4307 Sennott Square
Research Interests: Mood disorders, circadian biology, behavioral genetics, and Seasonal Affective Disorder. The focus of the lab in the future will be behavior genetics. I am currently investigating sequence variations in the gene for the photopigment melanopsin as a possible explanation for the relationship between season, environmental light levels, and depression.
Accepting Graduate Students: Yes
Graduate Student Advisees
- Donofry, Shannon
- Miller, Megan
- Caitlin Dupont
- PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Erickson KI, Miller DL, Roecklein KA. (2012). The aging hippocampus: interactions between exercise, depression, and BDNF. Neuroscientist, 18: 82-97.
Roecklein, K. A., Schumacher, J. A., Miller, M. A., & Ernecoff, N. C. (2012). Cognitive and behavioral predictors of light therapy use in seasonal affective disorder. PLoS One. 7(6), e39275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039275
Roecklein, K.A., Wong, P.M., Miller, M.A., Franzen, P.L., Ferrell, B.A., Manuck, S.B. (2012, in press). Melanopsin gene variations interact with season to predict sleep timing and chronotype. Chronobiology International.
Lindsey, K. T., Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., & Mahon, J. N. (2011). Surface facial electromyography, skin conductance, and self-reported emotional responses to light- and season-relevant stimuli in seasonal affective disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.04.016
Rohan, K.J., Nillni, Y.I., Mahon, J.N., Roecklein, K.A., Sitnikov, L., Haaga, D.A. (2011). Cognitive vulnerability in moderate, mild, and low seasonality. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders. 99(12), 961-970. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182392948
Roecklein, K.A., Schumacher, J. A., Gabriele, J. M., Fagan, C., Baran, A. S., Richert, A. C. (2010). Personalized feedback to improve CPAP adherence in obstructive sleep apnea. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 8(2), 105-112.
Roecklein, K. A., Rohan, K. J., & Postolache, T. T. (2010). SAD: Is seasonal affective disorder a bipolar variant? Current Psychiatry 9(2), 42-54.
Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2009). Biological and psychological mechanisms of seasonal affective disorder: A review and integration. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 5(1), 37-47.
Rohan, K. J., Tierney Lindsey, K., Roecklein, K. A., & Lacy, T. J. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, and their combination in treating seasonal affective disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 80, 273-283.
Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., Tierney Lindsey, K., Johnson, L. G., Lippy, R. D., Lacy, T. M., & Barton, F. B. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, and their combination for seasonal affective disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 489-500.
Rohan, K. J., & Roecklein, K. A. (2009). Seasonal affective disorder. In R. E. Ingram (Ed.), International encyclopedia of depression. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Rohan, K.J., Roecklein, K. A., Lacy, T. A., Vacek, P. M. (2009). Winter depression recurrence one year after cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, or combination treatment. Behavior Therapy, 40(3), 225-238.
Roecklein, K. A., Rohan, K. J., Duncan, W. C., Rollag, M. D., Rosenthal, N. E., Lipsky, R. H., Provencio, I. (2009). A missense variant (P10L) of the melanopsin (OPN4) gene is associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 114(1-3), 279-285.