Brian A Coffman, PhD

Brian A Coffman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Experimental Psychology, University of New Mexico, Arts and Sciences
Psychology, University of New Mexico, Arts and Sciences
Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Board Member and Membership Committee Member, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society
Member, Schizophrenia International Research Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Award, EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society
Strick Prize for Best Research Paper, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Auditory neurophysiology in schizophrenia; Non-invasive brain stimulation in psychiatry; Cognitive dysfunction in psychosis
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Coffman BA, Haas G, Olson C, Cho R, Ghuman AS & Salisbury DF (2020). Lateralized evoked responses in parietal cortex demonstrate visual short-term memory deficits in first-episode schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research (In Press).
  2. Coffman BA, Candelaria-Cook FT & Stephen JM (2020). Unisensory and multisensory responses in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): Effects of spatial congruence. Neuroscience. 430:34-46.
  3. Trumbo MC, Matzen LE, Coffman BA, Hunter MA, Jones AP, Robinson CS, Clark VP. Enhanced working memory performance via transcranial direct current stimulation: The possibility of near and far transfer, Neuropsychologia, 2016, 93, 85-96doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.011
  4. Coffman BA, Clark VP, Parasuraman R. Battery powered thought: Enhancement of attention, learning, and memory in healthy adults usingtranscranial direct current stimulation, NeuroImage 2014 85:3, 895-908doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.083
  5. Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Clark VP. Enhancement of object detection with transcranial direct current stimulation is associated with increased attention, BMC Neuroscience 2012 13, 108doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-108

Clinical Interests

Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Coffman BA, Kodituwakku P, Kodituwakku EL, Romero L, Sharadamma NM, Stone D, Stephen JM. Primary visual response (M100) delays in adolescents with FASD as measured with MEG, Human Brain Mapping 2013 34:11, 2852-2862, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22110
  2. Coffman BA, Candelaria-Cook FT, Stephen JM. Unisensory and multisensory responses in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Effects of spatial congruence, Neuroscience 2020 430, 34-46doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.01.013
  3. Bertocci M, Chase H, Graur S, Stiffler R, ..., Coffman B, Greenberg,B, Phillips M. The impact of targeted cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation on reward circuitry and affect in Bipolar Disorder, Molecular Psychiatry, In press, doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0567-1
  4. Haigh SM, Coffman BA, Salisbury DF. Mismatch negativity in first-episode schizophrenia: A meta-analysis, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 2017 48:1, 3-10doi: 10.1177/1550059416645980
  5. Coffman BA, Haigh SM, Murphy TK, Salisbury DF. Event-related potentials demonstrate deficits in acoustic segmentation in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research, 2016 173:1-2, 109-115doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.03.012

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Statistical methods
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Coffman BA & Salisbury DF, MEG Methods: A Primer of Basic MEG Analysis. In Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia (Kubicki M, Shenton ME,eds.) Springer International Publishing; 2020, 191-210doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-35206-6_11
  2. Clark VP, Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Wegele AR. An Evolutionary Perspective on Attentional Processes. In Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention, Signals ofMind, Academic Press (Elsevier) 2013