Joanne and George Miller and Family Endowed Chair
Carrie E Bearden, PhD
Dr. Carrie Bearden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Bearden received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the UCLA faculty in 2003. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Young Investigator Awards from the International Congress for Schizophrenia Research, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), and the American College of Neurophychopharmacology (ACNP), the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Award for Clinical Science in Biological Psychiatry and the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Dr. Bearden's research aims to understand genetic influences on brain structure in the development of psychosis, using converging methods to study cognition and neuroanatomy in clinical high-risk samples (e.g., adolescents at clinical high-risk for psychosis), and in possible genetic subtypes of the disease with very nigh penetrance (e.g., 221 11.2 microdeletions). Another active research project, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Nelson Freimer, is an NIMH-funded study of neural endophenotypes of bipolar disorder in a genetically isolated population in Latin America.
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