carlson, R., Alonso, Y., Lavin, K., Venanzi, L., Comtois, K. A., Wilson, J. E., & Nicolson, S. (2020). Pilot randomized clinical trial of the Teachable Moment Brief Intervention for hospitalized suicide attempt survivors. General Hospital Psychiatry, 63, 111-118.

McClay, M. M., O’Connor, S. S., Groh, B. N., Baudino, M., Venanzi, L., Shields, A., Wilson, J. E., Bone, J., & Nicolson, S. (2018). Denial of suicide attempt among hospitalized survivors of a self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Psychiatric Services, 69(6), 657-663.


Under Review

Venanzi, L., Dickey, L., Pegg, S., & Kujawa, A. (Under review). An examination of EEG delta and beta frequency bands in adolescents with depression: Associations with suicidality and treatment response. 


Conference Symposia

Venanzi, L. & Kujawa, A. (2021, November). Social support and parental conflict as predictors of response to group cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression. In R. Vaughn-Coaxum (Chair), CBT in context: Exploring the role of social and environmental contextual factors in the course and outcome of youth depression treatment and prevention. Symposium presented at the 55th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.

Selected Conference Poster Presentations

Venanzi, L., Pegg, S., & Kujawa, A. (2021, November). The impacts of trauma and reduced neural reward responsiveness in adolescent functioning. Poster session presented at the 54th annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Chicago, IL.

Venanzi, L., Dickey, L., Pegg, S., & Kujawa, A. (2021, September). Longitudinal predictors of psychopathology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster session presented at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

McClay, M.M., O’Connor, S.S., Venanzi, L., & Comtois, K. A. (2017, April). Measuring the presence of posttraumatic stress one year after medical hospitalization for a suicide attempt. Poster session presented at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, AZ. 

O’Connor, S. S., McClay, M. M., Choudhry, S., Alonso, Y., Venanzi, L., Comtois, K. A., & Nicolson, S. (2017, April). Pilot study of a brief intervention for medically hospitalized suicide attempt survivors. Presentation at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, AZ.

McClay, M. M., Groh, B., Baudino, M., Venanzi, L., Bone, J., Shields, A., O’Connor, S. S. & Nicolson, S. (2016, March). Investigating clinical and service characteristics for self-inflicted gunshot wound patients treated in a level 1 trauma center. Poster session presented at the 49th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, IL. 


UC-Davis/SDSU ERP Boot Camp. Funded by R25MH080794 from the National Institute of Mental Health. July 2022.

Abby and Jon Winkelried Fellowship, Vanderbilt University. Awarded Spring 2022.

Russell G. Hamilton Scholar, Vanderbilt University. Awarded Fall 2020.