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.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- University of Connecticut, PhD
- Bryn Mawr College, MA
- University of Pennsylvania, BA
- 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 Aug; 43(9):1876-1883. PMID: 29795404.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 1/1/2017
Blum K, Febo M, Badgaiyan RD, Demetrovics Z, Simpatico T, Fahlke C, M OB, Li M, Dushaj K, Gold MS. Common Neurogenetic Diagnosis and Meso-Limbic Manipulation of Hypodopaminergic Function in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Changing the Recovery Landscape. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2017; 15(1):184-194. PMID: 27174576.
- Published on 5/31/2016
Blum K, Simpatico T, Febo M, Rodriquez C, Dushaj K, Li M, Braverman ER, Demetrovics Z, Oscar-Berman M, Badgaiyan RD. Hypothesizing Music Intervention Enhances Brain Functional Connectivity Involving Dopaminergic Recruitment: Common Neuro-correlates to Abusable Drugs. Mol Neurobiol. 2017 Jul; 54(5):3753-3758. PMID: 27246565.
- Published on 4/30/2016
Sawyer KS, Oscar-Berman M, Mosher Ruiz S, Gálvez DA, Makris N, Harris GJ, Valera EM. Associations Between Cerebellar Subregional Morphometry and Alcoholism History in Men and Women. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Jun; 40(6):1262-72. PMID: 27130832.
- Published on 4/26/2016
Vitali M, Napolitano C, Berman MO, Minuto SF, Battagliese G, Attilia ML, Braverman ER, Romeo M, Blum K, Ceccanti M. Neurophysiological Measures and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Hypothesizing Links between Clinical Severity Index and Molecular Neurobiological Patterns. J Addict Res Ther. 2016 04; 5(2). PMID: 28090374.
- Published on 1/1/2016
Oscar-Berman M, Urban TA, Holmes AJ. Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. K. Sher (Ed.). Effects of alcoholism on neurological function and disease in adulthood. Oxford. New York. 2016; 2:355-272.
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