Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Tasneem Khambaty

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I am a 5th year Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Psychology (clinical area). I completed my undergraduate work and received a B.S. in psychology, with minors in neuroscience and business from Ohio State University.

My research to date examines the associations between psychological factors (e.g., depression and anxiety) and chronic inflammatory (i.e., periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease) and metabolic (i.e., type 2 diabetes) diseases. I am interested in using multidisciplinary approaches to understand the mechanisms underlying the association between psychological factors and these chronic diseases, with the intention of translating epidemiologic and mechanistic findings into practical preventative interventions that can be easily disseminated in clinical settings (e.g., primary care and dental clinics). My dissertation utilizes data from the Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) trial to examine the effect of a collaborative care program for late-life depression on the risk of diabetes over a 9-year period.

Awards:

  • Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ($750)
  • IUPUI University Travel Fellowship 2013 ($800)
  • Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society Conference 2013 ($500)
  • Citation Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference 2012

Publications:

Khambaty, T., Stewart, J. C., Muldoon, M. F., & Kamarck, T. W. (in press). Depressive Symptom Clusters as Predictors of 6-Year Increases in Insulin Resistance: Data from the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2013). Associations of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders with Periodontal Disease Prevalence in Young Adults: Analysis of 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-5.

Hickman, R. J., Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2013). C-reactive protein is elevated in atypical but not nonatypical depression: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2004. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-9.

Conference Presentations:

Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2014, March). Atypical Major Depression is more Strongly Associated with Diabetes Prevalence Three Years Later than Nonatypical Depression and Dysthymia: National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). Paper to be presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Francisco, CA.

Khambaty, T., Stewart, J. C., Muldoon, M. F., & Kamarck, T. W. (2013, March). Somatic-Vegetative Symptoms of Depression Predict 6-Year Increases in Insulin Resistance: Data from the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project.  Paper presented at the 71st Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL

Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2012, April). Multiple Emotional Factors as Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease Incidence: Analysis of NHANES I Data. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA. (Citation Abstract)

Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2012, April). Multiple Emotional Factors and the Prevalence of Periodontal Disease: Analysis of NHANES I Data. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2011, March). Associations between Depressive and Anxiety disorders and Periodontal disease: Analysis of 1999-2004 NHANES data. Poster presented at the 69th Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX. 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Indiana Psychological Society
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