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Research Interests

The Warren Wright Adolescent Center (WWAC) is dedicated to better understanding cognition in health and psychiatric illness in adolescents and young adults. Our goal is to map the range of healthy development to better understand psychiatric disturbance in adolescents during crucial development years (13 to 22 years of age). Our work looks to establish a baseline of healthy adolescents. From there, we create and compare biomarkers to individuals who are experiencing life altering illnesses that cause disruption in their everyday life.

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Training Experience

1989Internship, Northshore Medical Center, Salem, MA
1992Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
1993Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1988

Research interests

  • Addiction
  • Clinical Research
  • Depression
  • Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Substance Use Disorders

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Research Output

Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Elevations in MicroRNA Biomarkers in Serum Are Associated with Measures of Concussion, Neurocognitive Function, and Subconcussive Trauma over a Single National Collegiate Athletic Association Division i Season in Collegiate Football Players

    Papa, L., Slobounov, S. M., Breiter, H. C., Walter, A., Bream, T., Seidenberg, P., Bailes, J. E., Bravo, S., Johnson, B., Kaufman, D., Molfese, D. L., Talavage, T. M., Zhu, D. C., Knollmann-Ritschel, B. & Bhomia, M., Apr 15 2019, In : Journal of neurotrauma. 36, 8, p. 1343-1351 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    KIAA0319 Genotype predicts the number of past concussions in a division i football team: A pilot study

    Walter, A., Herrold, A. A., Gallagher, V. T., Lee, R., Scaramuzzo, M., Bream, T., Seidenberg, P. H., Vandenbergh, D., O'Connor, K., Talavage, T. M., Nauman, E. A., Slobounov, S. M. & Breiter, H. C., Apr 2019, In : Journal of neurotrauma. 36, 7, p. 1115-1124 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    White matter changes in cervical dystonia relate to clinical effectiveness of botulinum toxin treatment

    Blood, A. J., Kuster, J. K., Waugh, J. L., Levenstein, J. M., Multhaupt-Buell, T. J., Sudarsky, L. R., Breiter, H. C. & Sharma, N., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, APR, 265.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Increased insula-putamen connectivity in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism

    Blood, A. J., Waugh, J. L., Münte, T. F., Heldmann, M., Domingo, A., Klein, C., Breiter, H. C., Lee, L. V., Rosales, R. L. & Brüggemann, N., Jan 1 2018, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 17, p. 835-846 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations