Amy Badura Brack, PhD
Amy Badura Brack, PhD

Amy Badura Brack, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychology

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Research Ethics
  • Undergraduate Internship in Psychology

Education

  • Counseling Psychology PhD from University of Iowa
  • Psychology BA from University of Notre Dame

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Khanna, M. M., Badura-Brack, A. S., McDermott*, T. J., Shepherd*, A., Ryan, T. J., Heinrichs-Graham*, E., & Wilson, T. W. (revised and resubmitted). Veterans with PTSD engage threat detection but not emotional regulation networks during an emotional Stroop task., 2017
  • *Bartholomew, T. T., Badura-Brack, Amy S., Leak, Gary K., *Hearley, Allison R., *McDermott, Timothy J. (2016 online ahead of press). Perceived ability to cope with trauma among U.S. combat veterans.  Military Psychology. doi.org/10.1037/mil0000150
    Impact Factor 1.1 (APA Division 19 Journal), Military Psychology, 2016
  • *McDermott, T. J., Badura-Brack, A. S., Becker, K. M., *Ryan, T. J., Bar-Haim, Y., Pine, D. S., Khanna, M. M., Heinrichs-Graham, E., & Wilson, T. W. (2016). Attention training improves aberrant neural dynamics during working memory processing in veterans with PTSD. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience16(6), 1140–1149. doi:10.3758/s13415-016-0459-7
    Impact Factor 2.9, Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Nueroscience, 16(6), 1140-1149, 2016
  • *McDermott, T. J., Badura-Brack, A. S., Becker, K. M., *Ryan, T. J., Khanna, M. M., Heinrichs-Graham, E., & Wilson, T. W. (2016). Male veterans with PTSD exhibit aberrant neural dynamics during working memory processing: an MEG study. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience 41(4), 251–60. doi:10.1503/jpn.150058
    Impact Factor 3.7, Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 41(4), 251-60, 2016
  • Badura-Brack, A. S., Naim, R., *Ryan, T. J., Levy, O., Abend, R., Khanna, M. M., *McDermott, T. J., Pine, D. S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2015).  Attention training reduces attention bias variability and PTSD symptoms: Randomized controlled trials in Israeli and US combat veterans.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(12), 1233-41. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.14121578
    Impact factor 14.7, American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(2), 1233-41, 2015
  • Badura-Brack, A. S., Becker, K. M., *McDermott, T. J., *Ryan, T.J., *Becker, M. M.,*Hearley, A. R., Heinrichs-Graham, E., & Wilson, T. W. (2015).  Decreased somatosensory activity to non-threatening touch in male combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.  Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 233(2) 194-200. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2015.06.012
     
    Impact factor 3.0, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 233(2), 194-200, 2015
  • Khanna, M. M., Badura-Brack, A. S., *McDermott, T. J., *Shepherd, A., Heinrichs-Graham, E., Bar-Haim, Y., Pine, D. S., & Wilson, T. W. (2015). Training normalizes combat-related PTSD effects on emotional Stroop performance using lexically matched word lists. Cognition and Emotion, 30(8) doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1076769.
     
    Impact factor 2.5, Cognition and Emotion, 30(8), 2015
  • Brack, Amy B., Kesitilwe, Kutlo, Ware, Mark E. Taking the Pulse of Undergraduate Health Psychology: A Nationwide Survey, Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275, 2014
  • McTate, Emily A., Badura Brack, Amy S., Handal, Paul J., Burke, Raymond V. A Program Intervention for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Preliminary Results, Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 279-292, 2013
  • Khanna, Maya M., Brack, Amy S. B., Finken, Laura L. Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cumulative Finals on Student Learning, Teaching of Psychology, 40, 175-182, 2013
  • Khanna, M. M., Badura Brack, A. S., & Finken, L. L. (2013). Short- and long-term effects of cumulative finals on student learning., Teaching of Psychology, 40(3), 175-182, 2013
  • *McTate, E., Badura Brack, A. S., Handal, P. J., & Burke, R. (2013). A program intervention for pediatric bipolar disorder: Preliminary results., Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 279-292, 2013
  • Khanna, M. M., Badura  Brack, A. S., & Finken, L. L. (2013). Short- and long-term effects of cumulative finals on student learning. Teaching of Psychology, 40 (3), 175-182., Teaching of Psychology, 40(3), 175-182, 2013
  • *McTate, E., Badura Brack, A. S., Handal, P. J., & Burke, R.  (2013).  A program intervention for pediatric bipolar disorder:  Preliminary results.  Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 279-292., Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35(1), 279-292, 2013
  • Badura Brack, A., Huefner, J. C., Handwerk, M. L. The impact of abuse and gender on psychopathology, behavioral disturbance, and psychotropic medication count for youth in residential treatment, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 562-572, 2012
  • Badura Brack, Amy, Runco, Daniel V., Cadwallader, Leesa A., Kelley, Michael An Exploratory Study of Undergraduate Students' Referral Preferences, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26, 155-162, 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S., Huerfner, J. C., & Handwerk, M. L. (2012). The impact of abuse and gender on psychopathology, behavioral disturbance, and psychotropic medication count for youth in residential treatment., American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 562-572, 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S. *Runco, D. V., *Cadwallader, L. A., & Kelley, M., (2012). An exploratory study of undergraduate students’ referral preferences., Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26, 155-162, 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S., Huerfner, J. C., & Handwerk, M. L. (2012). The impact of abuse and gender on psychopathology, behavioral disturbance, and psychotropic medication count for youth in residential treatment.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 562-572., American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82(1), 562-572, 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S. *Runco, D. V., *Cadwallader, L. A., & Kelley, M., (2012). An exploratory study of undergraduate students’ referral preferences.  Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26, 155-162, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26(1), 155-162, 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S., Ware, M.E., & *Kestilwse, K. (2010).  Taking the pulse of the undergraduate course in health psychology.  Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275., Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275, 2012
  • Brack, Amy B., Kesitilwe, Kutlo, Ware, Mark E. Taking the Pulse of Undergraduate Health Psychology: A Nationwide Survey, Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275, 2010
  • Burke, Raymond V., Kuhn, Brett R., Peterson, Jane L., Peterson, Roger W., Badura Brack, Amy S. 'Don't Kick Me Out!': Day Treatment for Two Preschool Children With Severe Behavior Problems, Clinical Case Studies, 9, 28-40, 2010
  • Burke, Raymond V., Kuhn, Brett R., Peterson, Jane L., Peterson, Roger W., Badura Brack, Amy S. 'Don't Kick Me Out!'?: Day Treatment for Two Preschool Children With Severe Behavior Problems, Clinical Case Studies, 9, 28-40, 2010
  • Badura Brack, A. S., Ware, M.E., & *Kestilwse, K. (2010). Taking the pulse of the undergraduate course in health psychology., Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275, 2010
  • Burke, R., Peterson J., Peterson R., Khun, B., & Badura Brack, A. S. (2010) Don’t kick me out: Day treatment for two preschool children with severe behavior problems, Clinical Case Studies, 9, 28-40, 2010
  • Burke, R., Peterson J., Peterson R., Khun, B., & Badura Brack, A. S. (2010) Don’t kick me out:  Day treatment for two preschool children with severe behavior problems.  Clinical Case Studies, 9, 28-40., Clinical Case Studies, 9, 28-40, 2010
  • Brack, A. B. Differences in employee multidimensional health by gender, age, and educational level., Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 22, 49-64, 2008
  • Brack, A. B., Millard, M., Shah, K. Are Peer Educators Really Peers?, Journal of American College Health, 56, 566-568, 2008
  • Guck, T. P., Guck, A. J., Brack, A. B., Frey, D. R. No-show rates in partially integrated models of behavioral health care in a primary care setting., Families, Systems, & Health, 25, 137-146, 2007
  • Badura, Amy S. Theoretical and empirical exploration of the similarities between emotional numbing in posttraumatic stress disorder and alexithymia, Journal of anxiety disorders, 17, 349-360, 2003
  • Ware, Mark E., Badura, Amy S., Davis, Stephen F. Using student scholarship to develop student research and writing skills, Teaching of Psychology, 29, 151-154, 2002
  • Wendorf, Craig A., LoSchiavo, Frank M., Shatz, Mark A., Buskist, William, Tears, Rachel S., Davis, Stephen F., Rodrigue, Karen M., Leonard, Julie A., Mitchell, Kirsten L., Meyers, Steven A., Love, Jacqueline D., Griggs, Richard A., Mitchell, Montserrat C. Faculty Forum, Teaching of Psychology, 29, 136-159, 2002
  • Neal-Barnett, Angela, Mitchell, Michelle, Boeltar, Christina, Levy, Gary D., Peters, Walt W., Marchant, Gregory J., Perlman, Baron, McCann, Lee I., Sleigh, Merry J., Ritzer, Darren R., Casey, Michael B., Carkenord, David M., Badura, Amy S., Goodwin, C. J. Faculty Forum, Teaching of Psychology, 29, 44-69, 2002
  • Badura, A. S. Capturing students' attention: Movie clips set the stage for learning in abnormal psychology, Teaching of Psychology, 29, 58-60, 2002
  • Carrol, E. N., Badura, A. S. Focal intense brief transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation for treatment of radicular and postthoracotomy pain, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82, 262-264, 2001
  • Badura, A. S., Millard, M., Peluso, E. A., Ortman, N. Effects of peer education training on peer educators: Leadership, self-esteem, health knowledge, and health behaviors, Journal of College Student Development, 41, 471-478, 2000
  • Coughlin, A. M., Badura, A. S., Fleischer, T. D., Guck, T. P. Multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain patients: Its efficacy in changing patient locus of control, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81, 739-740, 2000

Presentations

  • McDermott, T.T., Badura Brack, A.S., Kemp, C.M., Khanna, M.M., Heinrichs-Grahm, E., & T.W. (2016). Patterns of neural activation during trauma provocation in combat veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL., 2016
  • McDermott, T.J., Badura Brack, A.S., Merrill, B.M., Khanna, M.M., Abend, R., Bar-Haim, Y., Heinrichs-Graham, E., & Wilson, T.W. (2016). Nuerophysiological correlates of attention bias variability and PTSD: A magnetoencephalography study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL., 2016
  • Fernandes, R.C., *Toalson, S.K., *McDermott, T.J., Khanna, M.M., Bar-Haim, Y., & Badura Brack, A.S. (2016). Attention training exerts therapeutic effects on PTSD symptoms in only four sessions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL., 2016
  • *McDermott, T.J., Badura Brack, A.S., Khanna, M.M., *Ryan, T.J.,  Heinrichs-Graham,  E., & Wilson, T.W. (2015). Magnetoencephalography Reveals Neurocognitive Deficits during an Emotional Stroop Task in Veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY., 2015
  • Badura Brack, A.S., Bartholomew, T., Leak, G., Hearley, A., & McDermott, T.J. (2015). Clinical validation of the Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma (PACT) in veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY., 2015
  • Hearley, A.R., Badura Brack, A.S., Khanna, M.M., McDermott, T.J., & Becker, M.M. (2015). Anxiety change varies by type of attention training in veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY., 2015
  • *McDermott, T. J., Badura Brack, A., Heinichs- Graham, E., Becker, K. M., *Ryan, T. J., & Wilson, T. W. (September, 2014). Abnormal MEG theta activity in veterans with PTSD during working memory processing. Poster presented to the Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2014
  • McDermott, T. J., Badura Brack, A., Heinichs- Graham, E., Becker, K. M., Ryan, T. J., & Wilson, T. W. (September, 2014).  Abnormal MEG theta activity in veterans with PTSD during working memory processing. Poster presented to the Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2014
  • Badura Brack, A., Becker, K. M., Heinrichs-Graham, E., *McDermott, T. J., *Ryan, T. J., & Wilson, T. W. (May, 2014). MEG reveals veterans with PTSD have less restful resting states than combat controls. Poster presented to the American Psychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA., 2014
  • *McDermott, T. J., Badura Brack, A., Heinrichs-Graham, E., Becker, K. M., *Ryan, T. J., & Wilson, T. W. (May, 2014). Deficits in veterans with combat-related PTSD: A magnetoencephalography study. Poster presented to the American Psychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA., 2014
  • Badura Brack, A., Becker, K. M., Heinrichs-Graham, E., McDermott, T. J., Ryan, T.J., & Wilson, T. W. (May, 2014). MEG reveals veterans with PTSD have less restful resting states than combat controls.  Poster presented to the American Psychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA., 2014
  • McDermott, T. J., Badura Brack, A., Heinrichs-Graham, E., Becker, K. M., Ryan, T. J., & Wilson, T. W. (May, 2014).  Deficits in veterans with combat-related PTSD: A magnetoencephalography study.  Poster presented to the American Psychological Society Conference, San Diego, CA., 2014
  • *McTate, E. A., Handal, P. J., Badura Brack, A. S., Burke, R. V., (2012, August). A program intervention for pediatric bipolar disorder: Preliminary results. Poster session presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL., 2012
  • McTate, E. A., Handal, P. J., Badura Brack, A. S., Burke, R. V., (2012, August).  A program intervention for pediatric bipolar disorder:  Preliminary results.  Poster session presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL., 2012
  • Badura Brack, A. S. (2011, 2012 May). Personality disorders. University of Nebraska Medical Center May Student Workshop, UNMC, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • *Laughlin, M., Khanna, M. M., Badura Brack, A. S., & Finken, L. L. (2011, May). The impact of cumulative finals on long-term retention of course material. Poster session presented at the 23th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C., 2011
  • Badura Brack, A. S. (2011, 2012 May). Personality disorders. University of Nebraska Medical Center May Student Workshop, UNMC, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Laughlin, M., Khanna, M. M., Badura Brack, A. S., & Finken, L. L. (2011, May).  The impact of cumulative finals on long-term retention of course material.  Poster session presented at the 23th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C., 2011
  • Badura Brack, A. S. (2010, June). The University of Iowa distinguished alumni panel. Omaha, NE., 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Award, 2012
  • Award, 2005