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Sara Louise Weisenbach, Ph.D.


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  1. R21AG074707 (WEISENBACH, SARA L.) Aug 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2023
    Using Resting State Functional MRI to Predict Cognitive Decline among World Trade Center Responders
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01MH116033 (WEISENBACH, SARA L.) May 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2023
    Emotion Regulation in Depression and the Aging Brain
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. IK2RX000765 (WEISENBACH, SARA L.) Apr 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2017
    Cognitive, Clinical and Neural Markers of Late Life Depression
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Teixeira AL, Gonzales MM, de Souza LC, Weisenbach SL. Revisiting Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease: From Conceptualization to Therapeutic Approaches. Behav Neurol. 2021; 2021:6319826. PMID: 34394772; PMCID: PMC8356015.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Khan N, Weisenbach SL. Public health efforts toward reducing depression in older people. Int Psychogeriatr. 2021 02; 33(2):115-116. PMID: 33750503.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  3. Forester BP, Parikh SV, Weisenbach S, Ajilore O, Vahia I, Rothschild AJ, Thase ME, Dunlop BW, DeBattista C, Conway CR, Shelton RC, Macaluso M, Li J, Traxler P, Logan J, Brown L, Dechairo B, Greden JF. Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic Testing Improves Outcomes for Older Adults With Depression. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2021 Jan; 19(1):76-85. PMID: 34483773.
  4. Weisenbach SL. Treating Apathy in Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 03; 29(3):249-250. PMID: 32773205.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Forester BP, Parikh SV, Weisenbach S, Ajilore O, Vahia I, Rothschild AJ, Thase ME, Dunlop BW, DeBattista C, Conway CR, Shelton RC, Macaluso M, Li J, Traxler P, Logan J, Brown L, Dechairo B, Greden JF. Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic Testing Improves Outcomes for Older Adults With Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 09; 28(9):933-945. PMID: 32513518.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Bessette KL, Karstens AJ, Crane NA, Peters AT, Stange JP, Elverman KH, Morimoto SS, Weisenbach SL, Langenecker SA. A Lifespan Model of Interference Resolution and Inhibitory Control: Risk for Depression and Changes with Illness Progression. Neuropsychol Rev. 2020 12; 30(4):477-498. PMID: 31942706.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Hammers DB, Weisenbach S. Questioning the Effort Hypothesis That Depressed Patients Perform Disproportionately Worse on Effortful Cognitive Tasks. Percept Mot Skills. 2020 04; 127(2):401-414. PMID: 31928391; PMCID: PMC7864556.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Weisenbach SL. Invited Perspective on "Molecular Senescence Is Associated With White Matter Microstructural Damage in Late-Life Depression". Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 12; 27(12):1419-1420. PMID: 31477455.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Weisenbach SL, Kim J, Hammers D, Konopacki K, Koppelmans V. Linking late life depression and Alzheimer's disease: mechanisms and resilience. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2019; 6(3):103-112. PMID: 33134032; PMCID: PMC7597973.
    Citations: 4     
  10. Hymen EA, Rao JA, Peters AT, Jenkins LM, Weisenbach SL, Kassel MT, Farah LB, Skerrett KA, Haywood JT, Angers K, Pester B, Baker A, Zubieta JK, Ryan KA, Langenecker SA. Memory differences by sex, but not by previous diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Appl Neuropsychol Adult. 2020 Mar-Apr; 27(2):134-142. PMID: 30811264.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Koppelmans V, Weisenbach SL. Mechanisms Underlying Exercise as a Treatment for Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 06; 27(6):617-618. PMID: 30857859.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. McClintock SM, Kallioniemi E, Martin DM, Kim JU, Weisenbach SL, Abbott CC. A Critical Review and Synthesis of Clinical and Neurocognitive Effects of Noninvasive Neuromodulation Antidepressant Therapies. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2019 Jan; 17(1):18-29. PMID: 31975955; PMCID: PMC6493152.
    Citations: 5     
  13. Kim JU, Weisenbach SL, Zald DH. Ventral prefrontal cortex and emotion regulation in aging: A case for utilizing transcranial magnetic stimulation. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 02; 34(2):215-222. PMID: 30259580; PMCID: PMC6345398.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Karstens AJ, Korzun I, Avery ET, Kassel MT, Keelan R, Kales H, Abercrombie H, Eisenlohr-Moul T, Langenecker SA, Weisenbach S. Examining HPA-axis functioning as a mediator of the relationship between depression and cognition across the adult lifespan. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2019 07; 26(4):507-520. PMID: 29993318; PMCID: PMC6329657.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Jenkins LM, Stange JP, Barba A, DelDonno SR, Kling LR, Briceño EM, Weisenbach SL, Phan KL, Shankman SA, Welsh RC, Langenecker SA. Integrated cross-network connectivity of amygdala, insula, and subgenual cingulate associated with facial emotion perception in healthy controls and remitted major depressive disorder. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2017 12; 17(6):1242-1254. PMID: 29110183; PMCID: PMC5803100.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Lex H, Weisenbach S, Sloane J, Syed S, Rasky E, Freidl W. Social-emotional aspects of quality of life in multiple sclerosis. Psychol Health Med. 2018 04; 23(4):411-423. PMID: 29077480.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Weisenbach SL, Kim J. Potential Treatment Targets for Modulation of Affective Reactivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 11; 25(11):1234-1235. PMID: 28826965.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Dawson EL, Caveney AF, Meyers KK, Weisenbach SL, Giordani B, Avery ET, Schallmo MP, Bahadori A, Bieliauskas LA, Mordhorst M, Marcus SM, Kerber K, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Executive Functioning at Baseline Prospectively Predicts Depression Treatment Response. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2017 Feb 09; 19(1). PMID: 28196313; PMCID: PMC6689235.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  19. Weisenbach SL, Forester BP. Vascular Risk Profile and Cognitive Functioning among Patients with Bipolar Disorder: Cause for Concern? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 03; 25(3):277-278. PMID: 28110877.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Weisenbach S, McClintock SM. Supporting the careers of junior investigator scientists in geriatric psychoneuropharmacology. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 31(10):1095-6. PMID: 27629401.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  21. Peters AT, Van Meter A, Pruitt PJ, Briceño EM, Ryan KA, Hagan M, Weldon AL, Kassel MT, Vederman A, Zubieta JK, McInnis M, Weisenbach SL, Langenecker SA. Acute cortisol reactivity attenuates engagement of fronto-parietal and striatal regions during emotion processing in negative mood disorders. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 11; 73:67-78. PMID: 27474908.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Kassel MT, Rao JA, Walker SJ, Briceño EM, Gabriel LB, Weldon AL, Avery ET, Haase BD, Peciña M, Considine CM, Noll DC, Bieliauskas LA, Starkman MN, Zubieta JK, Welsh RC, Giordani B, Weisenbach SL, Langenecker SA. Decreased Fronto-Limbic Activation and Disrupted Semantic-Cued List Learning in Major Depressive Disorder. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Apr; 22(4):412-25. PMID: 26831638; PMCID: PMC4856469.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Rao JA, Jenkins LM, Hymen E, Feigon M, Weisenbach SL, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Differential Resting State Connectivity Patterns and Impaired Semantically Cued List Learning Test Performance in Early Course Remitted Major Depressive Disorder. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Feb; 22(2):225-39. PMID: 26888619; PMCID: PMC4844801.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Vora JP, Varghese R, Weisenbach SL, Bhatt T. Test-retest reliability and validity of a custom-designed computerized neuropsychological cognitive test battery in young healthy adults. J Psychol Cogn. 2016; 1(1):11-19. PMID: 28286883; PMCID: PMC5345940.
    Citations: 1     
  25. Gabel NM, Crane NA, Avery ET, Kay RE, Laurent A, Giordani B, Alexander NB, Weisenbach SL. Dual-tasking gait variability and cognition in late-life depression. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1120-8. PMID: 26251013.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Peters AT, Jacobs RH, Crane NA, Ryan KA, Weisenbach SL, Ajilore O, Lamar M, Kassel MT, Gabriel LB, West AE, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Domain-specific impairment in cognitive control among remitted youth with a history of major depression. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2017 10; 11(5):383-392. PMID: 26177674; PMCID: PMC4844809.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Rao JA, Kassel MT, Weldon AL, Avery ET, Briceno EM, Mann M, Cornett B, Kales HC, Zubieta JK, Welsh RC, Langenecker SA, Weisenbach SL. The double burden of age and major depressive disorder on the cognitive control network. Psychol Aging. 2015 Jun; 30(2):475-85. PMID: 26030776; PMCID: PMC6679602.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Weldon AL, Hagan M, Van Meter A, Jacobs RH, Kassel MT, Hazlett KE, Haase BD, Vederman AC, Avery E, Briceno EM, Welsh RC, Zubieta JK, Weisenbach SL, Langenecker SA. Stress Response to the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Environment in Healthy Adults Relates to the Degree of Limbic Reactivity during Emotion Processing. Neuropsychobiology. 2015; 71(2):85-96. PMID: 25871424; PMCID: PMC6679601.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    
  29. Ryan KA, Dawson EL, Kassel MT, Weldon AL, Marshall DF, Meyers KK, Gabriel LB, Vederman AC, Weisenbach SL, McInnis MG, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Shared dimensions of performance and activation dysfunction in cognitive control in females with mood disorders. Brain. 2015 May; 138(Pt 5):1424-34. PMID: 25818869; PMCID: PMC4840457.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Schallmo MP, Kassel MT, Weisenbach SL, Walker SJ, Guidotti-Breting LM, Rao JA, Hazlett KE, Considine CM, Sethi G, Vats N, Pecina M, Welsh RC, Starkman MN, Giordani B, Langenecker SA. A new semantic list learning task to probe functioning of the Papez circuit. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015; 37(8):816-33. PMID: 26313512; PMCID: PMC5065919.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Weisenbach SL, Kumar A. Current understanding of the neurobiology and longitudinal course of geriatric depression. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014 Sep; 16(9):463. PMID: 25023511.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Jacobs RH, Jenkins LM, Gabriel LB, Barba A, Ryan KA, Weisenbach SL, Verges A, Baker AM, Peters AT, Crane NA, Gotlib IH, Zubieta JK, Phan KL, Langenecker SA, Welsh RC. Increased coupling of intrinsic networks in remitted depressed youth predicts rumination and cognitive control. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e104366. PMID: 25162661.
    Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Weisenbach SL, Kassel MT, Rao J, Weldon AL, Avery ET, Briceno EM, Ajilore O, Mann M, Kales HC, Welsh RC, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Differential prefrontal and subcortical circuitry engagement during encoding of semantically related words in patients with late-life depression. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1104-15. PMID: 24948034; PMCID: PMC4337801.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Briceño EM, Rapport LJ, Kassel MT, Bieliauskas LA, Zubieta JK, Weisenbach SL, Langenecker SA. Age and gender modulate the neural circuitry supporting facial emotion processing in adults with major depressive disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 23(3):304-13. PMID: 25085721; PMCID: PMC4241383.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Weisenbach SL, Marshall D, Weldon AL, Ryan KA, Vederman AC, Kamali M, Zubieta JK, McInnis MG, Langenecker SA. The double burden of age and disease on cognition and quality of life in bipolar disorder. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Sep; 29(9):952-61. PMID: 24677268.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Jelsone-Swain L, Persad C, Votruba KL, Weisenbach SL, Johnson T, Gruis KL, Welsh RC. The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms, Disease State, and Cognition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Front Psychol. 2012; 3:542. PMID: 23411492; PMCID: PMC3571885.
    Citations: 9     
  37. Weisenbach SL, Rapport LJ, Briceno EM, Haase BD, Vederman AC, Bieliauskas LA, Welsh RC, Starkman MN, McInnis MG, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA. Reduced emotion processing efficiency in healthy males relative to females. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014 Mar; 9(3):316-25. PMID: 23196633; PMCID: PMC3980801.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Weisenbach SL, Boore LA, Kales HC. Depression and cognitive impairment in older adults. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2012 Aug; 14(4):280-8. PMID: 22622478.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Peciña M, Mickey BJ, Love T, Wang H, Langenecker SA, Hodgkinson C, Shen PH, Villafuerte S, Hsu D, Weisenbach SL, Stohler CS, Goldman D, Zubieta JK. DRD2 polymorphisms modulate reward and emotion processing, dopamine neurotransmission and openness to experience. Cortex. 2013 Mar; 49(3):877-90. PMID: 22424959; PMCID: PMC3381848.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  40. Langenecker SA, Weisenbach SL, Giordani B, Briceño EM, Guidotti Breting LM, Schallmo MP, Leon HM, Noll DC, Zubieta JK, Schteingart DE, Starkman MN. Impact of chronic hypercortisolemia on affective processing. Neuropharmacology. 2012 Jan; 62(1):217-25. PMID: 21787793; PMCID: PMC3196277.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Considine CM, Weisenbach SL, Walker SJ, McFadden EM, Franti LM, Bieliauskas LA, Maixner DF, Giordani B, Berent S, Langenecker SA. Auditory memory decrements, without dissimulation, among patients with major depressive disorder. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2011 Aug; 26(5):445-53. PMID: 21593060; PMCID: PMC3201698.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Vederman AC, Weisenbach SL, Rapport LJ, Leon HM, Haase BD, Franti LM, Schallmo MP, Saunders EF, Kamali MM, Zubieta JK, Langenecker SA, McInnis MG. Modality-specific alterations in the perception of emotional stimuli in Bipolar Disorder compared to Healthy Controls and Major Depressive Disorder. Cortex. 2012 Sep; 48(8):1027-34. PMID: 21683948.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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