Research


In her graduate training, Julia worked in the Neuropsychology Research Program (Principal Investigator: Daniel Allen, Ph.D.) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Julia’s research was awarded the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Doctoral Research Fellowship for the 2019-2021 semesters. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the psychometric properties of a commonly utilized sport concussion assessment (the ImPACT). Her research interests include best practices for assessment and management of sport concussion as well as the impact of head injury on neurodegenerative conditions.

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Becker, M., Maietta, J. E., Strong, M., Kuwabara, H. C., Kinsora, T. F., Ross, S. R., & Allen, D. N. (2022, online ahead of print). Spanish and English language-based differences in cognitive performance and symptom reporting on ImPACT baseline concussion assessment. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40817-021-00114-w

  2. Maietta, J. E., Kuwabara, H. C., Keene, J., Ross, S. R., Kinsora, T. F., & Allen, D. N. (2022, online ahead of print). Cognitive profiles following sport-related concussion in high school athletes. Neuropsychology.
    https://doi.org/10.1037/neu0000787

  3. Maietta, J., Ahmed, A. O., Barchard, K. A., Kuwabara, H. C., Donohue, B. D., Ross, S. R., Kinsora, T. F., & Allen, D. N. (2021). Confirmatory factor analysis of ImPACT cognitive tests in high school athletes. Psychological Assessment, 33(8), 746-755. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0001014

  4. Maietta, J., Kuwabara, H. C., Cross, C. L., Flood, S. M., Kinsora, T. F., Ross, S. R., & Allen, D. N. (2021, online ahead of print). Influence of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders on cognitive and symptom profiles: Considerations for baseline sport concussion assessment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acab006

  5. Maietta, J., Barchard, K. A., Kuwabara, H. C., Donohue, B., Ross, S. R., Kinsora, T. F., & Allen, D. N. (2020, online ahead of print). Influence of special education, ADHD, autism, and learning disorders on ImPACT validity scores in high school athletes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1355617720001149

  6. Donohue, B., Galante, M., Maietta, J., Lee, B., Paul, N., Corey, A., & Allen, D. N. (2019). Empirical development of a screening method to assist mental health referrals in collegiate athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13, 561-579. https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2018.0070

  7. Hussey, J., Donohue, B., Barchard, K., & Allen, D. N. (2019). Family contributions to sport performance and their utility in predicting appropriate referrals to mental health optimization programs. European Journal of Sport Science, 19, 972-982. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1574906

  8. Ringdahl, E. N., Becker, M. L., Hussey, J., Thaler, N. S., Vogel, S. J., Cross, C., Mayfield, J., & Allen, D. N. (2018). Executive functioning profiles in pediatric traumatic brain injury. Developmental Neuropsychology, 44(2), 172-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2018.1557190

Click here to listen to Julia discuss her research on the PhD Podcast from Rebel Movement.

Book chapters

  1. Maietta, J., Paul, N. B., & Allen, D. N. (2020). Cultural considerations for schizophrenia spectrum disorders I: Prevalence, symptoms, and diagnosis. In L.T. Benuto, F. Gonzalez, J. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of cultural factors in behavioral health: A guide for the helping professional (pp. 362-380). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32229-8

  2. Paul, N. B., Maietta, J., & Allen, D. N. (2020). Cultural considerations for schizophrenia spectrum disorders II: Assessment and treatment. In L.T. Benuto, F. Gonzalez, J. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of cultural factors in behavioral health: A guide for the helping professional (pp. 381-402). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32229-8

  3. Hussey, J., & Allen, D. N. (2017). Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Battery. In J. Kreutzer, J. Deluca, B. Caplan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical neuropsychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_189-3

Selected conference presentations

  1. Maietta, J. E., Renn, B. N., Goodwin, G. J., Salva, C., Maietta, L. N., Moore, S. A., Hopkins, N. A., Donohue, B., & Allen, D. N. (2022, April 21-23). Systematic review and meta-analysis of factors influencing sport concussion for athletes with ADHD and/or LD [Poster presentation]. Sports Neuropsychology Society 10th Annual Symposium, Dallas, TX.

  2. Maietta, J. E., Kuwabara, H. C., Keene, J., Ross, S. R., Kinsora, T. F., Allen, D. N. (2022, February 2-5). Cognitive profiles following sport-related concussion in high school athletes: Relationship to symptom reporting, complicated recovery, and change from baseline [Conference paper session]. International Neuropsychological Society 50th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

  3. Block, C., Duggan, E., Fox-Fuller, J., Maietta, J., Reyes, A. (2021, August 12-14). Training and education in an evolving landscape: An innovative virtual platform [Conference session]. American Psychological Association 129th Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

  4. Goodwin, G.J., Maietta, J.E., Ahmed, A.O., Hopkins, N.A., Moore, S.A., Rodrigues, J., Pascual, M.S., Kuwabara, H.C., Kinsora, T.F., Ross, S.R., & Allen, D.N. (2021, November). Stability of ImPACT's latent structure from baseline to post concussion assessment [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology 41st Annual Conference, Washington, DC. (Conference held virtually).

  5. Bell, S. A., Maietta, J., Caldwell, J. Z. K., Hawley, N., Ritter, A., Cummings, J. L., & Miller, J. B. (2020, October 14-16). Concussion history may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology 40th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. (Conference held virtually).

  6. Maietta, J., Flood, S.M., Johnson, L. T., Hopkins, N. A., Maietta, L. N., Kuwabara, H. C., Kinsora, T. F., Ross, S. R., & Allen, D. N. (2020, October 14-16). Cognitive profiles in athletes with neurodevelopmental disorders on baseline testing [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology 40th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. (Conference held virtually).

  7. Maietta, J. E., Caldwell, J. Z. K., Hawley, N., Cummings, J. L., & Miller, J. B. (2020, July 25-30) Cognitive characteristics of older adults with concussion history. [Poster presentation]. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Conference held virtually).

  8. Hussey, J., Kuwabara, H. C., Ng, W. W. Y., Kinsora, T. F., Ross, S. R., & Allen, D. N. (2019, November 13-16). Performance of ImPACT validity indices for athletes with neurodevelopmental disorders [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology 39th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acz034.138

  9. Hussey, J., Barchard, K. A., Kuwabara, H., Kinsora, T. F., Ross, S. R., Flood, S.,… Allen, D. N. (2019, August 8-11). Confirmatory factor analysis of the ImPACT in high school athletes [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association 127th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.