Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Karen Mason, Ph.D.

Title: Coordinator, Master of Arts in Psychology Program; Assistant Professor, Psychology

Department: Psychology

Office: SBS A335
Phone Extension: x3642
Email Username: kmason

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Publications



 

Published Abstracts

  • Albertella, M., & Mason, K. I. (2007). Disturbances in Mood Contribute to Discrepancies between Subjective and Objective Measures of Executive Functioning in College Students with “Probable” Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13 (S1), 142.
  • Levine, A., Keuning, A., Wilkinson, R., Castellon, S., Lam, M., Hardy, D., Robinet, M., Mason, K., Durvasula, R., Meyers, H., Longshore, D., Newton, T., & Hinkin, C. (2004). Cognitive Impairment is Associated with Medication Adherence Pattern in HIV. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10 (S1), 196.
  • Marion, S.D., Levine, A., Castellon, S.A., Chovan, S., Durvasula, R.S., Hardy, D.J., Lam, M.N., Mason, K. I., Myers, H., Perkins, A., Stefaniak, M., & Hinkin, C. (2003). Neurocognitive impairment predicts longitudinal medication adherence in HIV+ individuals. [abstract] Journal of the International Academy of Neuropsychology, 10 (S1), 19.
  • Marion, S., Levine, A., Castellon, S., Chovan, S., Durvasula, R., Hardy, D., Lam, M., Mason, K., Myers, H., Perkins, A., Stefaniak, M., & Hinkin, C. (2004). Neurocognitive impairment predicts longitudinal medication adherence in HIV+ individuals. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Keuning, A., Marion, S., Schug, R., Castellon, S., Durvasula, R., Hardy, D., Lam, M., Longshore, D., Mason, K., Myers, H., Newton, T., Stefaniak, M., & Hinkin, C. (2004). Recent cocaine use is associated with neuropsychological dysfunction among HIV-infected adults. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Levine, A., Keuning, A., Wilkinson, R., Castellon, S., Lam, M., Hardy, D., Robinet, M., Mason, K., Durvasula, R., Meyers, H., Longshore, D., Newton, T., & Hinkin, C (2004). Cognitive Impairment is Associated with Medication Adherence Pattern in HIV. Presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Academy of Neuropsychology, Baltimore, MD. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 10 (S1), 196.
  • Hinkin, C., Mason, K., Thrasher, D., Farchione, T., Ropacki, M., Stefaniak, M., Schug, R., Chovan, S., Castellon, S., Hardy, D., Lam, M., & Durvasula, R. (2003). Cognitive dysfunction & regimen complexity predicts medication adherence among HIV+ adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9 (2), 162.
  • Durvasula, R., Myers, H., Hinkin, C. & Mason, K. (2003). The impact of HIV and alcohol related problems on neuropsychological performance. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9 (2), 163.
  • Mason, K., Thrasher, D., Castellon, S., Lam, M., Hardy, D., Stefaniak, M., Durvasula, R., & Hinkin, C. (2002). Neurocognitive & neuropsychiatric predictors of medication adherence in HIV+ men and women. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8 (2), 159.
  • Rassovsky, Y., Mason, K., Thrasher, D., Castellon, S., Lam, M., Hardy, D., Stefaniak, M., Durvasula, R., & Hinkin, C. (2002). Psychomotor slowing as a mediator of neurocognitive deficits in HIV-1 infection. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8 (2), 187.
  • Booker, K., Strickland, T., Alperson, B., Saxton, E., & Mason, K. (2002). Cerebral perfusion and neuropsychiatric disturbance in abstinent cocaine abusers. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8 (2), 251.
  • Mason, K. I., Davis, H., Campbell, A. L., Madhere, S., Lewis-Jack, O, Hawkins, P., & Hicks, L. (2001). Working memory performance in HIV+ individuals with a history of substance abuse. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7 (2), 150.
  • Grande, L., Leritz, E., Mason, K., Evans, D., & Bauer, R. (2001). Longitudinal neuropsychological assessment of women with HIV. [abstract] Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7 (2), 150.


 

Selected Presentations

  • Khalifeh, A., Victor, T., Mason, K., & Boone, K.B. (2007). The false positive rate associated with effort measures in an ADHD population. 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Mason, K., Divinity, R., Hinkin, C., & Myers, H. (2006). Ethnicity Uniquely Contributes to Differences in the Neurocognitive Functioning of HIV-Infected Adults. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 10-13, New Orleans, LA.
  • Mason, K. I., Bekele, A., Rodriguez, N., & Hinkin, C. (2005). Ethnic Disparities in the Health of HIV-Infected Adults: A Preliminary Study. Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, June 13-16, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Bekele, A., Rodriguez, N., & Mason, K. I. (2005). The Effects of Gender and Older Age on Mood in HIV/AIDS: A Preliminary Investigation. Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, June 13-16, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Hinkin, C., Hardy, D., Levine, A., Castellon, S., Lam, M., Mason, K., Schug, R., Robinet, M., & Durvasula, R. (2004). Risky decision making in HIV infected adults. Presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Miami, FL.
  • Durvasula, R.S., Hinkin, C.H., Castellon, S.A., Myers, H.F., Lam, M., Hardy, D.J., Mason, K.I., Robinet, M., Schug, R., & Perkins, A. (2004). Personality disorders and medication adherence in HIV+ adults. Paper presented at the 84th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ
  • Hardy, D.J., Lodato, J.E., Borghi, S.W., Levine, A.J., Castellon, S.A., Lam, M.N., Mason, K. I., Schug, R., Robinet, M. & Hinkin, C.H. (2004). Risk related decision making in adults with HIV/AIDS. Presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Mason, K. I., Schug, R., Chovan, S., Castellon, S., Hardy, D., Lam, M., Stefaniak, M., Hinkin, C.H., Longshore, D. (2003). Medication Adherence in HIV+ Cocaine Users. Presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Schug, R., Castellon, S., Ropacki, M., Chovan, S., Hardy, D., Lam, M., Stefaniak, M., Frachione, T., Thrasher, D., Mason, K., Durvasula, R., Hinkin, C., Newton, M. (2003). Anxiety Predicts Medication Adherence in HIV. Presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Durvasula, R. S., Mason, K. I., Thrasher, D., Ropacki, M., Farchione, T., Stefaniak, M., Schug, R., Castellon, S. A., Lam, M. N., Hardy, D. J., & Hinkin, C. H. (2002). Differential predictors of HAART adherence as a function of gender. XIV International AIDS Conference, July 7-12, 2002.
  • Hinkin, C. H., Castellon, S. A., Hardy, D. J., Lam, M. N., Stefaniak, M., Farchione, T., Ropacki, M., Thrasher, D., Mason, K. I., Schug, R., & Durvasula, R. S. (2002). Predictors of medication adherence in HIV/AIDS. XIV International AIDS Conference, July 7 – 12, 2002.
  • Hinkin, C. H., Mason, K. I., Castellon, S. A., Hardy, D. J., Lam, M. N., Stefaniak, M. B., & Durvasula, R. S. (2001, June). Drug abuse, but not alcohol abuse, is associated with medication adherence among HIV+ adults. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Mason, K. I., Hinkin, C. H., Hardy, D. J., Castellon, S. A., Lam, M. N., Stefaniak, M., Zolnikov, B. J. (2001, May). Executive functioning in HIV infection. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association 81st Annual Convention, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Mason, K. I. (1999, May). Memory functioning in HIV seropositive African American women with a history of drug use. Paper presented at the Black Graduate Student Psychology Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Mason, K. I. (1999, April). HIV/AIDS and polydrug abuse. Poster presented at the Lonnie E. Mitchell National HBCU Substance Abuse Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bogle, E., Campbell, K. & Mason, K. (1997, November). Preparing future faculty: the role of mentoring in graduate education. Paper presented at the Sixth National Conference on the Education and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Minneapolis, MN.


 

Invited Talks

  • Mason, K. I. (2007). Psychopharmacology: A Brief Overview. Invited talk. Sexual Assault Crisis Agency, Long Beach, CA, April 18, 2007.
  • Mason, K. I. (2007). Cultural Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment. Invited talk. Neuropsychology Integrative Brown-Bag Lunch series, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, February 15, 2007.
  • Mason, K. (2006). Neurocognitive and Psychological Functioning in College Students with “Probable Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.” Invited talk. Biomedical Research Group, California State University, Dominguez Hills, October 12, 2006.
  • Mason, K. (2006). Neuropsychological Assessment of Children. Invited talk. Department of Clinical Psychology. Fuller Theological Seminary, May 30, 2006.
  • Mason, K. (2005). The Neurobiology of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Invited talk. Biomedical Research Group, California State University, Dominguez Hills, November 17, 2005.
  • Mason, K. (2005). Neuropsychological Assessment of Children. Invited talk. Department of Clinical Psychology. Fuller Theological Seminary, May 3, 2005.
  • Mason, K. I. (2004). Biopsychology: The Scientific Study of the Biology of Behavior and Mental Processes. Invited talk. Biomedical Research Group, California State University, Dominguez Hills, March 11, 2004.
  • Mason, K. I. (2003). Cultural Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment. Invited talk. UCLA School of Medicine. Medical Psychology Program, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, October 30, 2003).
  • Mason, K. (2002). Clinical Neuropsychology: Training and Practice. Invited talk. Pasadena City College, April 8, 2002.


 

Awards and Honors

  • (2007) Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award
  • (2007) Early Career Investigator Award, NIDA Research Development Seminar Series
  • (2006) Center for Teaching and Learning Travel Award
  • (2006) Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award
  • (2006) National Register Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • (2001-2002) Canadian Institute of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • (2001) Featured in the book, “Millennium Minds 100 Black Canadians”
  • (1999-2000) Hawthorne Dissertation Research Award
  • (1998) APA Minority Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Research Training
  • (1998) Achievement Award for Academic Success, Grenada Association (Toronto)
  • (1997) Teaching Leadership Award
  • (1996-1998) Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship


 

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