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Susanna Fryer, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 6358
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Stanford UniversityB.A.00Human Biology
    SDUS/UCSF Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyPhD2009subfield: neuropsychology
    San Francisco VA Medical CenterClinical Psychology Internship2009

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    Reward processing and depressive subtypes: Identifying neural biotypes related to suicide risk, resilience, and treatment response
    VA CX001980Oct 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Multimodal Neural Investigation of Reward Processing in Schizophrenia
    VA IK2CX001028Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Default mode connectivity in typical development &the schizophrenia prodrome
    NIH/NIMH F32MH095404Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brain Imaging in Fetal Alcohol Exposed Delinquents
    NIH/NIAAA F31AA016051Sep 16, 2005 - Sep 15, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ramsay IS, Roach BJ, Fryer S, Fisher M, Loewy R, Ford JM, Vinogradov S, Mathalon DH. Increased global cognition correlates with increased thalamo-temporal connectivity in response to targeted cognitive training for recent onset schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 32007346.
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    2. Susanna Fryer, Stuart Eisendrath, Zindel Segal, Brian Roach, Judith Ford, Daniel Mathalon, Erin Gillung. O17. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Modulates Functional Brain Activation During Affective Distraction in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomized Controlled Study. Biological Psychiatry. 2019 May 1; 85(10):s112.
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    3. Ian Ramsay, Susanna Fryer, Brian Roach, Alison Boos, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Loewy, Judith Ford, Sophia Vinogradov, Daniel Mathalon. O8.2. CHANGES IN FRONTAL AND TEMPORAL CORTICAL THICKNESS CORRELATE WITH GLOBAL COGNITIVE CHANGES FOLLOWING TARGETED COGNITIVE TRAINING IN SCHIZOPHRENIA. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2019 Apr 9; 45(Supplement_2):s183-s184.
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    4. Fryer SL, Roach BJ, Ford JM, Donaldson KR, Calhoun VD, Pearlson GD, Kiehl KA, Srihari VH, McGlashan TH, Woods SW, Mathalon DH. Should I Stay or Should I Go? FMRI Study of Response Inhibition in Early Illness Schizophrenia and Risk for Psychosis. Schizophr Bull. 2019 01 01; 45(1):158-168. PMID: 29385625.
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    5. Mennigen E, Fryer SL, Rashid B, Damaraju E, Du Y, Loewy RL, Stuart BK, Calhoun VD, Mathalon DH. Transient Patterns of Functional Dysconnectivity in Clinical High Risk and Early Illness Schizophrenia Individuals Compared with Healthy Controls. Brain Connect. 2019 02; 9(1):60-76. PMID: 29855202.
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    6. Mennigen E, Miller RL, Rashid B, Fryer SL, Loewy RL, Stuart BK, Mathalon DH, Calhoun VD. Reduced higher-dimensional resting state fMRI dynamism in clinical high-risk individuals for schizophrenia identified by meta-state analysis. Schizophr Res. 2018 11; 201:217-223. PMID: 29907493.
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    7. Judith Ford, Jamie Ferri, Brian Roach, Susanna Fryer, Barbara Stuart, Rachel Loewy, Daniel Mathalon. F224. Thalamic Dysconnectivity in the Psychosis Risk Syndrome and Early Illness Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 83(9):s325-s326.
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    8. Susanna Fryer, Brian Roach, Judith Ford, Nemra Gokbayrak, Alison Boos, Daniel Mathalon. T217. Measures of Neural Oscillation Synchrony During Reward Processing in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 83(9):s212-s213.
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    9. Ian Ramsay, Brian Roach, Susanna Fryer, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Loewy, Sophia Vinogradov, Daniel Mathalon. T258. Increased Thalamo-Temporal Connectivity Following Targeted Cognitive Training in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 83(9):s229-s230.
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    10. Ferri J, Eisendrath SJ, Fryer SL, Gillung E, Roach BJ, Mathalon DH. Blunted amygdala activity is associated with depression severity in treatment-resistant depression. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2017 12; 17(6):1221-1231. PMID: 29063521.
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    11. Du Y, Fryer SL, Lin D, Sui J, Yu Q, Chen J, Stuart B, Loewy RL, Calhoun VD, Mathalon DH. Identifying functional network changing patterns in individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis and patients with early illness schizophrenia: A group ICA study. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 17:335-346. PMID: 29159045.
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    12. Du Y, Fryer SL, Fu Z, Lin D, Sui J, Chen J, Damaraju E, Mennigen E, Stuart B, Loewy RL, Mathalon DH, Calhoun VD. Dynamic functional connectivity impairments in early schizophrenia and clinical high-risk for psychosis. Neuroimage. 2018 10 15; 180(Pt B):632-645. PMID: 29038030.
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    13. Ramsay IS, Fryer S, Boos A, Roach BJ, Fisher M, Loewy R, Vinogradov S, Mathalon DH. Response to Targeted Cognitive Training Correlates with Change in Thalamic Volume in a Randomized Trial for Early Schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 02; 43(3):590-597. PMID: 28895568.
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    14. Jamie Ferri, Susanna Fryer, Brian J. Roach, Rachel Loewy, Judith M. Ford, Daniel Mathalon. 77. Thalamic Dysconnectivity in Individuals at Clinically High Risk for Schizophrenia and During Early Illness. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2017 Mar 1; 43(suppl_1):s44-s44.
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    15. Susanna Fryer, Jennifer D. Townsend, Judith M. Ford, Brian J. Roach, Vince D. Calhoun, Godfrey D. Pearlson, Kent A. Kiehl, Vinod H. Srihari, Scott W. Woods, Thomas H. McGlashan, Daniel H. Mathalon. 76. fMRI Response During Error Processing in Clinical High Risk and Early Illness Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2017 Mar 1; 43(suppl_1):s43-s44.
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    16. Ian Ramsay, Susanna Fryer, Alison Boos, Brian J. Roach, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Loewy, Sophia Vinogradov, Daniel Mathalon. 90. Targeted Cognitive Training is Neuroprotective Against Thalamic Volume Loss in Early Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2017 Mar 1; 43(suppl_1):s49-s49.
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    17. Judith Ford, Vanessa Palzes, Brian J. Roach, Susanna L. Fryer, Daniel H. Mathalon. Action-based predictive coding is abnormal in psychotic patients. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2016 Oct 1; 108:13.
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    18. 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 08; 41(9):2388-98. PMID: 27067126.
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    19. Aranovich GJ, McClure SM, Fryer S, Mathalon DH. The effect of cognitive challenge on delay discounting. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 01; 124(Pt A):733-739. PMID: 26394377.
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    20. Fryer SL, Roach BJ, Ford JM, Turner JA, van Erp TG, Voyvodic J, Preda A, Belger A, Bustillo J, O'Leary D, Mueller BA, Lim KO, McEwen SC, Calhoun VD, Diaz M, Glover G, Greve D, Wible CG, Vaidya J, Potkin SG, Mathalon DH. Relating Intrinsic Low-Frequency BOLD Cortical Oscillations to Cognition in Schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Nov; 40(12):2705-14. PMID: 25944410.
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    21. Fryer SL, Woods SW, Kiehl KA, Calhoun VD, Pearlson GD, Roach BJ, Ford JM, Srihari VH, McGlashan TH, Mathalon DH. Deficient Suppression of Default Mode Regions during Working Memory in Individuals with Early Psychosis and at Clinical High-Risk for Psychosis. Front Psychiatry. 2013; 4:92. PMID: 24032017.
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    22. Fryer SL, Jorgensen KW, Yetter EJ, Daurignac EC, Watson TD, Shanbhag H, Krystal JH, Mathalon DH. Differential brain response to alcohol cue distractors across stages of alcohol dependence. Biol Psychol. 2013 Feb; 92(2):282-91. PMID: 23131612.
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    23. O'Brien JW, Norman AL, Fryer SL, Tapert SF, Paulus MP, Jones KL, Riley EP, Mattson SN. Effect of predictive cuing on response inhibition in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Apr; 37(4):644-54. PMID: 23094678.
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    24. Durazzo TC, Hutchison KE, Fryer SL, Mon A, Meyerhoff DJ. Associations of Cigarette Smoking and Polymorphisms in Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Catechol-O-Methyltransferase with Neurocognition in Alcohol Dependent Individuals during Early Abstinence. Front Pharmacol. 2012; 3:178. PMID: 23087644.
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    25. Fryer SL. Another step forward in relating facial and brain dysmorphologies associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Jul; 36(7):1131-3. PMID: 22780985.
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    26. Fryer SL, Mattson SN, Jernigan TL, Archibald SL, Jones KL, Riley EP. Caudate volume predicts neurocognitive performance in youth with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Nov; 36(11):1932-41. PMID: 22551091.
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    27. Durazzo TC, Tosun D, Buckley S, Gazdzinski S, Mon A, Fryer SL, Meyerhoff DJ. Cortical thickness, surface area, and volume of the brain reward system in alcohol dependence: relationships to relapse and extended abstinence. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jun; 35(6):1187-200. PMID: 21410483.
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    28. Durazzo TC, Fryer SL, Rothlind JC, Vertinski M, Gazdzinski S, Mon A, Meyerhoff DJ. Measures of learning, memory and processing speed accurately predict smoking status in short-term abstinent treatment-seeking alcohol-dependent individuals. Alcohol Alcohol. 2010 Nov-Dec; 45(6):507-13. PMID: 20923865.
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    29. Bjorkquist OA, Fryer SL, Reiss AL, Mattson SN, Riley EP. Cingulate gyrus morphology in children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Psychiatry Res. 2010 Feb 28; 181(2):101-7. PMID: 20080394.
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    30. Spadoni AD, Bazinet AD, Fryer SL, Tapert SF, Mattson SN, Riley EP. BOLD response during spatial working memory in youth with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Dec; 33(12):2067-76. PMID: 19740135.
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    31. Fryer SL, Schweinsburg BC, Bjorkquist OA, Frank LR, Mattson SN, Spadoni AD, Riley EP. Characterization of white matter microstructure in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Mar; 33(3):514-21. PMID: 19120066.
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    32. Fryer SL, Frank LR, Spadoni AD, Theilmann RJ, Nagel BJ, Schweinsburg AD, Tapert SF. Microstructural integrity of the corpus callosum linked with neuropsychological performance in adolescents. Brain Cogn. 2008 Jul; 67(2):225-33. PMID: 18346830.
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    33. McGee CL, Fryer SL, Bjorkquist OA, Mattson SN, Riley EP. Deficits in social problem solving in adolescents with prenatal exposure to alcohol. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2008; 34(4):423-31. PMID: 18584572.
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    34. Fryer SL, Tapert SF, Mattson SN, Paulus MP, Spadoni AD, Riley EP. Prenatal alcohol exposure affects frontal-striatal BOLD response during inhibitory control. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Aug; 31(8):1415-24. PMID: 17559542.
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    35. Fryer SL, McGee CL, Matt GE, Riley EP, Mattson SN. Evaluation of psychopathological conditions in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Pediatrics. 2007 Mar; 119(3):e733-41. PMID: 17332190.
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    36. Spadoni AD, McGee CL, Fryer SL, Riley EP. Neuroimaging and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2007; 31(2):239-45. PMID: 17097730.
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    37. Susanna Fryer, Christie McGee, Sarah Mattson. Lessons Learned. Human Developmental Neurotoxicology. 2006 Apr 6; 169-191.
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    38. C L. McGee, S L. Fryer, E P. Riley, C D. Coles, P Kodituwakku, P A. May, W Kalberg, S N. Mattson. ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONING DIFFERENCES BY ASCERTAINMENT METHOD IN CHILDREN PRENATALLY EXPOSED TO ALCOHOL. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research. 2004 Aug 1; 28(8):27a.
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    39. Lotspeich LJ, Kwon H, Schumann CM, Fryer SL, Goodlin-Jones BL, Buonocore MH, Lammers CR, Amaral DG, Reiss AL. Investigation of neuroanatomical differences between autism and Asperger syndrome. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004 Mar; 61(3):291-8. PMID: 14993117.
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    40. Fryer SL, Kwon H, Eliez S, Reiss AL. Corpus callosum and posterior fossa development in monozygotic females: a morphometric MRI study of Turner syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 May; 45(5):320-4. PMID: 12729146.
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