Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Marlene Berman
617.638.4803
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)

Biography

My expertise covers the neuropsychological deficits and intact skills of a variety of neurological populations, including alcoholics with and without clinical signs of Korsakoff’s syndrome (severe amnesia for events occurring since the onset of extensive brain damage). I am familiar with many experimental paradigms that are employed to detect subtle differences in the behavior of alcoholics compared to that of healthy nonalcoholic controls and neurological patients who have incurred brain damage from other than alcohol-related etiologies. I can evaluate behavioral data as well as conceptual findings from structural and functional brain imaging studies.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Research Scientist, VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of Connecticut, PhD
  • Bryn Mawr College, MA
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2019

    Maleki N, Tahaney K, Thompson BL, Oscar-Berman M. At the intersection of alcohol use disorder and chronic pain. Neuropsychology. 2019 Sep; 33(6):795-807. PMID: 31448947.

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  • Published on 5/23/2019

    Blum K, Gondré-Lewis MC, Modestino EJ, Lott L, Baron D, Siwicki D, McLaughlin T, Howeedy A, Krengel MH, Oscar-Berman M, Thanos PK, Elman I, Hauser M, Fried L, Bowirrat A, Badgaiyan RD. Understanding the Scientific Basis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Precision Behavioral Management Overrides Stigmatization. Mol Neurobiol. 2019 Nov; 56(11):7836-7850. PMID: 31124077.

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  • Published on 4/30/2019

    Sawyer KS, Maleki N, Urban T, Marinkovic K, Karson S, Ruiz SM, Harris GJ, Oscar-Berman M. Alcoholism gender differences in brain responsivity to emotional stimuli. Elife. 2019 04 30; 8. PMID: 31038125.

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  • Published on 5/9/2018

    Sawyer KS, Maleki N, Papadimitriou G, Makris N, Oscar-Berman M, Harris GJ. Cerebral white matter sex dimorphism in alcoholism: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 08; 43(9):1876-1883. PMID: 29795404.

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  • Published on 3/22/2018

    Rivas-Grajales AM, Sawyer KS, Karmacharya S, Papadimitriou G, Camprodon JA, Harris GJ, Kubicki M, Oscar-Berman M, Makris N. Sexually dimorphic structural abnormalities in major connections of the medial forebrain bundle in alcoholism. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 19:98-105. PMID: 30035007.

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  • Published on 12/19/2017

    Blum K, Han D, Modestino EJ, Saunders S, Roy AK, Jacobs W, Inaba DS, Baron D, Oscar-Berman M, Hauser M, Badgaiyan RD, Smith DE, Femino J, Gold MS. A Systematic, Intensive Statistical Investigation of Data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD) for Compliance and Illicit Opioid Abstinence in Substance Addiction Treatment with Buprenorphine/naloxone. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 01 28; 53(2):220-229. PMID: 29257919.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Seitz J, Sawyer KS, Papadimitriou G, Oscar-Berman M, Ng I, Kubicki A, Mouradian P, Ruiz SM, Kubicki M, Harris GJ, Makris N. Alcoholism and sexual dimorphism in the middle longitudinal fascicle: a pilot study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 08; 11(4):1006-1017. PMID: 27448160.

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  • Published on 7/17/2017

    Schoenthaler SJ, Blum K, Fried L, Oscar-Berman M, Giordano J, Modestino EJ, Badgaiyan R. The effects of residential dual diagnosis treatment on alcohol abuse. J Syst Integr Neurosci. 2017 07; 3(4). PMID: 28868159.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Mosher Ruiz S, Oscar-Berman M, Kemppainen MI, Valmas MM, Sawyer KS. Associations Between Personality and Drinking Motives Among Abstinent Adult Alcoholic Men and Women. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Jul 01; 52(4):496-505. PMID: 28379312.

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  • Published on 3/6/2017

    Sawyer KS, Oscar-Berman M, Barthelemy OJ, Papadimitriou GM, Harris GJ, Makris N. Gender dimorphism of brain reward system volumes in alcoholism. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2017 May 30; 263:15-25. PMID: 28285206.

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