Molly Cairncross

Assistant Professor

Areas of interest

Clinical Science

Research Interests

Concussion, brain injury, psychological determinants of health in neurological disorders, intervention development, digital health, acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions, community engaged research

Selected Publications

Cairncross, M., Yeates, K. O., Tang, K., Madigan, S., Beauchamp, M. H., Craig, W., ... & Silverberg, N. D. (2022). Early postinjury screen time and concussion recovery. Pediatrics150(5).

Plourde, V., Silverberg, N. D., Cairncross, M., Virani, S., & Brooks, B. L. (2022). Perceptions of Symptom Duration are Associated With Emotional Distress and Functioning in Adolescents With Protracted Concussion Recovery. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Online ahead of print.

Mollica, A., Dey, A., Cairncross, M., Silverberg, N., & Burke, M. J. (2022). Neuropsychiatric Treatment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Nonpharmacological Approaches. Seminars in Neurology. Online ahead of print.

Silverberg, N. D., Cairncross, M., Brasher, P. M. A., Vranceanu, A.-M., Snell, D. L., Yeates, K. O., Panenka, W. J., Iverson, G. L., Debert, C. T., Bayley, M. T., Hunt, C., Baker, A., & Burke, M. J. (2021). Feasibility of Concussion Rehabilitation Approaches Tailored to Psychological Coping Styles: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

CairncrossM., Brooks, B., Virani, S., Silverberg, N.D. (2021). Fear avoidance behaviour in youth with poor recovery from concussion: Measurement properties and correlates of a new scale. Child Neuropsychology.

Cairncross, M., Debert, C.T., Hunt, C., Bayley, M.T., Comper, P., Chandra, T., Silverberg, N.D. (2021).  Normative Data for the Fear Avoidance Behavior After Traumatic Brain Injury Questionnaire in a Clinical Sample of Adults With Mild TBI. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation36(5), E355-E362.

Terpstra, A. R., Cairncross, M., Yeates, K. O., Vranceanu, A.-M., Greenberg, J., Hunt, C., & Silverberg, N. D. (2021). Psychological mediators of avoidance and endurance behavior after concussion. Rehabilitation Psychology, 66(4), 470–478.

Cassetta, B. D., Cairncross, M., Brasher, P. M. A., Panenka, W. J., & Silverberg, N. D. (2021). Avoidance and endurance coping after mild traumatic brain injury are associated with disability outcomes. Rehabilitation Psychology, 66(2), 160 169.

Green, K., Cairncross, M., Panenka, W. J., Stubbs, J. L., & Silverberg, N. D. (2021). History of functional somatic syndromes and persistent symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences33(2), 109–115.

Cairncross, M., & Miller, C. J. (2020). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Therapies for ADHD: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Attention Disorders24(5), 627–643.