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    Rachel Loewy, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-7659
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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      My research focuses on early identification and intervention in schizophrenia. This includes identifying risk factors for developing psychosis, diagnosing prodromal psychosis, and testing novel interventions for early psychosis. In addition, I have developed evidence-based treatment programs for early psychosis through community-academic partnerships.


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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. Fryer SL, Roach BJ, Wiley K, Loewy RL, Ford JM, Mathalon DH. Reduced Amplitude of Low-Frequency Brain Oscillations in the Psychosis Risk Syndrome and Early Illness Schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Aug; 41(9):2388-98. PMID: 27067126.
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      3. 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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      4. 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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      5. Fulford D, Pearson R, Stuart BK, Fisher M, Mathalon DH, Vinogradov S, Loewy RL. Symptom assessment in early psychosis: the use of well-established rating scales in clinical high-risk and recent-onset populations. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30; 220(3):1077-83. PMID: 25278477; PMCID: PMC4258147 [Available on 12/30/15].
      6. Therman S, Lindgren M, Manninen M, Loewy RL, Huttunen MO, Cannon TD, Suvisaari J. Predicting psychosis and psychiatric hospital care among adolescent psychiatric patients with the Prodromal Questionnaire. Schizophr Res. 2014 Sep; 158(1-3):7-10. PMID: 25062972.
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      7. Schlosser DA, Fisher M, Gard D, Fulford D, Loewy RL, Vinogradov S. Motivational deficits in individuals at-risk for psychosis and across the course of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2014 Sep; 158(1-3):52-7. PMID: 25008792; PMCID: PMC4152418.
      8. Nahum M, Fisher M, Loewy R, Poelke G, Ventura J, Nuechterlein KH, Hooker CI, Green MF, Merzenich M, Vinogradov S. A novel, online social cognitive training program for young adults with schizophrenia: A pilot study. Schizophr Res Cogn. 2014 Mar 1; 1(1):e11-e19. PMID: 25267937.
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      9. Fisher M, Loewy R, Carter C, Lee A, Ragland JD, Niendam T, Schlosser D, Pham L, Miskovich T, Vinogradov S. Neuroplasticity-based auditory training via laptop computer improves cognition in young individuals with recent onset schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2015 Jan; 41(1):250-8. PMID: 24444862; PMCID: PMC4266283 [Available on 01/01/16].
      10. Rietdijk J, Fokkema M, Stahl D, Valmaggia L, Ising HK, Dragt S, Klaassen RM, Nieman DH, Loewy R, Cuijpers P, Delespaul P, Linszen DH, van der Gaag M. The distribution of self-reported psychotic-like experiences in non-psychotic help-seeking mental health patients in the general population; a factor mixture analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2014 Mar; 49(3):349-58. PMID: 24126556.
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      11. Fulford D, Niendam TA, Floyd EG, Carter CS, Mathalon DH, Vinogradov S, Stuart BK, Loewy RL. Symptom dimensions and functional impairment in early psychosis: more to the story than just negative symptoms. Schizophr Res. 2013 Jun; 147(1):125-31. PMID: 23587696; PMCID: PMC3663589.
      12. Fisher M, Loewy R, Hardy K, Schlosser D, Vinogradov S. Cognitive interventions targeting brain plasticity in the prodromal and early phases of schizophrenia. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2013; 9:435-63. PMID: 23297786.
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      13. Ising HK, Veling W, Loewy RL, Rietveld MW, Rietdijk J, Dragt S, Klaassen RM, Nieman DH, Wunderink L, Linszen DH, van der Gaag M. The validity of the 16-item version of the Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ-16) to screen for ultra high risk of developing psychosis in the general help-seeking population. Schizophr Bull. 2012 Nov; 38(6):1288-96. PMID: 22516147; PMCID: PMC3713086.
      14. Schlosser DA, Pearson R, Perez VB, Loewy RL. Environmental Risk and Protective Factors and Their Influence on the Emergence of Psychosis. Adolesc Psychiatry (Hilversum). 2012 Apr; 2(2):163-171. PMID: 23125956.
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      15. Perez VB, Ford JM, Roach BJ, Woods SW, McGlashan TH, Srihari VH, Loewy RL, Vinogradov S, Mathalon DH. Error monitoring dysfunction across the illness course of schizophrenia. J Abnorm Psychol. 2012 May; 121(2):372-87. PMID: 22060947; PMCID: PMC3358508.
      16. Hardy KV, Moore M, Rose D, Bennett R, Jackson-Lane C, Gause M, Jackson A, Loewy R. Filling the implementation gap: a community-academic partnership approach to early intervention in psychosis. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 5(4):366-74. PMID: 22032550; PMCID: PMC3205471.
      17. Perez VB, Ford JM, Roach BJ, Loewy RL, Stuart BK, Vinogradov S, Mathalon DH. Auditory cortex responsiveness during talking and listening: early illness schizophrenia and patients at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Schizophr Bull. 2012 Nov; 38(6):1216-24. PMID: 21993915; PMCID: PMC3494053.
      18. Loewy RL, Therman S, Manninen M, Huttunen MO, Cannon TD. Prodromal psychosis screening in adolescent psychiatry clinics. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2012 Feb; 6(1):69-75. PMID: 21883972.
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      19. Loewy RL, Pearson R, Vinogradov S, Bearden CE, Cannon TD. Psychosis risk screening with the Prodromal Questionnaire--brief version (PQ-B). Schizophr Res. 2011 Jun; 129(1):42-6. PMID: 21511440; PMCID: PMC3113633.
      20. Schlosser DA, Zinberg JL, Loewy RL, Casey-Cannon S, O'Brien MP, Bearden CE, Vinogradov S, Cannon TD. Predicting the longitudinal effects of the family environment on prodromal symptoms and functioning in patients at-risk for psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2010 May; 118(1-3):69-75. PMID: 20171848; PMCID: PMC2856759.
      21. Loewy RL, Johnson JK, Cannon TD. Self-report of attenuated psychotic experiences in a college population. Schizophr Res. 2007 Jul; 93(1-3):144-51. PMID: 17459662; PMCID: PMC2063995.
      22. Niendam TA, Bearden CE, Johnson JK, McKinley M, Loewy R, O'Brien M, Nuechterlein KH, Green MF, Cannon TD. Neurocognitive performance and functional disability in the psychosis prodrome. Schizophr Res. 2006 May; 84(1):100-11. PMID: 16563699.
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      23. Loewy RL, Bearden CE, Johnson JK, Raine A, Cannon TD. The prodromal questionnaire (PQ): preliminary validation of a self-report screening measure for prodromal and psychotic syndromes. Schizophr Res. 2005 Nov 1; 79(1):117-25. PMID: 16276559.
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      24. Meyer SE, Bearden CE, Lux SR, Gordon JL, Johnson JK, O'Brien MP, Niendam TA, Loewy RL, Ventura J, Cannon TD. The psychosis prodrome in adolescent patients viewed through the lens of DSM-IV. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Jun; 15(3):434-51. PMID: 16092909.
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      25. Cannon TD, van Erp TG, Bearden CE, Loewy R, Thompson P, Toga AW, Huttunen MO, Keshavan MS, Seidman LJ, Tsuang MT. Early and late neurodevelopmental influences in the prodrome to schizophrenia: contributions of genes, environment, and their interactions. Schizophr Bull. 2003; 29(4):653-69. PMID: 14989405.
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      26. Walker E, Lewis N, Loewy R, Palyo S. Motor dysfunction and risk for schizophrenia. Dev Psychopathol. 1999; 11(3):509-23. PMID: 10532622.
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