Samantha Abram, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
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    San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF, San Francisco, CAFellowship09/2021VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF , San Francisco, CAInternship06/2018Clinical Psychology
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MNPhD07/2018Clinical Psychology
    Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MOBA05/2009Psychology
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    UCSF2021Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative
    UCSF2020UCSF Psychiatry Trainee Research Award

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    An EEG study of reward processing and memory dysfunction in schizophrenia
    VA CSR&D CX002355Apr 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Translating from Rats to Humans: A Human Foraging Model of Decision-Making
    NIH F31DA040335Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 14, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Pons-to-cerebellum hypoconnectivity along the psychosis spectrum and associations with sensory prediction and hallucinations in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2024 Feb 02. Abram SV, Hua JPY, Nicholas S, Roach B, Keedy S, Sweeney JA, Mathalon DH, Ford JM. PMID: 38311290.
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    2. Alpha Event-Related Desynchronization During Reward Processing in Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2023 05; 8(5):551-559. Fryer SL, Marton TF, Roach BJ, Holroyd CB, Abram SV, Lau KJ, Ford JM, McQuaid JR, Mathalon DH. PMID: 37045705.
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    3. Cerebellar stimulation in schizophrenia: A systematic review of the evidence and an overview of the methods. Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:1069488. Hua JPY, Abram SV, Ford JM. PMID: 36620688; PMCID: PMC9815121.
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    4. Advanced brain age correlates with greater rumination and less mindfulness in schizophrenia. Neuroimage Clin. 2023; 37:103301. Abram SV, Roach BJ, Hua JPY, Han LKM, Mathalon DH, Ford JM, Fryer SL. PMID: 36586360; PMCID: PMC9830317.
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    5. Consider the pons: bridging the gap on sensory prediction abnormalities in schizophrenia. Trends Neurosci. 2022 11; 45(11):798-808. Abram SV, Hua JPY, Ford JM. PMID: 36123224; PMCID: PMC9588719.
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    6. Validation of ketamine as a pharmacological model of thalamic dysconnectivity across the illness course of schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry. 2022 05; 27(5):2448-2456. Abram SV, Roach BJ, Fryer SL, Calhoun VD, Preda A, van Erp TGM, Bustillo JR, Lim KO, Loewy RL, Stuart BK, Krystal JH, Ford JM, Mathalon DH. PMID: 35422467; PMCID: PMC9135621.
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    7. Psychological Dimensions Relevant to Motivation and Pleasure in Schizophrenia. Front Behav Neurosci. 2022; 16:827260. Abram SV, Weittenhiller LP, Bertrand CE, McQuaid JR, Mathalon DH, Ford JM, Fryer SL. PMID: 35401135; PMCID: PMC8985863.
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    8. Vicarious Trial-and-Error Is Enhanced During Deliberation in Human Virtual Navigation in a Translational Foraging Task. Front Behav Neurosci. 2021; 15:586159. Huynh T, Alstatt K, Abram SV, Schmitzer-Torbert N. PMID: 33912018; PMCID: PMC8072010.
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    9. Working memory and alcohol demand relationships differ according to PTSD symptom severity among veterans with AUD. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Apr; 29(2):166-177. Abram SV, Batki SL, Pennington DL. PMID: 34043400.
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    10. Reward processing electrophysiology in schizophrenia: Effects of age and illness phase. Neuroimage Clin. 2020; 28:102492. Abram SV, Roach BJ, Holroyd CB, Paulus MP, Ford JM, Mathalon DH, Fryer SL. PMID: 33395983; PMCID: PMC7695886.
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    11. Oxytocin Enhances an Amygdala Circuit Associated With Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: A Single-Dose, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover, Randomized Control Trial. Schizophr Bull. 2020 04 10; 46(3):661-669. Abram SV, De Coster L, Roach BJ, Mueller BA, van Erp TGM, Calhoun VD, Preda A, Lim KO, Turner JA, Ford JM, Mathalon DH, Woolley JD. PMID: 31595302; PMCID: PMC7147578.
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    12. Learning From Loss After Risk: Dissociating Reward Pursuit and Reward Valuation in a Naturalistic Foraging Task. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:359. Abram SV, Redish AD, MacDonald AW. PMID: 31231252; PMCID: PMC6561235.
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    13. Oxytocin does not improve working memory in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2019 06; 208:486-487. Bradley ER, van Nieuwenhuizen A, Abram S, Niles AN, Woolley JD. PMID: 30712813; PMCID: PMC7297462.
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    14. The goal priority network as a neural substrate of Conscientiousness. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 09; 39(9):3574-3585. Rueter AR, Abram SV, MacDonald AW, Rustichini A, DeYoung CG. PMID: 29691946; PMCID: PMC6200659.
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    15. Neural correlates of preserved facial affect perception in high functioning schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2017 Aug 30; 266:83-85. Karpouzian TM, Schroeder MP, Abram SV, Wanar H, Alden EC, Eack SM, Csernansky JG, Smith MJ. PMID: 28624640; PMCID: PMC10725252.
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    16. Default mode functional connectivity is associated with social functioning in schizophrenia. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 May; 126(4):392-405. Fox JM, Abram SV, Reilly JL, Eack S, Goldman MB, Csernansky JG, Wang L, Smith MJ. PMID: 28358526; PMCID: PMC5418083.
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    17. Fronto-temporal connectivity predicts cognitive empathy deficits and experiential negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 03; 38(3):1111-1124. Abram SV, Wisner KM, Fox JM, Barch DM, Wang L, Csernansky JG, MacDonald AW, Smith MJ. PMID: 27774734; PMCID: PMC6866816.
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    18. Functional coherence of insula networks is associated with externalizing behavior. J Abnorm Psychol. 2015 Nov; 124(4):1079-91. Abram SV, Wisner KM, Grazioplene RG, Krueger RF, MacDonald AW, DeYoung CG. PMID: 26301974; PMCID: PMC4658249.
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    19. Alterations in brain activation during cognitive empathy are related to social functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2015 Jan; 41(1):211-22. Smith MJ, Schroeder MP, Abram SV, Goldman MB, Parrish TB, Wang X, Derntl B, Habel U, Decety J, Reilly JL, Csernansky JG, Breiter HC. PMID: 24583906; PMCID: PMC4266286.
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    20. Accurate perception of negative emotions predicts functional capacity in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Apr 30; 216(1):6-11. Abram SV, Karpouzian TM, Reilly JL, Derntl B, Habel U, Smith MJ. PMID: 24524947.
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    21. Self-reported empathy deficits are uniquely associated with poor functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2012 May; 137(1-3):196-202. Smith MJ, Horan WP, Karpouzian TM, Abram SV, Cobia DJ, Csernansky JG. PMID: 22321668.
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