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Abbey Jean Hughes, M.A., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Female

Expertise: Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Sleep Disorders ...read more

Research Interests: multiple sclerosis (MS); predictors of cognitive impairment in rehabilitation populations; health psychology interventions; and improving patient access to health care ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
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Background

Abbey Hughes, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with expertise in rehabilitation psychology and multiple sclerosis rehabilitation research. Her clinical and research interests include the assessment, treatment and management of psychological and cognitive difficulties associated with multiple sclerosis, including adjustment to disability, sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and problems with thinking or memory.

Using a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial approach, Dr. Hughes conducts neuropsychological assessments, provides consultations and engages in psychological/behavioral medicine interventions with a variety of patients. As a clinician-scientist, she conducts research examining the assessment and treatment of sleep disturbance and neuropsychological impairment in people with multiple sclerosis.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Turner AP, Alschuler KN, Hughes AJ, Beier M, Haselkorn JK, Sloan AP, Ehde DM. Mental Health Comorbidity in MS: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Dec;16(12):106. Review. PMID: 27848174

Koelmel E, Hughes AJ, Alschuler KN, Ehde DM. Resilience Mediates the Longitudinal Relationships Between Social Support and Mental Health Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct 24. pii: S0003-9993(16)31165-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.127. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27789238

Choi IY, Lee P, Hughes AJ, Denney DR, Lynch SG. Longitudinal changes of cerebral glutathione (GSH) levels associated with the clinical course of disease progression in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2016 Sep 12. pii: 1352458516669441. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27620894

Hughes AJ, Turner AP, Alschuler KN, Atkins DC, Beier M, Amtmann D, Ehde DM. Association Between Sleep Problems and Perceived Cognitive Dysfunction Over 12 Months in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Behav Sleep Med. 2016 May 11:1-13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27167969

Turner AP, Hartoonian N, Sloan AP, Benich M, Kivlahan DR, Hughes C, Hughes AJ, Haselkorn JK. Improving fatigue and depression in individuals with multiple sclerosis using telephone-administered physical activity counseling. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Apr;84(4):297-309. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000086. PMID: 26913621

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • ECTRIMS Young Investigator Award, European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECRTIMS)
  • Poster Award, Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Dissertation Research Award, Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology
  • C. R. Snyder Award for Excellence in Research Achievement, University of Kansas

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pain, 2015
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists, 2014
  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2010
  • APA Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22), 2011
  • APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40), 2013

Professional Activities

  • Peer Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2014
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal for Rehabilitation Psychology, 2011
  • Member, Division 22 Program Planning Committee, Annual APA Convention, 2015
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