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Amber Brandolino

Department of CTSI
Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
OFFICE ADDRESS:

EDUCATION:
08/2011 - 05/2015 B.A., Psychology and Spanish for the Health Professions, minor in Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
08/2012 - 05/2013 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, 317 N 16th St. Milwaukee
08/2013 - 05/2015 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Aging, Imaging & Memory Lab, Marquette University
05/2015 - 08/2015 Volunteer Clinical Research Assistant, Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
08/2015 - 04/2016 Clinical Research Assistant I, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
04/2016 - 09/2018 Clinical Research Assistant III, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
01/2017 - 05/2019 M.S., Clinical and Translational Science, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/2018 - 09/2019 Clinical Research Coordinator II, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
05/2019 - Present Data Analyst, 414LIFE, Medical College of Wisconsin & Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
08/2019 - Present Ph.D., Public and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/2019 - Present Clinical Research Coordinator III, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
11/2020 - Present Clinical Research Lead, Department of Surgery, Division of Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2020 - Present Data Analyst & Screener, Trauma Quality of Life Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin & Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 8701 Watertown Plank Road

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
08/2012 - 05/2013 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Division of Trauma & Critical Care, MCW, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
08/2013 - 05/2015 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Aging, Imaging & Memory Lab, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
05/2015 - 08/2015 Volunteer Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
08/2015 - 04/2016 Clinical Research Assistant I, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/2016 - 08/2018 Clinical Research Assistant III, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
09/2018 - 10/2019 Clinical Research Coordinator II, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
11/2019 - Present Clinical Research Coordinator III, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Stop the Bleed Stop the Bleed
MCW Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
03/2018
None
First Degree Reiki
CORE el Centro
05/2018
None
Second Degree Reiki
CORE el Centro
09/2019
None
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2007 - Present Wisconsin Hunter/Jumper Association (WHJA) Division Champion in Limit Hunter, Limit Equitation and 12-14 Equitation Divisions, Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Association (WHJA)
2011 - 2015 Ignatius Scholarship, Marquette University
05/2012 - 12/2012 05/2013, 12/2013, 05/2015 Dean's Honor Roll, Klinger College of Arts & Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
08/2012 - 05/2013 Elected Secretary, Marquette University Symphony Orchestra
2012 - 2015 Dean's Honor Roll, Klinger College of Arts & Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee for 5/2012, 12/2012, 5/2013, 12/2013, and 5/2015, Marquette University
08/2013 - 05/2015 Elected President, Marquette University Symphony Orchestra
2013 - Present 3rd Place, Best Undergraduate Poster, Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Conference
08/2014 - 05/2015 Elected Secretary, Marquette University Psi Chi

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2013 - 2015 Sigma Delta Pi
2014 - 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu
2014 - 2015 Psi Chi
2019 - Present American Public Health Association (APHA)
2019 - 2020 Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)
2019 - Present Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Kaugars, A., Analysis of Gender, Trauma Type & Social Support as Temporal Trauma Risk Factors for PTSD Severity Development, Poster presented at Psi Chi CECP Research Exchange, Milwaukee, WI., 02/2015
Marra, D. E., Ruff, J., Brandolino, A., & Nielson, K. A., Video Game Interventions to Improve Cognition in Older Adults, Poster presented at the Marquette University Sigma Xi Advances in the Sciences Poster Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2016
Yu, S., Karandikar, A. V., Cerniglia, R., Brandolino, A., Webb, T. P., & Codner, P. A., Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients, Poster presented at the 3rd annual Graduate Student Association Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2019
Yu, S., Karandikar, A. V., Cerniglia, R., Brandolino, A., Webb, T. P., & Codner, P. A., Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients, Poster presented at the 27th annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2019
Brandolino, A.M., deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Hunt, J. C., Torres, L., & Huang, C. C., Community & Internet-Based Development of the Spanish Language Version of the Injured Trauma Survivor Screen (ITSS), Poster presented at the 5th annual Community Engagement Spring Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2019
Wilkinson, H.K., Brandolino, A., & Milia, D., Predictors of Patient No-Shows to Post-Discharge Clinic Appointments Following Traumatic Injury, Talk presented at the annual COT Resident Paper Competition, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2019
*Winner of the COT competition and moved on to Regional competition.
Wilkinson, H.K., Brandolino, A., & Milia, D. (2019, May). Predictors of Patient No-Shows to Post-Discharge Clinic Appointments Following Traumatic Injury. Paper presented at the Wisconsin Committee On Trauma (COT) Resident Paper Competition, Milwaukee, WI.
Brandolino, A.M., deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Hunt, J. C., Torres, L., & Huang, C. C. (2019, May). Community & Internet-Based Development of the Spanish Language Version of the Injured Trauma Survivor Screen (ITSS). Poster presented at the 5th annual Community Engagement Spring Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Yu, S., Karandikar, A. V., Cerniglia, R., Brandolino, A., Webb, T. P., & Codner, P. A. (2019, April). Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients. Poster presented at the 27th annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI.
Yu, S., Karandikar, A. V., Cerniglia, R., Brandolino, A., Webb, T. P., & Codner, P. A.(2019, March). Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients. Poster presented at the 3rd annual Graduate Student Association Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Marra, D. E., Ruff, J., Brandolino, A., & Nielson, K. A. (2016, April). Video Game Interventions to Improve Cognition in Older Adults. Poster presented at the Marquette University Sigma Xi Advances in the Sciences Poster Symposium. Milwaukee, WI.
Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Kaugars, A. (2015, February). Analysis of Gender, Trauma Type & Social Support as Temporal Trauma Risk Factors for PTSD Severity Development. Poster presented at the first annual Psi Chi CECP Research Exchange meeting, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
*Thomas, A., Milia, D., Brandolino, A., Nguyen, P., Moore, R., deRoon-Cassini, T. (2020, September). A Public Health Approach To Firearm Violence; Feasibility Of A Community-Based, Hospital-partnered Violence Intervention Program. Paper presented at the Wisconsin Committee On Trauma (COT) Resident Paper Competition, Virtual.
 
Regional
Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Kaugars, A., Analysis of Gender, Trauma Type & Social Support as Temporal Trauma Risk Factors for PTSD Severity Development, Poster presented at the annual Wisconsin Psychological Association conference, Middleton, WI., 04/2013
Ruff, J., Marra, D., Brandolino, A., & Nielson K.A., Cognitive Benefits of Creative Achievement in Older Adults, Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL., 05/2016
Dorn J., Yu S., Karandikar, A., Brandolino, A., Cerniglia, R.M., Webb, T.P., Codner, P.A., Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients, Poster presented at Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI, 11/2019
*Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Kaugars, A. (2013, April). Analysis of Gender, Trauma Type & Social Support as Temporal Trauma Risk Factors for PTSD Severity Development. Poster presented at the annual Wisconsin Psychological Association conference, Middleton, WI.
*Won 3rd Best Undergraduate Poster
Ruff, J., Marra, D., Brandolino, A., & Nielson K.A. (2016, May). Cognitive Benefits of Creative Achievement in Older Adults. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Dorn J., Yu S., Karandikar, A., Brandolino, A., Cerniglia, R.M., Webb, T.P., Codner, P.A. (2019, November). Frailty Markers as Predictors of Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients. Poster presented at Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI.
Thomas, A., Milia, D., Brandolino, A., Nguyen, P., Moore, R., deRoon-Cassini, T. (2020, December). A Public Health Approach To Firearm Violence; Feasibility Of A Community-Based, Hospital-partnered Violence Intervention Program. Paper presented at the Region V Committee On Trauma (COT) Resident Paper Competition, Virtual.
Peppard, W.J., Brandolino, A.M., Gaudreau, K., Womack, D.M., Trevino, C.M., deRoon-Cassini, T., Carver, T.W., Picone, M.F., & Busse, K.H. (2021, April). Process Map to Incorporate PDMP Data into Prospective Clinical Trials to Improve the Quality of Opioid-related Research Outcomes. Poster presented at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Virtual
 
National
Marra, D.E., Reiter, K., Correro, A.N., Ruff, J., McCuddy, W.T., Brandolino A., & Nielson, K.A., Digital Art Intervention Improves Cognition in Healthy Older Adults, Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences, Chicago, IL., 05/2016
Boyle, K.A., Carver, T.W., Brandolino, A., Redlich, P.N., Malinowski, M.J., Treat, R.W., & Schenarts, P.J., Surgery Resident Skill Retention After Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Training, Oral presentation at the 14th annual meeting of the Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX, 02/2019
Hope Wilkinson, K., Brandolino, A., McCormick, A., Desphande, D., & Milia, D., Lost in Follow-Up: Predictors of Patient No-Shows to Post-Discharge Clinic Appointments Following Traumatic Injury, Poster presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma,, Dallas, TX, 09/2019
Carver, T., Boyle, K., Brandolino, A., Malinowski, M., Redlich, P., & Treat, R., Feedback does not Improve Surgery Resident Skill Retention after Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Training, Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Surgical Education, Seattle, WA (not in-person d/t COVID-19), 04/2020
Wilkinson, K.H., Brandolino, A., McCormick, A., Desphande, D., & Milia, D. (2019, September). Lost in Follow-Up: Predictors of Patient No-Shows to Post-Discharge Clinic Appointments Following Traumatic Injury. Poster presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Traum, Dallas, TX.
Schramm, A., Geier, T., Bird, C.M., Simske, N., Trevino, C., Brandolino, A. & deRoon-Cassini, T.A. (2020, September). Emergency General Surgery Patients: Rates of Psychiatric Disorder and Impacts of Social Support and Pain. Poster presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Waikoloa, HI.
Hunt, J.C., Herrera-Hernandez, E., Jazinski-Chambers, K., Brandolino, A., Maher, K., Jackson, B., Smith, R., Lape, D., Cook, M., Brasel, K.J., de Moya, M., & deRoon-Cassini, T.A. (2020, September). Multi-Institutional Validation Study of the Injured Trauma Survivor Screen (ITSS). Oral presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Virtual.
Carver, T., Boyle, K., Brandolino, A., Malinowski, M., Redlich, P., & Treat, R. (2020, April). Feedback does not Improve Surgery Resident Skill Retention after Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Training. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Su, Seattle, WA.
Nguyen, P., Brandolino, A., Moore, R., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Milia, D.J. (2020, October). Referral Rates to Hospital Violence Interrupter Program Influenced by Admission and Trauma Activation. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association, Virtual.
Elegbede, A., Brandolino, A., McCormick, A., & de Moya, M. (2021, February). The Changing Landscape of Penetrating Trauma in Older Adults: Racial Disparity and Increasing Volume. Quickshot presentation at the 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Virtual.
Kohlbeck, S., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., Levas, M., Hargarten, S., Kostelac, C., Totoratis, M., Brandolino, A., Schubert, E., Moore, R., & Smith, J. (2021, April). Multidisciplinary Data-Sharing for Community Violence Prevention: Shifting Power to the Community". Poster presentation at the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Virtual.
Schramm, A.T., Cronn, S., Kohlbeck, S., Figueroa, J.F., Brandolino, A., Bird, C.M., Milia, D., & deRoon-Cassini, T.A. (2021, April). Characteristics of Self-Inflicted Injuries Treated at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Paper session at the 54th Annual American Association of Suicidology, Orlando, FL.
Boyle, K.A., Carver, T.W., Brandolino, A., Redlich, P.N., Malinowski, M.J., Treat, R.W., & Schenarts, P.J. (2019, February). Surgery Resident Skill Retention After Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Training. Oral presentation at the 14th annual meeting of the Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX.
Marra, D.E., Reiter, K., Correro, A.N., Ruff, J., McCuddy, W.T., Brandolino A., & Nielson, K.A. (2016, May). Digital Art Intervention Improves Cognition in Healthy Older Adults. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences, Chicago, IL.
 
International
Hillard, C., Chesney, S., Fagbemi, O., Brandolino, A., & deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Circulating 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, PTSD, and Negative Mood 6 months after Traumatic Injury, Oral presentation at the 27th annual meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., 06/2017
Fagbemi, O., Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T. A., & Hillard, C., From Animal to Human Studies: The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Trauma and Chronic Stress, Symposium presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL., 11/2017
Rothbaum, A., Kline, A., Klein, A., Baier, A., Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Feeny, N., Early Intervention Treatment Preferences in the Immediate Aftermath of Trauma, Symposium presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Boston, MA., 11/2019
Brandolino, A.M., Jazinski-Chambers, K., deRoon-Cassini, T.A. (2020, November). Why me?: Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Traumatic Injury and Perceived Injustice. Poster presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumati
Brandolino, A.M., Torres, L., Hunt, J.C., de Moya, M., & deRoon-Cassini, T.A. (2020, October). Community-Driven Spanish Translation of the Injured Trauma Survivor Screen (ITSS). Mini-Oral presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, virtual meeting.
Rothbaum, A., Kline, A., Klein, A., Baier, A., Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Feeny, N. (2019, November). Early Intervention Treatment Preferences in the Immediate Aftermath of Trauma. Symposium presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Boston, MA.
*co-presenter
Fagbemi, O., *Brandolino, A., deRoon-Cassini, T. A., & Hillard, C. (2017, November). From Animal to Human Studies: The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Trauma and Chronic Stress. Symposium presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumat, Chicago, IL.
Hillard, C., Chesney, S., Fagbemi, O., Brandolino, A., & deRoon-Cassini, T. A. (2017, June). Circulating 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, PTSD, and Negative Mood 6 months after Traumatic Injury. Oral presentation at the 27th annual meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Non-Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. deRoon-Cassini, T., Milia, D., Brandolino, A., & Moore, R. A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Trauma as a Disease and the Case of Violence: A New Model of Care for Those Who Carry the Largest Burden of Trauma. Leading the Way, MCW Department of Surgery Fall 2019 Newsletter. 2019 Oct; 11(3):2-3.