Minjie Wu, PhD
Education & Training
- Wu M, Kumar A, Yang S. Development and Aging of Superficial White Matter Myelin from Young Adulthood to Old Age: Mapping by Vertex-Based Surface Statistics (VBSS). Human Brain Mapping. 37(5):17591769, 2016.
- Wu M, Kujawa K, Lu LH, Fitzgerald D, Fitzgerald KD, Monk CS, Phan KL. Age-Related Changes in Amygdala-Frontal Connectivity during Emotional Face Processing from Childhood into Young Adulthood. Human Brain Mapping, 37(5):16841695, 2016.
- Andreescu C, Wu M, Butters MA, Figurski J, Reynolds CF, Aizenstein HJ. The default mode network in late-life anxious depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(11):980-983, 2011.
- Wu M, Andreescu C, Butters MA, Tamburo R, Reynolds CF, Aizenstein HJ. Resting State Connectivity and White Matter Burden in Late-life Depression. Psychiatry Research: NeuroImaging, 194(1):39-46, 2011.
- Wu M, Rosano C, Butters MA, Whyte E, Nable M, Crooks R, Meltzer CC, Reynolds CF, Aizenstein HJ. Automated Method for Quantifying and Localizing White Matter Hyperintensities on MR images. Psychiatry Research: NeuroImaging, 148(2-3):133-142, 2006.
Bioengineering Enhances Psychiatric Research
Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD (Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G. Detlefsen Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Bioengineering and Clinical and Translational Science), is trained as a geriatric psychiatrist and as a computer scientist, and he is recognized for his expertise in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis methods and their use in clinical research in aging. In collaboration with Tamer...
New Research: Women with a History of Sexual Trauma Are at Risk for Poor Brain Health Later in Life
A team of investigators including Pitt Psychiatry scientists Rebecca Thurston, PhD (Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Women's Health and Dementia and Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology, and Psychology); Karen Jakubowski, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry); Minjie Wu, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry); and Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD (Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G...
Journal of NeuroVirology: Effects of Cocaine and HIV on Decision-making Abilities
Among people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), substance use impacts medication adherence and treatment outcome. Research has shown that stimulants—with cocaine as one of the most commonly used in this population—are associated with the greater risk for poor medication adherence. Impairments in executive functioning are often seen in individuals with HIV who use cocaine, as both cocaine and HIV...
Study on Worry and Brain Connectivity in Older Adults Selected as Editor’s Choice in Journal of Affective Disorders
The paper described below was selected as a Journal of Affective Disorders Editor’s Choice. Is worry good for you? According to a study focused on anxiety in older adults, and published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, a moderate level of worry can enhance connectivity among brain regions involved in emotion regulation—while excessive worry yields the inverse effect. Generalized anxiety disorder is common in...