Publications

*Bourassa, K. J., Knowles, L., Sbarra, D. A. O’Connor, M.-F. (2016). Absent, but not gone: Interdependence in couples’ quality of life persists after a partner’s death. Psychological Science, 27(2), 270-281. doi:10.1177/0956797615618968
 
*Arizmendi, B.J., Kaszniak, A.W., O’Connor, M.-F. (2016). Disrupted prefrontal activity during emotion regulation in Complicated Grief: An fMRI investigation. NeuroImage. 12, 968-76. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.054. NIHMSID 727740.
 
*Soenke, M., O’Connor, M.-F., & Greenberg, J. (2015). Broadening the definition of resilience and "reappraising" the use of appetitive motivation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001691.
 
O’Connor, M.-F., *Arizmendi, B.J. (2015). What is “normal” in grief? Australian Critical Care.

*Knowles, L. M. & O’Connor, M.-F. (2015). Coping flexibility, forward focus and trauma focus in older widows and widowers. Bereavement Care, 34, 17-23, doi: 10.1080/02682621.2015.1028200

*Grinberg, A.M., *Serrano Careaga, J., Mehl, M.R., O'Connor, M.-F. (2014). Social engagement and user immersion in exploring a virtual world. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 479–486.

O'Connor, M.-F. & *Sussman, T. (2014). Developing the Yearning in Situations of Loss scale: Convergent and discriminant validity for bereavement, romantic breakup and homesickness. Death Studies, 38, 450-458. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2013.782928

Gold, S.M., O'Connor, M.-F., Sicotte, N.L. (2014). Detection of altered hippocampal morphology in multiple sclerosis-associated depression using automated surface mesh modeling. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 30–37. PMC3748203.

O’Connor, M.-F., *Arizmendi, B. (2014). Neuropsychological correlates of complicated grief in older spousally bereaved adults. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 69B, 12-18.

O’Connor, M.-F., Shear, M.K., Fox, R., Skritskaya, N., Campbell, B., Ghesquiere, A., Glickman, K. (2013). Catecholamine predictors of complicated grief treatment outcomes. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88, 349-352. NIHMS413016.

*Schultze-Florey, C.R., Martínez-Maza, O., Magpantay, L., Breen, E.C., Irwin, M.R., Gündel, H., O’Connor, M.-F. (2012). When grief makes you sick: Bereavement induced systemic inflammation is a question of genotype. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26, 1066-71. PMC3601554. Preprint available here.

Diurnal cortisol in Complicated and Non-Complicated Grief: Slope differences across the day. O’Connor, M.-F., Wellisch, D. K., Stanton, A. L., Olmstead, R., & Irwin, M. R. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 725-728. PMC[3258306].

Immunological and neuroimaging biomarkers of Complicated Grief. O’Connor, M.-F. (2012). Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 14 (in press). Available here.

Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM-5.  Shear MK, Simon N, Wall M, Zisook S, Neimeyer R, Duan N, Reynolds C, Lebowitz B, Sung S, Ghesquiere A, Gorscak B, Clayton P, Ito M, Nakajima S, Konishi T, Melhem N, Meert K, Schiff M, O'Connor M-F, First M, Sareen J, Bolton J, Skritskaya N, Mancini AD, Keshaviah A. Depression & Anxiety (2011) 28(2):103-17. doi.org/10.1002/da.20780.

Smaller cornu ammonis (CA) 2-3/ dentate gyrus volume and elevated cortisol in multiple sclerosis patients with depressive symptoms.  Gold, SM, Kern, KC, O’Connor, M-F, Montag, MJ, Kim, A, Yoo, YS, Giesser, BS, Sicotte, NL. Biological Psychiatry (2010) 68(6), 553-59. doi.org/10.1016/biopsych.2010.04.025
Preprint available here.

To assess, to control, to exclude: effects of biobehavioral factors on circulating inflammatory markers.  O'Connor MF, Bower JE, *Cho HJ, *Creswell JD, Dimitrov S, Hamby ME, *Hoyt MA, Martin JL, Robles TF, Sloan EK, *Thomas KS, Irwin MR. Brain, Behavior & Immunity (2009) 23(7):887-97. doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2009.04.005.          Preprint available here.

When grief heats up: Proinflammatory cytokines predict regional brain activation.  O’Connor, M-F, Wellisch, DK, Irwin, M. NeuroImage (2009) 47(3), 891-89. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.049
Postprint available here.

Craving love? Enduring grief activates brain's reward center.  O'Connor MF, Wellisch DK, Stanton AL, Eisenberger NI, Irwin MR, Lieberman MD. Neuroimage (2008) 42(2), 969-72. Description: http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gifdoi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.04.256
Postprint available here.

Emotional disclosure for whom? A study of vagal tone in bereavement.  O'Connor M-F, Allen JJB, Kaszniak, AW. Biological Psychology (2005) 68 (2), 135-146. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301342
Postprint available here.

*student of M.-F. O’Connor