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Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

[J17]   NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, H Jung, MH Shandhi, EG Driggers, SL Ladd, M Huang, YA Ko, L Shallenberger, JA Nye, BD Pearce, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, JD Bremner, "Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal Nerve Stimulation Reduces Sympathetic Responses to Stress in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Sham Controlled Trial", Neurobiology of Stress, 13:100264, 2020. [Supplementary Material]

[J16]   NZ Gurel, H Jung, MT Wittbrodt, SL Ladd, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, “Automatic Detection of Target Engagement in Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Traumatic Stress Triggers”, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE JBHI), 24(7): 1917-1925, 2020. [Supplementary Material]

[J15]   NZ Gurel, M Huang, MT Wittbrodt, H Jung, SL Ladd, MH Shandhi, YA Ko, L Shallenberger, JA Nye, BD Pearce, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, JD Bremner, OT Inan, “Quantifying Acute Physiological Biomarkers of Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal
Nerve Stimulation in the Context of Psychological Stress
”, Brain Stimulation, 13(1): 47-59, 2019. [Supplementary Material]

[J14]   NZ Gurel, AM Carek, OT Inan, O Levantsevych, N Abdelhadi, M Hammadah, WT O’Neal, H Kelli, K Wilmot, L Ward, SD Rhodes, BD Pearce, PK Mehta, M Kutner, E Garcia, AA Quyyumi, P Raggi, JD Bremner, AJ Shah, “Comparison of Autonomic Stress Reactivity in Young Healthy Versus Aging Subjects with Heart Disease”, PLOS ONE, 14(5): e0216278, 2019.

[Supplementary Material

[J13]   NZ Gurel*, Y Jiao*, MT Wittbrodt, YA Ko, A Hankus, SL Ladd, L Shallenberger, N Murrah, M Huang, A Haffer, J Alkhalaf, O Levantsevych, JA Nye, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, BD Pearce, JD Bremner, "Effect of Transcutaneous Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation on the Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) Response to Stress: A Randomized, Sham Controlled, Double Blind Pilot Study", Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology, 14: 100012, 2020. [*co-first authors] [Supplementary Material]

[J12]   NZ Gurel*, H Jung*, S Hersek, OT Inan, “Fusing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with Wearable Hemodynamic Measurements Improves Classification of Mental Stress”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(19): 8522-8531, 2018. [*co-first authors]

[J11]   MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, JA Nye, SL Ladd, MH Shandhi, M Huang, AJ Shah, BD Pearce, ZS Alam, MH Rapaport, N Murrah, YA Ko, AA Haffer, LH Shallenberger, V Vaccarino, OT Inan, JD Bremner, "Non-Invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Decreases Brain Activity During Trauma Scripts", Brain Stimulation, 13(5): 1333-1348, 2020. [Supplementary Material]

[J10]   AH Gazi, NZ Gurel, KL Scott, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, "Digital Cardiovascular Biomarker Responses to Transcutaneous Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation: State-Space Modeling, Prediction, and Simulation", JMIR mHealth and uHealth,  8(9): e20488, 2020. [Supplementary Material]

[J9]   JD Bremner, NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, MH Shandhi, MH Rapaport, JA Nye, BD Pearce, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, J Park, M Bikson, OT Inan, "Application of Non-Invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation to Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders", Journal of Personalized Medicine, 10(3): 119, 2020.

[J8]   AO Bicen, NZ Gurel, A Dorier, OT Inan, “Improved Pre-Ejection Period Estimation from Ballistocardiogram and Electrocardiogram Signals by Fusing Multiple Timing Interval Features”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(13): 4172-4180, 2017. 

[J7]   JD Bremner, NZ Gurel, Y Jiao, MT Wittbrodt, O Levantsevych, M Huang, H Jung, MH Shandhi, J Beckwith, I Herring, MH Rapaport, N Murrah, EG Driggers, YA Ko, M Alkhalaf, M Soudan, J Song, B Ku, L Shallenberger, A Hankus, JA Nye, J Park, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, BD Pearce, "Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation Blocks Stress-Induced Activation of Interleukin-6 and Interferon-γ in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial", Brain, Behavior, Immunity - Healthin press, 2020.

J6]   JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, BD Pearce, NZ Gurel, OT Inan, P Raggi, TT Lewis, AA Quyyumi, V Vaccarino, “Confederates in the Attic: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Cardiovascular Disease, and the Return of Soldier’s Heart”, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208(3):171-180.

Manuscripts Under Review

[J5]   JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, MH Shandhi, AH Gazi, OM Levantsevych, M Huang, J Beckwith, MH Rapaport, N Murrah, E Driggers, YA Ko, ML Alkhalaf, M Soudan, A Haffar, L Shallenberger, J Park, A Woodbury, PK Mehta, BD Pearce, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, minor revision, 2021.

[J4]   SE Sheikh, NZ Gurel, S Gupta, I Chukwu, G Clifford, OT Inan, AJ Shah, under review, 2021.

[J3]   MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, JD Bremner, OT Inan, et al., minor revision, 2020.

[J2]   NZ Gurel, J Hadaya, JL Ardell, under review, 2021.

Manuscripts in Preparation

[J1]   NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, JD Bremner, OT Inan, et al., in preparation, 2021.

Book Chapters

[B3]   NZ Gurel, J Hadaya, JL Ardell, submitted, 2020.

[B2]  JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, MH Shandhi, AH Gazi, J Park, OT Inan, “Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Trauma Spectrum Disorders”, submitted, 2020.

[B1]   MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, OT Inan, PK Mehta, JD Bremner, “Application of Vagal Nerve Stimulation to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, submitted, 2020.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings, Abstracts & Live Demos

[C13]  AH Gazi, S Sundararaj, AB Harrison, NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, ”Transcutaneous Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation Lengthens Exhalation in the Context of Traumatic Stress”, IEEE Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (IEEE BHI) joint with International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (IEEE BSN), virtual, 2021. [4-pages]

[C12]   Y Jiao, Y Ko, NZ Gurel, A Hankus, et al., ”Levels of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Modulatory Effect of Noninvasive Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS)”, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, IL, 2019. [poster, abstract]

[C11]   NZ Gurel*, AH Gazi*, KL Scott, MT Wittbrodt,  AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, ”Timing Considerations for Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Clinical Studies”, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA), Washington, DC, 2019. [*co-first authors, oral, 10-pages, session offering MOC-II credit]

[C10]   AH Gazi, NZ Gurel, KL Scott, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, ”Preliminary Modeling of the Kinetics of Photoplethysmogram Changes Following Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation”, IEEE Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (IEEE BHI), Chicago, IL, 2019. [poster, 1-page]

[Runner-up Best Poster]

[C9]   NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, OT Inan, JD Bremner, ”Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Effects on Anger Response”, IEEE Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (IEEE BHI), Chicago, IL, 2019. [poster, 1-page]

[C8]   NZ Gurel, MH Shandhi, JD Bremner, V Vaccarino, SL Ladd, L Shallenberger, AJ Shah, OT Inan, ”Toward Closed-Loop Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Using Peripheral  Cardiovascular Physiological Biomarkers: A Proof-Of-Concept Study”, IEEE Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (IEEE BSN), Las Vegas, NV, 2018. [oral, 4-pages]

[Runner-up Best Paper]

[C7]     NZ Gurel, H Jeong, HE Kloefkorn, S Hochman, OT Inan, ”Unobtrusive Heartbeat Detection from Mice Using Sensors Embedded in the Nest”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (IEEE EMBC), Honolulu, HI, 2018. [oral, 4-pages, in the Top 15 per reviewer feedback]

[Best Paper Finalist]

[C6]    NZ Gurel*, D Ward*, FL Hammond, OT Inan, ”Live Demonstration: A Soft Thermal Modulation System with Embedded Fluid Channels  for Neurovascular Assessment”, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (IEEE BioCAS), Cleveland, OH, 2018. [*co-first authors] [live demo, 1-page]

[C5]    H Jeong, NZ Gurel, HE Kloefkorn, S Hochman, OT Inan, ”Performance of Unobtrusive Detection of High Frequency Heart Rate Variability in Mice Using an Instrumented Nest”, IEEE Life Sciences Conference (IEEE LSC), Montreal, Canada, 2018. [oral, 4-pages]

[C4]    D Ward*, NZ Gurel*, OT Inan, FL Hammond, ”A Soft Thermal Modulation and Physiological Sensing System for Neuro-Vascular Assessment”, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018. [*co-first authors] [oral, 8-pages]

[C3]    NZ Gurel, H Jung, A Hankus, SL Ladd, MH Shandhi, M Huang, SD Rhodes, L Shallenberger, BD Pearce, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, OT Inan, JD Bremner, ”Toward Wearable Sensing Enabled Closed-Loop Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Study of Real-Time Physiological Biomarkers”, Neuromodulation Conference and North American Neuromodulation Society Joint Meeting (Neuromodec), New York, NY, 2018. [poster], Brain Stimulation, 12 (2), e13, 2019 [abstract]

[C2]    JD Bremner, NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, JA Nye, Z Alam, I Herring, L Shallenberger, A Haffer, O Levantsevych, N Murrah, YA Ko, BD Pearce, MH Shandhi, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, OT Inan, ”Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Paired with Stress Exposure in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”, Brain Stimulation, 12 (2), 438, 2019. [abstract]

[C1]    JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, JA Nye, Z Alam, V Vaccarino, SL Ladd, L Shallenberger, M Huang, YA Ko, BD Pearce, MH Shandhi, AJ Shah, OT Inan, ”Brain Correlates of Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation in StressNeuromodulation Conference and North American Neuromodulation Society Joint Meeting (Neuromodec), New York, NY, 2018. [poster], Brain Stimulation, 12 (2), pp. e3-e4, 2019. [abstract]

Technical Reports & Posters

[T2]    D Ward*, NZ Gurel*, OT Inan, FL Hammond, ”Soft, Fluidic Modulation of Skin Temperature”, NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Workshop, Atlanta, GA, 2017. [*co-first authors]

[Best Poster]

[T1]    NZ Gurel, J Conroy, T Horiuchi, S Humbert, ”Frequency-Domain Characterization of Optic Flow and Vision-Based Ocellar Sensing for Rotational Motion”, US Army Research Laboratory, ARL-TR-7974, Adelphi, MD, 2017. [technical report, 60-pages]