Vanessa Dominguez, B.S.

VanessaVanessa Dominguez, B.S.

 

Research Coordinator

BS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
BA, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

E-mail:   vdominguez@phhp.ufl.edu
Phone:  352-294-8994

Primary Appointment:

Woods Lab, Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida

Professional Interests

Vanessa joined the Woods Lab in the summer of 2018 as a study Interventionist for the Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults (ACT) Study. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a BS in Psychology, BA in Anthropology, and minors in Health Disparities and Women’s Studies. As an undergraduate, Vanessa interned at the Florida Department of Health as a Florida Certified HIV Counselor on testing, counseling, and linking. She then worked as a post-baccalaureate at the Center for Study of Emotion and Attention/Fear and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Florida. Under Dr. Peter Lang, Vanessa worked on an NIMH funded study researching multidimensional classifiers for anxiety and mood disorders through psychophysiology measures, fMRI, and cortisol. Vanessa aims to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology researching psychoneuroimmunology mechanisms and their relationship to stress, aging, and physical disease in underrepresented groups, specifically racial and ethnic minorities and immigrant populations.

Presentations

Book Chapters

Dominguez V, Woods AJ. (2019) Electrophysiology. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. Accepted April 2019.

Presentations

Dominguez V, Traeger KR, Sosa KA, Donovan M. (2019, April). 50 Years of Partnership & Mobile Crisis Teams in Alachua County. Oral presentation at:  52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Suicidology, Denver, CO.

Sambuco N, Bradley MM, Dominguez V, Lang PJ. September 2019. Trauma Severity: Brain Functional and Structural Correlates in Patients with Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Poster Session at: SPR 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Washington, D.C.

Zhou S, Bradley MM, Dominguez V, Lang PJ. September 2019. The Psychopysiology of Anxiety and Mood Disorders: Transdiagnostic Patterns. Poster Session at: SPR 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Washington, D.C.

Sambuco N, Bradley MM, Hillbrandt K, Dominguez V, Lang PJ. October 2018. Trauma and Functional Brain Activity During Emotional Imagery. Poster Session at: SPR 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Sambuco N, Bradley MM, Hillbrandt K, Dominguez V, Lang PJ. April 2018. Functional Brain Response During Imagery in Social Phobia. Poster Session at: ADAA 38th Annual Conference for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Washington, D.C.

Hillbrandt K, Dominguez V, Keil A, Kirschbaum C, Bradley MM, Lang, PJ. October 2017. Hair Cortisol Concentration in the Study of Anxiety and Depression. Poster Session at: SPR 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Vienna, Austria.

Henderson R, Bradley MM, Sege C, Dominguez V, Hillbrandt K, Sambuco N, Keil A, Lang PJ. October 2017. Alpha Power and Emotional Reactivity During Narrative Imagery. Poster Session at: SPR 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Vienna, Austria.

Awards

2019 Doing What Needs to Be Done Award, Alachua County Crisis Center

2019 Trainer Award, Alachua County Crisis Center

2018 Trainer Award, Alachua County Crisis Center