Marlene Oscar Berman, Ph.D.

Director, Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Boston University School of Medicine, L-815
72 E. Concord Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118 USA

oscar@bu.edu

At Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Marlene Oscar Berman holds the academic ranks of Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology).  In addition, she is the Director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology, and Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program, involved in training graduate students and medical students throughout the Boston University Community (1985-2014).  The Ph.D. Program is coordinated with Suffolk University’s Psychology Department (where Dr. Berman is Affiliate Professor of Psychology) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) in Boston.  At the VA, Dr. Berman is a Research Career Scientist working on the neuropsychological sequelae of brain damage. Since the early 1970s, her research has been supported by grants from the Medical Research Service of the VA, and from the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The grants she has received have included three Research Scientist Awards.  Dr. Berman is an author of approximately 200 publications on diverse topics, e.g., the behavioral consequences of brain lesions in nonhuman animals; brain laterality in healthy people and in brain damaged patients; the effects of alcoholism on cognitive and emotional functioning; the clinical effects of various treatments on neurological patients; and ethical issues in work with human research participants.

Dr. Berman has been on the National Lectureship Circuit of the Scientific Honor Society, Sigma Xi, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia.  Dr. Berman has been a member and Chairperson of Initial Review Groups and Special Review Groups for DHHS, and a Program Specialist in Alcohol and Drug Dependence for the VA nationally.  Among Dr. Berman’s awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, the Henri Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the Distinguished Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society.

ACADEMIC TITLES

Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)

Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)

Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology), BUSM

Professor and Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program, BUSM

Affiliate Professor of Psychology, Suffolk University

Affiliate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine

ACADEMIC TRAINING

University of Pennsylvania B.A. June, 1961

Bryn Mawr College M.A. June, 1964

University of Connecticut Ph.D. August, 1968

Harvard University Post-Doc. 1968 to 1970

HONORS AND AWARDS

Clinical Investigator Award, US Veterans Administration 1973 – 1975.

Research Career Development Award, US Public Health Service, NINCDS, 1976 – 1981.

Invited National Lectureship: Society of Sigma Xi, 1980 and 1981.

Research Scientist Development Award, US Public Health Service, NIAAA, 1981 – 1986.

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Australia, 1991.

MERIT Award, US Public Health Service, NIAAA, 1995 – 2005.

Senior Scientist Award, US Public Health Service, NIAAA, 1996 – 2006.

Visiting Senior Fellow Award, University of Melbourne, 1999-2001.

Research Career Scientist Award, US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2001-2014.

Senior Scientist Award and Mentorship Award, US Public Health Service, NIAAA, 2007-2012.

Tribute for Lifetime Achievement, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, 2004.

Honorary Emeritus Member, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, 2004.

Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award, NIAAA, 2007-2012.

Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2011.

Distinguished Career Award, International Neuropsychological Society, 2012.

EMPLOYMENT

1970-1976: Lecturer in Psychology, Harvard University Extension School.

1970-1981: Assistant to Associate Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology), BUSM.

1973-2003.: Affiliate Professor, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

1970-Pres.: Research Psychologist, Psychology Research Service, Boston VAMC.

1981-Pres.: Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurology; Director, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, BUSM.

1993-Pres.: Affiliate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine.

2001-Pres.: Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, BUSM.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

USPHS Mental Health Small-Grant Committee (NIMH), Member, July, 1974 to June, 1978.

NIAAA Biomedical Research Review Committee, IRG Member, 1987-1991. Chairperson, 1990-91.

NIDA-D Research Review Committee, IRG Member, 1996-1998.

Member, Human Subjects Subcommittee, American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs, 1979 -1982; Member & Chair, Boston VA’s R&D Human Subjects Committee, 1979 to 1985.

Co-author, Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Research with Human Participants. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1983.

Editorial Advisory Boards: Psychological Research, 1976 to 1988; The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1979 to present; J. Studies on Alcohol, 1992 to present; Neuropsychology, 1992 to present; Alcohol: Health & Research World, 1994 to 1996.

Member, Program Committee, Division 6, APA, 1976 to 1978; Chairperson for 1977 Convention. Secretary-Treasurer, Division 6, 1980-1983; Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee, 1981-1984.

Program Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1988-91.

VA Medical Research Service Clinical Investigator Award, 1973 to 1976.

Invited National Lectureship: Society of Sigma Xi, 1980 and 1981.

Recipient, NINCDS Research Career Development Award, 1976-1981. NIAAA Research Scientist Development Award, 1981-1986, Senior Scientist Award, 1996-2001, and MERIT Award, 1996-2006.

Recipient, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Australia, 1991. Fulbright Foundation Reviewer, 1994-1997

Member, Program Committee, Research Society on Alcoholism, 1994. Chair, Awards Committee, 1999.

Recipient, NIAAA Senior Scientist and Mentorship Award, 2007-2012.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1980

Oscar-Berman, M., Heyman, G.M., Bonner, R.T., & Ryder, J. (1980). Human Neuropsychology: Some differences between Korsakoff and normal operant performance. Psychological Research, 41, 235-247.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1980). Neuropsychological consequences of long-term chronic alcoholism. American Scientist, 68(4), 410-419.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Zola-Morgan, S.M. (1980). Comparative neuropsychology and Korsakoff’s syndrome. I: Spatial and visual reversal learning. Neuropsychologia, 18(4/5), 499-512.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Zola-Morgan, S.M. (1980). Comparative neuropsychology and Korsakoff’s syndrome. II: Two-choice visual discrimination learning. Neuropsychologia, 18(4/5), 513-526.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1980). Alcoholism and Korsakoff’s syndrome: A reply. American Scientist, 68(6), 612-614.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1981). Psychosurgery: Affects and effects. Contemporary Psychology, 26(6), 421-424.

Weinstein, A., Oscar-Berman, M., & Wysocki, D. (1982). Hemispheric lateralization, alcoholism, and aging. The International Neuropsychology Society (European) Bulletin, 5, 41-42 (Abstract).

Oscar-Berman, M., Zola-Morgan, S.M., Oberg, R.G.E. & Bonner, R.T. (1982). Comparative neuropsychology and Korsakoff’s syndrome. III: Delayed response, delayed alternation and DRL performance. Neuropsychologia, 20, 187-202.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Bonner, R.T. (1985). Matching- and delayed matching-to-sample performance as measures of visual processing, selective attention, and memory in aging and alcoholic individuals. Neuropsychologia, 23, 639-651.

Freedman, M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1986). Bilateral frontal lobe disease and selective delayed-response deficits in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 100, 337-342.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Ellis, R.J. (1987). Cognitive deficits related to memory impairments in alcoholism. In M. Galanter (Ed.), Recent Developments in Alcoholism, Volume 5. NY: Plenum.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1987). Alcohol-related ERP changes in cognition. Journal of Studies on Alcohol (Special issue for EPIC VIII), 4, 289-292..

Kish, S., El-Awar, M., Schut, L., Leach, L., Oscar-Berman, M. & Freedman, M. (1988). Cognitive deficits in olivopontocerebellar atrophy: Implications for the cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer’s dementia. Annals of Neurology, 24, 200-206.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1989). Links between clinical and experimental neuropsychology. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 11, 571-588.

Ellis, R. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1989). Alcoholism, aging and functional hemispheric asymmetries. Psychological Bulletin, 106, l28-147.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Bonner, R.T. (1989). Nonmatching- (oddity) and delayed nonmatching-to-sample performance in aging, alcoholic, and alcoholic Korsakoff individuals. Psychobiology, 17, 424-430.

Oscar-Berman, M., Hancock, M., Mildworf, B., Hutner, N. & Weber, DA. (1990). Emotional perception and memory in alcoholism and aging. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 4, 383-393.

Oscar-Berman, M., Pulaski, J.L., Hutner, N., Weber, D.A. & Freedman, M. (1990). Cross modal functions in alcoholism and aging. Neuropsychologia, 28, 851-869.

Smith, M.E. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1990). Repetition priming of words and pseudowords in divided attention and in amnesia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 16, 1033-1042.

Oscar-Berman, M., McNamara, P. & Freedman, M. (1991). Delayed-response tasks: Parallels between experimental ablation studies and findings in patients with frontal lesions. In H.S. Levin, H.M. Eisenberg, & A.L. Benton (Eds.), Frontal Lobe Function and Injury. NY: Oxford.

El-Awar, M., Kish, S., Oscar-Berman, M., Robitaille, Y., Schut, L. & Freedman, M. (1991). Selective delayed alternation deficits in dominantly-inherited OPCA. Brain and Cognition, 16, 121-129.

Smith, M.E. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1992). Resource-limited information processing in alcoholism. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 53, 514-518.

Oscar-Berman, M., Hutner, N. & Bonner, R.T. (1992). Visual and auditory spatial and nonspatial DR performance by Korsakoff and non-Korsakoff alcoholic and aging individuals. Behavioral Neuroscience, 106, 613-622.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1992). The contribution of emotional & motivational abnormalities to cognitive deficits in alcoholism and aging. In L. Squire & N. Butters (Eds.), Neuropsychology of Memory, NY: Guilford.

Carlesimo, G.A. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1993). Memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease: A comprehensive review. Neuropsychology Review, 3, 119-169.

Oscar-Berman, M., Clancy, J.P., & Weber, D.A. (1993). Discrepancies between IQ and memory scores in alcoholism and aging. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 7, 281-296.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1994). A comparative neuropsychological approach to alcoholism and the brain. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 29, Suppl. 2, 281-289.

Evert, D.L. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1995). Alcohol-related cognitive impairments: An overview of how alcoholism may affect the workings of the brain. Alcohol Health and Research World, 19(2), 89-96.

Seidman, L.J., Oscar-Berman, M., Kalinowski, A.G., Ajilor, O., Kremen, W.S., Faraone, S.V. & Tsuang, M.T. (1995). Experimental and clinical neuropsychological measures of prefrontal dysfunction in schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 9(4), 481-490.

Gansler, D.A., Covall, S.B., McGrath, N., & Oscar-Berman, M. (1996). Measures of prefrontal dysfunction after closed head injury. Brain and Cognition, 30(2), 194-204.

Hutner, N. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1996). Visual laterality patterns for the perception of emotional words in alcoholic and aging individuals. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 57(2), 144-154.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Evert, D. (1997). Alcoholic Korsakoff’s syndrome. In P.D. Nussbaum (Ed.), Handbook of Neuropsychology and Aging. NY: Plenum, pp. 201-215.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Pulaski, J.L. (1997). Association learning and recognition memory in alcoholic Korsakoff patients. Neuropsychology, 11(2), 282-289.

Oscar-Berman, M., Shagrin, B., Evert, D.L., & Epstein, C. (1997). Impairments of brain and behavior. The neurological effects of alcohol. Alcohol Health and Research World, 21(1), 65-75.

Freedman, M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (1997). Breakdown of cross-modal function in dementia. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 10(2), 102-106.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Bardenhagen, F. (1998). Nonhuman animal models of memory dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease. In A. Tröster (Ed.), Memory in Neurodegenerative Disease. NY: Cambridge University Press. pp. 3-20.

Hutner, N., Duboff, J.M., Oscar-Berman, M., & Mueller, S. (1999). Comparing visual perception on conventional cabinet tachistoscopes versus computer monitor tachistoscopes. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 31(3), 400-409.

Oscar-Berman, M. (1999). Residual neurobehavioral consequences of alcoholism. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, p. 25 (Abs.).

Harris, G.J., Oscar-Berman, M., Gansler, D.A., Streeter, C., Lewis, R.F., Ahmed, I., & Achong, D. (1999). Hypoperfusion of cerebellum and aging effects on cerebral cortex blood flow in abstinent alcoholics: A SPECT study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 23(7), 1219-1227.

Bardenhagen, F., Oscar-Berman, M., Bowden, S., Schendan, H., & Weber, D. (1999). A prerequisite for inferring defective response inhibition from perseverative errors. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 14(8), 638-639.

Gansler, D.A., Harris, G.J., Oscar-Berman, M., Streeter, C., Lewis, R.F., Ahmed, I., & Achong, D. (2000). Hypoperfusion of inferior frontal brain regions in abstinent alcoholics: A pilot SPECT study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61(1), 32-37.

McNamara, P., Oscar-Berman, M., & Albert, M.L. (2000). Frontal lobe function and pain in the elderly. Journal of Adult Development, 7(2), 113-119.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Schendan, H.E. (2000). Asymmetries of brain function in alcoholism: Relationship to aging. In L. Obler & L.T. Connor (Eds.), Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition: Studies of Normal Aging and Brain Damage, New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 213-240.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2000). Neuropsychological vulnerabilities in chronic alcoholism. In A. Noronha M. Eckardt, & K. Warren (Eds.), Review of NIAAA’s Neuroscience and Behavioral Research Portfolio. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research Monograph – 34. Bethesda, MD: The Institute, pp. 149-158.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2000). Neuropsychological sequelae of chronic alcoholism: Gaps in knowledge and research opportunities. In A. Noronha M. Eckardt, & K. Warren (Eds.), Review of NIAAA’s Neuroscience and Behavioral Research Portfolio. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research Monograph – 34. Bethesda, MD: The Institute, pp. 553-554.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2000). Comparability of human and nonhuman animal models of alcohol-related neurobehavioral effects. Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, p. 39 (Abs.).

Oscar-Berman, M. & McNamara, P. (2001). Cognitive changes in aging alcoholics. In RR. Watson (Ed.), Alcohol and Coffee Use in the Aging. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, pp. 21-39.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2001). Comparative neuropsychology. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. Vol. 1. NY: Wiley, pp. 330-331.

Oscar-Berman, M. & McNamara, P. (2001). Brain injuries. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. Vol. 1. NY: Wiley, pp. 236-237.

Oscar-Berman, M. & McNamara, P. (2001). Central nervous system disorders. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. Vol. 1. NY: Wiley. pp. 265-267.

Oscar-Berman, M. & McNamara, P. (2001). Psychosurgery. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. Vol. 3. NY: Wiley, pp. 1339-1340.

Koenen, K.C., Driver, K.L., Oscar-Berman, M., Wolfe, J., Folsom, S., Huang, M.T., & Schlesinger, L. (2001). Measures of prefrontal system dysfunction in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Brain and Cognition, 45(1), 64-78.

Evert, D.L. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2001). Selective attentional processing and the right hemisphere: Effects of aging and alcoholism. Neuropsychology, 15(4), 452-461.

Kirkley, S.M., Oscar-Berman, M., Gansler, D.A., & Renick, A. (2001). Frontal dysfunction in alcoholism with and without Antisocial Personality Disorder. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 15(2), 280.

Dirksen, C.L., Cronin-Golomb, A., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2001). Explorations of source memory in Parkinson’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 27(1), 272 [1398]; CD-ROM 530.1.

Dirksen, C.L., Howard, J., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2002). Memory for verbal vs. spatial/facial materials in alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26(5), 32A.

Dirksen, C.L. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2002) Explorations of source memory in alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26(5), 33A.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Marinkovic, K. (2003). Alcoholism and the brain: An overview. Alcohol Research & Health, 27(2), 125-133.

Howard, J., Oscar-Berman, M., Marinkovic, K., O’Reilly, C., & Harris, G. (2003). Affective and cognitive changes in alcoholism: Recognition of faces and words. Program No. 419.15. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2004). Brain. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. NY: Wiley, pp. 135-137.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2004). Brain injuries. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. NY: Wiley, pp. 142-143.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2004). Central nervous system disorders. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. NY: Wiley, pp. 159-160.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2004). Comparative neuropsychology. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. NY: Wiley, pp. 197-199.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2004). Psychosurgery. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition. NY: Wiley, pp. 774-775.

Oscar-Berman, M., Kirkley, S.M., Gansler, D.A. & Couture, A. (2004). Comparisons of Korsakoff and non-Korsakoff alcoholics on neuropsychological tests of prefrontal brain functioning. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(4), 667-675.

Bowirrat, A., Chi, J., Waraska, K., Friedland, R.P., Oscar-Berman, M., Farrer, L.A., Korczyn, A., & Baldwin, C.T. (2004). Lack of association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT) in an elderly Arab population in Wadi Ara, Israel. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 1(1), 73-76.

Bowirrat, A., Reider-Groswasser, I.I., Oscar-Berman, M., Aizenstein, O., Levy, G., & Korczyn, A.D. (2004). MRI parameters of Alzheimer’s disease in an Arab population of Wadi Ara, Israel. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 1(1), 77-85.

Bowirrat, A. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2005). Relationship between dopaminergic neurotransmission, alcoholism, and reward deficiency syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 132B(1), 29-37.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Bowirrat, A. (2005). Genetic influences in emotional dysfunction and alcoholism-related brain damage. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 1(3), 211-229.

Jagaroo, V. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2005). Neuroinformatics: How it will reinnervate the field of neuropsychology. Journal of the International Neuropsycholgical Society, 11(S1), 180.

Clark, U.S., Berman, M.O. Shagrin, B., Greenberg, G., & Pencina, M. (2005). Effects of alcoholism and aging on judgments of affective stimuli. Program No. 798.14. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Bowirrat, A., Oscar-Berman, M., & Logroscino, G. (2006). Association of depression with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia in an elderly Arab population of Wadi-Ara, Israel. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(3), 246-251.

Zaid, A.-N., Bowirrat, A., Kort, J.J., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2006). Bioequivalence study of two fluoxetine capsule formulations in healthy Middle Eastern volunteers. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 44(11), 593-602.

Dirksen, C.L., Howard, J.A,, Cronin-Golomb., & Oscar-Berman, M., (2006). Patterns of prefrontal dysfunction in alcoholics with or without Korsakoff’s syndrome, patients with Parkinson’s disease, and patients with rupture and repair of the anterior communicating artery. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2(3), 327-339.

Clark, U.S., Oscar-Berman, M. Shagrin, B., & Pencina, M. (2007). Alcoholism and judgments of affective stimuli. Neuropsychology, 21(3), 346-362.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Marinkovic, K. (2007). Alcohol: Effects on neurobehavioral functions and the brain. Neuropsychology Review, 17, 239-257.

Oscar-Berman, M. & Marinkovic, K. (2007). Effects of alcoholism on neurocogniton. In A.D. Kalechstein & W.G. van Gorp (Eds.), Neuropsychological Consequences of Substance Abuse. NY: Taylor & Francis, pp. 43-73.

Marinkovic, K., Azma, S., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2007). Effects of alcohol on the neural dynamics of cognitive control. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(s2), 109A.

Urban, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Marinkovic, K., Sawyer, K., & Harris, G. (2007). Neural correlates of gender differences in the processing of emotional stimuli. Program No. 750.5, Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Sawyer, K., Marinkovic, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Urban, T., & Harris, G. (2007). Gender differences in fMRI BOLD activation to faces and words. Program No. 837.13, Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Bardenhagen, F.J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Bowden, S.C. (2007). Rule knowledge aids performance on spatial and object alternation tasks by alcoholic patients with and without Korsakoff’s amnesia. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 3(6), 907-918.

Makris, N., Oscar-Berman, M., Jaffin, S.K., Hodge, S.M., Kennedy, D.N., Caviness, V.S., Marinkovic, K., Breiter, H.C., Gasic, G.P., & Harris, G.J. (2008). Decreased volume of the brain reward system in alcoholism. Biological Psychiatry, 64(3), 192-202.

Harris, G.J., Jaffin, S.K., Hodge, S.M., Kennedy, D.N., Caviness, V.S., Marinkovic, K., Papadimitriou, G.M., Makris, N., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2008). Frontal white matter and cingulum diffusion tensor imaging deficits in alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 32(6), 1001-1013.

Blum, K., Downs, B.W., Chen, A.L.-C., Chen, T.J.H., Waite, R.L., Williams, L., Braverman, E.R., Kerner, M., Rhoades, P., Prihoda, T.J., Palomo, T., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2008). A trieste on nutrigenomic targeting of overall wellness and carbohydrate craving behavior. The genetic positioning system (GPS) map. PLOS Medicine: Health in Action. 5(7). (Temporary on-line issue:  http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=index-html&issn=1549-1676).

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.-C., Braverman, E.R., Comings, D.E., Chen, T.J.H., Acruri, V., Blum, S.H., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Notaro, A., Lubar, J., Williams, L., Prihoda, T.J., Palomo, T., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2008). Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and reward deficiency syndrome. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4(5), 893-917.

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Chen, T.J.H., Braverman, E.R., Reinking, J., Blum, S.H., Cassel, K., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Williams, L., Prihoda, T.J., Kerner, M.M., Palomo, T., Comings, D.E., Tung, H., Rhoads, P., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2008). Activation instead of blocking mesolimbic dopaminergic reward circuitry is a preferred modality in the long term treatment of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS); a commentary. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 5(24), 1-16. (http://www.tbiomed.com/content/5/1/24)

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Chen, T.J.H., Lubar, J., White, N., Lubar, J., Braverman, E., Schoolfield, J., Downs, B.W., Bowirrat, A., Oscar-Berman, M., Reinking, J., Blum, S.H., Comings, D.E., Prihoda, T.J., Waite, R.L., Williams, L., Acruni, V., Kerner, K., Braverman, D., & Palomo, T. (2008). Generational association studies of dopaminergic genes (DRD1, DRD2, DAT1, & DBH) in reward deficiency syndrome (RDS): A paradigm shift in selecting appropriate phenotypes for reward dependence behaviors. XVth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, 2007 (Abs.), and PLOS One.

Chen, A.L., Chen, T.J., Waite, R.L., Reinking, J., Tung , H.L., Rhoads, P., Downs, B.W., Braverman, E., Braverman, D., Kerner, M., Blum, S.H., Dinubile, N., Smith, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Prihoda, T.J., Floyd, J.B., O’Brien, D.,Liu, H.H., & Blum, K. (2009). Hypothesizing that brain reward circuitry genes are genetic antecedents of pain sensitivity and critical diagnostic and pharmacogenomic treatment targets for chronic pain conditions. Medical Hypotheses, 72(1), 14-22.

Downs, B.W., Chen, A.L.C., Chen, T.J.H., Waite, R.L., Braverman, E.R, Kerner, M., Braverman, D., Rhoads, P., Prihoda, T.J., Palomo, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Reinking, J., Blum, S.H., DiNubile, N.A., Liu, H.H., & Blum, K. (2009). Nutrigenomic targeting of carbohydrate craving behavior: Can we manage obesity and aberrant craving behaviors with neurochemical pathway manipulation by Immunological Compatible Substances (nutrients) using a Genetic Positioning System (GPS) Map? Medical Hypotheses, 73, 427-434.

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Chen, T.J.H., Bowirrat, A., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Reinking, J., Kerner, M., Braverman, D., DiNubile, N., Rhoads, P., Braverman, E.,R., Savarimuthu, S.M., Blum, S.H., Oscar-Berman, M., Palomo, T., Stice, E., Gold, M., & Comings, D.E.  (2009). Genes and happiness. Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology, 13, 91-129.

Oscar-Berman, M., Valmas, M.M., Sawyer, K.S., Kirkley, S.M., Gansler, D.A., Merritt, D., & Couture, A. (2009). Frontal brain dysfunction in alcoholism with and without Antisocial Personality Disorder. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 5(5), 309-326.

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Chen, T.J.H., Bowirrat, A., Waite, R.L., Kerner, M., Blum, S.H., Downs, B.W., Savarimuthu, S.M., Rhoads, P., Reinking, J., Braverman, E.R., Braverman, D., DiNubile, N., & Oscar-Berman, M.  (2009). Putative targeting of dopamine D2 receptor function in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) by Synaptamine Complex™ Variant (KB220): Clinical trial showing anti-anxiety effects. Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology, 13, 214-230.

Marinkovic, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Urban, T., O’Reilly, C.E., Howard, J.A., Sawyer, K., & Harris, G.J. (2009). Alcoholism and dampened temporal limbic activation to emotional faces. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 33(11), 1880-1892.

Oscar-Berman, M.  (2010). Brain. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 251-254. (Also in Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed., 1984, pp. 164-167; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 149-152; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996.)

Oscar-Berman, M.  (2010). Brain injuries. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 257-258. (Also in Encyclopedia of Psyhology, 1st ed., 1984, pp. 167-168; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p. 153; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996.)

Oscar-Berman, M.  (2010). Central nervous system disorders.  In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 287-289. (Also in Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed., 1984, pp. 190-191; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 170-171; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996.)

Oscar-Berman, M.  (2010). Comparative neuropsychology. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 365-366. (Also in W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff, Eds., The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 3rd ed., Vol. 1, 2001. NY: Wiley, pp. 330-331.)

Oscar-Berman, M. & Valmas, M.M. (2010).  Psychosurgery.  In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 1369-1370. (Also in R.J. Corsini, Ed., Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed.  NY:  Wiley, 1984, p. 183; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 940-941; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996).

Brown, A.B., Biederman, J., Valera, E.M., Doyle, A.E, Bush, G., Spencer, T., Monuteaux, M.C., Mick, E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Makris, N., LaViolette, P.S., Oscar-Berman, M., Faraone, S., & Seidman, L.J. (2010).  Effect of dopamine transporter gene (SLC6A3) variation on dorsal anterior cingulate function in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2010 Mar 5;153B(2):365-75.  PubMed PMID: 19676101.

Blum, K., Chen, T.J.H., Downs, B.W., Bowirrat, A., Waite, R.L., Braverman, E.R., Madigan, M., Oscar–Berman, M., DiNubile, N., Stice, E., & Gold, M. (2010). Neurogentics of dopaminergic receptor super-sensitivity in activation of brain reward circuitry and relapse: Proposing “Deprivation-Amplification Relapse Therapy” (DART). Postgraduate Medicine (in press).

Bowirrat, A., Chen, T.J.H., Madigan, M., Bailey, J.A., Chen, A.L.C., Downs, B.W., Braverman, E.R., Gold, M.S., Radi, S., Waite, R.L., Kerner, M, Giordano, J, Morse, S., Oscar-Berman, M., & Blum, K. (2010). Neuro-psychopharmacogenetics and neurological antecedents of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Unlocking the mysteries of resilience and vulnerability. Current Neuropharmacology, 8(4), 335-358.  DOI: 10.2174/157015910793358123.

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., & Blum, K. (2011). Epigenetics in developmental disorder: ADHD and endophenotypes. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 2(1), 1-17. DOI: 10.4172/2157-7412.1000104

Blum, K., Chen, T.J.H., Bailey, J.A., Bowirrat, A., Femino, J., Chen, A.L.C., Simpatico, T., Morse, S., Giordano, J., Damle, U., Kerner, M., Braverman, E.R., Fornari, F., Downs, B.W., Rector, C., Barh, D., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2011). Can the chronic administration of the combination of buprenorphine and naloxone block dopaminergic activity causing anti-reward and relapse potential? Molecular Neurobiology, 44(2), 250-268. (Epub September 24). DOI: 10.1007/s12035-011-8206-0. PMID: 21948099

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Oscar-Berman, M., Chen, T.J.H., Lubar, J., White, N., Lubar, J., Bowirrat, A., Braverman, E.R., Schoolfield, J., Waite, R.L., Downs, B.W., Madigan, M., Comings, D.E., Davis, C., Kerner, M. M., Knopf, J., Palomo, T., Giordano, J.J., Morse, S.A., Fornari, F., Barh, D., Femino, J., & Bailey, J.A. (2011). Generational association studies of dopaminergic genes in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) subjects. Selecting appropriate phenotypes for reward dependence behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(12), 3325-4459. doi:10.3390/ijerph8124425. ISSN 1660-4601

Oscar-Berman, M. & Song, J. (2011). Brain volumetric measures in alcoholics: A comparison of two segmentation methods. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 7, 65-75. PMID: 21430796

Blum, K., Bailey, J., Gonzalez, A., Oscar-Berman, M., Liu, Y., Giordano, J., Braverman, E., & Gold, M. (2011). Neuro-genetics of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) as the root cause of “addiction transfer”: A new phenomena common after bariatric surgery. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, S2:001. doi: 10.4172/2157-7412.S2-001

Blum, K., Stice, E., Liu, Y., Giordano, J.J., Morse, S.A., Bailey, J.A., Thompson, J., Smolen, A., Oscar-Berman, M., Bowirrat, A., Allen, C., Manka, M., Downs, B.W., Fornari, F., Tan, J., Damie, U.J., & Braverman, E.R. (2011). P02-207 – Genetic addiction risk score analysis: hypodopaminergic polymorphic risk alleles in polydrug addicted males and meso-limbic dopaminergic agonistic activation by neuroadaptagen amino-acid therapy. European Psychiatry, 26, Sipp. 1, 803. doi:10.1016/S0924-9338(11)72508-1

Blum, K., Gardner, E., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M. (2012). “Liking” and “wanting” linked to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Hypothesizing differential responsivity in brain reward circuitry. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 18(1), 113-118. PMCID PMC3651846

Bowirrat, A.B., Chen, T.J.H., Oscar-Berman, M., Madigan, M., Chen, A.L.H., Bailey, J.A., Braverman, E.R., Kerner, M., Giordano, J., Morse, S., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Knopf, J.H., Zaher, A.A., & Blum, K. (2012). Neuropsychopharmacology and neurogenetic aspects of executive functioning: Should reward gene polymorphisms constitute a diagnostic tool to identify individuals at risk for impaired judgment? Molecular Neurobiology, 45(2), 298-313. doi: 10.1007/s12035-012-8247-z. On line: <http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=n43p5631543009nl&size=largest> http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=n43p5631543009nl&size=largest

Blum, K., Werner, T., Carnes, S., Carnes, P., Bowirrat, A.B., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M. (2012). Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll: Hypothesizing common mesolimbic activation as a function of reward gene polymorphisms. Journal Psychoactive Drugs, 44(1), 38-55. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2012.662112

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Simpatico, T., Lohmann, R., Hauser, M., Borsten, J., & Braverman, E. (2012). Neuropsychiatric genetics of happiness, friendships and politics: Hypothesizing homophily (“Birds of a Feather Flock Together”) as a function of reward gene polymorphisms. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 3(2). On line: <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000e106>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000e106

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Bowirrat, A., Giordano, J., Madigan, M., Braverman, E., Barh, D., Fonari, F., Borsten, J., & Simpatico. (2012). Neuropsychiatric genetics of happiness, friendships and politics: A new era in understanding social interface. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 3(2). On line: <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000112>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000112

Oscar-Berman, M. (2012). Function and dysfunction of prefrontal brain circuitry in alcoholic Korsakoff’s syndrome. Neuropsychology Review, 22(2), 154-169. DOI 10.1007/s11065-012-9198-x

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., & Blum, K. (2012). Neurogenetics and epigenetics in impulsive behavior: Impact on reward circuitry. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 3(3), 1-4. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000116

Blum, K., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., Bowirrat, A., Simpatico, T., & Barh, D. (2012). Diagnosis and healing in veterans suspected of suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using reward gene testing and reward circuitry natural dopaminergic activation. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 3(3), 1000116.

Miller, M., Chen, A.L.C., Stokes, S.D., Silverman, S., Bowirrat, A., Manka, M., Manka, D. Miller, D.K., Perrine, K., Chen, T.J.H., Bailey, J.A., Downs, W., Waite, R.L., Madigan, M.A., Braverman, E.R., Damle, U., Kerner, M., Giordano, J., Morse, S., Oscar-Berman, M., Barh, D., & Blum, K. (2012). Early intervention of intravenous KB220IV-Neuroadaptagen Amino-Acid Therapy (NAAT)™ improves behavioral outcomes in a residential addiction treatment program: A pilot study. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 14(5). doi:10.1080/02791072.2012.737727

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Downs, B.W., Simpatico, T., Han, D. & Femino, J. (2012). Neurogenetic impairments of brain reward circuitry links to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Potential nutrigenomic induced dopaminergic activation. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 3(4), 1000e115. <http://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000e115>doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000e115

Ruiz, S.M., Oscar-Berman, M., Sawyer, K.S., Valmas, M., Urban, T., & Harris, G.J. (2013). Drinking history associations with regional white matter volumes in alcoholic men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(1), 110-122. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01862.x

Campbell, H.B., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Blum, K., & Downs, B.W. (2013). Common phenotype in patients with both food and substance dependence: Case reports. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-3. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000122

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Blum, K., & Gold, M.S. (2013). Epigenetic modulation of mood disorders. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000120

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Stuller, E., Miller, D., Giordano, J., Morse, S., McCormick, L., Downs, W., Waite, R.L., Barh, D., Neal, D., Braverman, E.R., Lohmann, R., Borsten, J., Hauser, M., Han, D., Liu, Y., Helman, M., & Simpatico, T. (2013). Neurogenetics and nutrigenomics of neuro-nutrient therapy for Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Clinical ramifications as a function of molecular neurobiological mechanisms. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 3(5), 1-16. 10.4172/2155-6105.1000139

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Barh, D., Giordano, J., & Gold, M.D. (2013). Dopamine genetics and function in food and substance abuse. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000121

Braverman, E., Blum, K., Damle, U.J., Kerner, M., Dushaj, K., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Evoked potentials and neuropsychological tests validate positron emission topography (PET) brain metabolism in cognitively impaired patients. PLOS One, 6(3), 1-8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055398

Braverman, E., Oscar-Berman, M., Lohmann, R., Kennedy, R., Kerner, M., Dushaj, K., & Blum, K. (2013). Low and normal IGF-1 levels in patients with chronic medical disorders (CMD) is independent of anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies: Implications for treating IGF-1 abnormal deficiencies with CMD. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-5. doi: 10.4172/2157-7412.1000123

Oscar-Berman, M. & Fein, D. (2013). Edith Kaplan: Educational background and her impact on neuropsychology. In Ashendorf, L., Swenson, R. & Libon, D.J. (Eds.), The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 18-22.

Yarnell, S., Oscar-Berman, M., Avena, N.M., Blum, K., & Gold, M.S. (2013). Pharmacotherapies for overeating and obesity. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(3), 131. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000131

Downs, B.W., Oscar-Berman, M., Waite, R.L., Madigan, M.A., Giordano, J., Simpatico, T., Hauser, M., Borsten, J., Marcelo, F., Braverman, E.R., Loehmann, R., Dushaj, K., Hellman, M., Barh, D., Schoenthaler. S.T., & Blum, K. (2013). Have we hatched the addiction egg: Reward Deficiency Syndrome Solution System™. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(4), 136. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000136

Hill, E., Han, D., Dumouchel, P., Dehak, N., Quatieri, T., Moehs, C., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Simpatico, T., & Blum, K. (2013). Long term Suboxone™ emotional reactivity as measured by automatic detection in speech. PLOS One 8(7): e69043. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069043

Ruiz, S.M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Closing the gender gap: The case for gender-specific alcoholism research. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 1(6). doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000e106

Luhar, R., Sawyer, K.S., Gravitz, Z., Ruiz, S.M., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Brain volumes and neuropsychological performance are related to current smoking and alcoholism history. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 9, 1767-1784. <http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S52298> http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S52298

Maksimovskiy, A., McGlinchey, R.E., Fortier, C.B., Salat, D., Milberg.W.P., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). White matter and cognitive changes in veterans diagnosed with alcoholism and PTSD. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 1(8). doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000144

Blum, K., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Reini, G., DiNubile, N., Madigan, M.A., Bajaj, A., Downs, B.W., Giordano, J., Wescott, W., Smith, L., Braverman, E.R., Dushaj, K., Hauser, M., Simpatico, T., McLaughlin, T., Borsten, J., & Barh, D. (2013). Iatrogenic opioid dependence is endemic and legal: Genetic addiction risk score (GARS) with electrotherapy a paradigm shift in pain treatment programs. Health, 5(11A), 16-34. doi:10.4236/health.2013.511A1004

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., DiNubile, N., Giordano, J., Braverman, E.R., Truesdell, C.E., Barh, D., & Badgaiyan, R. (2013). Coupling Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) with electrotherapy: Fighting iatrogenic opioid dependence. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4(163): 1000163. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000163

Kushner, S., Nan, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Downs, W.B., Madigan, M.A., Giordano, J., Beley, T., Jones, S., Barh, D., Simpatico, T., Dushaj, K., Lohmann, R., Braverman, E.R., Schoenthaler, S., Ellison, D., & Blum, K. (2013). Declinol, a complex containing kudzu, bitter herbs (gentian, tangerine peel) and bupleurum, significantly reduced Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores in moderate to heavy drinkers: A pilot study. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 4(3), 153. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000153

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Femino, J., Waite, R.L., Benva, L., Giordano, J., Beley, T., Borsten, J., Downs, B.W., Braverman, E.R., Lohmann, R., Dushaj, K., Simpatico, T., Hauser, M., Barh, D., & McLaughlin, T. (2013). Withdrawal from buprenorphine/naloxone and maintenance with a natural dopaminergic agonist: A cautionary note. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4(2), 1-10. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000146>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000146

Braverman, E.R., Oscar-Berman, M., Kreuk, F., Kerner, M., Dushaj, K., Li, M., Stratton, D., Truesdell, C., & Blum, K. (2013). Preliminary hormonal correlations in female patients as a function of somatic and neurological symptom clusters: An exploratory development of a multi-hormonal map for bio-identical replacement therapy (MHRT). Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4:206, 1-8. doi: 10.4172/2157-7412.1000206; PMCID: PMC4190039

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Waite, R.L., Braverman, E.R., Kreuk, F., Li., Dushaj, K., M., Madigan, M.A., Hauser, M., Simpatico, T., & Barh, D. (2013). A multi-locus approach to treating fibromyalgia by boosting dopaminergic activity in the meso-limbic system of the brain. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 5(1), 213. doi: 10.4172/2157-7412.1000213

Blum, K., Thompson, B., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Braverman, E.R., Femino, J., Barh, D., Downs, B.W., Simpatico, T., & Schoenthaler, S. (2013). Genospirituality: Our beliefs, our genomes, and addictions. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4(5), 1-7. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000162> http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000162

McLaughlin, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Simpatico, T., Giordano, J., Jones, S., Barh, D., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Madigan, M.A., Dushaj, K., Lohmann, L., Braverman, E.R., Han, D., & Blum, K. (2013). Hypothesizing repetitive paraphilia behavior of a medication refractive Tourette’s syndrome patient having rapid clinical attenuation with KB220Z-neuroadaptagen amino-acid therapy (NAAT). Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 2(2), 117-124. doi: 10.1556/JBA.2.2013.2.8

Berkinbayev, S., Rysuly, M., Mussayev A., Blum, K., Baitasova, N., Mussagaliyeva, A., Dzhunusbekova, G., Makhatov, B., Mussayev, A.A., Yeshmanova, A., Lesbekova, R., Marchuk, Y., Azhibekova, R., Oscar-Berman, M., & Kulmaganbetov, M. (2014). Apolipoprotein gene polymorphisms (APOB, APOС111, APOE) in the development of coronary heart disease in ethnic groups of Kazakhstan. Journal of Genetic Syndrome & Gene Therapy, 5(2), 216. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000216>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7412.1000216

Braverman, E.R., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M.,  Loehmann, R., Dushaj, D., Damle, U., & Blum, K. (2014). Multi-hormonal bio-identical replacement therapy map (MHRT) in menopause: Significant associations as a function of somatic and neurological symptom clusters PloS ONE 9(9):e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Braverman ER, Han D, Oscar-Berman M, Karikh T, Truesdell C., Dusjak. L., Kreuk, M.L., Stratton, D., & Blum, K. (2014) Menopause Analytical Hormonal Correlate Outcome Study (MAHCOS) and the association to brain electrophysiology (P300) in a clinical setting. PLoS ONE 9(9): e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R., Khurshid, K.A., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Dopaminergic neurogenetics of sleep disorders in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy: Open Access, 3(2-3e126), 1-3. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0277.1000e126>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0277.1000e126

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M/, Braverman, E., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Raising endogenous brain levels of kynurenic acid may produce anti-reward and enhance suicide ideation. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 2(2), 1. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-6488.1000151>http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-6488.1000151

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R., Braverman, E.R., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Hypothesizing darkness induced alcohol intake linked to dopaminergic regulation of brain function. Psychology, 5, 282-288. <http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2014.54038>http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2014.54038

Blum, K., Braverman, E.R., Kreuk, F, Dushaj, K., Li, M., Barh, D., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2014). Genome wide sequencing compared to candidate gene association studies for predisposition to substance abuse, a subset of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Epidemiology, 4(3), 1-4.

Vitali, M., Napolitano, C., Berman, M.O., Minuto, S.F., Battagliese, G., Attilia, M.L., Braverman,E.R., Romeo, M., Blum, K., & Ceccanti, M. (2014). Neurophysiological measures and alcohol use disorder (AUD): Hypothesizing links between clinical severity index and molecular neurobiological patterns. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 5(2), 1-7. doi: 10.4172/2155- 6105.1000181

Waite, R.L., Oscar-Berman, M. Braverman, E.R., Barh, D., & Blum, K. Qualitative electroencephalography analysis (qEEG) of Neuro-Electro-Adaptive Therapy 12™ [NEAT12] up-regulates cortical potentials in an alcoholic during protracted abstinence: Putative anti-craving implications. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 3(5), 171. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000171

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R.D., Palomo, T., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Hypothesizing dopaminergic genetic antecedents in schizophrenia and substance seeking behavior. Medical Hypotheses, 82(5), 606-614. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.02.019

Blum, K., Schoenthaler, S.J., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Madigan, M.A., Braverman, E.R., & Han, D. (2014). Drug abuse relapse rates linked to level of education: Can we repair hypodopaminergic induced cognitive decline with nutrient therapy? The Physician and Sports Medicine, 42(2), 130-145. doi: 10.3810/psm.2014.05.2065

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Blum, S.H., Madigan, M.A., Waite, R.L., McLaughlin, T., & Barh, D. (2014). Can genetic testing coupled with enhanced dopaminergic activation reduce recidivism rates in the workers compensation legacy cases? Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 2(3), 1-3. doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000161. ISSN: 2329-6488

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Jacobs, W., McLaughlin, T., & Gold, M.S, (2014) Buprenorphine response as a function of neurogenetic polymorphic antecedents: Can dopamine genes affect clinical outomes in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)? Addiction Research & Therapy, 5(3), 1-5. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000185

Braverman, E.R., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Karikh, T., Truesdell, C., Dushaj, K., Kreuk, F., Li., M., Stratton, D., & Blum, K. (2014). Menopause analytical hormonal correlate outcome study (MAHCOS) and the association to brain electrophysiology (P300) in a clinical setting. PLOS One, 9(9): e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Oscar-Berman, M., Valmas, M., Sawyer, K.S., Ruiz, S.M., Luhar, R., & Gravitz, Z. (2014). Profiles of impaired, spared, and recovered neuropsychological processes in alcoholism. In A. Pfefferbaum & E.V. Sullivan (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Alcohol and the Nervous System. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 183-210.

Valmas, M., Ruiz, S.M., Gansler, D., Sawyer, K., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2014). Social cognition deficits and associations with drinking history in alcoholic men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(12), 2998-3007. doi: 10.1111/acer.12566

Oscar-Berman, M., Urban, T.A., & Holmes, A.J. (2014). Effects of alcoholism on neurological function and disease in adulthood. In K. Sher (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. New York: Oxford (ePub). doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199381708.013.22

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Demetrovics, Z., Barh, D. & Gold, M.S. (2014). Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS): Molecular neurogenetic evidence for predisposition to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Molecular Neurobiology, 50, 765-796. doi: 10.1007/s12035-014-8726-5

Blum, K., Han, D., Femino, J., Smith, D.E., Saunders, S., Simpatico, T., Schoenthaler, S.J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Systematic evaluation of “compliance” to prescribed treatment medications and “abstinence” from psychoactive drug abuse in chemical dependence programs: Data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs. PLOS One, 9(9), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104275

Blum, K., Simpatico, T., Waite, R.L., Blum, S.H., Dushaj, K., Madigan, M.A., Braverman, E.R., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2014). Hypothesizing “reward” gene polymorphisms may predict high rates of injury and addiction in the workforce: A nutrient and electrotherapeutic based solution. Health, 6(16), 1-25. doi: <http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=49876> 10.4236/health.2014.616262

Knapp, C.M., Ciraulo, D.A., Sarid-Segal, O., Richardson, M.A., Devine, E., Streeter, C.C., Oscar-Berman, M., Surprise, C., Colaneri, L., Putnam, M., Waters, M., & Richambault, C. (2015). Zonisamide, topiramate, levetiracetam: Efficacy and neuropsychological effects in alcohol use disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 35(1), 34-42. doi: 0000000000000246

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Gardner, E.L., Simpatico, T., Braverman, E.R., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Neurogenetics and neurobiology of dopamine in anhedonia. In Ritsner, M.S. (Ed.), Anhedonia: A Comprehensive Handbook Volume 1: Conceptual Issues and Neurobiological Advances. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. doi 10.1007/978-94-017-8591-4_9

Blum, K., Lui, Y., Wang, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Oscar-Berman, M., Smolen, A., Febo, M., Han, D., Simpatico, T., Cronjé, F.J., Demetrovics, Z., & Gold, M.S. (2015). rsfMRI effects of KB220Z™ on neural pathways in reward circuitry of abstinent genotyped heroin addicts. Postgraduate Medicine, 127(2), 232-241. PMID: 25526228

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Fratantonio, J., Agan, G., Downs, B.W., Demetrovics, Z., & Gold, M.S. (2015). Metabolic syndrome & therapy: Impacted by polymorphic genes, environment (epigenetics) and nutrigenomics. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome & Drug Therapy, 1(1), 1-26.

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Braverman, E.R., Febo, M., Li, M., & Gold, M.S. (2015) Enhancing brain pegnenolone may protect cannabis intoxication but should not be considered as an anti-addiction therapeutic: Hypothesizing dopaminergic blockade and promoting anti-reward. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 20-23.

McLaughlin, T., Blum, K. Oscar-Berman, M., Febo, M., Demetrovics, Z., Gozde, A., Fratantonio, J. & Gold, M.S. (2015). Using the Neuroadaptagen KB220Z™ to ameliorate terrifying lucid nightmares in PTSD/RDS Patients: Role of enhanced brain-reward functional connectivity and dopaminergic homeostasis. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 24-35.

Schoenthaler, S., Blum, K., Braverman, E.R., Giordano, J., Thompson, B., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R.D., Madigan, M., Dushaj, K., Li, M., Demetrovics, Z., Waite, R.L., & Gold, M.S. (2015) NIDA-Drug Addiction Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS) Relapse as a Function of Spirituality/Religiosity. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome 1(1), 36-45. doi: 10.17756/jrds.2015-007

Blum, K., Thompson, B., Demotrovics, Z., Femino, J., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., Teitelbaum, S., Smith, D.E., Roy, A.K., Agan, G., Fratantonio, J., Badgiyan, R.D., & Mark S. Gold, M.S. (2015). The molecular neurobiology of Twelve Steps Program & Fellowship: Connecting the dots for recovery. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 46-64. doi: 10.17756/jrds.2015-008

Blum, K., Thanos, P.K., Badagaiyan, R.D., Febo, F., Oscar-Berman, M., Fratantonio, J., Demetrovics, Z., & Gold, M.S. (2015). Neurogenetics and gene therapy for reward deficiency syndrome: are we going to the Promised Land? Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 1-13. doi: 10.1517/14712598.2015.1045871

Modestino, E.J., Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Gold, M.S., Duane, D.D., Sultan, S.G.S., & Auerbach, S.H. (2015). Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Attentional/arousal subtypes, limitations of current diagnostic nosology, and future research. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 6-9.

Sawyer, K.S., Ruiz, S.M., Poey, A., Marinkovic, K., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2015). Measures of skin conductance and heart rate in alcoholic men and women during memory performance. PeerJ 3:e941; doi 10.77171peerj.941.

Ruiz, S.M., Kemppainen , Sawyer, K.S., Valmas, M.M., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2015). Associations between personality and drinking motives among adult alcoholic men and women. Alcohol and Alcoholism (in press, pending revision).

Ruiz, S.M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2015). Gender and alcohol abuse: History and sociology. Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives. In: Scott C. Martin & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.).  (in press).

Blum, K., Gee, P., Oscar-Berman, M., Fratantonio, J., Gozde, A., Downs, B.W., Demetrovics, Z., & Gold, M.S. (2015). Nutriepigenomics and neurogenetics of metabolic syndrome. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome & Drug Therapy (in press).

Blum, K., Tucker, D., Graham, N.A., Bailey, J.A., Bowirrat, A., Barh, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., & Gold, M.S. (2015). Depressed dopamine function in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Should genotyping of dopaminergic and other gene polymorphisms constitute early diagnosis in children? Postgraduate Medicine, (in press).

 

 

BOOK

Blum, K., Femino, J., Teitelbauum, S., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M. & Gold, M. (2013). Neuroscience of Addiction Recovery: Demystification of the Twelve-Step Program and Fellowship. New York: Springer Books in Neuroscience.

 

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of BU School of Medicine