Brandon C McKinney, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Michigan, School of Medicine
Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School
Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Training for Transformative Discovery in Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Psychiatric Association

Selected Honors & Awards

Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health

Research Interests

Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia; Epigenetics in Alzheimers disease & normal aging; Epigenetics
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. McKinney B. C., Ding, Y., Lewis, D.A., Sweet, R.A.. DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Reduced Dendritic Spine Density in Schizophrenia. Translational Psychiatry. 2017. (PMID: 28195572).
  2. McKinney B. C., Lin, H., Ding, Y., Lewis, D.A., Sweet, R.A., DNA methylation evidence against the accelerated aging hypothesis of schizophrenia. npj Schizophrenia. 2017. (PMID: 28560259).
  3. McKinney BC, Lin CW, Oh H, Tseng G, Lewis DA, Sibille E., Hypermethylation of BDNF and SST Genes in the Orbital Frontal Cortex of Older Individuals: A Putative Mechanism for Declining Gene Expression with Age. Neuropsychopharmacology 2015. (PMID: 25881116; PMCID: PMC4569950).
  4. McKinney B.C., Oh H., Sibille E., Age-by-Disease Biological Interactions: Implications for Late Life Depression. Front Genet, 3:237; 2012. (PMID: 23162569; PMCID: PMC3499806).
  5. McKinney B.C., Sibille E., The Age-by-Disease Interaction Hypothesis of Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012. (PMID: 23570886; PMCID: PMC3549303).

Clinical Interests

General adult psychiatry; Integrated behavioral health in primary care

Education Interests

Research mentoring of undergraduates; Research mentoring of medical students; Clinical mentoring of medical students, residents