Helmet T Karim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering
Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry

Research Interests

Prediction of treatment response; Risk assessment in Alzheimer's disease; Novel interventions using TMS
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Ly M, Gary ZY, Karim HT, Muppidi NR, Mizuno A, Klunk WE, ... & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2019). Improving brain age prediction models: incorporation of amyloid status in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging.
  2. Karim HT, Wang M, Andreescu C, Tudorascu D, Butters MA, Karp JF, ... & Aizenstein HJ. (2018). Acute trajectories of neural activation predict remission to pharmacotherapy in late-life depression. NeuroImage: Clinical, 19, 831-839.
  3. Karim HT, Andreescu C, Tudorascu D, Smagula SF, Butters MA, Karp JF, ... & Aizenstein HJ. (2017). Intrinsic functional connectivity in late-life depression: trajectories over the course of pharmacotherapy in remitters and non-remitters. Molecular psychiatry, 22(3), 450-457.
  4. Karim HT, Tudorascu DL, Butters MA, Walker S, Aizenstein HJ, & Andreescu C. (2017). In the grip of worry: Cerebral blood flow changes during worry induction and reappraisal in late-life generalized anxiety disorder. Translational psychiatry, 7(8), e1204-e1204.
  5. Kay DB, Karim HT, Soehner AM, Hasler BP, Wilckens KA, James JA, ... & Germain A. (2016). Sleep-wake differences in relative regional cerebral metabolic rate for glucose among patients with insomnia compared with good sleepers. Sleep, 39(10), 1779-1794.

Clinical Interests

Novel clinical interventions; Maximizing clinical efficacy

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Graduate student advising; Postdoctoral mentorship