Lynn Oswald, PhD, RN

Lynn Oswald, PhD, RN
  • Associate Professor
    Family and Community Health
Location:
Room 555B, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-0928
Email:
oswald@umaryland.edu

Education

  • Post-doctoral fellow, Psychoneuroendocrinology/Addiction, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • MSN, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing
  • BS, Nursing, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2012 - 2013
    Title:
    Conditional Performance Imaging Pilot Study
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing DRIF Award
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2008 - 2014
    Title:
    Imaging Research on Impulsivity, Stress, and Drug Abuse
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIDA
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2001 - 2006
    Title:
    Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal Axis and Alcoholism
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIAAA
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
  • Date:
    2002 - 2004
    Title:
    Stress, Dopamine, HPA=axis, and Alcohol Sensitivity
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIAAA
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    1999 - 2001
    Title:
    Research on Individual Sensitivity to Benzodiazepines
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIDA
    Role:
    Principal

Research Interests

  • Interrelationships among neurobiological (hormonal, brain function), behavioral (risk-taking, pain and opioid sensitivity), and environmental (stress, childhood trauma) risks for substance use, stress, and pain-related disorders.

Publications

  • Lee, R. S., Oswald, L. M. & Wand, G. S. (2018, December). Early life stress as a predictor of co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 39 (2), 147-159.
  • Oswald, L. M. & Wand, G. S. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 15). Comments and controversies: Piecing together the neurobiology of decision-making.. NeuroImage, 125, 1096-1098. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.089
  • Oswald, L. M., Wand, G. S., Wong, D. F., Brown, C. H., Kuwabara, H. & Brašić, J. R. (2015, June 1). Risky decision-making and ventral striatal dopamine responses to amphetamine: a positron emission tomography [(11)C]raclopride study in healthy adults.. NeuroImage, 113, 26-36. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.022
  • Oswald, L. M., Wand, G. S., Kuwabara, H., Wong, D. F., Zhu, S. & Brasic, J. R. (2014, June 1). History of childhood adversity is positively associated with ventral striatal dopamine responses to amphetamine.. Psychopharmacology, 231 (12), 2417-33. doi:10.1007/s00213-013-3407-z
  • Oswald, L. M., Wand, G. S., Zhu, S. & Selby, V. L. (2013, June 1). Volunteerism and self-selection bias in human positron emission tomography neuroimaging research.. Brain imaging and behavior, 7 (2), 163-76. doi:10.1007/s11682-012-9210-3
  • Oswald, L. M., Wong, D. F., Zhou, Y., Kumar, A., Brasic, J., Alexander, M., et al (2007, May 15). Impulsivity and chronic stress are associated with amphetamine-induced striatal dopamine release.. NeuroImage, 36 (1), 153-66. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.055
  • Wand, G. S., Oswald, L. M., McCaul, M. E., Wong, D. F., Johnson, E., Zhou, Y., et al (2007, November 1). Association of amphetamine-induced striatal dopamine release and cortisol responses to psychological stress.. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 32 (11), 2310-20. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301373
  • Oswald, L. M., Zandi, P., Nestadt, G., Potash, J. B., Kalaydjian, A. E. & Wand, G. S. (2006, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1). Relationship between cortisol responses to stress and personality.. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 31 (7), 1583-91. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301012
  • Chong, R. Y., Oswald, L. M., Yang, X., Uhart, M., Lin, P. I. & Wand, G. S. (2006, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1). The mu-opioid receptor polymorphism A118G predicts cortisol responses to naloxone and stress.. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 31 (1), 204-11. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1300856
  • Oswald, L. M., Wong, D. F., McCaul, M., Zhou, Y., Kuwabara, H., Choi, L., et al (2005, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). Relationships among ventral striatal dopamine release, cortisol secretion, and subjective responses to amphetamine.. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 30 (4), 821-32. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1300667

See a full list of published work.

Presentations

  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Positron Emission Tomography Study of Relationships between Striatal Dopamine Function and Individual Differences in Big Five Personality Traits
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    College of Problems on Drug Dependence 81st Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sponsoring Organization:
    CPDD
    Location:
    San Antonio TX United States
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Exploratory Analysis of Striatal Dopamine Function in Non-Dependent Binge Drinkers
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat 2018
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Preliminary Examination of the Role of Striatal Dopamine Function in Risk-Taking Behavior in Binge Drinkers
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Dopamine 2016
    Location:
    Vienna Austria
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Differentiation of the Neurobiological Effects of Amphetamine and Amphetamine-Like Stimulants
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 60th Annual Meeting
    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Risk-Taking and Stress are Positively Associated with Amphetamine-Induced Dopamine Release in Humans
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    14th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism
    Location:
    Warsaw Poland
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Pilot Study Using a Novel Adaptation of the Trier Social Stress Test to Examine Effects of Stress on Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Risk-Taking
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism
    Location:
    Orlando FL United States
  • Year:
    2011
    Title:
    History of Early Childhood Trauma is Positively Associated with Ventral Striatal Dopamine Responses to Amphetamine
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American College on Neuropsychopharmacology
    Location:
    Waikoloa HI United States
  • Year:
    2011
    Title:
    Associations between Amphetamine-Induced Dopamine Release and Real-Time Impulsive Responding
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    College of Problems on Drug Dependence 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
    Location:
    Hollywood FL United States
  • Year:
    2011
    Title:
    Reward and Punishment Expectations Modify Behavior and Brain Activity Patterns Associated with Visual Discrimination
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
    Location:
    Colorado Springs CO United States
  • Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Inverted-U Shape Relation Links Impulsivity and Dopamine Receptor Availability in Ventral Striatum
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    8th International Symposium on Functional Neuroreceptr Mapping of the Living Brain
    Location:
    Glasgow Scotland

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice
    Neurophysiology of Mental Disorders

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation Fellowship Award
    Date:
    2003
  • Name:
    NIDA Director's Travel Award to CPDD 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Date:
    2000
  • Name:
    GSBS Travel Award to CPDD 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ
    Sponsoring organization:
    University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston GSBS
    Date:
    1998
  • Name:
    Millie Field Research Assistance Award
    Date:
    1989
  • Name:
    John P. McGovern Study of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Grant
    Date:
    1987

Academic and Professional Activities

University

  • Date:
    2017 - 2019
    Organization:
    UMB-SON Appointments, Promotion, Tenure (APT) Committee
    Role:
    Committee member
  • Date:
    2018 - 2018
    Organization:
    UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant Program
    Role:
    Grant reviewer
  • Date:
    2015 - 2015
    Organization:
    Guidelines for Authorship of Research and Scholarly Publications Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2011 - 2011
    Organization:
    Interview Committe for Senior Statistician
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2010 - 2010
    Organization:
    University of Maryland SOM Department of Psychiatry Research Day
    Role:
    Poster presentation judge

Professional

  • Date:
    2018 - 2018
    Organization:
    NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group ZDA1-JXB-N for RFA-DA-19-006 “Workshops on the Use of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Data (R25)
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2018 - 2018
    Organization:
    Italian Ministry of Health (MOH), Department of Public Health International Evaluation Process 2018
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2017 - 2017
    Organization:
    Italian Ministry of Health (MOH)
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2015 - 2015
    Organization:
    NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2015/10 ZRG1 PSE-D (51) R for RFA-DA-15-015 Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (U01)
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2014 - 2014
    Organization:
    Italian Ministry of Health (MOH), Department of Public Health International Evaluation Process 2012-2013
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2013 - 2013
    Organization:
    Italian Ministry of Health (MOH), Department of Public Health and Innovation International Evaluation Process 2011-2012
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2012 - 2012
    Organization:
    NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2012/05 ZRG1 EMNR-Q (50) R for P50 Applications RFA-OD-11-003 Specialized Centers of Interdisciplinary Research on Sex Differences
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2011 - 2011
    Organization:
    NIH Scientific Review Grou, NIDA Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) [R03] program, ZDA1 GXM-A (02) 1
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2010 - 2010
    Organization:
    Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) 2011 Annual Conference
    Role:
    Abstract Reviewer