Joman Natsheh, MD, PhD

Joman Natsheh with a Black Background

Associate Research Scientist

Department
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Phone
973-324-8388

Joman Y. Natsheh's research aims at further understanding the developmental aspects of brain and behavior in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, she investigates neural mechanisms underlying behavioral patterns in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in studying children with ADHD as well as animal models of ADHD using behavioral, neuropharmacological and neuroimaging tools to unravel motivational and action-control patterns in ADHD. Dr. Natsheh received her M.D. degree from Al-Quds University, Palestine, and completed her Ph.D. training in Neuroscience at Rutgers University, NJ. She is a founding member of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative which aims at establishing infrastructure for neuroscience research in Palestine. After completing her medical training, she was selected as one of three researchers worldwide to receive the Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellowship from the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). She was also rewarded the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Award for Young Arab Neuroscientist and Al-Ashwal award for Outstanding Neuroscientists in the MENA region.  

Expertise
Conducting structured and unstructured clinical interviews for individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders with a focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, major depressive disorder and Parkinson’s disease
Conducting computer-based cognitive paradigms in patient populations
Conducting behavioral and neuropharmacological experiments in rodents
Immunohistochemistry research techniques
Under training to conduct neuroimaging studies in children
Education
Post-doc Fellowship - Pediatric Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Kessler Foundation/Children's Specialized Hospital
PhD - Behavioral and Neural Sciences, Rutgers University
MD - Medicine, Al-Quds University
Publications

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Moustafa AA, Hassan M, Hewedi DH, Hewedi I, Garami JK, Al Ashwal H, Zaki N, Seo SY, Cutsuridis V, Angulo SL, Natsheh JY, Herzallah MM, Frydecka D, Misiak B,  Salama M, Mohamed W, El Haj M, Hornberger M. (2018) corrigendum to: genetic underpinnings in Alzheimer's disease - a review. Rev Neurosci. 815. doi: 10.1515/revneuro-2018-0081. PubMed PMID: 30179856.

Spirou A, Liu PP, Natsheh JY, Neuteboom E, Dobryakova E. (2018) neural correlates of  outcome anticipation in multiple sclerosis. Front Neurol. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00572. PubMed PMID: 30140247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6094992.

Natsheh JY, Shiflett MW. (2015) the effects of Methylphenidate on goal-directed behavior in a rat model of ADHD. Front Behav Neurosci. 9:326. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00326. PubMed PMID: 26635568; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4659329.

Herzallah MM, Moustafa AA, Natsheh JY, Abdellatif SM, Taha MB, Tayem YI, Sehwail MA, Amleh I, Petrides G, Myers CE, Gluck MA. (2013) Learning from negative feedback in patients with major depressive disorder is attenuated by SSRI antidepressants. Front Integr Neurosci. 7:67. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00067. PubMed PMID: 24065894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3779792.

Herzallah MM, Moustafa AA, Natsheh JY, Danoun OA, Simon JR, Tayem YI, Sehwail  MA, Amleh I, Bannoura I, Petrides G, Myers CE, Gluck MA. (2013) depression impairs learning, whereas the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, paroxetine, impairs generalization in patients with major depressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 151(2):484-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.030. Epub PubMed PMID: 23953023; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3797256.

(https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2018.00045)   (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26635568)   (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6094992/)   (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28949931)   (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23953023)   (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24065894)  

Collaborating Studies

Studying cognitive correlates of contingency degradation learning in children with ADHD.  

Medication modulation of goal-directed behavior in children with ADHD, in collaboration with the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative.

Feedback-based action-control in children with ADHD, in collaboration with the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative.  

Feedback-based action-control in children with autism, in collaboration with the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative.  

Investigating neural correlates of motivational control in adults with ADHD, in collaboration with Rutgers University.  

Dose-dependent effects of methylphenidate on goal-directed behavior in ADHD rat models, in collaboration with Rutgers University.  

Developmental modulation of goal-directed behavior in ADHD rat models, in collaboration with Rutgers University.