Megan Ross

Megan Ross

Education

  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Raul Gonzalez
  • B.S. Psychology, James Madison University

Research Interests

Megan's research interests focus on risky behaviors in adolescents, in particular the measurement, moderators and mediators, and outcomes of these behaviors. She is also interested in the relationship of these behaviors with externalizing disorders and in assessing and intervening on these behaviors.

Publications

Ross, J.M., Vega, M., & Gonzalez, R. (under review). The neuropsychology of risky sexual behavior.

Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A. R., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (under review). Effects of behavioral treatment modified to fit the learning style of children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional (CU) traits.

Levine, A., Gonzalez, R., Ross, J.M., & Martin, E.M. (in press). Neurocognition in HIV and Substance Use Disorders. In Gendelman, H.E., Grant, I., Everall, I.P., Gelbard, H.A., Fox, H.S., Lipton, S.A., and Swindells, S. (Eds.) The Neurology of AIDS, New York: Oxford University Press.

Ross, J.M., Coxe, S., Schuster, R.M., & Gonzalez, R. (in press). Risky sexual behavior in young adult cannabis users with conduct disorder symptoms: The role of decision-making.Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1010489

Sibley, M.H., Altszuler A.R., Ross, J.M., Sanchez, F., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M. (2014). A group-based parent-teen collaborative intervention for high school students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 32-42.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Coxe, S., Kipp, H., Gnagy, E.M., Meinzer, M.,Ross, J.M., & Lahey, B.B. (2014). The role of early childhood ADHD and subsequent CD in the initiation and escalation of adolescent cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123 (2), 362-374. doi: 10.1037/a0036585

Babinski, D., Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). The effects of single versus mixed gender treatment for adolescent girls with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42 (2), 243-250.

Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., Gnagy, E.M., Dixon, L., Conn, B., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). An intensive summer treatment program for ADHD reduces parent-adolescent conflict. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 35, 10-19.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Mazur, A., Gnagy, E.M., Ross, J.M., & Biswas, A. (2012). The effect of video feedback on the social behavior of an adolescent with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16 (7), 579-588.

Sibley, M.H. Pelham, W.E., Evans, S.W., Gnagy, E.M., Ross, J.M., & Greiner, A.R. (2011). Evaluation of a summer treatment program for adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 530-544.

Presentations:

Duperrouzel, J.C., Ross, J.M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Relationship between changes in cannabis use and anxiety among adolescents. Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.

Ross, J.M., Graziano, P., Duperrouzel, J.C., Gonzalez, I., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Moderating effects of decision-making on cannabis use and body mass index among adolescents. Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.

Haas, S. M., Morrison, L., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. W., Derefinko, K. J., Helseth, S., Crum, K., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, March). Validity of multiple informant evaluations of callous-unemotional traits in children with conduct problems. In S. M. Haas (Chair). Assessment of youth callous-unemotional traits. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Ross, J.M., Coxe, S., Schuster, R.M., & Gonzalez, R. (2014, March). Decision-making, conduct disorder symptoms, and level of cannabis use interact to predict number of sexual partners. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., & Coles, E. (2013, June). Callous-unemotional traits and treatment response in elementary school age children with conduct problems. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington, D.C.

Ross, J.M., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E., Li, T. & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013, November). Trajectory of risky sexual behavior from adolescence to adulthood: The role of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Mazur, A., Ross, J.M., & Gnagy, E.M. (November, 2010). The effect of video feedback on the social behavior of an adolescent with ADHD. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Eid, R., Redford E., Hawkins, M., Davis H., Ross, J., Sadler J., Brady C., & Evans, S. (August, 2009) Parental perspective on ADHD: Household issues that predict strain and relationships. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Ross, J.M., Shore, T., & Dudley, J.M (2007, March). Treatment development for high school students with ADHD: Enlisting community collaboration. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of Raising the Bar: Improving Services for Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Harrisonburg, VA

Dudley, J.M., Evans, S.W., Ross, J.M., & Shore, T. (2007, August). ADHD treatment development and implementation for adolescents. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.