Kevin Jarbo


Curriculum Vitae


Education

PhD Candidate Cognitive Psychology + Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University + Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

Aug 2013 - Candidacy conferred Sept 2017 - Anticipated Graduation: May 2018

Master of Science, Psychology Carnegie Mellon University

Dec 2015

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences University of Pittsburgh

Dec 2006


Research Experience

2013-Present Graduate Student Researcher Psychology + CNBC, CMU

Advisor: Dr Timothy D Verstynen

2012-2013 Clinical Research Assistant Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Hospital

PI: Dr Juan Fernandez-Miranda

2010-2013 Clinical Research Assistant Department of Radiology, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

2006-2013 Research Assistant Learning Research & Development Center, PITT

PI: Dr Walter Schneider


Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Experience

2017-Present Graduate Student Intern Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, CMU

2017-Present Graduate Student Advisory Council Member University Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable, CMU

2017-Present Committee Member Diversity & Inclusion General Education Curriculum Committee, Dietrich College, CMU


Student Leadership Positions

2017-Present Social Activism Chair, Black Graduate Student Organization, CMU

2014-Present Social Committee Co-Chair, CNBC

2016-2017 Graduate Advocate, Department of Psychology, CMU

2014-2017 Graduate Social Chair, Department of Psychology, CMU

2005-2006 Programming Chair, Beta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., PITT


Academic Honors, Awards, & Fellowships

2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellow, University of California Davis + Santa Barbara

2016 Templeton Foundation Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy Fellow, Duke University

2015-2016 Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program Fellow, CNBC

2015 McClelland Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, CNBC

2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention

2013-2015 NIH Behavioral Brain Research Training Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention

2002-2006 Helen Faison Full Academic Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh


Grants

Co-Principal Investigator “Morality under uncertainty: The impact of moral framing on spatial decision-making” 

Templeton Foundation $17,314 Status Funded Dates 1 Aug 2016 – 30 Jun 2018


Publications in Preparation

Jarbo, K. & Colaço, D. (in preparation). Contextual framing of loss impacts harm avoidance during spatial decisions.

Sanchez-Romero, R., Ramsey, J. D., Liang, J. C., Jarbo, K., Glymour, C. (under revision). Estimation of Voxelwise Effective Connectivities: Applications to High Connectivity Sub- Regions within Hippocampal and within Corticostriatal Networks. bioRxiv preprint: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/02/08/039057


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jarbo, K., Flemming, R., Verstynen, T. D. (2017). Sensory uncertainty impacts avoidance during spatial decisions. Experimental Brain Research. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00221-017-5145-7 

Faraji, A. H., Abhinav, K., Jarbo, K., Yeh, F., Shin, S. S., Pathak, S., Hirsch, B. E., Schneider, W., Fernandez-Miranda, J. C., Friedlander, R. M. (2015). Longitudinal evaluation of corticospinal tract in patients with surgically resected brainstem cavernous malformations using high definition fiber tractography and diffusion connectometry analysis: preliminary experience. Journal of Neurosurgery 123(5): 1133-1144. http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2014.12.JNS142169

Presson, N., Krishnaswamy, D., Wagener, L., Bird, W., Jarbo, K., Pathak, S., Puccio, A. M., Borasso, A., Benso, S., Okonkwo, D. O., Schneider, W. S. (2015). Quantifying White Matter Structural Integrity with High Definition Fiber Tracking in Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Military Medicine, 180(35): 109-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00413

Jarbo, K. & Verstynen, T. (2015). Converging structural and functional connectivity of orbitofrontal, dorsolateral prefrontal, and posterior parietal cortex in the human striatum. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(9): 3865-3878. http://doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2636-14.2015

Fernandez-Miranda, J. C., Pathak, S., Engh, J., Jarbo, K., Verstynen, T., Wang, Y., Boada, F., Schneider, W., Friedlander, R. (2012). High-Definition Fiber Tractography of the Human Brain: Neuroanatomical Validation and Neurosurgical Applications. Neurosurgery, 71(2): 430-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e3182592faa

Shin, S., Verstynen, T., Pathak, S., Jarbo, K., Hricik, A., Maserati, M., Beers, S.R., Puccio, A. M., Okonkwo, D., Schneider, W. (2012). High Definition Fiber Tracking for Assessment of Neurological Deficit in a Case of Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding, Visualizing, and Interpreting Small Sites of TBI Damage. Journal of Neurosurgery, 116: 1062-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2012.1.JNS111282

Verstynen, T., Badre, D., Jarbo, K., Schneider, W. (2012). Microstructural organizational patterns in the human corticostriatal system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(11): 2984-2995. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00995.2011

Jarbo, K., Verstynen, T., Schneider, W. (2012). In vivo quantification of global connectivity of the human corpus callosum. NeuroImage, 59: 1988-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.09.056 ***Cover image***

Verstynen, T., Jarbo, K., Pathak, S., Schneider, W. (2011). In vivo assessment of microstructural topographies in the human corticospinal pathways. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105: 336-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00698.2010


Conference Presentations

Jarbo, K. & Colaço, D. “Morality under Uncertainty: The impact of moral framing on spatial decisions”. Abst. Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy 2017

Jarbo, K. & Verstynen, T. “Neural substrates of risky spatial decision making under perceptual uncertainty”. Abst. Society for Neuroscience 2016

Jarbo, K., Flemming, R., Verstynen, T. “Highway from the Danger Zone: Interactions between uncertainly and cost in spatial estimation”. Abst. Society for Neuroscience 2014

Jarbo, K. & Verstynen, T. “Convergence of posterior parietal, orbitofrontal, and lateral prefrontal inputs into the human striatum”. Abst. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2014, CNBC 20th Anniversary, Pittsburgh MR Imaging Retreat 2014

Schneider, W., Okonkwo, D. O., Presson, N., Jarbo, K., Puccio, A. M., Borasso, A., Beers, S., Morrow, L., Pathak, S. “High Definition Fiber Tracking of Blast mTBI: Making the Invisible Wounds of War Visible with Patient-Targeted Treatment”. Abst. Military Health System Research Symposium 2014

Schneider, W., Okonkwo, D. O., Jarbo, K., Wagener, L., Bird, W., Presson, N., Braun, E., Chmura, J. “Training and Support Programs to Learn, Implement, and Support HDFT Analysis and How to Join the Group of Intake Sites”. Abst. Military Health System Research Symposium 2014

Jarbo, K., Verstynen, T., Schneider, W. “High definition fiber tracking of corpus callosum fiber pathways”. Abst. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2011

Pathak, S., Verstynen, T., Jarbo, K., Schneider W., Fernandez-Miranda, J. C. “High definition fiber tracking in neurosurgery & traumatic brain injury”. Abst. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2011

Phillips, A., Jarbo, K., Tokowicz, N. “Individual differences in adult second language vocabulary learning”. Abst. Eighth International Symposium on Bilingualism 2011

Schneider, W., Jarbo, K., Shin, S., Verstynen, T., Pathak, S., Fernandez-Miranda, J. C., Okonkwo, D., Boada, F. “Clinical Quality Fiber Tracking and Connectome Mapping in Neurosurgery & Traumatic Brain Injury”. Abst. Human Brain Mapping 2011

Verstynen, T., Jarbo, K., Phillips, J., Pathak, S., Schneider, W. “High definition fiber tracking of corticostriatal projection subfields in vivo”. Abst. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2011

Tokowicz, N., & Jarbo, K. “The generation effect applied to second language vocabulary learning”. Abst. Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2009

Moss, J., Schunn, C., Van Lehn, K., Schneider, W., McNamara, D. S., & Jarbo, K. “They Were Trained, But They Did Not All Learn: Individual Differences in Uptake of Learning Strategy Training”. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p.1389). Cognitive Science Society 2008


Invited Talks

2017 University of Pittsburgh (ENGCMP 200): Seminar in Composition Instructor: Heather Kresge

“Ten simple rules for structuring papers”

2015 Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Annual Retreat McClelland Prize Talk

“Converging frontal and parietal pathways in the human striatum”

2015 Carnegie Mellon University (03-763): Advanced Systems Neuroscience Instructor: Dr. DJ Brasier

“Converging frontal and parietal pathways in the human striatum”

 


Teaching Experience

2016 Carnegie Mellon University (08-241): Social Psychology

Duties: Teaching assistant, lectured, grading, and office hours

2016 Carnegie Mellon University (08-211): Cognitive Psychology

Duties: Teaching assistant, lectured, grading, and office hours

2015 Carnegie Mellon University (08-102): Introduction to Psychology

Duties: Teaching assistant, led recitation sections, lectured, grading, and office hours

2013 University of Pittsburgh (PSY 2471): Topics in Psychology: Brain Connectivity Mapping

Duties: Guest lecturer, guided laboratory tutorials, lesson planning, and grading

2012 University of Pittsburgh (PSY 2471): Topics in Psychology: Mapping Brain Connectivity

Duties: Guest lecturer, guided laboratory tutorials, lesson planning, and grading


Professional Affiliations

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Society for Neuroscience

Nu Rho Psi National Honor Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Association for Psychological Science


Ad Hoc Reviewer

Neuropsychologia

Movement Disorders

Philosophy of Science