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Matt Lester Baum, M.D., Ph.D., D.Phil.

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Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, BostonResidencyCurrentPsychiatry
Harvard Medical School / Harvard University, BostonMD-PhD2020Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (MD); Neuroscience (PhD)
Oxford University, Oxford, UKDPhil2013Neuroethics (Via Public Health)
Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandMSc2010Neuroscience
Yale University, New HavenBS/MS2009Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
Carol Davis Ethics Prize; American Psychiatric Association


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  1. Hyun I, Scharf-Deering JC, Sullivan S, Aach JD, Arlotta P, Baum ML, Church GM, Goldenberg A, Greely HT, Khoshakhlagh P, Kohman RE, Lopes M, Lowenthal C, Lu A, Ng AHM, Pasca SP, Paulsen B, Pigoni M, Scott CT, Silbersweig DA, Skylar-Scott MA, Truog RD, Lunshof JE. How collaboration between bioethicists and neuroscientists can advance research. Nat Neurosci. 2022 11; 25(11):1399-1401. PMID: 36258039.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Kim A, Hsu M, Koire A, Baum ML. Incidental Findings from Deep Phenotyping Research in Psychiatry: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2022 10; 31(4):482-486. PMID: 36398513.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Baum, M.L.; Johnson, M.; Lizano, P. Is it psychosis, or an autoimmune encephalitis? How to differentiate anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis from first-episode psychosis. Current Psychiatry. 2022 August;21(8):31-38,44 | doi: 10.12788/cp.0273. 2022. View Publication.
  4. Johnson MC, Baum ML, Lizano P. Falling through the cracks: Missed opportunities for diagnosing and treating lupus in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2021 12; 238:185-187. PMID: 34742126.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Samuels, A., Baum, M. L., Luschinger, J., Mealer, R. G., and Ross, R. A. Clinical Neuroscience (Chapter 2). In: Walker, A. M., Schlozman, S. E., and Alpert, J. E. (eds). Introduction to Psychiatry: Preclinical Foundations and Clinical Essentials (1st edition). Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 2021.
  6. Lizano P, Baum ML, Johnson MC, Sendil YA. . A commentary on: Clinical, Neuroimmunologic, and CSF Investigations in First Episode Psychosis. PracticeUpdate. 2021. View Publication.
  7. Baum, M. L., Savulescu, J., and I. Singh. Ch 5: New Ethics For 21st Century Psychiatry. In: Geddes, J., Andreasen, N., and Goodwin, G. (eds). New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2020.
  8. Conrad RC, Baum ML, Shah SB, Levy-Carrick NC, Biswas J, Schmelzer NA, Silbersweig D. Duties toward Patients with Psychiatric Illness. Hastings Cent Rep. 2020 May; 50(3):67-69. PMID: 32596900; PMCID: PMC7361558.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Saunders A, Macosko EZ, Wysoker A, Goldman M, Krienen FM, de Rivera H, Bien E, Baum M, Bortolin L, Wang S, Goeva A, Nemesh J, Kamitaki N, Brumbaugh S, Kulp D, McCarroll SA. Molecular Diversity and Specializations among the Cells of the Adult Mouse Brain. Cell. 2018 08 09; 174(4):1015-1030.e16. PMID: 30096299; PMCID: PMC6447408.
    Citations: 437     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Baum ML. Patient Requests for Off-Label Bioprediction of Dementia. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2016 Oct; 25(4):686-90. PMID: 27634719.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Baum, Matthew L. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers: What the Development of Bioprediction Means for Moral Responsibility, Justice, and the Nature of Mental Disorder. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2016. View Publication.
  12. Sekar A, Bialas AR, de Rivera H, Davis A, Hammond TR, Kamitaki N, Tooley K, Presumey J, Baum M, Van Doren V, Genovese G, Rose SA, Handsaker RE, Daly MJ, Carroll MC, Stevens B, McCarroll SA. Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4. Nature. 2016 Feb 11; 530(7589):177-83. PMID: 26814963.
    Citations: 799     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Huang, C.J. Parker, M., and Baum, M. L. . Chapter 18: Genetics and Dementia: Ethical Concerns. In: Foster, C., Herring, J. and Doron, I. (eds). Dementia: Law and Ethics. Hart, Oxford. 2014.
  14. Baum, M. L. and J. Savulescu. Chapter 2, Behavioural Biomarkers: What are They Good For? Towards the Ethical Use of Biomarkers. In: Singh, I., Sinott-Armstrong, W., and Savulescu, J. (eds). Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2013.
  15. Van den Broeck J., Brestoff J.R., Baum M. Definition and Scope of Epidemiology. In: Van den Broeck J., Brestoff J. (eds) Epidemiology: Principles and Practical Guidelines. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5989-3_1. 2013.
  16. Huang CJ, Baum ML. Nudge ethics: just a game of billiards? Am J Bioeth. 2012; 12(2):22-4. PMID: 22304513.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Huang CJ, Baum ML. A rational basis for chemoprevention of prostate cancer. Am J Bioeth. 2011 Dec; 11(12):27-9. PMID: 22146027.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Goebel-Goody SM, Baum M, Paspalas CD, Fernandez SM, Carty NC, Kurup P, Lombroso PJ. Therapeutic implications for striatal-enriched protein tyrosine phosphatase (STEP) in neuropsychiatric disorders. Pharmacol Rev. 2012 Jan; 64(1):65-87. PMID: 22090472.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Baum, M. and Hope, T. Beyond the Goldwater Rule. The Psychiatrist. 2011; (35):297-301.
  20. Baum, M. The monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) genetic predisposition to impulsive violence: Is it relevant to criminal trials?. Neuroethics. 2011; 1007(10):s12152-011-9108-6.
  21. Baum ML, Kurup P, Xu J, Lombroso PJ. A STEP forward in neural function and degeneration. Commun Integr Biol. 2010 Sep; 3(5):419-22. PMID: 21057629.
    Citations: 7     
  22. Xu J, Kurup P, Zhang Y, Goebel-Goody SM, Wu PH, Hawasli AH, Baum ML, Bibb JA, Lombroso PJ. Extrasynaptic NMDA receptors couple preferentially to excitotoxicity via calpain-mediated cleavage of STEP. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 22; 29(29):9330-43. PMID: 19625523.
    Citations: 135     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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