Steven M. Brunwasser, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

steven.brunwasser@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine Adjunct Assistant Professor of PsychologyResearch Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education
Ph.D., PSYCHOLOGY, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganM.S., psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.A., psychology, summa cum laude, with distinction, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research Description
My overarching career goal is to contribute to research and clinical efforts that reduce the burden of depression on individuals and society. To this end, my research focuses on designing, refining, and evaluating interventions intended to prevent and treat depression. I have a particular interest in the adolescent and perinatal populations.
Research Keywords
Perinatal Mental Health, Adolescent Depression, Prevention
Publications
Brunwasser SM, Hartert TV. Practical and Conceptual Considerations for the Primary Prevention of Asthma. Clin. Chest Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Mar; 40(1): 1-11. PMID: 30691705, PMCID: PMC6355160, PII: S0272-5231(18)30113-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccm.2018.10.002, ISSN: 1557-8216.

Stone CA, Cook-Mills J, Gebretsadik T, Rosas-Salazar C, Turi K, Brunwasser SM, Connolly A, Russell P, Liu Z, Costello K, Hartert TV. Delineation of the Individual Effects of Vitamin E Isoforms on Early Life Incident Wheezing. J. Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2019 Mar; 206: 156-163.e3. PMID: 30527752, PII: S0022-3476(18)31552-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.10.045, ISSN: 1097-6833.

Garber J, Goodman SH, Brunwasser SM, Frankel SA, Herrington CG. The effect of content and tone of maternal evaluative feedback on self-cognitions and affect in young children. J Exp Child Psychol [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb 2/28/2019; 182: 151-65. PMID: 30826468, PII: S0022-0965(18)30421-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.01.017, ISSN: 1096-0457.

Brunwasser SM, Slavich GM, Newcomb DC, Gebretsadik T, Turi KN, Stone C, Anderson LJ, Hartert TV. Sex-specific association between prenatal life stress exposure and infant pro-inflammatory cytokine levels during acute respiratory infection. Brain Behav. Immun [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb; 76: 275-9. PMID: 30550928, PMCID: PMC6380181, PII: S0889-1591(18)30514-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.12.002, ISSN: 1090-2139.

Sutherland S, Brunwasser SM. Sex Differences in Vulnerability to Prenatal Stress: a Review of the Recent Literature. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 Sep 9/18/2018; 20(11): 102. PMID: 30229468, PII: 10.1007/s11920-018-0961-4, DOI: 10.1007/s11920-018-0961-4, ISSN: 1535-1645.

Brunwasser SM, Freres DR, Gillham JE. Youth Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Prevention: Testing Theory in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Cognit Ther Res [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug; 42(4): 468-82. PMID: 30057434, ISSN: 0147-5916.

Turi KN, Shankar J, Anderson LJ, Rajan D, Gaston K, Gebretsadik T, Das SR, Stone C, Larkin EK, Rosas-Salazar C, Brunwasser SM, Moore ML, Peebles RS, Hartert TV. Infant Viral Respiratory Infection Nasal-Immune-Response Patterns and Their Association with Subsequent Childhood Recurrent Wheeze. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2018 May 5/7/2018; PMID: 29733679, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201711-2348OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Brunwasser SM, Gebretsadik T, Gold DR, Turi KN, Stone CA, Datta S, Gern JE, Hartert TV. A new model of wheezing severity in young children using the validated ISAAC wheezing module: A latent variable approach with validation in independent cohorts. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13(4): e0194739. PMID: 29664908, PII: PONE-D-18-00556, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194739, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Tak YR, Brunwasser SM, Lichtwarck-Aschoff A, Engels RC. The Prospective Associations between Self-Efficacy and Depressive Symptoms from Early to Middle Adolescence: A Cross-Lagged Model. J Youth Adolesc [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov 11/29/2016; PMID: 27900526, PII: 10.1007/s10964-016-0614-z, DOI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0614-z, ISSN: 1573-6601.

Eskreis-Winkler L, Shulman EP, Young V, Tsukayama E, Brunwasser SM, Duckworth AL. Using wise interventions to motivate deliberate practice. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2016 Nov; 111(5): 728-44. PMID: 27762575, PMCID: PMC5091297, PII: 2016-50315-002, DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000074, ISSN: 1939-1315.

Vélez CE, Krause ED, McKinnon A, Brunwasser SM, Freres DR, Abenavoli RM, Gillham JE. Social support seeking and early adolescent depression and anxiety symptoms: The moderating role of rumination. J Early Adolesc [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov; 36(8): 1118-43. PMID: 28458442, PMCID: PMC5407371, DOI: 10.1177/0272431615594460, ISSN: 0272-4316.

Garber J, Brunwasser SM, Zerr AA, Schwartz KT, Sova K, Weersing VR. Treatment and Prevention of Depression and Anxiety in Youth: Test of Cross-Over Effects. Depress Anxiety. 2016 Oct; 33(10): 939-59. PMID: 27699941, PMCID: PMC5094283, DOI: 10.1002/da.22519, ISSN: 1520-6394.

Brunwasser SM, Gillham JE. Identifying Moderators of Response to the Penn Resiliency Program: A Synthesis Study. Prev Sci [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/12/2016; PMID: 26759001, PII: 10.1007/s11121-015-0627-y, DOI: 10.1007/s11121-015-0627-y, ISSN: 1573-6695.

Brent DA, Brunwasser SM, Hollon SD, Weersing VR, Clarke GN, Dickerson JF, Beardslee WR, Gladstone TR, Porta G, Lynch FL, Iyengar S, Garber J. Effect of a Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program on Depression 6 Years After Implementation Among At-Risk Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 11/1/2015; 72(11): 1110-8. PMID: 26421861, PMCID: PMC4635056, PII: 2443408, DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1559, ISSN: 2168-6238.

Gotham K, Brunwasser SM, Lord C. Depressive and anxiety symptom trajectories from school age through young adulthood in samples with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delay. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 54(5): 369-76.e3. PMID: 25901773, PMCID: PMC4407021, PII: S0890-8567(15)00077-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.02.005, ISSN: 1527-5418.

Brunwasser SM, Garber J. Programs for the Prevention of Youth Depression: Evaluation of Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Readiness for Dissemination. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol [print-electronic]. 2015 May 5/1/2015; 1-21. PMID: 25933173, DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1020541, ISSN: 1537-4424.

Eisenberg D, Lipson SK, Speer N, Brunwasser S, Hahn E. The authors reply [letter]. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Mar; 56(3): 361. PMID: 25703325, PII: S1054-139X(14)00822-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.010, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Lipson SK, Speer N, Brunwasser S, Hahn E, Eisenberg D. Gatekeeper training and access to mental health care at universities and colleges. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2014 Nov; 55(5): 612-9. PMID: 25043834, PMCID: PMC4209329, PII: S1054-139X(14)00227-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.05.009, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Gotham K, Bishop SL, Brunwasser S, Lord C. Rumination and perceived impairment associated with depressive symptoms in a verbal adolescent-adult ASD sample. Autism Res [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 7(3): 381-91. PMID: 24802136, PMCID: PMC4429601, DOI: 10.1002/aur.1377, ISSN: 1939-3806.

Vélez CE, Krause ED, Brunwasser SM, Freres DR, Abenavoli RM, Gillham JE. Parent predictors of adolescents' explanatory style. J Early Adolesc [print-electronic]. 2014; 35(7): 931-46. PMID: 28090130, PMCID: PMC5226089, DOI: 10.1177/0272431614547050, ISSN: 0272-4316.

Gillham JE, Reivich KJ, Brunwasser SM, Freres DR, Chajon ND, Kash-Macdonald VM, Chaplin TM, Abenavoli RM, Matlin SL, Gallop RJ, Seligman ME. Evaluation of a group cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for young adolescents: a randomized effectiveness trial. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol [print-electronic]. 2012; 41(5): 621-39. PMID: 22889296, PMCID: PMC4469079, DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2012.706517, ISSN: 1537-4424.

Brunwasser SM, Gillham JE, Kim ES. A meta-analytic review of the Penn Resiliency Program's effect on depressive symptoms. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009 Dec; 77(6): 1042-54. PMID: 19968381, PMCID: PMC4667774, PII: 2009-22711-004, DOI: 10.1037/a0017671, ISSN: 1939-2117.