Jay S Patel

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LD114
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I'm a third year clinical graduate student on the health track. I received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology from the University of Kansas.

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Broadly speaking, my research utilizes the biopsychosocial model to inform approaches to chronic illness intervention and prevention. Of special interest are health disparities affecting minorities, depressive disorder subtypes, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and advance statistical methods. 

One project in line with my interests demonstrates certain vascular risk factors are important predictors of dysthymia and atypical depression, but not involved in the formation of nonatypical depression. Another project is examining the relationship between lipid fractions and depressive clusters. This project suggests low amounts of “good” cholesterol (HDL-C) is associated with somatic features of depression. Lastly, a third project will utilize mutligroup confirmatory factor analysis in exploring the factor structure and invariance properties of a popular depression screener in minority groups.

Manuscripts: 

Polanka, B.M., Vrany, E.A., Patel, J.S., & Stewart, J.C. (in press). Depressive disorder subtypes as predictors of incident obesity in U.S. adults: Moderation by race/ethnicity. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Conference Presentations:

Patel, J.S., Polanka, B.M., Stewart, J.C. (2016). Association of Blood Lipids Fractions with Depressive Symptom Clusters and Individual Symptoms in Men and Women in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2012. Paper presented at for American Psychosomatic Society 74rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Hsueh, L., Vrany, E.A., Patel, J.S., de Groot, M., Stewart, J.C. (2016). Immigrant status is associated with differences in diabetes treatment: Data from the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Paper presented at American Psychosomatic Society 74rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Berntson, J., Vrany, E.A., Patel, J.S., Hsueh, L., Stewart, J.C. (2016). Anxiety Disorders and Stressful Life Events are Stronger Predictors of Incident CVD at Younger versus Older Adult Ages: Data from the NESARC Study. Paper presented at American Psychosomatic Society 74rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Patel, J. S., Berntson, J., Stewart, J. C. (2015) Cardiovascular Risk Factors as Predictors of New Onset Depressive Disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society 73rd Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

Carey, A. L., Patel, J.S., Pressman, S. D., Gillath, O., & Mehl, M. R. (2015). Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Social Salience as Measured by Pronoun Use. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society 73rd Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

Carey, A. L., Patel, J. S., Pressman, S. D., Gillath, O., & Mehl, M. R. (2015). Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Social Language Use. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.


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