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Marina A. Bornovalova
Office: PCD 4150
Email: bornovalova (at) usf.edu
Postdoctoral Training: NIMH T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adult Psychopathology 2008-2010; University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2008
University of Maryland, College Park, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago, BA in Applied Psychology, 2002
I have two interconnected lines of research. First, I study mechanisms underlying addictions and externalizing behavior (e.g., antisocial personality disorder, sexual risk behavior). Second, I investigate the trajectory, course, and mechanisms (genetic and environmental) on borderline personality disorder and its comorbidity with externalizing psychopathology. In my research, I use a combination of correlational, laboratory/experimental, and behavioral genetic methodology (via twin studies, in collaboration with the Minnesota Twin and Family Study).
Current Funding:"Distress Tolerance Treatment for Substance Users" (PI Bornovalova)Agency and Type: National Institute of Drug Abuse R01, DA032582Period: 09/15/2012 – 07/31/2018Total Costs = $3,113,437.00
Mechanisms underlying addictions and externalizing behavior (e.g., antisocial personality disorder, sexual risk behavior)
*Webber, T.A., Soder, H.E., Potts, G.F., Park, J.Y., Bornovalova, M.A. (in press). Neural Outcome Processing of Peer-Influenced Risk-Taking Behavior in Late Adolescence: Preliminary Evidence for Gene × Environment Interaction. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Samek, D. R., Iacono, W. G., Keyes, M. A., Epstein, M., Bornovalova, M. A. , & McGue, M. The developmental progression of age 14 behavioral disinhibition, early age of sexual initiation, and subsequent sexual risk-taking behavior. (2014). Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 55, 784–792. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12176
Bornovalova, M. A. , Cummings, J. R., Hunt, E., Blazei, R., Malone, S., Iacono, W. G. (2013). Understanding the Relative Contributions of Direct Environmental Effects and Passive Genotype-Environment Correlations in the Association between Familial Risk Factors and Child Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Psychological Medicine. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291713001086.
Bornovalova, M. A. , Gratz, K.L., Daughters, S. D., Hunt, E., & Lejuez, C. W. (2012). Initial RCT of a distress tolerance treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 122, 70–76
*Huibregtse, B. M., Bornovalova, M. A. , Hicks, B. M., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. (2011). Testing the Role of Adolescent Sexual Initiation in Later-Life Sexual Risk Behavior: A Longitudinal Twin Design. Psychological Science, 22 (7), 924-933.
Bornovalova, M. A. , Hicks, B. M., Iacono, W. G., & McGue, M. (2010). Familial Transmission and Heritability of Childhood Disruptive Disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167 (9), 1066-1074.
Bornovalova, M. A. , Cashman-Rolls, A., O'Donnell, J. M., Ettinger, K., Richards, J. B., deWit, H., et al. (2009). Risk taking differences on a behavioral task as a function of potential reward/loss magnitude and individual differences in impulsivity and sensation seeking. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 93(3), 258-262.
Trajectory, course, and mechanisms (genetic and environmental) on borderline personality disorder and its comorbidity with externalizing psychopathology
Bornovalova, M.A. , Verhulst, B., Webber, T., Iacono, W.G., McGue, M., & Hicks, B.M. (In Press). Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Co-development between Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, and Substance Use Disorders from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Development and Psychopathology
*Chen, S., Harris, A., Carrion, M., Rojas, E., Stark, S., Lejuez, C., Lechner, W., Bornovalova, M. A. (In Press). A psychometric investigation of gender differences and common processes across Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
*Hunt, E., Bornovalova, M. A. , & Patrick, C. J. (2015). Genetic and Environmental Overlap between Borderline Personality Disorder Traits and Psychopathy: Evidence for Promotive Effects of Factor 2 and Protective Effects of Factor 1. Psychological Medicine. 45, 1471-1481. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291714002608.
Bornovalova, M. A. , Huibregtse, B. M., Hicks, B., Iacono, W., & McGue, M. (2013). Tests of a direct effect of childhood abuse on adult borderline personality disorder traits: A longitudinal discordant twin design. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 180–194. DOI: 10.1037/a0028328
Bornovalova, M. A. , Hicks, B., Iacono, W., & McGue, M. (2012). Longitudinal Twin Study of Borderline Personality Disorder Traits and Substance Use in Adolescence: Developmental Change, Reciprocal Effects, and Genetic and Environmental Influences. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. DOI: 10.1037/a0027178
Bornovalova, M. A., Gratz, K. L., Levy, R., & Lejuez, C. W. (2010). Understanding the Heterogeneity of BPD Symptoms Through Latent Class Analysis: Initial Results and Clinical Correlates Among Inner-City Substance Users. Psychological Assessment, 22(2), 233-245.
Bornovalova, M. A. , Hicks, B. M., Iacono, W. G., & McGue, M. (2009). Stability, change, and heritability of borderline personality disorder traits from adolescence to adulthood: A longitudinal twin study. Development and Psychopathology, 21(4), 1335-1353.