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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Dr. Benjamin Mullin
         Dr. Benjamin Mullin

 

Gary Pavilion, 4th Floor

Children's Hospital Colorado

Email: Dr. Mullin


 

 

Benjamin Mullin, PhD

Assistant Professor


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine/ Clinical and Translational Affective Neuroscience Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2009 – 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital Colorado, 2011 – 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-present

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Clinical Research Coordinator, Joint Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Program Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals, Harvard Medical School, 2001 – 2003

Graduate Research Assistant, Social Behavior and ADHD Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 2003 – 2008

 

Memberships:

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)
Sleep Research Society 

 

Honors:

Korchin Prize, awarded annually to the top dissertation in clinical psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2007 

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

“Depression across the Lifespan.” Introduction to Psychiatry Course, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, February 2009.
 
“Behavioral Sleep Medicine in Children and Adolescents.” Special Topics for Psychology Interns and Psychiatry Residents, Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Colorado, January 2012.

“Facing Our Fears: Treating Anxiety using Exposure with Response Prevention.” Inservice Training, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Colorado Boulder. November, 2012.
 
“Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents.” Didactic series for Psychology Externs, Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Colorado, March, 2013.
 
“Facing Our Fears: Treating Anxious Youth using Exposure with Response Prevention.” Didactic series for Psychology Externs, Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Colorado, April, 2013.
 
“Behavioral Treatment of Selective Mutism in Children.” Inservice presentation to the Medical Day Treatment Program, Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Colorado, July, 2013.
 
“Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents.” Didactic series for Psychology Externs, Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Colorado, September, 2013.
 
“Helping your Anxious Child.” Invited panel presentation to Littleton Public Schools parent community forum. November, 2013.
 
Co-Director, Seminar in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Teens, Medical Residents and Psychology Interns, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital Colorado, 2013. 
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
 
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
 
1.  Geller, D.A., Doyle, R., Shaw, D., Mullin, B.C., Coffey, B., Petty, C., Vivas, F. & Biederman, J. (2006). A quick and reliable screening measure for OCD in youth: reliability and validity of the obsessive compulsive scale of the Child Behavior Checklist. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 47(3), 234-240.

2.  Harvey, A.G., Mullin, B.C. & Hinshaw, S.P. (2006). Sleep and circadian rhythms in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 47, 1147-1168.
 
3.  Mikami, A.Y., Lee, S.S., Hinshaw, S. P. & Mullin, B.C. (2008). Relationships between social information processing and aggression among adolescent girls with and without ADHD. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(7), 761-771.
 
4.  Mullin, B.C., Harvey, A.G. & Hinshaw, S.P. (2011). A preliminary study of sleep in adolescents with bipolar disorder, ADHD, and healthy controls. Bipolar Disorders, 13(4), 425-432.
 
5.  Mullin, B.C., Perlman, S., Versace, A., Almeida, J.R.C., LaBarbara, E., Klein, C., Ladouceur, C.D. Phillips, M.L. (2012). An fMRI study of attentional control in the context of emotional distracters in euthymic adults with bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 201(3), 196-205.
 
6.  Bertocci, M.A., Bebko, G.M., Mullin, B.C., Ladouceur, C.D. Almeida, J.R.C. & Phillips, M.L. (2012). Abnormal anterior cingulate cortical activity during emotional n-back task performance distinguishes bipolar from unipolar depressed females. Psychological Medicine, 42(7), 1417-1428.
 
7.  Keener, M.T., Fournier, J.C., Mullin, B.C., Kronhaus, D. Perlman, S., LaBarbara, E.J., Almeida, J.R.C. & Phillips, M.L. (2012). Dissociable patterns of medial prefrontal and amygdala activity to face identity versus emotion in bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 42(9), 1913-1924.
 
8.  Fournier, J.C., Keener, M.T., Mullin, B.C., Hafeman, D., LaBarbara, E.J., Stiffler, R.S., Almeida, J.R.C., Kronhaus, D., Frank, E., Phillips, M.L. (2013). Heterogeneity of Amygdala Response to Happy Faces in Major Depressive Disorder: The Impact of Lifetime Sub-Threshold Mania. Psychological Medicine, 43(2), 293-302.
 
9.  Mullin, B.C., Phillips, M.L., Siegle, G., Buysse, D.J., Forbes, E.E., Franzen, P. (2013). Sleep deprivation amplifies striatal reactivity to reward in healthy young adults. Psychological Medicine, (advanced Epub) 1-11.
 

Book Chapters:

1.  Mullin, B.C. & Hinshaw, S.P. Emotion regulation and externalizing disorders in children and adolescents. (2007) In Gross, J.J. (Ed.) Handbook of Emotion Regulation. New York: Guilford Press.

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Principal Investigator- “Sleep, Mood and Emotion among Youth with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Healthy Controls.” Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Dissertation Fellowship for an outstanding dissertation in child psychology, American Psychological Foundation. 2007-2008, $28,000

Principal Investigator- “Sleep, Mood and Emotion among Youth with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Healthy Controls.” Alumni Grant, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley.  2007-2008, $2000

Principal Investigator- “Sleep, Mood and Emotion among Youth with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Healthy Controls.” Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship, Institute of Human Development, University of California, Berkeley. 2007-2008, $2500

Principal Investigator- “Sleep and Attention among Adolescents with Anxiety and Insomnia.” Pilot Grant from the Developmental Psychobiology Endowment Fund, University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine. 2012, $4845

Principal Investigator- “Insomnia and Neural Processing of Threat Among Adolescents with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” Research Scholar Award from the Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute. 2013-2014, $100,000