Rachel A Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD

Rachel A Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, Harvard University
Clinical Psychology, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Clinical Research Training for Psychologists, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

Development and treatment of youth depression; Depression treatment targets; Childhood adversity and youth psychopathology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Merranko J, Birmaher B, Dickstein DP, Hafeman D, Levenson JC, ...,Goldstein TR (2021). Longitudinal course of depressive symptom severity among youths with bipolar disorders: Moderating influences of sustained attention and history of child maltreatment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 261-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.078. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33418377.
  2. Lindhiem O, Vaughn-Coaxum RA., Higa J, Harris JL,, Kolk, DJ & Pilkonis PA. (2020) Development and validation of the Parenting Skill Use Diary (PSUD) in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34(6), 752-758. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2020.1716366. PubMed PMID: 32027540
  3. Weisz JR., Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Evans SC, Lee E, Thomassin KT, Hersh J, Ng MY, ...Raftery-Helmer J. (2020). Efficient monitoring of treatment response during youth psychotherapy: Development and psychometric assessment of the Behavior and Feelings Survey. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49(6), 737-751. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2018.1547973. PubMed PMID: 30657721
  4. Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Dhawan N, Sheridan MA, Hart MJ & Weisz JR. (2020). Dimensions of adversity in association with adolescents depression symptoms: distinct moderating roles of cognitive and autonomic function. Development & Psychopathology, 32(3), 817-830. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419001172. PubMed PMID: 31845636
  5. Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Wang Y, Kiely J, Weisz JR, & Dunn EC. (2018). Associations between trauma type, timing, and accumulation on current coping behaviors in adolescents: Results from a large, population-based sample. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 47(4), 842-858. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0693-5. PubMed PMID: 28555292