Characterizing Neurocognitive Heterogeneity in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Correlates and Inflammation-based Biomarkers


Characterizing Neurocognitive Heterogeneity in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Correlates and Inflammation-based Biomarkers

Katherine Burdick, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Katherine Burdick, PhD as the speaker for the next Special Guest Lecture in our series. Dr. Burdick is Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University. 

A clinical neuropsychologist by training, Dr. Burdick has focused her research on identifying persistent cognitive deficits in major psychiatric disorders, understanding their etiologies, and directly targeting them with treatment. Her investigations have included basic psychometric studies of cognition in bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SZ) in an effort to determine the architecture of the deficits and how to optimize measurement of these impairments. The Burdick Lab is currently expanding upon her earlier work by using a longitudinal design in an effort to address when cognitive deficits emerge and how they unfold over time in individuals with bipolar disorder. These are critical questions in developing interventions and strategies to prevent cognitive decline in bipolar patients. Dr. Burdick's findings highlight the need to intervene to correct these cognitive deficits, which are directly related to functional outcome and quality of life. 

Date & Time. January 22, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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