Katie Hazlett

David Marra graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 with a major in psychology and a minor in statistics. During his time at UF he worked and managed a research project in Dr. Marsiske’s laboratory that explored the cognitive benefits of playing action video games in older adults. Under Dr. Mariske’s supervision, David wrote his senior thesis, which examined the relationship of visual attention and visual distractibility in a simulated driving task in an older adult population. Upon graduation, David continued researching the positive effects of video games with older adults while also working as a psychometrician at the University of Florida Psychology Clinic at Shands Hospital. David is currently a doctoral candidate and in his fifth year of graduate training. He was awarded the prestigious CTSI National Research Service Awards Training Program (TL1) Fellowship to conduct his dissertation. For his dissertation, David is conducting a meta-regression, a contemporary meta-analytic technique, to try to understand how individual differences affect the neurocognitive recovery from a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). During his free time, David enjoys playing volleyball at Bradford beach, going on runs, playing guitar, and enjoying a beer.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Guastello, S. J. & Marra, D. E. (2017). External Validity and Factor Structure of Individual and Group Workload Ratings. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/1463922X.2017.1356395

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Peressini, A., F., Castro, J., & Gomez, M. (2017). Turn Taking, Team Synchronization, and Non-Stationarity in Physiological Timer Series. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 21(3), 319-334.

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Perna, C., Castro, J., & Gomez, M. (2017). Performance and Participation Dynamics in an Emergency Response Simulation. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 21(2), 217-250.

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Perna, C., Castro, J., Gomez, M., & Peressini, A. (2016). Physiological Synchronization in Emergency Response Teams, and the Effects of Workload and Fatigue. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 20(2), 223-270.

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Perna, C., Castro, J., Gomez, M., & Peressini, A. (2016). Physiological Synchronization in Emergency Response Teams, and the Effects of Workload and Fatigue. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 20(2), 223-270.

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Perna, C., Castro, J., & Gomez, M. (2016) Performance and Participation Dynamics in Stag Hunt Games. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. In Press.

Manuscripts Under Review or in Revision

Marra, D. E., Vogt, E., Ritchie, K., Nitta, M., & Hoelzle, J. (2017) Performance Validity Test Cut-Off Criterion for Four Measures in a Collegiate Sample. Revision submitted for journal review.

Hoelzle, J. B., Ritchie, K., Marshall, P., Vogt, E., & Marra, D. E. (2017) Erroneous conclusions: the impact of failing to identify suspect effort when conducting attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) research. Revisions submitted for journal review.

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Peressini, A., F., Castro, J., & Gomez, M. (2017) Autonomic Synchronization, Team Coordination, Participation, and Performance. Revisions in Progress.

Guastello, S. J., Correro, A. N. II, & Marra, D. E. (2017).Cusp Catastrophe Models for Cognitive Workload and Fatigue in Teams. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Guastello, S. J., Peressini, A., F., Marra, D. E., Castro, J., Gomez, M. (2016) Team Synchronization, Coordination, Participation, and Performance. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hoelzle, J. B., Ritchie, K., Marshall, P., Vogt, E., Marra, D. E., & Nikolas, M. Erroneous conclusions: the impact of failing to identify suspect effort when conducting attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) research. Submission anticipated September, 2016.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Marra, D. E., Glass Umfleet, L., Sabsevitz, D.S., Quasney, E. E., Binder, J. R., Mueller, W. M., Raghavan, M., Swanson, S.J. (2017) The Impact of Cognitive Reserve on Cognition Following Surgical Resection to Treat Intractable Epilepsy. Manuscript in preparation.

Vogt, E., M., Marra., D. E., Hoelzle., J. B. (2017) Order Matters: Effect of WMS-IV Visual Working Memory Task Placement on Non-Verbal Memory Functioning. Manuscript in preparation.

Book Chapters:

Guastello, S. J., Marra, D. E., Correro, A. N., Michaels, M. & Schimmel, H. Elasticity and Rigidity Constructs and Ratings of Subjective Workload for Individuals and Groups. In Longo, L. & Leva, M. C. (Eds.), Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications. (pp. 51-76). Cham, Switzerland: Springer


Selected Presentations:

Paper Presentations:
Marra, D. E., Glass-Umfleet, L., Sabsevitz, D.S., Quasney, E. E., Binder, J. R., Mueller, W. M., Raghavan, M., Swanson, S.J. (2017, February). Greater Cognitive Reserve Predicts Better Post-Operative Cognitive Outcomes in an Epilepsy Population. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. New Orleans, LA.

Poster Presentations:
Marra, D. E., Nitta, M. E, Vogt, E. M., Ritchie, K. A., & Hoelzle, J. B. (2018, February). Re-analyzation of Belanger and Colleagues’ (2005) mTBI Meta-Analysis via Meta-Regression. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Washington D.C.

Nitta, M. E., Marra, D. E., Vogt., E. M., Ritchie, K. A., & Hoelzle, J. B., & Marshall, P. (2018, February). Performance and symptom validity does not impact Barkley’s Adult ADHD Rating Scale-IV Self-Report Measures two dimensional structures. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Washington D.C.

Marra, D. E., Glass-Umfleet, L., Sabsevitz, D.S., Quasney, E. E., Binder, J. R., Mueller, W. M., Raghavan, M., Swanson, S. J. (2017, October). Higher Education Attenuates Cognitive Decline after Temporal Lobectomy in Epilepsy Patients. Poster presented at the 8th annual CTSI Milwaukee Regional Research Forum. Milwaukee, WI.

Marra, D. E., Meek, K. T., Vogt., E. M., Ritchie, K. A., Nitta. M. E., & Hoelzle, J. B. (2017, June). Visual Working Memory Best Predicts Academic Achievement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Boston, MA.

Vogt, E. M., Marra, D. E., Ritchie, K. A., Nitta, M. E., & Hoelzle, J. B. (2017, June). Is more better or just more? Multiple PVTs in simulation research. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Boston, MA.

Vogt, E. M., Marra, D. E., Nitta, M. E., Ritchie, K. A., & Hoelzle, J. B. (2017, June). Sophistication of Collegiate Simulators. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Boston, MA.

Nitta, M. E., Schneider, R., Marra, D. E., Vogt., E. M., Ritchie, K. A., Hoelzle, J. B., & Marshal, P. (2017, June). PSA for PSI: The role of processing speed in explaining cognitive differences between patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Boston, MA.

Ritchie, K. A., Vogt, E. M., Topp, E. E., Nitta, M. E., Marra, D. E., Hoelzle, J. B., & Schwartz, E. S. (2017, May). Effectiveness of the Vegas Odds Test-Short Form compared to traditional and embedded performance validity tests. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Boston, MA.

Meek, K. T., Vogt, E., M., Ritchie, K. A., Marra, D. E., Nitta, M., & Hoelzle, J. B (2017, May). Convergence of IQ and GPA with AXON and ANAM performance. Poster presented at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI.

Marra, D. E., Vogt, E., Ritchie, K., McCuddy, W. T., & Hoelzle, J. (2017, February). An Updated Exploration of the Frequency of Suboptimal Effort in a Healthy Undergraduate Sample. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. New Orleans, LA.

Vogt. E. M., Ritchie, K. A., Marra, D., Schneider, R. K., Hoelzle, J. B., & Marshall, P. (2017, February). Convergence of ADHD symptom report and neuropsychological tests. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Marra, D. E., Glass Umfleet, L., Sabsevitz, D.S., Quasney, E. E., Binder, J. R., Mueller, W. M., Raghavan, M., Swanson, S.J. (2016, June). The Impact of Cognitive Reserve on Cognitive Outcomes Following Left Anterior Temporal Lobectomy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Chicago, IL.

Marra, D. E.
, Reiter, K., Correro, A. N., Ruff, J., McCuddy, W. T., Brandolino, A., Nielson, K.A. (2016, May). Digital Art Intervention Improves Cognition in Healthy Older Adults. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences. Chicago, IL.

Ruff, J., Marra, D., Brandolino, A., Nielson, K. A. (2016, May). Cognitive Benefits of Creative Achievement in Older Adults. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Marra, D. E., Ruff, J., Brandolino, A., Nielson, K. A., (2016, April). Video Game Interventions to Improve Cognition in Older Adults. Poster presented at the Marquette University Sigma Xi Advances in the Sciences Poster Symposium. Milwaukee, WI.

Guastello, S., J., Marra, D. E, Castro, J., Gomez, M., Bishop, K., Equi, M., Hariri, L., Esson, M., Callard, N. (2015, December). Automatic Synchronization, Group Dynamics, and Performance. Poster presented at the 11th annual Marquette University Forward Thinking Research Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Lafo, J., Bowers, D., Marsiske, M., Marra, D., Thomas, K., Jones, J., Hass, C., Reynolds, B., Steindler, D., Bauer, R. (2015, February). Effects of Combined Cognitive Training and Physical Exercise on Spatial Navigation and Learning in Older Adults. Poster presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Denver, CO.

Thomas, K.R, Marsiske, M., Marra, D. E, Jones, J., & Bowers, D. (2012, November). Age as a Moderator of Fatigue Severity on a Task of Cognitive Switching. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Selected Professional Presentations:
Marra, D. E.
& Ritchie, K. A. (2017). The Factors that Modify Neuropsychological Recovery from MTBI in Pediatric and Adolescent Populations. Presentation given at the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Concussion Program Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Marra, D. E. (2017) “Neuropsychological Sequela of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Contemporary Meta-analytic Review.” Brief outline of proposed study given at the Brain Injury Research Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI.

Marra, D. E. (2015). “Analyzing Physiological Synchronization between Dyads: A Multi-Method Approach.” Research presentation given at Marquette University Department Colloquium. Milwaukee, WI.

 


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