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Niloofar Afari, PhD

Nader Amir, PhD

Catherine R. Ayers, PhD

Kara S. Bagot, MD

Aaron J. Blashill, PhD

Cinnamon S. Bloss, PhD

Kerri Boutelle, PhD

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD

Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Kristin Cadenhead, MD

Ruth Carper, PhD

Colin Depp, PhD

Neal R. Doran, PhD

Inna Fishman, PhD

Eric Granholm, PhD

Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Emily Kappenman, PhD

John R. Kelsoe Jr., MD

William Kremen, PhD

Ariel J. Lang, PhD, MPH

Gregory Light, PhD

James Lohr, MD

Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD

Brent Mausbach, PhD

Leslie A. Morland, PhD

Sonya Norman, PhD

Barbara L. Parry, MD

Joseph M. Price, PhD

Sanjaya Saxena, MD

Marc A. Schuckit, MD

Steven Sparta, PhD

Murray B. Stein, MD

Neal R. Swerdlow, MD, PhD

Charles T. Taylor, PhD

Ryan S. Trim, PhD

Tamara L. Wall, PhD

V. Robin Weersing, PhD

Julie Loebach Wetherell, PhD

Christina E. Wierenga, PhD

Jillian Lee Wiggins, PhD

May Yeh, PhD

Sidney Zisook, MD

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Niloofar Afari, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. nafari@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Nevada, Reno
Research Description
  1. Twin studies of unexplained medical conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic pelvic pain; stress trauma and health-related outcomes; acceptance-based treatment strategies.
   

 

Nader Amir, PhD

Amir N
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. namir@mail.sdsu.edu
Website
  1. http://nas.psy.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Research Description
  1. Etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders.
   

 

Catherine R. Ayers, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cayers@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. George Mason University
Research Description
  1. OCD, and compulsive hoarding. She recently received a grant from the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation to examine treatment response in older adults with compulsive hoarding.
   

 

Kara S. Bagot, MD

Bagot K
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kbagot@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-246-2553
Address
  1. 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0405 / La Jolla, CA 92093
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/katherine.bangen
Graduate Institution
  1. Yale University Child Study Center
Research Description
  1. Dr. Bagot’s research is focused on understanding psychosocial, biological and psychiatric factors that contribute to the developmental trajectory of substance use in adolescents, and development of efficacious treatment interventions that can be implemented in naturalistic settings.
Representative Publications
  1. Montgomery L, Bagot K. Let’s be blunt: consumption methods matter among black marijuana smokers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 May; 77(3):451-6.
  2. Bagot KS, Kaminer Y. Efficacy of stimulants for cognitive enhancement in non-attention deficit hyperactivity disorder youth: a systematic review. Addiction. 2014 Apr; 109(4):547-57.
  3. Bagot KS, Heishman SJ, Moolchan ET. Tobacco craving predicts lapse to smoking among adolescent smokers in cessation treatment. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Jun; 9(6):647-52.
Collaborators
  1. Susan Tapert
   
   

 

Aaron J. Blashill, PhD

 Aaron Blashill
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. aaron.blashill@sdsu.edu
Website
  1. https://bishlab.wordpress.com
Phone
  1. 619-594-2245
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution
  1. St. Louis University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Blashill’s research focuses on the role body image plays in influencing health behaviors. He is particularly interested in studying HIV medication adherence, HIV sexual transmission risk behaviors, skin cancer prevention, and anabolic-androgenic steroid misuse. Another focus is sexual orientation health disparities, and vulnerable developmental phases, including adolescence and emerging adulthood.
Representative Publications
  1. Blashill, A. J., Goshe, B. M., Robbins, G., Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Body image disturbance and health behaviors among sexual minority men living with HIV. Health Psychology, 33, 677-680.
  2. Blashill, A. J., & Safren, S.A. (2014). Skin cancer risk behaviors among U.S. men: The role of sexual orientation. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1640-1641.
  3. Blashill, A. J., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Sexual orientation and anabolic-androgenic steroids in U.S. adolescent boys. Pediatrics, 133, 469-475.
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Cinnamon S. Bloss, PhD

Cinnamon Bloss
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cbloss@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. (858) 534-9595
Address
  1. Cinnamon S. Bloss, Ph.D. / University of California, San Diego / 9500 Gilman Drive / Atkinson Hall (mail code 0811) / La Jolla, CA 92093-0811
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/cinnamon.bloss
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Dr. Cinnamon Bloss’ current research focuses on the individual and societal impacts of emerging biomedical technologies. Dr. Bloss’ background is in clinical psychology, statistical genetics, genomic medicine, biomedical ethics, and health policy. Dr. Bloss has conducted both candidate gene and genome-wide association studies of neurocognitive phenotypes, as well as empirical work on biomedical ethics topics. Major projects have included studies focused on direct-to-consumer genomics, clinical genome sequencing, biosensing and mobile health, and personal health big data.
Representative Publications
  1. Bloss CS, Schork NJ, Topol EJ. Effect of direct-to-consumer genomewide profiling to assess disease risk.. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 10; 364(6):524-34.
  2. Bloss CS. Does family always matter? Public genomes and their effect on relatives.. Genome Med. 2013; 5(12):107.
  3. Bloss CS, Wineinger NE, Peters M, Boeldt DL, Ariniello L, Kim JY, Sheard J, Komatireddy R, Barrett P, Topol EJ. A prospective randomized trial examining health care utilization in individuals using multiple smartphone-enabled biosensors.. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e1554.
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Kerri Boutelle, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kboutelle@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Illinois Institute of Technology, Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Obesity and eating disorder treatments with children and adolescents, parenting interventions, cue reactivity, epidemiology of nutrition, physical activity and obesity.
   

 

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD

BrookmanFrazee L
Academic Title
  1. Associate Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. lbrookman@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-966-7703
Address
  1. 3020 Childen’s Way MC 5033 / San Diego, CA 92123
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Research Description
  1. Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s NIMH-funded research is focused on examining the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based practice strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders served in routine care settings. Her other research interests include early screening and intervention, parent training interventions, research-community partnerships, clinician training/supervision and parental stress in parents of children with disabilities.
Representative Publications
  1. Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A., Lewis, K., Feder, J., Reed, S. (2012). Building a research-community collaborative to improve community care for infants and toddlers at-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Community Psychology, 40 (6) 715-734.
  2. Brookman-Frazee, L., Drahota, A., & Stadnick, N. (2011). Training community mental health therapists to deliver a package of evidence-based practice strategies for school-age children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 1651-1661
  3. Brookman-Frazee, L., Drahota, A., Stadnick, N., & Palinkas, L. (2011). Therapist perspectives on community mental health services for children with autism spectrum disorders. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. DOI 10.1007/s10488-011-0355-y
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Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Vice Chancellor of Research
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. sandrabrown@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Wayne State University
Research Description
  1. Adolescent and adult alcohol/substance abuse; stress and coping; psychiatric comorbidity.
   

 

Kristin Cadenhead, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kcadenhead@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Texas Medical Branch
Research Description
  1. Schizophrenic spectrum illness-basic and clinical issues.
   

 

Ruth Carper, PhD

Carper R
Academic Title
  1. Research Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. rcarper@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-7350
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92120
Website
  1. http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/bdil/web/BDIL.html
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Brain bases of autism from early development through aging. Methods include anatomical MRI and structural connectivity MRI (diffusion MRI) in combination with cognitive measures and other imaging modalities. Particular interest in the brain and cognitive changes that occur in middle age and aging in adults with autism.
Representative Publications
  1. Carper, R.A., Treiber, J., White, N., Kohli, J.S., Müller, R.-A. (2017). Restriction Spectrum Imaging detects changes in cortical neurite density in autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  2. Carper, R.A., Treiber, J.M., Yandall DeJesus, S., Müller, R.-A. (2016). Reduced hemispheric asymmetry of white matter microstructure in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  3. Nair, A., Carper, R.A., Abbott, A.E., Chen, C.P., Solders, S., Nakutin, S., Datko, M.C., Fishman, I. & Müller, R.-A. (2015). Regional specificity of aberrant thalamocortical connectivity in autism. Human Brain Mapping, 36: 4497-4511.
Collaborators
  1. Ralph-Axel Müller / Inna Fishman / Jeanne Townsend
   
   

 

Colin Depp, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cdepp@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Universtiy of Louisville
Research Description
  1. Dr. Depp has a strong interest in aging and bipolar disorder, particularly in the development of psychosocial interventions that can augment pharmacological treatment. He is the PI of a NIMH-funded Career Development Award (K23) centered on the development of interventions to enhance treatment engagement and adherence in this population. Dr. Depp is also active in ongoing research at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at UCSD, focusing on the behavioral and biological determinants of successful aging.
   

 

Neal R. Doran, PhD

Doran N
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. nmdoran@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-552-8585 x5587
Address
  1. UCSD Psychiatry / 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0603 / La Jolla, CA 92093
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Description
  1. I am interested in the development and maintenance of tobacco use, including predictors of onset and transitions between different stages of use and interventions for intermittent users.
Representative Publications
  1. Doran, N., Schweizer, C. A., Myers, M. G., & Greenwood, T. A. (2013). A prospective study of the effects of the DRD2/ANKK1 TaqIA polymorphism and impulsivity on smoking initiation. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 106-116.
  2. Doran, N., Khoddam, R., Sanders, P. E., Schweizer, C. A., & Myers, M. G. (in press). A prospective study of the Acquired Preparedness Model: The effects of impulsivity and expectancies on smoking initiation in college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  3. Doran, N., Schweizer, C. A., & Myers, M. G. (2011). Do expectancies for reinforcement from smoking change after smoking initiation? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 101-107.
Collaborators
  1. Mark Myers / David Strong

 

Inna Fishman, PhD

Inna Fishman
Academic Title
  1. Research Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. ifishman@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-2299
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92120
Website
  1. scan.sdsu.edu
Research Description
  1. I’m interested in how brain networks are organized and function in typical and atypical development, and how and which of these neural circuits are related to, and give rise to our complex social behaviors (i.e., the way we interact with others). To this end, we utilize advanced multimodal MRI approaches (functional connectivity MRI, diffusion imaging) to examine brain networks that support social cognition in children with typical and atypical development (such as autism), theorizing that abnormalities in connections among these neural systems can interfere with, and disrupt social-cognitive development. In this line of research, we have demonstrated that neural circuits supporting social abilities, such as understanding of others, are immature and aberrantly organized in children and adolescents with ASD. Current work is focusing on characterizing structure and function of cortical networks at the time of first behavioral signs of autism (in 18-24 month old toddlers), and tracking changes in brain network organization through the full symptom manifestation at age 4-5 years, using longitudinal design.
Representative Publications
  1. Fishman, I., Datko, M., Cabrera, Y., Carper, R. A., & Müller, R.-A. (2015). Reduced integration and differentiation of the imitation network in autism: A multimodal fcMRI and DWI study. Annals of Neurology, 78, 958-969.

  2. Fishman, I., Keown, C., Lincoln, A. J., Pineda, J., & Müller, R.-A. (2014). Atypical cross-talk between mentalizing and mirror neuron networks in autism spectrum disorder. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(7), 751-760.

Collaborators
  1. Ralph-Axel Mueller / Jillian Wiggins

 

 

Eric Granholm, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. egranholm@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neuropsychology; psychophysiology, pupillometry; attention and memory in schizophrenia and dementia, CBT for psychosis.
   

 

Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor, Director Geriatric Psychiatry Clnical Research Center
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. djeste@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Bombay
Research Description
  1. Tardive dyskinesia, late onset schizophrenia.
   

 

Emily Kappenman, PhD

Emily Kappenman
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. emily.kappenman@sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. (619) 594-2437
Address
  1. Department of Psychology / San Diego State University / 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 250 / San Diego, CA 92120-1863
Website
  1. www.emilykappenman.org
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Davis
Research Description
  1. My program of research is broadly focused on cognition, emotion, their interactions, and their neural substrates. My work is evenly divided between basic science—aimed at understanding how these processes operate in typical healthy individuals—and clinical science—directed at characterizing how these processes are disrupted in clinical disorders, including anxiety and schizophrenia. The bulk of my current research is aimed at understanding how typical healthy individuals respond to motivationally salient events—including the appearance of emotional images, the presentation of rewards and punishers, and the commission of error—and how variations in processing these events relate to psychopathology. My research heavily incorporates cognitive and affective neuroscience techniques, primarily event-related potentials (ERPs) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). I also focus significant effort on the development and dissemination of ERP and tDCS methods, which includes a separate line of work creating tools to facilitate the use of ERPs and tDCS, establishing reproducibility, disseminating best practices, and creating standards for the field.
Representative Publications
  1. Kappenman, E. S., Farrens, J. L., Luck, S. J., & Hajcak Proudfit, G. (2014). Behavioral and ERP measures of attentional bias to threat in the dot-probe task: Poor reliability and lack of correlation with anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1368.
  2. Kappenman, E. S. & Luck, S. J. (2016). Best practices for event-related potential research in clinical populations. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 110-115.
  3. Luck, S. J. & Kappenman, E. S. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford handbook of event-related potential components. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Collaborators
  1. Steve Luck (UC Davis) / Greg Hajcak (Stony Brook University) / Marom Bikson (City College of New York) / Greg Strauss (University of Georgia) / Nader Amir (SDSU) / Jillian Wiggins (SDSU)

 

John R. Kelsoe Jr., MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jkelsoe@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Alabama, Birmingham
Research Description
  1. Genetics of psychiatric illness; bipolar disorder, specifically molecular genetics.
   

 

William Kremen, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. wkremen@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Boston University
Research Description
  1. Behavior genetics (twin studies) of cognitive aging and dementia; neuropsychological and neuroimaging changes in normal and pathological aging; early identification of risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
   

 

Ariel J. Lang, PhD, MPH

Lang A
Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ajlang@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-246-0631
Address
  1. 9500 Gilman Dr. (MC 0855) / La Jolla, CA 92093
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Dr. Lang’s research primarily involves assessment of and psychotherapy for anxiety and trauma-related disorders. She is particularly interested in novel approaches, including Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and in strategies for enhancing engagement with psychotherapy.
Representative Publications
  1. Lang, A. J., Wilkins, K., Roy-Byrne, P. P., Golinelli, D., Chavira, D., Sherbourne, C., Rose, R. D., Bystritsky, A., Sullivan, G., Craske, M. G., & Stein, M. B. (2012). Abbreviated PTSD Checklist (PCL) as a Guide to Clinical Response. General Hospital Psychiatry, 34, 332-8.
  2. Lang, A. J., Schnurr, P. P., Jain, S., Raman, R., Walser, R., Bolton, E., Chabot, A., Benedek, D. (2011). Evaluating transdiagnostic treatment for distress and impairment in veterans: A multi-site randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 116-23.
  3. Lang, A. J., Strauss, J. L., Bomyea, J., Bormann, J. E., Hickman, S. D., Good, R. C., & Essex, M. (in press). The theoretical and empirical basis for meditation as an intervention for PTSD. Behavior Modification, 36, 759-86.

 

Gregory Light, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. glight@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Neurophysiological and neurocognitive endophenotypes of schizophrenia.
   

 

James Lohr, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Vice Chair-Clinical Affairs
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jlohr@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago
Research Description
  1. Schizophrenia and movement disorders research.
   

 

Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. vmalcarne@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Vermont
Research Description
  1. Prevention and quality of life issues in serious illness, especially cancer and the rheumatic diseases, with a focus on underserved populations; test construction and validation across cultural groups.
   

 

Brent Mausbach, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. bmausbach@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Research Description
  1. Research focuses on bridging basic scientific research with clinical services in two domains; links between stress/coping and health outcomes, and their association with health outcomes and well-being; The assessment and treatment of middle-aged and older adults with schizophrenia.
   

 

Leslie A. Morland, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor and Director of TMH VA San Diego Health Care System
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. leslie.morland@va.gov
Phone
  1. 619-497-8406
Address
  1. VA San Diego Healthcare System / 3350 La Jolla Village Drive (664BU) / San Diego, CA 92161
Graduate Institution
  1. Pepperdine University and USC
Research Description
  1. Dr. Morland is a Research Psychologist at the San Diego Department of Veterans Affairs and at the National Center for PTSD where she designs and implements multiple federally funded research projects examining the clinical and cost aspects of using technology to provide evidence based PTSD services for rural Veteran populations. In addition, Dr. Morland provides research consultation and mentorship on multiple research projects and national initiatives. Dr. Morland’s TMH research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and personally invited presentations.
Representative Publications
  1. Morland, L.A., Greene, C.J., Rosen, C.S, Hoffman, J., Kuhn, E., and Sloan, D. (in press, 2016) Telehealth and eHealth Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Current Opinion in Pscyhology.
  2. Morland, L.A. (in press, 2016). Home-based clinical video teleconferencing care: Clinical considerations and future directions. International Review of Psychiatry.
  3. Morland, L. A., Mackintosh, M., Rosen, C. S., Willis, E., Resick, P., Chard, K., & Frueh, B. C. (2015). Telemedicine vs. in-person delivery of Cognitive Processing Therapy for women with posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized non-inferiority trial. Depression and Anxiety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/da.22397
   
   

 

Sonya Norman, PhD

Norman S

 
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. snorman@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Stanford University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Norman’s research primarily involves etiology, assessment, and treatment of co-occurring PTSD and alcohol/substance use disorders as well as in developing and evaluating psychotherapy treatments for guilt and PTSD in recently deployed combat Veterans. She is the Co-Chief the Psychotherapy Unit of the VA Center of Excellence in Stress and Mental Health.
Representative Publications
  1. Norman, S. B., Trim, R. S., Goldsmith, A. A., Dimsdale, J. E., Hoyt, D. B., Norman, G. J., & Stein, M. B. (2011). Role of risk factors proximate to time of trauma in the course of PTSD and mdd symptoms following traumatic injury. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 390-398. doi: 10.1002/jts.20669.
  2. Norman, S. B., Myers, U. S., Wilkins, K. C., Goldsmith, A. A., Hristova, V., et al., (2012). Review of biological mechanisms and pharmacological treatments of comorbid PTSD and substance use disorder. Neuropharmacology, 62, 542-551. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.04.032.
  3. Norman, S.B., Stein, M.B., Dimsdale, J.E., Hoyt, D.B. (2008). Pain in the Aftermath of Trauma is a Risk Factor for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Medicine, 38(4), 533-42.
  4. Norman, S.B., Tate, S.R, Anderson, K.G., Brown, S.A. (2007). Do Trauma History and PTSD Symptoms Influence Addiction Relapse Context? Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 33(1), 25-32.
   

 

Barbara L. Parry, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. bparry@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Oklahoma
Research Description
  1. Chronobiology of depression in women; premenstrual, pregnancy/ postpartum, menopausal, mood disorders; sleep and light studies; light therapy of childhood and adolescent depression; sleep, light and melatonin studies.
   

 

 

Joseph M. Price, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. jmprice@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Purdue University
Research Description
  1. Developmental psychopathology, role of early experiences in the development of social behavior problems, child maltreatment, links between social cognition and social behavior, and interventions for maltreated children and children in foster care.
   

 

Sanjaya Saxena, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ssaxena@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Description
  1. Neurobiology and treatment of OCD, Hoarding Disorder (HD), and related disorders.
   

 

Marc A. Schuckit, MD

Academic Title
  1. Distinguished Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mschuckit@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Washington University in St. Louis
Research Description
  1. Psychopharmacology, substance abuse and geriatric psychiatry; genetics of psychiatric diseases; diagnosis and histories of psychiatric illness.
   

 

Steven Sparta, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. buswork@aol.com
Phone
  1. 858-966-6750
Address
  1. 3030 Childrens Way, Suite 101 / San Diego CA 92123
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Law and Psychology; Ethics & Standards of Professional Practice; Child Abuse & Trauma; Pediatric & Child Clinical Psychology
Representative Publications
  1. Sparta, S. and Koocher, G. (2006, Editors). Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adoloescents,. New York, Oxford University Press
  2. Sparta, S. (2003). Aessment of childhood trauma. In A. Goldstein (ed.) Comprehensive Textbook of Psychology, Vol. 11 Forensic Psychology, New York, John Wiley
  3. Sparta, S. (2012) Introduction to Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Court. In K, Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Ed) Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Court. New York, Oxford University Press.

 

Murray B. Stein, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mstein@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Manitoba
Research Description
  1. Anxiety and phobic disorders, especially social phobia and PTSD: cognitive behavioral and pharmacologic treatments; autonomic nervous system functioning; structural and functional brain imaging; epidemiology.
   

 

Neal R. Swerdlow, MD, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. nswerdlow@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Univeristy of California, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Neuropharmacology of limbic system – basal ganglia interactions; neuropsychiatric disorders of limbic system and basal ganglia including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome.
   

 

Charles T. Taylor, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. c1taylor@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of British Columbia
Research Description
  1. Etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders..
   

 

 

Ryan S. Trim, PhD

Trim R
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. rtrim@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-642-3693
Address
  1. 3350 La Jolla Village Drive (116B) / San Diego, CA 92161
Website
  1. psychiatry.ucsd.edu/faculty/rtrim.html
Graduate Institution
  1. Arizona State University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Trim’s research focuses on the development of substance use disorders across the lifespan. Drawing from developmental psychopathology and ecological systems perspectives, Dr. Trim has focused on three major areas of research: 1) Cognitive processes underlying the development of substance use in adolescence and young adulthood 2) Family and environmental characteristics that exacerbate risk for substance use outcomes across development and 3) Exploring antecedents and consequences of substance use changes over time. Consistent with these research areas, he has an overarching interest in longitudinal data analysis and utilizing statistical models of change to capture dynamic patterns of substance use behaviors. He also serves as director of the Substance Abuse/Medical Illness (SAMI) Clinic at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
Representative Publications
  1. Trim, R.S., Worley, M.J., Wall, T.L., Hopfer, C.J., Crowley, T.J., Hewitt, J.K., Brown, S.A. Bivariate trajectories of substance use and antisocial behavior: Associations with emerging adult outcomes in a high-risk sample. Emerging Adulthood. 2015; 3: 265-276.

  2. Trim RS, Schuckit MA, Smith TL. Predictors of initial and sustained remission from alcohol use disorders: findings from the 30-year follow-up of the San Diego Prospective Study.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Aug; 37(8):1424-31.

  3. Trim RS, Chassin L. Neighborhood socioeconomic status effects on adolescent alcohol outcomes using growth models: exploring the role of parental alcoholism.. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Sep; 69(5):639-48.

Collaborators
  1. Neal Doran, Ph.D. / Marc Schuckit, M.D. / Susan Tapert, Ph.D. / Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D. / Tammy Wall, Ph.D. / Sonya Norman, Ph.D.

 

Tamara L. Wall, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. twall@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Risk and protective factors in substance abuse; genetic and sociocultural influences on alcoholism in different ethnic groups; behavioral genetics and psychopharmacology.
   

 

V. Robin Weersing, PhD

 
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. robin.weersing@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Development of effective and efficient interventions for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
   

 

Julie Loebach Wetherell, PhD

Wetherell J
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jwetherell@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Southern California
Research Description
  1. Geropsychology; interventions for anxiety and depression in older adults; biological and neurocognitive effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and exercise in older adults
   

 

Christina E. Wierenga, PhD

Wierenga C
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cwierenga@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-534-8047
Address
  1. University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry / 4510 Executive Drive Suite 315 San Diego, CA 92121
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Florida
Research Description
  1. Dr. Wierenga is a clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on brain function and cognition across a broad range of disorders including aging, Alzheimer’s disease risk, and eating disorders. Specifically, she uses innovative functional neuroimaging methods to examine brain changes underlying language and memory in Alzheimer’s disease risk, and cognitive control, reward processing and interoception in eating disorders. She also studies the relationship betwen cerebral blood flow and neural activity to understand neurovascular changes in aging and disease.
Representative Publications
  1. Kaye, W.H., Wierenga, C.E., Bailer, U.F., Simmons, A.N., Bischoff-Grethe, A. (2013). Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels: The neurobiology of anorexia nervosa. Trends in Neurosciences, 36: 110-20.
  2. Wierenga, C.E., Dev, S.I., Shin, D.D., Clark, L.R., Bangen, K.J., Jak, A.J., Rissman, R.A., Liu, T.T., Salmon, D.P. & Bondi, M.W. (2012). Effect of mild cognitive impairment and APOE genotype on resting cerebral blood flow and its association with cognition. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 32, 1589-99.
  3. Wierenga, C.E., Stricker, N.H., McCauley, A., Simmons, A., Jak, A.J., Chang, Y-L, Nation, D.A., Bangen, K.J., Salmon, D.P., Bondi, M.W. (2011). Altered brain response for semantic knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 49, 392-404.
Collaborators
  1. Gregory Brown / Mark Bondi / Walter Kaye / Tamar Gollan

 

Jillian Lee Wiggins, PhD

Jillian Wiggins
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. jwiggins@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 301-594-9144
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Michigan
Research Description
  1. We study brain activation patterns involved in typical and impaired socio-emotional development (for example, social interaction with other people, reading people’s emotions, reacting to people’s facial expressions). In particular, we are interested in understanding factors (e.g., genetics, social, family) that affect brain function in children and adolescents without disorders, in addition to youth with autism, depression, anxiety, and irritability symptoms. To accomplish this, we use functional MRI, functional connectivity, genetic, behavioral, and neuropsychological tools. Dr. Wiggins will join the faculty in January 2016 and is currently accepting JDP students. Dr. Wiggins is happy to talk with any interested students about these research topics.
Representative Publications
  1. Wiggins, J. L., & Monk, C. S. (2013). A translational neuroscience framework for the development of socioemotional functioning in health and psychopathology. Dev Psychopathol, 25(4 Pt 2), 1293-1309. doi: 10.1017/S095457941300062X
  2. Wiggins, J. L., Swartz, J. R., Martin, D. M., Lord, C., & Monk, C. S. (2014). Serotonin transporter genotype impacts amygdala habituation in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 9(6), 832-838. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst039
  3. Wiggins, J. L., Mitchell, C., Stringaris, A., & Leibenluft, E. (2014). Developmental trajectories of irritability and bidirectional associations with maternal depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 53(11), 1191-1205, 1205 e1191-1194. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.08.005
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Collaborators
  1. Robin Weersing (SDSU) / Ralph-Axel Müller (SDSU) / Nader Amir (SDSU) / Daniel Pine (NIMH) / Ellen Leibenluft (NIMH) / Christopher Monk (University of Michigan) / Colter Mitchell (University of Michigan)

May Yeh, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. myeh@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Mental health services for children and adolescents, with particular interests in cultural issues in service use, treatment and outcomes, cultural competence, racial/ethnic disparities, and school-based services.
   

 

Sidney Zisook, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. szisook@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Stritch-Loyola, University of Chicago
Research Description
  1. Grief and bereavement; affective disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder.