Nicolette D Carnahan, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise

Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Amputation, Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Disorders, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation Psychology, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury ...read more

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033
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Background

Nicolette Carnahan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in working with people who have chronic health conditions and disability. She sees patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with specific interest in working with people with spinal cord injury/dysfunction or amputation.

Dr. Carnahan obtained her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. She completed an internship in health psychology at the Central Virginia VA Healthcare System in Richmond, followed by a fellowship in rehabilitation psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Carnahan’s research focuses on exploring the connection between physical and mental health conditions and how to harness this information to improve treatment. Her work has examined the psychological effects associated with conditions including chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, COVID-19 and cancer. Her research has also tested how to improve mental health outcomes by using behavioral and trauma-informed interventions.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions

Education

Fellowships

  • Rehabilitation Psychology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2023)

Additional Training

  • Central Virginia VA Healthcare System / Health Psychology Internship (2022)
  • Johns Hopkins University / Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship (2023)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Carnahan, N. D., Carter, M. M., & Herr, N. H. (2020). Perpetuating Factors of Social Anxiety: A Serial Mediation Model. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 48(3), 304-314. 

Carnahan, N. D., Carter, M. M. & Sbrocco, T. (2021). Intolerance of Uncertainty, Looming Cognitive Style, and Avoidant Coping as Predictors of Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19: A Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-021-00123-9. 15(1), 1-19. 

Silva, M. A., Gonzalez, A.V., Tang, X. T., Carnahan, N. D., Klyce, D. W., Liou-Johnson, V., Martin, A. M., Moberg, J. M., & Dreer, L. E. (2023). Examining the Relationship between Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Suicide Risk in Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: A VA TBI Model Systems Study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000856

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Graduate Merit Assistantship, American University, 2017 - 2021
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant Award, American University, 2019
  • Sunil Sengupta VA Research Travel Award, 2022
  • RP Conference 2023 Trainee Scholarship Award, 2023

Memberships

  • Association of Psychological Sciences, 2018
  • American Psychological Association, 2021
  • American Psychological Association Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, 2021
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