Paula Shear

Paula K. Shear , PhD

Professor

Professor & Head

Vera C. Edwards Center, 1
Room 4130P
47 W. Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone 513-556-4168
Email paula.shear@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Paula Shear’s research interests are in the neuropsychological effects of  neuropsychiatric disorders; affective and social cognition; neuropsychology of epilepsy; and cognitive assessment.  Her teaching interests are in clinical psychology, psychopathology, psychological assessment, and neuropsychology.

Education

Doctoral Degree: San Diego State University 1991 (Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology)

Clinical Interests

Psychology

Epilepsy-Related Cognitive Dysfunction

Specialities

Psychology

Research and Practice Interests

Neuropsychology and social cognition in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders; neuropsychology of epilepsy; neuroimaging correlates of cognitive dysfunction; cognitive changes with severe mental illness; affective cognition; cognitive assessment.

Positions and Work Experience

2000 -2006 Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2006 -To Present Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1997 -2000 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1994 -1996 Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

1998 -To Present Joint Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2001 -To Present Director of Clinical Training / Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2011 -To Present Clinical Neuropsychologist, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Investigators:PI: Strakowski NIMH University of Cincinnati Bipolar Disorder Imaging and Treatment Research Center Role:Co-Investigator Active Type:Grant

Grant: #K01 DA020485-01A1 Investigators:PI: Eliassen NIDA Linking Serotonin and Memory Functions in MDMA Uswers by Concurrent EEG and fMRI Role:Consultant Active Type:Grant

Investigators:PI: Lamy NIMH Neural Mechanisms of Impulsivity and Reward Processing Role:Consultant Active Type:Fellowship

Grant: #R01 MH078043-01A1 Investigators:PI: Adler 08-14-2007 -05-31-2012 NIMH Neurofunctional and Nuerochemical Markers of Treatment Response in Bipolar Mania Role:Co-Investigator Active Type:Grant

Grant: #R01MH080983-01A2 Investigators:PI: DelBello NIMH Multimodal Neuroimaging of Treatment Effects in Adolescent Mania Role:Co-Investigator Active Type:Grant

Grant: #R03 DA027457-01 Investigators:PI: Shear 09-01-2009 -08-31-2012 NIDA Effects of SLC6A4, BDNF and Ecstasy Use on Brain Structure in Young Adults Role:Principal Investigator Active Type:Grant

Investigators:PI: Baum 07-01-2010 -Bad Format: 20100931 Epilepsy Foundation of America Risk Factors and Comorbidities in Youth with Epilepsy and Autism Role:Mentor $3000 Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Shear, P.K. and DelBello (Student E. Long) Ohio Department of Mental Health Facial Affect Processing Abilities in Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:PI/Mentor $5000 Type:Grant

Grant: #K01 DA020485 Investigators:PI: Eliassen 09-30-2006 -08-31-2012 NIDA Linking Serotonin and Memory Functions in MDMA Users with EEG and fMRI Role:Consultant Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #P50 MH077138 Investigators:PI: Strakowski 07-01-2007 -06-30-2012 NIMH University of Cincinnati Bipolar Disorder Imaging and Treatment Research Center (BITREC) Role:Co-Investigator Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #R01 MH080983 Investigators:PI: DelBello 07-01-2007 -Bad Format: 20140229 NIMH Multimodal Neuroimaging of Treatment Effects in Adolescent Mania Role:Co-Investigator Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #K23 MH8121405 Investigators:PI: Cerullo 06-01-2008 -02-28-2013 NIMH Identifying the Core Brain Network Dysfunction in Bipolar Depression with fMRI Role:Proctor Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #11-1261 Investigators:PI: Shear 01-13-2011 -12-31-2011 Ohio Department of Mental Health Facial Affect Processing Abilities in Adolescents At Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:Principal Investigator Active Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #ODMH 11-1261 Investigators:Paula Shear and Elizabeth Long 01-13-2011 -06-30-2012 Ohio Department of Mental Health Facial Affect Processing Abilities in Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:PI 3,028 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #1009427 Investigators:Vannest PI of UC subcontract 06-15-2011 -05-31-2016 National Institutes of Health Presurgical Applications of fMRI in Epilepsy Role:Investigator 48,522 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #EFA11121 Investigators:PI: Shawna Bonner 06-01-2012 -08-01-2012 Epilepsy Foundation of American Social Cognition and Psychosocial Functioning in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Role:Mentor 3000 Active Type:Fellowship Level:National

Grant: #07.1225 Investigators:Delbello, Melissa; Shear, Paula 07-01-2006 -06-30-2009 Ohio Department of Mental Health Labeling and Interpretation of Facial Affect in Depressed Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $4,630.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #06-1220/Ltr Investigators:Shear, Paula 10-18-2005 -06-30-2009 Ohio Department of Mental Health Visual and Auditory Perception of Emotion in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder. Role:PI $4,388.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #UC-04-12 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-01-2003 -06-30-2004 Ohio Department of Mental Health Multidisciplinary Program Consortium: A Center for Training and Research in Serious Mental Illness Role:PI $92,307.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #04.1195/Amend Investigators:Shear, Paula 03-02-2004 -06-30-2005 Ohio Department of Mental Health Executive Functioning Deficits in Youth with Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $4,483.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #OSP 05101 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-01-2005 -07-31-2008 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disor Sniff Magnitude Ratio as a Measure of Olfactory Acuity in Parkinson's Patients Role:PI $70,717.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #OSP 05101 Investigators:Shear, Paula 08-01-2004 -07-31-2005 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disor Sniff Magnitude Ratio as a Measure of Olfactory Acuity Role:PI $9,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #UC-05-14 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-01-2004 -06-30-2005 Ohio Department of Mental Health Multidisciplinary Program Consortium: A Center for Training and Research in Serious Mental Illness Role:PI $92,307.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #5F31-MH65732-02R Investigators:Shear, Paula 03-14-2002 -11-13-2003 National Institute of Mental Health Brain Integrity in Children at Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $40,438.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #OSP03120 Investigators:Shear, Paula 03-15-2002 -04-30-2004 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disor Sniff Magnitude Ratio as a Measure of Olfactory Acuity Role:PI $57,650.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Grant No. 03.1183 Investigators:Shear, Paula 08-27-2002 -06-30-2004 Ohio Department of Mental Health Social Functioning in Schizophrenia: The Role of Receptive and Expressive Emotional Skills Role:PI $983.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #UC-03-12 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-01-2002 -06-30-2003 Ohio Department of Mental Health Residency Traineeship Program - FY03 Role:PI $131,863.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #1-F31-MH12857-01 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-27-2000 -09-01-2001 National Institute of Mental Health Cognitive Correlates of Psychology Functioning in Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $22,381.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #5-R03-MH063964-NCE Investigators:Shear, Paula 12-01-2002 -10-30-2005 National Institute of Mental Health Neurocognition in Children at Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $153,500.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #F30 MH081461 Investigators:Adler, Caleb; Delbello, Melissa; Eliassen, James; Lamy, Martine; Lee, Jing-Huei; Shear, Paula; Strakowski, Stephen; Succop, Paul 12-01-2008 -06-30-2013 National Institute of Mental Health Neural Mechanisms of Impulsivity and Reward Processing in Bipolar Disorder Role:Collaborator $194,264.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R01 MH080973 Investigators:Adler, Caleb; Chu, Wen-Jang; Delbello, Melissa; Komoroski, Richard; Lee, Jing-Huei; Shear, Paula; Strakowski, Stephen; Welge, Jeffrey 08-01-2009 -02-28-2015 National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Neuroimaging of Treatment Effects in Adolescent Mania Role:Collaborator $3,520,432.00 Active

Grant: #1 R03 DA027457-01 Investigators:Eliassen, James; Medina, Krista; Shear, Paula; Strong, Judith 09-01-2009 -08-31-2012 National Institute on Drug Abuse Effects of SLC6A4, BDNF and Ecstasy Use on Brain Structure in Young Adults Role:PI $471,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #srs007004 Investigators:Shear, Paula 07-01-2010 -09-30-2010 Epilepsy Foundation Risk Factors and Comorbidities in Youth with Epilepsy and Autism Role:PI $3,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #11.1261 Investigators:Delbello, Melissa; Shear, Paula 01-13-2011 -06-30-2012 Ohio Department of Mental Health Facial Affect Processing Abilities in Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder Role:PI $3,038.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #APA10519 Investigators:Narad, Megan; Shear, Paula 11-03-2011 -11-02-2012 American Psychological Association The Impact of Cell Phone Use on the Driving Performance of Adolescents with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Role:Collaborator $1,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Fellowship - Bonner Investigators:Bonner, Shawna; Privitera, Michael; Shear, Paula 08-01-2012 -10-31-2012 Epilepsy Foundation Social Cognition and Psychosocial Functioning in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Role:Collaborator $3,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SMA-1263142 Investigators:Holden, John; Holloway, Stacie; Howe, Steven; Jacquez, Farrah; Kallen, Rachel; Kloos, Adelheid; Mcleish, Alison; Richardson, Michael; Riley, Michael; Shear, Paula; Whitton, Sarah 02-15-2013 -01-31-2016 National Science Foundation REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Complex Psychological Systems Role:Collaborator $255,714.00 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Fischer, Shear, Privatera 07-01-2013 -02-2014 Epilepsy Foundation of America Working memory intervention in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy Role:Mentor 3000.00 Completed Type:Fellowship Level:National

Investigators:Bigras, C and Shear, PK 12-01-2014 -11-30-2015 Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Role:Mentor 3000 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #R01Mh080983-01A2 Investigators:DelBellow, PI 07-01-2007 -02-28-2015 Multimodal Neuroimaging of Treatment Effects in Adolescent Mania Role:Co-Investigator 2,215,072 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #2017 Thesis Award Investigators:Fiumedora, Marianne; Shear, Paula 02-01-2017 -01-31-2018 American Psychological Association Examination of whether nicotine administration improves memory and executive functioning in individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy Role:Collaborator $500.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Fellowship Investigators:Fischer, Mark; Shear, Paula 07-01-2013 -09-30-2013 Epilepsy Foundation Working Memory Intervention in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Role:Collaborator 3000.00 Closed Level:Non Profit

Grant: #2014 Dissertation Award Investigators:Bigras, Cristina; Shear, Paula 11-05-2014 -11-04-2015 American Psychological Association Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Role:Collaborator 1000.00 Closed Level:Non Profit

Grant: #R21MH127009 Investigators:Basu, Ishita; Shear, Paula; Torres Reveron, Juan 04-01-2022 -03-31-2024 National Institute of Mental Health A neural population model-based characterization and modulation of neural oscillations underlying cognitive control in healthy and depressed/anxious human subjects Role:Collaborator 202500.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Abbreviated Publications

In Press

Fleck, D E, Eliassen, J C, Durling, M, Lamy, M, Adler, C M, Delbello, M P, Shear, P K, Cerullo, M A, Lee, J-H, & Strakowski, S M (2010). Functional MRI of sustained attention in bipolar mania. Molecular psychiatry.

Strakowski, Stephen M, Fleck, David E, DelBello, Melissa P, Adler, Caleb M, Shear, Paula K, McElroy, Susan L, Keck, Paul E, Moss, Quinton, Cerullo, Michael A, Kotwal, Renu, & Arndt, Stephan (2009). Characterizing impulsivity in mania. Bipolar disorders, 11(1), 41-51.

Singh, Manpreet K, DelBello, Melissa P, Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2009). Inhibition and attention in adolescents with nonmanic mood disorders and a high risk for developing mania. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 31(1), 1-7.

Giles, Lisa L, DelBello, Melissa P, Gilbert, Donald L, Stanford, Kevin E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2008). Cerebellar ataxia in youths at risk for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 10(6), 733-7.

Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, Madore, Michelle, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2008). Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in bipolar disorder: effects of mood state and early course. Bipolar disorders, 10(4), 539-45.

Dulay, Mario F, Gesteland, Robert C, Shear, Paula K, Ritchey, P Neal, & Frank, Robert A (2008). Assessment of the influence of cognition and cognitive processing speed on three tests of olfaction. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 30(3), 327-37.

Medina, Krista Lisdahl, & Shear, Paula K (2007). Anxiety, depression, and behavioral symptoms of executive dysfunction in ecstasy users: contributions of polydrug use. Drug and alcohol dependence, 87(2-3), 303-11.

Medina, Krista Lisdahl, Shear, Paula K, & Schafer, John (2006). Memory functioning in polysubstance dependent women. Drug and alcohol dependence, 84(3), 248-55.

Zimmerman, Molly E, DelBello, Melissa P, Getz, Glen E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2006). Anterior cingulate subregion volumes and executive function in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 8(3), 281-8.

Lebowitz, Brian K, Shear, Paula K, Steed, Marc A, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2006). Stability of estimated IQ across mood state in patients with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 8(1), 81-4.

Schmit, Jennifer M, Riley, Michael A, Dalvi, Arif, Sahay, Alok, Shear, Paula K, Shockley, Kevin D, & Pun, Raymund Y K (2006). Deterministic center of pressure patterns characterize postural instability in Parkinson's disease. Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation cérébrale, 168(3), 357-67.

Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2005). Processing efficiency and directed forgetting in bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11(7), 871-80.

Medina, Krista Lisdahl, Shear, Paula K, & Corcoran, Kevin (2005). Ecstasy (MDMA) exposure and neuropsychological functioning: a polydrug perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11(6), 753-65.

Larson, Eric R, Shear, Paula K, Krikorian, Robert, Welge, Jeffrey, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2005). Working memory and inhibitory control among manic and euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11(2), 163-72.

Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2005). Processing efficiency and sustained attention in bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11(1), 49-57.

DelBello, Melissa P, Adler, Caleb M, Amicone, Jennifer, Mills, Neil P, Shear, Paula K, Warner, Juliet, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2004). Parametric neurocognitive task design: a pilot study of sustained attention in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 82 Suppl 1, S79-88.

Fleck, David E, DelBello, Melissa P, Zimmerman, Molly E, Getz, Glen E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2004). Selective attention in schizoaffective disorder: pilot data. Schizophrenia research, 68(1), 109-10.

Medina, Krista Lisdahl, Shear, Paula K, Schafer, John, Armstrong, Tisha Gangopadhyay, & Dyer, Patrick (2004). Cognitive functioning and length of abstinence in polysubstance dependent men. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 19(2), 245-58.

Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, Zimmerman, Molly E, Getz, Glen E, Corey, Kimberly B, Jak, Amy, Lebowitz, Brian K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2003). Verbal memory in mania: effects of clinical state and task requirements. Bipolar disorders, 5(5), 375-80.

Getz, Glen E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2003). Facial affect recognition deficits in bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 9(4), 623-32.

Dunn, Thomas M, Shear, Paula K, Howe, Steven, & Ris, M Douglas (2003). Detecting neuropsychological malingering: effects of coaching and information. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 18(2), 121-34.

Shear, Paula K, DelBello, Melissa P, Lee Rosenberg, H, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2002). Parental reports of executive dysfunction in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence, 8(4), 285-95.

Wilder-Willis, Kelly E, Shear, Paula K, Steffen, John J, & Borkin, Joyce (2002). The relationship between cognitive dysfunction and coping abilities in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 55(3), 259-67.

Fleck, David E, Shear, Paula K, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2002). A reevaluation of sustained attention performance in temporal lobe epilepsy. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 17(4), 399-405.

McDonough-Ryan, Patricia, DelBello, Melissa, Shear, Paula K, Ris, Douglas M, Soutullo, Ceasar, & Strakowski, Stephen M (2002). Academic and cognitive abilities in children of parents with bipolar disorder: a test of the nonverbal learning disability model. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 24(3), 280-5.

Lebowitz, B K, Shear, P K, Steed, M A, & Strakowski, S M. Verbal fluency in mania: relationship to number of manic episodes. Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology, 14(3), 177-82.

Sullivan, E V, Fama, R, Shear, P K, Cahn-Weiner, D A, Stein, M, Zipursky, R B, & Pfefferbaum, A (2001). Motor sequencing deficits in schizophrenia: a comparison with Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychology, 15(3), 342-50.

Wilder-Willis, K E, Sax, K W, Rosenberg, H L, Fleck, D E, Shear, P K, & Strakowski, S M (2001). Persistent attentional dysfunction in remitted bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 3(2), 58-62.

Fama, R, Shear, P K, Marsh, L, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, Lim, K O, Pfefferbaum, A, & Sullivan, E V (2001). Remote memory for public figures in Alzheimer's disease: relationships to regional cortical and limbic brain volumes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 7(3), 384-90.

Shear, P K, Wells, C T, & Brock, A M (2000). The effect of semantic cuing on CVLT performance in healthy participants. California Verbal Learning Test. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 22(5), 649-55.

Schatzberg, A F, Posener, J A, DeBattista, C, Kalehzan, B M, Rothschild, A J, & Shear, P K (2000). Neuropsychological deficits in psychotic versus nonpsychotic major depression and no mental illness. The American journal of psychiatry, 157(7), 1095-100.

Fama, R, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Stein, M, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (2000). Extent, pattern, and correlates of remote memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychology, 14(2), 265-76.

Zipf-Williams, E M, Shear, P K, Strongin, D, Winegarden, B J, & Morrell, M J (2000). Qualitative block design performance in epilepsy patients. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 15(2), 149-57.

Fama, R, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Cahn-Weiner, D A, Marsh, L, Lim, K O, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (2000). Structural brain correlates of verbal and nonverbal fluency measures in Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology, 14(1), 29-40.

Fleck, D E, Berch, D B, Shear, P K, Schefft, B K, Privitera, M D, & Strakowski, S M (1999). Directed forgetting deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: an information processing perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 5(6), 549-55.

Cahn-Weiner, D A, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Fama, R, Lim, K O, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (1999). Brain structural and cognitive correlates of clock drawing performance in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 5(6), 502-9.

Strakowski, S M, DelBello, M P, Sax, K W, Zimmerman, M E, Shear, P K, Hawkins, J M, & Larson, E R (1999). Brain magnetic resonance imaging of structural abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Archives of general psychiatry, 56(3), 254-60.

Cahn, D A, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Pfefferbaum, A, Heit, G, & Silverberg, G (1998). Differential contributions of cognitive and motor component processes to physical and instrumental activities of daily living in Parkinson's disease. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 13(7), 575-83.

Cahn, D A, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Heit, G, Lim, K O, Marsh, L, Lane, B, Wasserstein, P, & Silverberg, G D (1998). Neuropsychological and motor functioning after unilateral anatomically guided posterior ventral pallidotomy. Preoperative performance and three-month follow-up. Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology, 11(3), 136-45.

Cahn, D A, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Marsh, L, Fama, R, Lim, K O, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (1998). Structural MRI correlates of recognition memory in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 4(2), 106-14.

Fama, R, Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Marsh, L, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, Lim, K O, & Pfefferbaum, A (1997). Selective cortical and hippocampal volume correlates of Mattis Dementia Rating Scale in Alzheimer disease. Archives of neurology, 54(6), 719-28.

Marsh, L, Morrell, M J, Shear, P K, Sullivan, E V, Freeman, H, Marie, A, Lim, K O, & Pfefferbaum, A (1997). Cortical and hippocampal volume deficits in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia, 38(5), 576-87.

Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Zipursky, R B, Sagar, H J, & Pfefferbaum, A (1997). Patterns of content, contextual, and working memory impairments in schizophrenia and nonamnesic alcoholism. Neuropsychology, 11(2), 195-206.

Shear, P K, Sullivan, E V, Lane, B, & Pfefferbaum, A (1996). Mammillary body and cerebellar shrinkage in chronic alcoholics with and without amnesia. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 20(8), 1489-95.

Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Lim, K O, Zipursky, R B, & Pfefferbaum, A (1996). Cognitive and motor impairments are related to gray matter volume deficits in schizophrenia. Biological psychiatry, 39(4), 234-40.

Desmond, J E, Sum, J M, Wagner, A D, Demb, J B, Shear, P K, Glover, G H, Gabrieli, J D, & Morrell, M J (1995). Functional MRI measurement of language lateralization in Wada-tested patients. Brain : a journal of neurology, 118 ( Pt 6), 1411-9.

Pfefferbaum, A, Sullivan, E V, Mathalon, D H, Shear, P K, Rosenbloom, M J, & Lim, K O (1995). Longitudinal changes in magnetic resonance imaging brain volumes in abstinent and relapsed alcoholics. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 19(5), 1177-91.

Shear, P K, Sullivan, E V, Mathalon, D H, Lim, K O, Davis, L F, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (1995). Longitudinal volumetric computed tomographic analysis of regional brain changes in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease. Archives of neurology, 52(4), 392-402.

Drake, A I, Butters, N, Shear, P K, Smith, T L, Bondi, M, Irwin, M, & Schuckit, M A (1995). Cognitive recovery with abstinence and its relationship to family history for alcoholism. Journal of studies on alcohol, 56(1), 104-9.

Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Zipursky, R B, Sagar, H J, & Pfefferbaum, A (1994). A deficit profile of executive, memory, and motor functions in schizophrenia. Biological psychiatry, 36(10), 641-53.

Zipursky, R B, Marsh, L, Lim, K O, DeMent, S, Shear, P K, Sullivan, E V, Murphy, G M, Csernansky, J G, & Pfefferbaum, A (1994). Volumetric MRI assessment of temporal lobe structures in schizophrenia. Biological psychiatry, 35(8), 501-16.

Shear, P K, Jernigan, T L, & Butters, N (1994). Volumetric magnetic resonance imaging quantification of longitudinal brain changes in abstinent alcoholics. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 18(1), 172-6.

Pfefferbaum, A, Sullivan, E V, Rosenbloom, M J, Shear, P K, Mathalon, D H, & Lim, K O (1993). Increase in brain cerebrospinal fluid volume is greater in older than in younger alcoholic patients: a replication study and CT/MRI comparison. Psychiatry research, 50(4), 257-74.

Sullivan, E V, Shear, P K, Mathalon, D H, Lim, K O, Yesavage, J A, Tinklenberg, J R, & Pfefferbaum, A (1993). Greater abnormalities of brain cerebrospinal fluid volumes in younger than in older patients with Alzheimer's disease. Archives of neurology, 50(4), 359-73.

Delis, D C, Massman, P J, Butters, N, Salmon, D P, Shear, P K, Demadura, T, & Filoteo, J V (1992). Spatial cognition in Alzheimer's disease: subtypes of global-local impairment. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 14(4), 463-77.

Shear, P K, Butters, N, Jernigan, T L, DiTraglia, G M, Irwin, M, Schuckit, M A, & Cermak, L S. Olfactory loss in alcoholics: correlations with cortical and subcortical MRI indices. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.), 9(3), 247-55.

Shear, P K, Tallal, P, & Delis, D C (1992). Verbal learning and memory in language impaired children. Neuropsychologia, 30(5), 451-8.

Ditraglia, G M, Press, D S, Butters, N, Jernigan, T L, Cermak, L S, Velin, R A, Shear, P K, Irwin, M, & Schuckit, M. Assessment of olfactory deficits in detoxified alcoholics. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.), 8(2), 109-15.

Price, Jenessa S., Shear, P.K. and Medina, K.L. Ecstasy consumption and verbal memory functioning: gender effects.  Behav Brain Res, 2012, in press.

Bigras, C., Shear, P.K., Vannest, J., Allendorfer, JB, Szaflarski, J.P. (2012) The effects of temporal lobe epilepsy on scene encoding.  Epilepsy and Behavor.  

Peer Reviewed Publications

Strakowski, Stephen M, Fleck, David E, DelBello, Melissa P, Adler, Caleb M, Shear, Paula K, Kotwal, Renu, & Arndt, Stephan (2010). Impulsivity across the course of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 12(3), 285-97.

Dawson, E.L., Shear, P.K. and Strakowski, S.M. (2012) Self-reported impulse control, executive functioning, and mood predict social functioning among healthy young adults.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(3):297-305.

McNally, K.A., Shear, P.K., Tlustos, S., Amin, R.S. and Beebe, D.W.   (2012) Iowa Gambling Task Performance in Overweight Children and Adolescents At Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(3): 481-9

Sweet, J.J., Perry, W., Ruff, R.M., Shear, P.K. and Breting, L.M.  (2012). The Inter-Organizational Summit on Education and Training (ISET) 2010 survey on the influence of the Houston Conference training guidelines.  Paper was simultaneously published in two journals (by prior arrangement): Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27(7): 796-812 and Clinical Neuropsychology, 26(7): 1055-76.

Price, J.S., Strong, J., Eliassen, J., McQueeny, T., Miller, M., Padula, C.B., Shear, P., & Medina, K. (2013).  Serotonin Transporter Gene Moderates Associations between, Mood, Memory, and Hippocampal Volume.  Behavioural Brain Research, 242, 158-65.

Bigras, C., Shear, P.K., Vannest, J., Allendorfer, JB, Szaflarski, J.P. (2013).  The effects of temporal lobe epilepsy on scene-encoding.  Epilepsy and Behavior, 26(1), 11-21.

Dawson, E., Shear, P., Howe, S., DelBello, M., Adler, C., Fleck, D., & Strakowski, S.  Impulsivity predicts time to reach euthymia in adults with bipolar disorder.  Manuscript in revision

Bitter, S., Adler, C., Eliassen, J., Weber, W., Burciaga, J., Shear, P., Strakowski, S.M., DelBello, M.D. Neurofunctional Changes in Adolescent Cannabis Users with and without Bipolar Disorder. Manuscript under review

 Dawson, E., Shear, P., Howe, S., DelBello, M., Adler, C., Fleck, D., & Strakowski, S.  (2014) Impulsivity predicts time to reach euthymia in adults with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 109 (11): 1901-9.

Baum, K.T., Shear, P.K., Howe, S.R. and Bishop, S.  (2014). A comparison of WISC-IV and SB-5 Intelligence scores in high functioning adolescents with ASD. Autism, 1-10.

Price, J.S., Shear, P., Lisdahl, K.M. (2014) Ecstasy exposure and gender: examining components of verbal memory functioning.  PLoS One, 9(12): e115654

Bitter, S., Adler, C., Eliassen, J., Weber, W., Burciaga, J., Shear, P., Strakowski, S.M., DelBello, M.D. (2014) Neurofunctional Changes in Adolescent Cannabis Users with and without Bipolar Disorder. Addiction, 109(11): 1901-9.

Jacola, L.M., Hickey, F., Howe, S.R., Esbensen, A. and Shear, P.K. (2014) Behavior and adaptive functioning in adolescents with Down syndrome: specifying targets for intervention. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 7: 287-305.

Madhaven, K.M., McQueeny, T., Howe, S.R., Shear, P., Szaflarski, J. (2014).  Superior longitudinal fasciculus and language functioning in healthy aging.  Brain Research, 1562: 11-22.

Jacob, S.N., Shear, P.K., Smith, M., Eliassen, J.C., Norris, M., Osterhage, J., Fleck, D.E., Cerullo, M., Lee, J.H. and Strakowski, S.M. Impact of fMRI scanner noise on affective state and attentional performance. Manuscript in revision, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
 

Jacob, S.N., Shear, P.K., Smith, M., Eliassen, J.C., Norris, M., Osterhage, J., Fleck, D.E., Cerullo, M., Lee, J.H. and Strakowski, S.M. (2015). Impact of fMRI scanner noise on affective state and attentional performance. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37, 563-570.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Shear (01-01-2012. ) Toward a Positive Neuropsychology: Cognitive Functioning in Serious Mental Illness .National Alliance on Mental Illness, Ohio. Level:Local

Shear (01-01-2012. ) Inappropriate Conversations in the Workplace .International Neuropsychological Society , Level:International

Shear (01-01-2012. ) The New Education and Training Guidelines: A Taxonomy for Education and Training in Professional Psychology Health Service Specialties .American Psychological Association, Level:National

Shear (2012. ) Mentoring Ethnic Minority Students .American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. Level:National

Shear, P.K. (05-30-2013. ) Neuropsychology of epilepsy .Berea College, Berea, KY. Level:University

Shear, Pk (08-10-2014. ) Themes in Clinical Neuropsychology Education and Training .American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Level:National

Shear, PK (04-09-2014. ) Cognition and False Confessions .Weaver Institute, Cincinnati, OH. UC. . Level:Local

McCutcheon, S and Shear, PK (02-01-2015. ) APA Accreditation of Doctoral Programs .CUDCP, Denver, CO. Level:National

Poster Presentations

Madore, M.r., Fleck, D.E., DelBello, M.D., Mills, N.P., Shear, P.K. and Strakowski, S.M. (2010. ) Cerebellar differences in adolescents with bipolar disorder .Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. . Level:International

McNally, K., Beebe, D., Shear, P.K. (2011. ) Iowa Gambling Task performance in overweight children and adolescents at-risk for obstructive sleep apnea. International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Price, J.D., Strong, J.A., Eliassen, J., McQueeny, T., Miller, M., Padula, C., Shear, P.K. and Medina, K.L. (2011. ) Gender and depressive symptoms moderate the effects of the serotonin transporter gene on hippocampal structure and memory in healthy young adults. International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Burciaga, J., Shear, P.K., Weber, W. and DelBello, M.P. (2011. ) Marijuana craving and memory in bipolar disorder .International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Foster, M., Krikorian, R., Long, E., Bonner, S. and Shear, P.K. (2011. ) Perception of emotion in older adults with mild cognitive impairment .International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Long, E., Shear, P.K. and DelBello, M.P. (2011. ) Fluency abilities in adolescents with co-occurring bipolar and alcohol use disorders .International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Dawson, E.L., Shear, P.K., Strakowski, S.M. and Howe, S.R. (2011. ) Clinical and cognitive predictors of time to reach euthymia among mixed and manic adults with bipolar disorder .International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Madore, M.R., Allendorfer, ., Lamy, M., Fleck, D.E., Cerullo, M., Eliassen, J. Shear, P.K., Adler, C., DelBello, M.D., Smith, M. and Strakowski, S.M. (2011. ) Functional role of the cerebellar vermis in emotional processing .International Neuropspychological Society, Boston, MA. . Level:International

Baum, K.T., Bonner, S., Fountain, J., Shear, P.K. and Bishop, S. (2011. ) Seizure presentation and early development of children with epilepsy and autism .American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. . Level:International

153. Danielyan A, Welge JA, Shear PK, Adler CM, Chang K, DelBello MP (2011. ) Executive functioning of adolescents with depression associated with bipolar disorder .NIMH-NCDEU, Boca Raton, FL. . Level:National

Dawson, E. L., Shear, P. K., Strakowski, S. M., Fleck, D. E., Adler, C. M., & Delbello, M. P (2012. ) Impulsivity as a predictor of psychosocial functioning in adults with bipolar disorder recently hospitalized for acute mania .International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Canada. . Level:International

Baum, K.T., Shear, P.K., Bishop, S. and Howe, S. (2012. ) Measurement of Intelligence in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Factors Affecting Performance .International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, CAnada. . Level:International

Burciaga, J., Shear, P.K., Weber, W., DelBello, M.P., Eliassen, J., Adler, C. Patterns of Brain Activation in Response to a Marijuana-Specific Cue-Reactivity Task in Bipolar and Healthy Adolescents (2012. ) Patterns of Brain Activation in Response to a Marijuana-Specific Cue-Reactivity Task in Bipolar and Healthy Adolescents .International Neuropsychological Society , montreal, Canada. . Level:International

Bonner, S., Smith, M., Norris, M., Osterhage, J., Fleck, D., Cerullo, M., Strakowski, S.M., Lee, J-H, Eliassen, J. and Shear, P.K. (2012. ) Scanner Noise Impacts Attentional Performance and Self-Reported Affect .international Neuropsychological Society , montreal, Canada. . Level:International

Madore, M., Shear, P.K., Fleck, D. and Strakowski, S.M. (2012. ) Functional Connectivity of the Cerebellar Vermis in Bipolar Disorder .International Neuropsychological Society , Montreal, Canada. . Level:International

Long, E., Shear, P.K., DelBello, M.P., Adler, C., Strakowski, S.M. (2012. ) Relationship between Family Environment and Emotional Processing in Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder and with Bipolar Disorder .International Neuropsychological Society , Montreal, Canada. . Level:International

Jacola, L.M., Shear, P.K., Medina, K., & Hickey, F. (2012. ) The relationship between executive function and maladaptive behavior in adolescents with Down syndrome. International Neuropsychological Society , Montreal, Canada. . Level:International

163. Baum, K.T., Shear, P.K., Bishop, S., & Howe, S. (02-01-2013. ) Measurement of Intelligence in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Factors affecting performance .International neuropsychological society, Hawaii. . Level:International

Bonner, S., Privitera, M. and Shear, P.K (12-31-2013. ) (Under Review. ) Social cognition in post-surgical temporal lobe epilepsy patients. .International Neuropsychological society, Seattle, WA. . Level:International

Baum, K.T., Bonner, A. and Shear, P.K. (12-31-2013. ) (Under Review. ) Risk factors for seizures in youth with autism spectrum disorder. .Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. . Level:National

Bonner, S., Privitera, M. and Shear, P.K. (02-2014. ) Social cognition in post-surgical temporal lobe epilepsy patients .International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA. . Level:International

Fischer, M. Sullivan, S. and Shear, PK (02-2014. ) Cognitive loss following bariatric surgery: A case study .International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA. . Level:International

Baum, KT, Bonner, S.A. and Shear PK (03-2014. ) Risk factors for seizures in youth with autism spectrum disorder .Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. . Level:National

Johnson, A.L., McLeish, A.C., Shear, P.K and Privitera, M (09-01-2015. ) The effect of smoking on seizures among individuals with epilepsy. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC. . Level:National

Johnson, A.L., McLeish, A.C., Shear, P.K and Privitera, M (09-01-2015. ) Anxiety sensitivity and epilepsy .Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC. . Level:National

Fischer, M., Sullivan, S., Shear, PK (02-01-2015. ) Cognitive loss following bariatric surgery .International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA. . Level:National

Fischer, M., Bonner, S., Shear, PK (08-01-2015. ) Self0reported working memory in paitents with temporal lobe epilepsy .American Psychological Association, Level:National

Honors and Awards

McMicken Dean's Award for Distinguished Administration Status:Recipient Level:College

Service

International Neuropsychological Society (Executive Board ) Elected Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2010 -2013

Interorganizational Summit on Education and Training in Neuropsychology (Steering Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2007 -To Present

Clinical Neuropsychology Division of American Psychological Association (Conflicts of Interest Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2009 -2012

American Psychological Association (Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiences in Professional Psychology ) Elected Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2010 -2012

McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate Council ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -To Present

McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (Faculty Senate + Executive Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2011

(University Graduate Council ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2010 -06-2011

Department of Psychology (Clinical Training Program ) Director Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2001 -To Present

Department of Psychology (Executive Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2001 -To Present

Department of Psychology (Diversity Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2009 -2010

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:International 1997 -02-2014

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2006 -To Present

(EMERGE ) Mentor Type:Departmental Service

(A&S Decanal Review Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University

Neuropsychology (Editorial Board ) Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 12-01-2012 -To Present

American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology President-Elect Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 08-15-2012 -To Present

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / APA Division 40 President Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 08-01-2013 -08-10-2014

Psychological Assessment Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2014 -To Present

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / APA Division 40 Other Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 08-2014 -08-2015

APA (Commission on Accreditation ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 04-2014 -2016

(Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2013 -To Present

APA (Educational Leadership Conference ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 09-2015 -09-2015

ADVANCE (LEAF Allies ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2014 -2015

(Committee to Revise RPT Criteria ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2015

The Clinical Neuropsychologist Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 01-01-2015 -BAD DATE

Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (Commission on Accreditation Liason to CUDCP ) Other Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 01-01-2015 -BAD DATE

Post Graduate Training and Education

1991-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, , Stanford, CA

Keywords

Neuropsychology; clinical psychology.

Professional Affiliation

01-01-2010 -To Present: Professional Membership Membership in: American Psychological Association; APA Clinical Neuropsychology Division; International Neuropsychological Society; Society for Neuroscience; National Academy of Neuropsychology; Association for Psychological Science; Ohio Psychological Association; Fellow of American Psychological Association Division 40

Courses Taught

15-PSYC-920 NEUROPSYCH CASE CF Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-806 DESCRIPT PSYCHOPATH Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-920 NEUROPSYCH CASE CF Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-815 ADULT IQ ASSESSMNT Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-872 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-920 NEUROPSYCH CASE CF Level:Graduate

Psychopathology Level:Graduate

Neuropsych Case Conf Level:Graduate

Assessment: Cognition Level:Graduate

Practicum Level:Graduate

Health Psychology Case Conference Level:Graduate

Faculty Development Activities

Attended multiple scientific sessions and board meetings over 4-day period, International Neuropsychological Society Krakow, Poland Type:Conference Attendance

Ethical Dilemmas American Psychological Association Online training Type:Continuing Education Program

Distance Learning Training pending in December 2010, CETL Raymond Walters Type:Workshop

01-01-2010 -12-31-2010 Department of Psychology and Cognition Action and Perception Colloquia Department of Psychology Type:Other

International Neuropsychological Society Attended multiple scientific talks and executive committee meetings over a 4-day period, Boston, MA Type:Conference Attendance

01-01-2012 -01-01-2012 International Neuropsychological Society Attended multiple presentations and board meetings over 4-day period, Montreal, Canada Type:Conference Attendance

02-2014 -02-2014 Attended multiple presentations and board meetings over 4-day period, International Neuropsychological Society Seattle, WA Type:Conference Attendance

01-01-2012 -01-01-2012 Attended multiple presentations and board meetings over 4-day period, American Psychological Association Orlando, FL Type:Conference Attendance

02-01-2013 -02-01-2013 International Neuropsychological Society Attended various workshops and presentations, Type:Conference Attendance

08-01-2013 -08-01-2013 Attendance at various meetings and presentations, American Psychological Assocation Type:Conference Attendance

05-01-2013 -05-13-2013 Leadership Training Institute American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology Type:Workshop

11-01-2013 -12-31-2013 Assessment Planning workshop CETL Type:Workshop

08-2014 -08-2014 Attended multiple presentations and board meetings over 4-day period, American Psychological Association Washington, DC Type:Conference Attendance

01-31-2015 -01-31-2015 Annual meeting Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Denver, CO Type:Conference Attendance

02-01-2015 -02-01-2015 Annual meeting International Neuropsychological Society Denver, CO Type:Conference Attendance

Contact Information

Academic - Vera C. Edwards Center, 1
Room 4130P
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-4168
paula.shear@uc.edu