curriculum vitae

Partial list of publications & presentations; last updated August 2017.

Refereed Journal Articles

Olbert, C. M., Nagendra, A., Buck, B. (in press). Meta-analysis of Black vs. White racial disparity in schizophrenia diagnosis in the United States: Do structured assessments attenuate racial disparities? Journal of Abnormal Psychology. doi:10.1037/abn0000309

Olbert, C. M., Penn, D. L., Reise, S. P., Horan, W. S., Kern, R. S., Lee, J., & Green, M. F. (2016). Assessment of attachment in psychosis: A psychometric cause for concern. Psychiatry Research, 246, 77-83. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.09.020

Olbert, C. M., Rasmussen, A., Gala, G. J., & Tupler, L. A. (2016). Treatment outcome variations between depression symptom combinations in the STAR*D study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 201, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.04.050

Olbert, C. M., Gala, G. J. (2015). Supervenience and psychiatry: Are mental disorders brain disorders? Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology, 35(4), 203-219.

Olbert, C. M., Gala, G. J., Tupler, L. A. (2014). Quantifying heterogeneity attributable to polythetic diagnostic criteria: Theoretical framework and empirical application. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123(2), 452-462. doi: 10.1037/a0036068
   » Presentation slides (2/10/14) available here.

Buck, B. E., Romeo, K. H., Olbert, C. M., Penn, D. P. (2014). Self-reported confidence and comfort treating severe mental illnesses among pre-doctoral graduate students in clinical psychology. Journal of Mental Health. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2014.924048

Olbert, C. M., Penn, D. L., Kern, R. S., Lee, J., Horan, W. S., Reise, S. P., Ochsner, K. N., Marder, S. R., Green, M. F. (2013). Adapting social neuroscience measures for schizophrenia clinical trials, part 3: Fathoming external validity. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(6), 1211-1218. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbt130

Lahera, G., Benito, A., Montes, J. M., Fernández-Liria, A., Olbert, C. M., Penn, D. L. (2013). Social cognition and interaction training (SCIT) for outpatients with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 146(1), 132-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.06.032

(Once upon a time I also did astrophysics research. These three papers came out of my work on supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae [that is, roughly speaking, dead stars]:)

Olbert, C. M., Keohane, J. W., Arnaud, K. A., Dyer, K. K., Reynolds, S. P., Safi-Harb, S. (2003). Chandra detection of a pulsar wind nebular associated with supernova remnant 3C396. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 592, 1, L45.

Hughes, J. P., Slane, P. O., Burrows, D. N., Garmire, G., Nousek, J. A., Olbert, C. M., Keohane, J.W. (2001). A pulsar wind nebular in the oxygen-rich supernova remnant G292.0+1.8. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 559, L153.

Olbert, C. M., Clearfield, C. R., Williams, N. E., Keohane, J. W., Frail, D. A. (2001). A bow shock nebula around a compact x-ray source in supernova remnant IC443. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 554, L205.

Book Chapters

Wertz, F. J., Olbert, C. M. (2016). The convergence of Freud’s psychoanalysis and Husserl’s phenomenology on a research approach fit for human phenomena. In C. Fischer, L. Laubscher, & R. Brooke (Eds.), The qualitative vision for psychology: An invitation to a human science approach. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.

Invited Talks

Olbert, C. M., Gala, G. J. (2014). Supervenience and psychiatry: Are mental disorders brain disorders? UNC Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Research Group, Chapel Hill, NC.

Olbert, C. M. (2014). Quantifying heterogeneity attributable to polythetic diagnostic criteria: Theoretical framework and empirical application. Neurobiology of Anxiety, Stress, & Trauma Seminar, NYU Psychiatry, New York, NY.
   » Presentation slides (2/10/14) available here.

Selected Talks/Conference Presentations

Olbert, C. M., Gala, G. J. (2014). Supervenience and psychiatry: Are mental disorders brain disorders? Society for Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Wertz, F. J., Olbert, C. M. (2013). Meanings of general psychology and the problem of disciplinary unity. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Olbert, C. M., Wertz, F. J., Misurell, J. R., Davidson, L. (2013). Process of recovery among African Americans with serious mental illness in the urban community: a qualitative phenomenological investigation. Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP) V: Understanding Embodiment, Mahwah, NJ.

Selected Conference Posters

Olbert, C. M., Gerkin, J. S., Moseley, D. D., Gala, G. J. (2012). The combinatorics of mental illness: possibility and the problem of heterogeneity. 46th Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, National Harbor, MD.

Olbert, C. M., Lahera, G., Benito, A., Penn, D. L. (2012). Social cognition and interaction training (SCIT) for outpatients with bipolar disorder. 46th Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, National Harbor, MD.

Buck, B., Olbert, C. M., Harper, K., Penn, D. L. (2012). Graduate training of schizophrenia treatment: A survey of self-reported confidence and comfort among current graduate students. 46th Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, National Harbor, MD.

Olbert, C. M., Gerkin, J. S., Moseley, D. D., Gala, G. J. (2012). Millions of ways to be depressed? Implications of the combinatorial heterogeneity of major depressive disorder. Psychiatry Research Day, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

Departmental Talks

Olbert, C. M. (2014). Quantifying heterogeneity attributable to polythetic diagnostic criteria: Theoretical and psychometric considerations. Psychometric Topics Seminar, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.

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