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Naomi Driesen, PhD

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Naomi Driesen, PhD

Naomi Driesen, PhD

Research Scientist

Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Research Scientist


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, 1999-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1998-1999
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, 1997-1998
  • University of Memphis, Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Subspeciality), Ph.D., 1997

Expertise and Interests

  • Neurocognitive basis of dissociative symptoms
  • Neurocognitive function and remediation in PTSD
  • Neurocognitive function in individuals with PTSD and traumatic brain injury
  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Severe Depression
  • Ketamine Treatment of PTSD and Severe Depression

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Selected Publications

Abdallah, C. G., Ahn, K.-H., Averill, L. A., Nemati, S., Averill, C. L., Fouda, S., Ranganathan, M., Morgan, P.T., D'Souza, D. C., Mathalon, D. H., Krystal, J. H., Driesen, N. R. (2021). A robust and reproducible connectome fingerprint of ketamine is highly associated with the connectomic signature of antidepressants. Neuropsychopharmacology, 46(2), 478-485.

Tang, Y., Zhou, Q., Chang, M., Chekroud, A., Gueorguieva, R., Jiang, X., Zhou, Y., He, G., Rowland, M., Wang, D., Fu, S., Yin, Z., Leng, H., Wei, S., Xu, K., Wang, F., Krystal, J. H., Driesen, N. R. (2019). Altered functional connectivity and low-frequency signal fluctuations in early psychosis and genetic high risk. Schizophr Res, 210, 172-179. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.12.041

Driesen, N. R., McCarthy, G., Bhagwagar, Z., Bloch, M., Calhoun, V., D'Souza, D. C., Gueorguieva, R., He, G., Ramachandran, R., Suckow, R. F., Anticevic, A., Morgan, P. T., Krystal, J. H. (2013). Relationship of resting brain hyperconnectivity and schizophrenia-like symptoms produced by the NMDA receptor antagonist ketamine in humans. Mol Psychiatry, 18, 1199-1204.

Driesen, N. R., McCarthy, G., Bhagwagar, Z., Bloch, M. H., Calhoun, V. D., D'Souza, D. C., Gueorguieva, R., He, G., Leung, H. C., Ramachandran, R., Anticevic, A., Suckow, R. F., Morgan, P. T., Krystal, J. H. (2013). The Impact of NMDA Receptor Blockade on Human Working Memory-Related Prefrontal Function and Connectivity. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.170

Driesen, N. R., Leung, H. C., Calhoun, V. D., Constable, R. T., Gueorguieva, R., Hoffman, R., Skudlarski, P., Goldman-Rakic, P. S., Krystal, J. H. (2008). Impairment of working memory maintenance and response in schizophrenia: functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence. Biol Psychiatry, 64(12), 1026-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.07.029

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