Mary L. Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips' research focus is the application of functional brain imaging to understand the neural basis of emotion processing in health and in individuals with psychiatric disorders. She directs programs of research which aim to examine the way in which the normal human brain responds to emotion and how abnormalities in emotion processing may contribute to the formation of symptoms in specific psychiatric populations. One of the main aims of her research has been to define the persistent and disorder specific abnormalities in pathophysiological processes underlying emotion processing in mood disorders, in particular, bipolar disorder.
- Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
- Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
- MD, 1989, Cambridge University, UK
- Ladouceur C. D., Diwadkar V., White R., Bass J., Birmaher B., Axelson D. A., Phillips M. L. (2013). Fronto limbic function in unaffected offspring at familial risk for bipolar disorder during an emotional working memory paradigm. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (in press).
- Zelaya F., Radua J., Gohier B., Alsop D. C., Phillips M. L., Surguladze S. A., El-Hage W. (2013). Resting state cerebral blood flow in amygdala is modulated by sex and serotonin transporter genotype. Neuroimage, 76C, 90-97. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.03.003
- Oliveira L., Ladouceur C., Phillips M. L., Brammer M., Mourao-Miranda J. (2013). What does brain response to neutral faces tell us about major depression? Evidence from machine learning and fMRI. PLoS One, 8(4), e60121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060121
- Chase H., Moses-Kolko E. L., Zevallos C., Wisner K. L., Phillips M. L. (2013). Disrupted posterior cingulate-amygdala connectivity in postpartum depressed women as measured with resting BOLD fMRI. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (in press).
- Pan L. A., Hassel S., Segreti A. M., Nau S. A., Brent D. A., Phillips M. L. (2012). Differential patterns of activity and functional connectivity in emotion processing neural circuitry to angry and happy faces in adolescents with and without suicide attempt. Psychological Medicine. doi: 10.1017/S0033291712002966