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    Bruno Biagianti, MD

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address401 Parnassus Ave.
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      UniversitĂ  Degli Studi Di MilanoM.D.Psychiatry2012
      San Francisco VA Medical CenterPost-Doctoral FellowMental Health2015

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      During my clinical training, I focused on psychopharmacological treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation approaches for individuals with psychotic disorders.
      I joined Sophia Vinogradov’s schizophrenia research lab at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in 2013 as a post-doctoral scholar to study the social cognitive impairments that directly influence poor outcomes for individuals with psychosis and to evaluate evidence-based approaches to improving functioning and quality of life. During my post-doc, I developed a strong interest in how mobile technology can deliver treatment for the most disabling aspects of psychosis. Since 2015, I have been the Principal Investigator of a UCSF-funded study that examined the feasibility of delivering a package of diagnostic and treatment tools for psychosis using iPads. The package includes a social cognition training program, neuropsychological and clinical assessments, social skills groups, and multimodal group instant messaging.

      My current interest in mental health research lays at the intersection of three phenomena that have become increasingly visible over the past decade: 1) The significant global burden of psychotic illness arising from displacement, migration, and resettlement; 2) Persistent disparities in mental health status and in the use of mental health services by racial/ethnic minorities, low-income groups, and individuals living in under-resourced rural areas; and 3) The rapid worldwide expansion in the use of mobile devices. These phenomena culminated in my research goal to develop innovative strategies to implement and disseminate mental health services for underserved vulnerable populations at a large scale, thereby reducing mental health disparities.

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      psychosis, psychological interventions, mental health disparities, digital health, dissemination science

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      1. Biagianti B, Fisher M, Neilands TB, Loewy R, Vinogradov S. Engagement with the auditory processing system during targeted auditory cognitive training mediates changes in cognitive outcomes in individuals with schizophrenia. Neuropsychology. 2016 Nov; 30(8):998-1008. PMID: 27617637.
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      2. Loewy R, Fisher M, Schlosser DA, Biagianti B, Stuart B, Mathalon DH, Vinogradov S. Intensive Auditory Cognitive Training Improves Verbal Memory in Adolescents and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. Schizophr Bull. 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26903238.
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      3. Schlosser DA, Campellone TR, Biagianti B, Delucchi KL, Gard DE, Fulford D, Stuart BK, Fisher M, Loewy RL, Vinogradov S. Modeling the role of negative symptoms in determining social functioning in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2015 Dec; 169(1-3):204-8. PMID: 26530628.
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      4. Subramaniam K, Hooker CI, Biagianti B, Fisher M, Nagarajan S, Vinogradov S. Neural signal during immediate reward anticipation in schizophrenia: Relationship to real-world motivation and function. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 9:153-63. PMID: 26413478; PMCID: PMC4556736.
      5. Biagianti B, Grazzi L, Usai S, Gambini O. Dependency-like behaviors and pain coping styles in subjects with chronic migraine and medication overuse: results from a 1-year follow-up study. BMC Neurol. 2014; 14:181. PMID: 25234249; PMCID: PMC4172841.
      6. Biagianti B, Vinogradov S. Computerized cognitive training targeting brain plasticity in schizophrenia. Prog Brain Res. 2013; 207:301-26. PMID: 24309260.
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      7. Biagianti B, Grazzi L, Gambini O, Usai S, Muffatti R, Scarone S, Bussone G. Orbitofrontal dysfunction and medication overuse in patients with migraine. Headache. 2012 Nov-Dec; 52(10):1511-9. PMID: 23145856.
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