Brandon C McKinney, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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
Member, American Psychiatric Association
Selected Honors & Awards
Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia; Epigenetics in Alzheimers disease & normal aging; EpigeneticsSelected Research Publications & Products
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- McKinney B.C., Sibille E., The Age-by-Disease Interaction Hypothesis of Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012. (PMID: 23570886; PMCID: PMC3549303).
General adult psychiatry; Integrated behavioral health in primary care
Research mentoring of undergraduates; Research mentoring of medical students; Clinical mentoring of medical students, residents
Pitt Psychiatry News from the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
“I think that everyone can agree that 2020 was not a traditional year. Following suit, ACNP 2020 was not a traditional meeting,” says Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD, program chair for the 2020 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting. “However, although it was not the meeting we expected to plan when I stepped into my term as program chair, it ended up being an incredible combination of old and...