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Lawrence C. Perlmuter, PhD

Professor

Larry Perlmuter received a Ph.D.in Experimental Psychology at Syracuse University and completed his NIH funded post-doctoral studies at Duke University under the guidance of Gregory Kimble in learning. After appointments at Bowdoin College, VPI, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he joined the University of Health Sciences as Professor and Department Chair of Psychology. (Eventually the University was renamed Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science).

At Massachusetts General Hospital he conducted NIA funded research in diabetes and later he continued this research at the North Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital. He held editorial duties in the Journal of Experimental Aging Research, and for a number of years served on the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care.

He has published more than 88 articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters and his research focus has has been on perceived control, intergenerational effects of diabetes mellitus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and glucose utilization in relation to cognitive function and depression. He has published one Edited book with Dr. Richard Monty on Perceived Control and served for more than two decades as a consultant to the Human Engineering Laboratory in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and he has lectured and conducted research in China, Bulgaria, Spain and Israel.

Dr. Perlmuter will not be considering student applications for the 2015/2016 academic year. 

Research

  1. Blood Pressure Regulation/ Cognition and Depression. When individuals shift posture from supine to standing, several changes are immediately required to maintain uninterrupted blood flow to the brain. Children and adults failing to show an adequate increase in blood pressure in response to standing also perform significantly more poorly on neuropsychological tests and display elevated depression and are at risk for ADHD. In African Americans and Caucasians we are examining the relationship between maternal anxiety and blood pressure regulation.
  2. Diabetes Research. We are examining how having a parent with diabetes affects coping with diabetes in adult children. Also, we are assessing the relationship between glycemic measures derived from continuous glucose monitoring and cognition and depression and finally we are examining glucose utilization and effort and fatigue in afflicting school performance.

Research Lab

  1. 1. Blood Pressure Regulation/ Cognition and Depression. When individuals shift posture from supine to standing, several changes are immediately required to maintain uninterrupted blood flow to the brain. Children and adults failing to show an adequate increase in blood pressure in response to standing also perform significantly more poorly on neuropsychological tests and display elevated depression and are at risk for ADHD. In African Americans and Caucasians we are examining the relationship between maternal anxiety and blood pressure regulation.
  2. Diabetes Research. We are examining how having a parent with diabetes affects coping with diabetes in adult children. Also, we are assessing the relationship between glycemic measures derived from continuous glucose monitoring and cognition and depression and finally we are examining glucose utilization and effort and fatigue in afflicting school performance.

Presentations

 Leung, S. L., Bangieva, V., Stress, M., Perlmuter, L.C., Mood and Blood Pressure Regulation in Response to Orthostatic Challenge in Children. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 13 April, 2012

Armour, J.R., Parkinson , C.R. L., Perlmuter, L.C. Relationship among Hopelessness, Depression and Orthostatic Regulation in Healthy Adults. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 14 April 2012.

Bangieva, V., Schmitt, N., Leung, S.L., Stress, M., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012, May). Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation: An Indicator of Verbal Memory Impairments in Children. Presentation at 24th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

 Bangieva, V., Leung, S.L., Stress, M., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012, May). Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation and Cognition in Children. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at 84th Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

 Fan, C., Sattler, L., Bangieva, V., Parkinson, C., Perlmuter, L. (May, 2013).  Family History of Diabetes Effects Sleep Quality, Depression, and Anxiety. Presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago IL. 

 

Current Graduate Students

Natalie Schmitt----dissertation defense  May 2014 

Christopher Parkinson---dissertation defense   May 2014

Tiffany Potts----upcoming dissertation proposal advanced doctoral student

Stephanie Leung---preparing dissertation Stephanie is a 6th year doctoral student. 

Victoria Bangieva---preparing dissertation Victoria is a 6th year doctoral student. 

Lauren Zaluda---preparing Thesis proposal Lauren is a 3rd year doctoral student

Samantha Carreon-----preparing Thesis  proposal Samantha is a 2nd year doctoral student

Publications

 (selected from over 70)

Potts, T., Nguyen , J., Ghai, K., Li, K., &  Perlmuter, L.C.  (2015) Perception of difficulty and glucose control: effects on academic performance in youth with Type I Diabetes. World Journal of Diabetes,   6, (3), 527-533: doi: 10.4239/wjd.v 6.13.527.

 Leung, S.L  Bangieva, V. Garima, S. Stress, M &  Perlmuter, L.C. Impact of maternal anxiety on children’s orthostatic blood pressure regulation and anxiety. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. DOI:10.1080/17450128.2013.855347  VOL 9 #2, 159-166, 2014

Fan, C.A., Sattler, L., Parkinson, C., Theckadeth, B.B., Singh, S.P., & Perlmuter, L.C., (2013) The effect of family history of diabetes on sleep quality, depression, and anxiety in adult males with Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus . 3, (1), 11-14. 

Schmitt, N. & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012). Subclinical orthostatic hypotension as a biological marker for low self-esteem in children. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 7, (2) 139-148.

Perlmuter, L.C., Sarda, G. Casavant,V., O,Hara, K. Hindes, M., Knott, P.T., Mosnaim, A.D. (2012). A review of orthostatic blood pressure regulation and its association with mood and cognition.

Clinical Autonomic Research, 22, 99-107.

Casavant, V., Christina, C., Afsheen, S., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012). Subclinical orthostatic pulse pressure confirms mothers' ratings of ADHD in preschoolers. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Cheng, Yu-C, Vyas, A., Hymen, E., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2011). Gender Differences in Orthostatic Hypotension. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 343 (3), 221 – 225.

Casavant, V., Spivak, A. Marek, J., Chilamkurti, C., Perlmuter, L.C. (2010) Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation Correlates With Cognitive Function in Hispanic American Head Start Children. Vulnerable Child and Youth Studies, 5, 188-195.

Ramaswamy, R. , Mirochna, M., & Perlmuter, L.C., (2010) The Negative Association of BMI with Classroom Effort in Elementary School Children. Journal of Child Health Care, 14, 161-169.

Czajkowska, J., Ozhog, S., Smith E., & Perlmuter L.C. (2010). Cognition and hopelessness in individuals exhibiting subsyndromal orthostatic hypotension. Journal of Gerontology, 65, 873-879.

Hindes, M., O'Hara, K., Perlmuter, L.C. (2009). Subsyndromal Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation Correlates with Motor Skills in Head Start Children.

International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74(2), 101-105.

Mosnaim, A.D., Abiola, R., Wolf, M., Perlmuter, L.C. (2009). Etiology and Risk Factors for Developing Orthostatic Hypotension. American Journal of Therapeutics, 17, 86-91.

Perlmuter, L.C., Flanagan, B.P., Shah, P.H., & Singh, S. P (2009). Glycemic Control and Hypoglycemia. Response to Musen, Diabetes Care, 32, 1. (Comments and Responses).

Perlmuter, L.C., Shah, P.H., Flanagan, B.P., Surampudi, V., Kosman, Y. (2009). Rate of Peripheral Glucose Change During Cognitive Testing Predicts Performance in Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Diabetes, 1, 43-49.

Sachman, J.L., Mayefsky, J.H, Ozhog, S. & Perlmuter, L.C. (2009). Birth Weight Predicts Subclinical Orthostatic Hypotension in Children. Human Ontogenetics, 3, 1-5.

Perlmuter, L.C., Flanagan, B.P., Shah, P.H., & Singh, S. P. (2009). Glycemic Control and Hypoglycemia: Is the Loser the Winner? Diabetes Care, 31, 2072- 2076. (Invited Editorial)