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David P. Olson, M.D., Ph.D.


1997 - 1999
American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship
Future Leaders in Psychiatry
Partners in Excellence Award - ECT Team
2007 - 2009
Young Investigator Award

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  1. T32DK071212 (VAZQUEZ, DELIA M) Jul 1, 2005 - Apr 30, 2026
    Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disorders
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Belleau EL, Bolton TAW, Kaiser RH, Clegg R, Cárdenas E, Goer F, Pechtel P, Beltzer M, Vitaliano G, Olson DP, Teicher MH, Pizzagalli DA. Resting state brain dynamics: Associations with childhood sexual abuse and major depressive disorder. Neuroimage Clin. 2022; 36:103164. PMID: 36044792; PMCID: PMC9449675.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Wang KS, Zegel M, Molokotos E, Moran LV, Olson DP, Pizzagalli DA, Janes AC. The acute effects of nicotine on corticostriatal responses to distinct phases of reward processing. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 06; 45(7):1207-1214. PMID: 31931509; PMCID: PMC7235267.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Ironside M, Admon R, Maddox SA, Mehta M, Douglas S, Olson DP, Pizzagalli DA. Inflammation and depressive phenotypes: evidence from medical records from over 12 000 patients and brain morphology. Psychol Med. 2020 12; 50(16):2790-2798. PMID: 31615590.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. McCarthy JM, Dumais KM, Zegel M, Pizzagalli DA, Olson DP, Moran LV, Janes AC. Sex differences in tobacco smokers: Executive control network and frontostriatal connectivity. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 02 01; 195:59-65. PMID: 30592997.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Admon R, Kaiser RH, Dillon DG, Beltzer M, Goer F, Olson DP, Vitaliano G, Pizzagalli DA. Dopaminergic Enhancement of Striatal Response to Reward in Major Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Apr 01; 174(4):378-386. PMID: 27771973; PMCID: PMC5378658.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Sagar KA, Dahlgren MK, Racine MT, Dreman MW, Olson DP, Gruber SA. Joint Effects: A Pilot Investigation of the Impact of Bipolar Disorder and Marijuana Use on Cognitive Function and Mood. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157060. PMID: 27275781.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  7. Krashes MJ, Shah BP, Madara JC, Olson DP, Strochlic DE, Garfield AS, Vong L, Pei H, Watabe-Uchida M, Uchida N, Liberles SD, Lowell BB. An excitatory paraventricular nucleus to AgRP neuron circuit that drives hunger. Nature. 2014 Mar 13; 507(7491):238-42. PMID: 24487620.
    Citations: 275     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Rohan ML, Yamamoto RT, Ravichandran CT, Cayetano KR, Morales OG, Olson DP, Vitaliano G, Paul SM, Cohen BM. Rapid mood-elevating effects of low field magnetic stimulation in depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 01; 76(3):186-93. PMID: 24331545.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Bracken BK, Rouse ED, Renshaw PF, Olson DP. T2 relaxation effects on apparent N-acetylaspartate concentration in proton magnetic resonance studies of schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Aug 30; 213(2):142-53. PMID: 23769421.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Wu Z, Xu Y, Zhu Y, Sutton AK, Zhao R, Lowell BB, Olson DP, Tong Q. An obligate role of oxytocin neurons in diet induced energy expenditure. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e45167. PMID: 23028821.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Gruber SA, Sagar KA, Dahlgren MK, Olson DP, Centorrino F, Lukas SE. Marijuana impacts mood in bipolar disorder: a pilot study. Ment Health Subst Use. 2012; 5(3):228-239. PMID: 35444716; PMCID: PMC9016723.
  12. Agarwal N, Sung YH, Jensen JE, daCunha G, Harper D, Olson D, Renshaw PF. Short-term administration of uridine increases brain membrane phospholipid precursors in healthy adults: a 31-phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 4T. Bipolar Disord. 2010 Dec; 12(8):825-33. PMID: 21176029.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  13. Yildiz A, Gökmen N, Kücükgüclü S, Yurt A, Olson D, Rouse ED, Moore C, Dicle O, Renshaw PF. In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic examination of benzodiazepine action in humans. Psychiatry Res. 2010 Dec 30; 184(3):162-70. PMID: 21036017.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  14. Ongür D, Prescot AP, Jensen JE, Rouse ED, Cohen BM, Renshaw PF, Olson DP. T2 relaxation time abnormalities in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Jan; 63(1):1-8. PMID: 19918902.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Yamamoto RT, Teter CJ, Barros TL, McCarthy E, Mileti C, Juliano T, Medeiros CL, Looby A, Maywalt MA, McNeil JF, Olson D, Mallya G, Lukas SE, Renshaw PF, Kaufman MJ. Antiandrogen pretreatment alters cocaine pharmacokinetics in men. J Addict Med. 2007 Dec; 1(4):198-204. PMID: 21768958.
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  16. Ferris CF, Snowdon CT, King JA, Sullivan JM, Ziegler TE, Olson DP, Schultz-Darken NJ, Tannenbaum PL, Ludwig R, Wu Z, Einspanier A, Vaughan JT, Duong TQ. Activation of neural pathways associated with sexual arousal in non-human primates. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Feb; 19(2):168-75. PMID: 14745749.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Ferris CF, Snowdon CT, King JA, Duong TQ, Ziegler TE, Ugurbil K, Ludwig R, Schultz-Darken NJ, Wu Z, Olson DP, Sullivan JM, Tannenbaum PL, Vaughan JT. Functional imaging of brain activity in conscious monkeys responding to sexually arousing cues. Neuroreport. 2001 07 20; 12(10):2231-6. PMID: 11447340.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  18. DiLiberti JH, Olson DP. Photogrammetric evaluation in clinical genetics: theoretical considerations and experimental results. Am J Med Genet. 1991 May 01; 39(2):161-6. PMID: 2063918.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.