Wesley K. Thompson, PhD
Dr. Thompson's primary research interests include generalized, linear mixed-effects models, estimating equations, and longitudinal data. His research has explored the use of statistical models to identify potentially causal relationships among brain function, depression, and physical health. He is also interested in developing statistical models that may explain the mechanisms of healthy cognitive aging.
- Director of Biostatistics, Stein Institute for Research on Aging, UCSD, San Diego, CA
- Assistant Professor of Statistics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- PhD, 2004, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Statistics
- MA, 1996, The State University of New York, Albany, Mathematics
- Andreassen, O. A., Djurovic, S., Thompson, W. K., Schork, A. J., Kendler, K. S., O'Donovan, M. C.,...Dale, A. M. (2013). Improved detection of common variants associated with schizophrenia by leveraging pleiotropy with cardiovascular-disease risk factors. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 92(2), 197-209.
- Chou, H., Talledo, J. A., Lamb, S. N., Thompson, W. K., & Swerdlow, N. R. (2013). Amphetamine effects on MATRICS consensus cognitive battery performance in healthy adults. Psychopharmacology, 227(1), 165-167.
- Jeste, D. V., Salva, G. N., Thompson, W. K., Vahia, I. V., Glorioso, D. K., Martin, A. S.,...Depp, C. A. (2013). Association between older age and more successful aging: Critical role of resilience and depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(2), 188-196.
- Siegle, G. J., Thompson, W. K., Collier, A., Berman, S. R., Feldmiller, J., Thase, M. E., & Friedman, E. S. (2012). Toward clinically useful neuroimaging in depression treatment: Prognostic utility of subgenual cingulate activity for determining depression outcome in cognitive therapy across studies, scanners, and patient characteristics. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(9), 913-924.
- Vahia, I. V., Thompson, W. K., Depp, C. A., Allison, M. & Jeste, D. V. (2012). Developing a dimensional model for successful cognitive and emotional aging. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(4), 515-523.