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Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

[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, S1935-861X(19): 30346-8, 2019. [DOI]

[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. [DOI]

[J13]   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), pp. 8522-8531, 2018. [*co-first authors][DOI]

[J12]   JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, NZ Gurel, BD Pearce, 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, in press, 2019.

[J11]   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), pp. 4172-4180, 2017. [DOI]

Manuscripts Under Review

[J10]   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 Using Peripheral Cardiopulmonary Measurements”, under review, 2019. 

[J9]   MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, JA Nye, SL Ladd, AJ Shah, MH Shandhi, M Huang, Z Alam, BD Pearce, N Murrah, YA Ko, L Shallenberger, V Vaccarino, OT Inan, JD Bremner, “Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Decreases Brain Activity during Trauma Scripts”, under review, 2019.

[J8]   AH Gazi, NZ Gurel, KL Scott, MT Wittbrodt, AJ Shah, V Vaccarino, JD Bremner, OT Inan, “Modeling Kinetics of Peripheral Cardiovascular Biomarker Responses to Transcutaneous Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation”, under review, 2019.

[J7]   JD Bremner, MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, MH Shandhi, MH Rapaport, JA Nye, BD Pearce, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, J Park, M Bikson, OT Inan, “Application of Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation to Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders”, under review, 2019.

[J6]   Y Jiao, YA Ko, NZ Gurel, A Hankus, SL Ladd, MT Wittbrodt, L Shallenberger, N Murrah, M Huang, A Haffer, J Alkhalaf, H Jung, O Levantsevych, JA Nye, MH Shandhi, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, JD Bremner, BD Pearce, “Levels of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) in Traumatic Stress and the Modulatory Effect of Noninvasive Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS)”, under review, 2019.

[J5]   JD Bremner, Y Jiao, MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, O Levantsevych, M Huang, MH Shandhi, J Beckwith, I Herring, MH Rapaport, EG Stagnaro, YA Ko, J Alkhalaf, M Soudan, J Song, B Ko, L Shallenberger, N Murrah, A Hankus, JA Nye, J Park, V Vaccarino, AJ Shah, OT Inan, BD Pearce, “Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Blocks Stress-Induced Activation of Interleukin-6 in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, under review, 2019.

Manuscripts Submitted

[J4]   NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, H Jung, MH Shandhi, EG Stagnaro, 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: Effects and Real-Time Physiological Biomarkers in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, submitted, 2019.

Manuscripts in Preparation

[J3] NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, JD Bremner, OT Inan, et al., in preparation, 2019.

[J2] MT Wittbrodt, NZ Gurel, JD Bremner, OT Inan, et al., in preparation, 2019.

[J1] NZ Gurel, B Nevius, D Ward, FL Hammond, et al., in preparation, 2019.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings, Abstracts & Live Demos

[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, et al., ”Timing Considerations for Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Clinical Studies”, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA), Washington, DC, 2019. [*co-first authors] [10 pages] [oral presentation, offering MOC-II credit]

[C10]   AH Gazi, NZ Gurel, KL Scott, MT Wittbrodt, et al., ”Preliminary Modeling of the Kinetics of Photoplethysmogram Changes Following Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation”, IEEE Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (BHI), Chicago, IL, 2019. [poster, 1-page extended abstract]

[Runner-up Best Poster]

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

[C8]   NZ Gurel, MH Shandhi, JD Bremner, V Vaccarino, et al., ”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 (BSN), Las Vegas, NV, 2018. [oral presentation]

[Runner-up Best Paper]

[C7]     NZ Gurel, H Jeong, HE Kloefkorn, S Hochman, et al., ”Unobtrusive Heartbeat Detection from Mice Using Sensors Embedded in the Nest”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), Honolulu, HI, 2018. 

[oral presentation, 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 Neuro-Vascular Assessment”, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), Cleveland, OH, 2018. [*co-first authors] [live demo]

[C5]    H Jeong, NZ Gurel, HE Kloefkorn, S Hochman, et al., ”Performance of Unobtrusive Detection of High Frequency Heart Rate Variability in  Mice using an Instrumented Nest”, IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC), Montreal, Canada, 2018. [oral presentation]

[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 (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018. [*co-first authors] [oral presentation]

[C3]    NZ Gurel, H Jung, A Hankus, S Ladd, et al., ”Toward Wearable Sensing Enabled Closed-Loop Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A    Study of Real-Time Physiological Biomarkers”, Neuromodulation Conference and North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting, New York, NY, 2018. [poster],

Brain Stimulation, 12 (2), e13, 2019 [abstract]

[C2]    JD Bremner, NZ Gurel, MT Wittbrodt, J Nye, et al., ”Non-invasive 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, J Nye, et al., ”Brain Correlates of Non-invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Stress”, Neuromodulation Conference and North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting, 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]