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Brian Schweinsburg, PhD


Brian Schweinsburg, PhD

Brian Schweinsburg, PhD

Research Psychologist

Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale University, Associate Research Scientist


  • San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) PhD, 2004
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Psychology, BA, 1996

Expertise and Interests

  • Neural correlates of substance abuse in post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Neuroplasticity treatments and detection of change using neuroimaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Neuropsychological Society

Selected Publications

Schweinsburg, A. D., Schweinsburg, B. C., Medina, K. L., McQueeny, T., Brown, S. A., Tapert, S. F. (2010). The influence of recency of use on fMRI response during spatial working memory in adolescent marijuana users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 42, 401-412.

Schweinsburg, A. D., Schweinsburg, B. C., Nagel, B. J., Eyler, L. T., Tapert, S. F.(2011). Neural correlates of verbal learning in adolescent alcohol and marijuana users. Addiction, 10, 564-573. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03197.x

Scott, J. C., Woods, S. P., Vigil, O., Heaton, R. K., Schweinsburg, B. C., Ellis, R. J., Grant, I., Marcotte, T. D. (2011). A neuropsychological investigation of multitasking in HIV infection: Implications for everyday functioning. Neuropsychology, 25, 511-519. doi:10.1037/a0022491

Schweinsburg, B. C., Scott, J. C., Schweinsburg, A. D., Jacobus J., Theilmann, R. J., Frank, L. R, Weber, E., Grant I., Woods, S. P. (2012). Altered prefronto-striato-parietal network response to mental rotation in HIV. Journal of Neurovirol, 18, 74-79. doi:10.1007/s13365-011-0072-z

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