Molly Cairncross

Assistant Professor
Psychology

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. Pediatrics, 150(5). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-056835.

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsac020

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. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1742143

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.12.005

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2021.1908533

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 Rehabilitation. 36(5), E355-E362. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000669

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000390

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000372

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. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.20060159

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054715625301