Deva Reign

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology Faculty Advisors: John Allen & Scott Killgore

Deva Reign

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology Faculty Advisors: John Allen & Scott Killgore

I am a 2nd year Graduate Student pursuing a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology. My techniques include fMRI, structural neuroimaging, DTI, and MRS. I am working in the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab under the advisement of Scott Killgore, where we are currently studying the effects of stress on the brain, traumatic brain injury, emotional and cognitive intelligence, risk-taking, decision making, and light therapy to regulate Circadian rhythm.

Research Interests: 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Concussion
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
  • PTSD
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Sustaining neural efficiency with Blue Light Mechanisms and its affects on the brain

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Killgore, William D.S.; Alkozei, Anna; Vanuk, John R.; Reign, Deva; Grandner, Michael A.; Dailey, Natalie S. Blue light exposure increases functional connectivity between dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and multiple cortical regions, NeuroReport: March 23, 2022 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 236-241 doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001774

Peer Reviewed Published Abstracts:

  • Reign, D, Samantha Jankowski, Natalie S. Dailey & William D.S. Scott Killgore, Ph.D. Resting State FC in the Default Mode Network: A Prediction Model for Elevated Aggression from Connectivity Metrics and Neurocognitive Performance Across Multiple Stages of Recovery in mild TBI. Abstract submitted for presentation at International Neuropsychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA, February 1-4 2023
  • Reign, D, Samantha Jankowski, Natalie S. Dailey & William D.S. Scott Killgore, Ph.D. Predicting Impulsivity Across Multiple Stages of Time-Since-Injury in mild TBI using Resting State Functional Connectivity. Abstract submitted for presentation at International Neuropsychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA, February 1-4 2023
     

Updated 01/31/23 

Degrees

  • B.A. Psychology, San Diego State University (2021)
Ph.D. Students Clinical
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