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Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety

CV of Tiffany R. Lago, M.D.

9000 Rockville Pike
Bldg 15K, Rm 113
Bethesda, MD 20892
phone: (301) 402-4897
e-mail: tiffany.lago@nih.gov

Board Certification

9/2016 – current American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (ABPN)

Education

7/2016 – current
Clinical (Research) Fellowship
National Institute of Mental Health
Division of Intramural Research
Bethesda, MD

7/2015 – 6/2016
PGY4 Residency Training Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Division of Intramural Research
Bethesda, MD

7/2012 – 6/2015
Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

8/2007 – 5/2012
M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

8/2002 – 5/2006
B.S., Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Track
Barrett, The Honors College
Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Positions

Research

7/2015 – current
Clinical Fellow, Monique Ernst, M.D./Ph.D., Christian Grillon, Ph.D., Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

6/2009 – 8/2009
Research Assistant
, Wei-Hua (Wendy) Lee, M.D./Ph.D., Wenbin Li, M.D./Ph.D., Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

8/2006 – 7/2007
Intramural Research Training Award, Peter Schmidt, M.D., Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

1/2005 – 5/2006
School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Researcher, Cheryl Conrad, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, and Linda Luecken, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

8/2004 – 5/2005
Personal Research Assistant
, Debra Kaplan, Ph.D., Family Bereavement Project, Prevention Research Center, Tempe, AZ

8/2003 – 8/2004
Clinician/Research Assistant
, Arthritis Research Team, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Teaching

5/2016 – current
Assistant Educator, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Medical

7/2015 – current
On-Call
, Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD

6/2011 – 5/2012
Extern
, Emergency Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

4/2008 – 10/2008
Registration Associate, Emergency Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

7/2005 – 12/2005
Physician Record Assistant
, Emergency Department, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ

8/2004 – 12/2004
Intern, Emergency Department, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ

Honors and Awards

2016
Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program, Anxiety and Depression Association of America

2006
Intramural Research Training Award
, see Employment

2006
Summa Cum Laude
, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

2006
Ernest Lindholm Memorial Award, Outstanding Senior in Biopsychology, Arizona State University

2005
School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) Fellowship
, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

2005
Dean’s Circle Scholarship
, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

2002 – 2006
National Merit Scholarship, Arizona State University

2002
National Merit Finalist

Original Research

Ernst, M., Lago, T., Davis, A., Grillon, C. (accepted). The effects of methylphenidate and propranolol on the interplay between induced-anxiety and working memory. Psychopharmacology.

Gearhart, T., Wright, R.L., Harman, J.S., Luecken, L.J., Conrad, C.D. (2006). Effects of Rat Dam Stress During Handling on Rat Pups Emotionality and Hippocampal Functioning in Adulthood. Honors Thesis, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Reviews

Lago, T., Davis, A., Grillon, C., Ernst, M. (2016). Striatum on the anxiety map: Small detours into adolescence. Brain Research, S0006-8993(16), 30430-9. doi:
10.1016/j.brainres.2016.06.006

Schmidt, P.J., Gearhart, T.R., Steinberg, E.M., Rubinow, D.R. (2006). Depression,
perimenopause and the quality of life. Proceedings for the 6th IMS Workshop: Menopause
and Ageing, Quality of Life and Sexuality.

Meetings

2016 Summer Poster Day, Office of Intramural Training & Education, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD. Poster. Hernández Díaz, L., Leitner, B., Duckworth, C., Hsiung, A., Lago, T., Chen, K., Brychta, R. (2016). Variability in Heart Rate Recovery Following Maximal and Submaximal Exercise: Correlates to Free-Living Behavior.

2016 Summer Poster Day, Office of Intramural Training & Education, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD. Poster. DeGrazia, Z., Hsiung, A., Lago, T., Ernst, M., Grillon, C. (2016). Acute moderate exercise protects against impairment in working memory from threat of shock.

2016 Annual Meeting, Society of Biological Psychiatry. Atlanta, GA. Poster. Ernst, M., Davis, A., Lago, T., Grillon, C. (2016). Methylphenidate reduces anxiety-induced interference of working memory in healthy subjects.

2016 Annual Meeting, Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA. Oral Presentation. Lago, T. (2016). Cognition and Anxiety Project.

2015 Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association. Toronto, Canada. Poster. Gearhart, T., Norian, E., Kamenker-Orlov, Y., Bradley, J., Engel, A. (2015). Improving Suicide Assessment Skills in Medical Trainees.

2015 New England Regional Meeting, Society of General Internal Medicine. Boston, MA. Oral Presentation. Norian, E., Lago, T., Kamenker-Orlov, Y., Engel, A. (2015). Improving Suicide Assessment in Primary Care by Medical Residents.

2014 Medical Education Day, The Academy Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. Poster. Gearhart, T., Norian, E., Kamenker-Orlov, Y., Engel, A. (2014). Improving Suicide Assessment Skills in Medical Trainees.

2014 Innovations Conference, Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. Poster. Gearhart, T., Norian, E., Kamenker-Orlov, Y., Engel, A. (2014). Improving Suicide Assessment Skills in Medical Trainees.

2009 Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL. Poster. Sanchez-Galvan, Z., Gearhart, T.R., Cornwell, B.R., Martinez, P.E., Grillon, C., Rubinow, D.R., Schmidt, P.J. (2009). Performance on the virtual Morris water maze in women: Lack of effect of ovarian steroids.

2008 Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association. Washington, D.C. Poster. Harsh, Veronica L., Fortinsky, P., Gearhart, Tiffany R., Rubinow, David R., Schmidt, Peter J. (2008). Effects of Medically-Induced Menopause on Mood and Behavior in Healthy Young Women.

2007 Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA. Poster. Gearhart, T.R., Cornwell, B.R., Grillon, C., Rubinow, D.R., Schmidt, P.J. (2007). Performance on the virtual Morris Water Maze in women: Effects of hormone condition and affective state.

Teaching Presentations

6/2016
Hsiung, A., Lago, T., Grillon, C.; Ernst, M. (2016). Exercise, anxiety and cognition. Energy Metabolism Section, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

5/2016
Hsiung, A., Lago, T., Grillon, C.; Ernst, M. (2016). Exercise, anxiety and cognition. Section on the Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety, NIMH, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

5/2016
Lago, T.
, Ben Dor, R. (2016). The Psychiatric Mental Status Examination. The Pre-Clinical Academy, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

11/2015
Lago, T.
(2015). Basics of Psychopharmacology. Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology (Graduate Course), University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

8/2015
Lago, T. (2015). Anxiety Disorders. Science Meeting, Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety, National Institutes of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

6/2014 – 6/2015
Lago, T.
(2014). Anxiety Disorders. Psychiatry Clerkship, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

3/2014
Gearhart, T. (2014). Thyroid and the Brain. Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Services, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

2/2014
Gearhart, T. (2014). Family Therapy. Psychiatry Residency Program, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

9/2013
Gearhart, T. (2013). Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Psychiatry in the Arts, Psychiatry Residency Program, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

9/2013
Gearhart, T. (2013). Demoralization. Psychiatry Consultation Services, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA.

Professional Society Memberships

2015 – current
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

2012 – current
Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts and Sciences Honor Society

2012 – current
Phi Kappa Phi All-discipline Honor Society

2012 – 2015
American Psychiatric Association

2005 – 2006
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society

Committee Memberships

4/2016 – current
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
, National Institutes of Health.

8/2015 – current
ClinFelCom, National Institutes of Health.

Service Activities
(within 5 yrs)

7/2016 – current
On-call Scheduling
, Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD

4/2016
Judge, Postbac Poster Day, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

10/2009 – 5/2012
Volunteer, Trinity Free Clinic, Carmel, IN