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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Mary R. Newsome, Ph.D.

Photo Mary R. Newsome, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Graduate School: Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999

Postdoctoral Research: Cognitive Neuropsychology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1999 - 2001; Cognitive Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2001 - 2002

Sub-Specialty: Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Interests: Working memory; effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain activation and connectivity; resilience of brain structures and function, contributors to neuroplasticity

Significant Professional Activities:
  • Editorial Board Member, Child Neuropsychology
  • Editorial Board Member, Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
Recent Publications:

Fischer BL, Parsons M, Durgerian S, Reece C, Mourany L, Lowe MJ, Beall EB, Koenig KA, Jones SE, Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Wilde EA, Troyanskaya M, Merkley TL, Walker M, Levin HS, & Rao SM, Neural Activation during Response Inhibition Differentiates Blast from Mechanical Causes of Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (in press). Journal of Neurotrauma.

Avci, G., Hanten, G., Schmidt, A. T., Li, X., Orsten, K., Post, M., Faber, J. F., & Newsome, M. R. (senior author) (2013). Cognitive contributors to resilience in youth from underserved populations: a brief report. Journal of Public Mental Health, 12(3),165 - 170.

Schmidt, A. T., Avci, G., Hanten, G. R., Li, X., Orsten, K. D., & Newsome, M. R. (senior author) (2013). Relating resilience factors and decision-making skills in two groups of underserved dolescents: implications for intervention. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 2(2), 63-72.

Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Chu Z, Wilde EA, Hanten G, Steinberg JL, Lin X, Li X, Merkely TL, Hunter JV, Vasquez AC, Cook L, Lu H, Vinton K, Levin HS (2013). How functional connectivity between emotion regulation structures can be disrupted: Preliminary evidence from adolescents with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 911-24.

Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Troyanskaya M, Lin X, Steinberg JL, Radaideh M, Levin HS (2012). Altered Brain Activation in Military Personnel with One or More Traumatic Brain Injuries Following Blast.Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,18(1): 89-100.

Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Chu Z, Hunter JV, Li X, Wilde EA, Lu H, Wang ZJ, Lin X, Steinberg JL, Vasquez AC, Cook L, Levin HS (2012). The Relationship of Resting Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Activation during a Social Cognition Task in Adolescents with Chronic Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Investigation. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 30, 255-66. (BCM)

Wilde EA, Newsome MR, Bigler ED, Pertab J, Merkley TL, Hanten G, Scheibel RS, Li
X, Chu Z, Yallampalli R, Hunter JV, Levin HS (2011). Brain imaging correlates of verbal working memory in children following traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Neurophysiology, 82(1):86-96 (BCM)

Scheibel, RS, Newsome MR, Wilde EA, McClelland MM, Hanten GR, Krawczyk D, Cook LG, Chu ZD, Vasquez AC, Yallampali R, Lin X, Hunter JV, Levin HS (2011). Brain activation during a social attribution task in adolescents with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Soc Neurosci., 6(5-6):582-98.

Levin HS, Wilde EA, Troyanskaya M, Petersen NJ, Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Radaideh M, Wu T, Yallampalli R, Chu Z, Li X. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Mild to Moderate Blast Related TBI and its Sequelae. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2010 Apr;27(4):683-94.

Bigler ED, Abildskov TJ, Wilde EA, Hunter JV, Fearing MA, Li, X, Newsome MR, Scheibel, RS, & Levin HS. Diffuse Damage in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comparison of Automated versus Operator Controlled Region-of-Interest Quantification Methods Neuroimage. 2010 Apr 15;50(3):1017-26.

Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Hanten G, Chu Z, Steinberg JL, Hunter JV, Lu H, Vasquez AC, Li X, Lin X, Cook L, Levin HS. Brain Activation while Thinking about the Self from Another Person’s Perspective after Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents. Neuropsychology. 2010 Mar;24(2):139-47.

Hanten G, Li X., Newsome MR, Swank P, Chapman SB, Dennis M, Barnes M, Ewing-Cobbs L, Levin HS. Oral Reading and Expressive Language after Childhood TBI: Trajectory and Correlates of Change over Time (2009). Topics in Language Disorders, 29, 236-248.

Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Troyanskaya M, Steinberg JL, Goldstein FC, Mao H, & Levin HS. Effects of Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Reserve on Cognitive-Control Related Brain Activation (2009). Journal of Neurotrauma, 26, 1-15.

Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Seignourel PJ, Steinberg JL, Troyanskaya M, Li X, Levin HS. Effects of Methylphenidate on Working Memory in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary fMRI Investigation (2009). Brain Imaging and Behavior, 3, 298-305.

Newsome MR, Steinberg JL, Scheibel RS, Troyanskaya M, Chu Z, Hanten G , Lu H, Lane S, Lin X, Hunter JV, Vasquez C, Zientz J, Li X, Wilde EA, & Levin HS (2008). Effects of traumatic brain injury on working memory-related brain activation in adolescents. Neuropsychology, 22, 419-425.

Newsome M.R., Scheibel R.S., Hunter J.V., Wang Z.J., Chu Z., Li X., and Levin H.S. (2007). Brain activation during working memory after traumatic brain injury in children. Neurocase, 13, 16-24.

Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Steinberg JL, Troyanskaya M, Sharma RG, Rauch RA, Li X, & Levin HS (2007). Working memory brain activation following severe traumatic brain injury. Cortex, 43, 95-111.

Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Steinberg JL, Pearson DA, Rauch RA, Mao H, Troyanskaya
M, Sharma RG, Levin HS (2007). Altered brain activation during cognitive control in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 21:36-45.

Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Hunter JV, Fering MA, Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Johnson JS, Bachelvalier J, Li X, Pedroza C, Levin HS (2007). Hippocampus, amygdala, and basal ganglia morphometrics in children after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 49.

Contact Information

Mary Newsome, Ph.D.
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
1709 Dryden Road, Ste 725, BCM635
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-791-1414x5947
Fax: 713-798-6898

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