Jessie Tibbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Jessie entered the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clinical Psychology Training Program in the fall of 2014.
Jessie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Music from Point Loma Nazarene University in the spring of 2014. During her time at PLNU, Jessie worked at the Scripps Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research under Dr. Barbara Mason examining the neuropsychological effects of stress on alcohol use disorders in a clinical trial setting. Later in her undergraduate career, Jessie pursued additional clinical trial experience in the Pacific Treatment and Research Center under Dr. Robert Anthenelli whose research investigates medications for smoking cessation in alcoholic and co-morbid populations. 

Since beginning at UNL, Jessie has begun clinical training in neuropsychology and through research has explored various neurobiological mechanisms involved in substance use. First, her Masters Research Project investigated the efficacy of specific medications during treatment of substance use disorders in a transitional living environment. Since, she has begun to utilize neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging to better understand the neuropsycho-biological mechanisms of risk taking, impulsivity, and error learning in college drinkers. She has also begun to investigate these questions in neurological populations (specifically those with traumatic brain injury), in hopes of better understanding the cross-cutting mechanisms that lead to risky behavior in general. 
 


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Publications:

Anthenelli, R., Heffner, J., Wong, E., Tibbs, J., Russell, K., Isgro, M., Dinh, Elizabeth., Wehrle, C., Worley, M., & Doran, N., (2017). A randomized trial evaluating whether topiramate aids smoking cessation and prevents alcohol relapse in recovering alcohol dependent men. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41(1), 197-206.

Isgro, M., Doran, N., Heffner, J.L., Wong, E., Dinh, E., Tibbs, J., Russell, K., Bittner, T., Wehrle, C., Worley, M.J., & Anthenelli, R.M., (Mar 2017). Type a/type b alcoholism predicts differential response to topiramate in a smoking cessation trial in dually-diagnosed men. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(2), 232-240.

Presentations:

Tibbs, J.J., Cranford, A., Little, T.J.R., Schlosser, M.J., & McChargue, D.E. (abstract accepted for presentation in November 2017). Behavioral Avoidance During Recovery from Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders: PTSD Symptoms as a Moderator between Avoidance Task Performance and Self-Reported Distress Tolerance and Avoidance. Poster to be presented at the 51st Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, San Diego, CA.

Tibbs, J.J., Cranford, A., Wahlstrom, L.C., & McChargue, D.E. (2017, June). Feedback-Related Negativity, Decision-Making, and College Binge Drinking. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, Denver, CO.

Tibbs, J.J., Kennedy, J.L.D., Schlosser, M.J., Cranford, A., Oakland, A., & McChargue, D.E. (2017, June). Avoidance as an Explanatory Mechanism for Poor Outcomes in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, Denver, CO.

Tibbs, J.J., Tuliao, A., & McChargue, D.E. (2016, October). Impulsivity, Misogynistic Attitudes and Likelihood Towards Sexual Aggression. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York, NY.

Flower, K.L., Tuliao, A., Tibbs, J.J., & McChargue, D.E. (2016, October). Does Intimacy and Drinking Increase the Likelihood of Staying in a Date-Rape Vignette Among College Women? Poster presented at the 50th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York, NY.

Tibbs, J.J., Schlosser, M.J., Low, E.C., Tuliao, A., Scalora, M.J., & McChargue, D.E. (2016, November). An International Perspective on the Moderating Effect of Alcohol on the Relationship between Impulsivity, Misogyny, and Sexual Aggression. Poster presented at the Annual American Society of Criminology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tibbs, J.J., Schlosser, M.J., Flower, K.N., Edwards, S.M., & McChargue, D.E. (2016, June). Long Term Medication Use During Recovery from Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders: Potential Predictors of Relapse. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tibbs, J.J., Schlosser, M.J., Edwards, S.M., & McChargue, D.E. (2015, June). Investigation of Treatment Outcomes for Alcohol Dependent and Alcohol Abusing Men in a Halfway House Facility: A Preliminary Analysis. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Edwards, S.M., Tibbs, J.J., English, T.E., Tuliao, A., McGrath, A., & McChargue, D.E. (2015, June). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Text-Messaging Intervention to Increase Usage of Protective Behavioral Strategies in College Students. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Anthenelli, R.M., Heffner, J.L., Bekman, N., Wong, E., Tibbs, J., Wehrle, C., Russell, K., Franz, S.Isgro, M., & Doran, N. (2015, June). Does Topiramate Prevent Relapse to Alcoholism in the Context of Smoking Cessation Treatment? Poster presented at the 38th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Isgro, M., Doran, N., Heffner, J.L., Bekman, N., Wong, E., Tibbs, J., Wehrle, C., Russell, K., Franz, S., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2015, June). Type A/Type B Alcoholism Predicts Differential Response to Topiramate in a Smoking Cessation Trial in Dually-Diagnosed Men. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Higley, A.E.; Bekman, N.M.; Tibbs, J.J.; Dinh, E.; Erbacci, G.E.; Wong, E.; Doran, N.; Wehrle, C.; Russell, K.; Anthenelli, R.M. (June, 2014). Predictors of Treatment Completion for Smoking Cessation in Dually-Disordered, Abstinent Alcohol Dependent Men: A Preliminary AnalysisPoster presented at the 37th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, Bellevue, WA, June 21-25, 2014.

Tibbs, J.J.Von Striver, L.T., Pendakur, R.C., Owen, C.E., Wu, J.T. & Oakes Mueller, K. L. (April, 2014). Associations Between Childhood Neglect and Brain Pattern Inventories. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR, April 24-27, 2014.
 
Pendakur, R.C., Von Striver, L.T., Tibbs, J.J., Owen, C.E., Oakes Mueller, K.L., & Wu, J.T. (April, 2014). Associations Between Childhood Attachment and Brain Pattern Inventories. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR, April 24-27, 2014.
 
Higley, A.E., Tibbs, J.J., Wright, T.E., Goodell, V., & Mason, B. (June, 2012). Stress and Craving: Predicting Alcohol Treatment Outcomes Using a Human Laboratory Paradigm of Interpersonal Stress Induction. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 23-27, 2012.