Swathi Gujral, PhD
Education & Training
Research InterestsSelected Research Publications & Products
- Gujral S, Aizenstein H, Butters MA, Reynolds CF, Grove G, Karp JF & Erickson KI. (2019). Exercise for Depression: A Feasibility Trial Exploring Neural Mechanisms. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 27(6). 611-616.
- Gujral S, McAuley E, Oberlin LE, Kramer AF & Erickson KI (2018). The Role of Brain Structure in Predicting Adherence to a Physical Activity Regimen. Psychosomatic Medicine. 80(1), 69-77.
- Gujral S, Ogbagaber S, Dombrovski AY, Butters M, Karp J & Szanto K. (2016). Course of cognitive impairment in suicidal depressed older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 31(6), 592-600.
- Gujral S, Dombrovski AY, Butters M, Clark L, Reynolds CF & Szanto K. (2014). Impaired executive function in contemplated and attempted suicide in late life. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(8), 811-819.
The Association of 24-Hour Activity Pattern Phenotypes With Depression Symptoms and Cognitive Performance in Aging
Disruption to a predictable 24-hour activity pattern, in which humans are active during the day and rest at night, is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Instead, such disruption in older adults is linked with diseases such as depression and dementia. Loss of robust activity and rest patterns throughout the day and night may be a contributor to, marker of, and/or consequence of underlying disease. To improve...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts a Tremendous Research “Half” Day
On June 9, 2021, the Department of Psychiatry held its 2nd virtual Research Day, featuring presentations on health equity research, a speed dat(a)ing session, a keynote address, and honors and awards. The event was billed as a Research “Half” Day, as we hope and expect for the second half of the event, a poster session, to occur in person. (Date: October 5, 2021. Stay tuned to our events page for details!) Below is...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Swathi Gujral, PhD, to the Faculty
We are pleased to announce that Swathi Gujral, PhD, has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Gujral earned her PhD in clinical and biological health psychology from the University of Pittsburgh after completing a clinical psychology internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center/VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore. She then undertook postdoctoral training through the US...