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Kristin Cadenhead

Kristin Cadenhead, M.D.


Institution and Location Degree, if applicable Year(s) Field of Study
Rice University, Houston, TX BA 1982 Biology/Psychology
University of Texas Medical Branch MD 1986 Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch Internship 1987 Psychiatry
University of California San Diego Residency 1990 Psychiatry
University of California San Diego Fellowship 1994 Schizophrenia Research

A. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1990-1994 Medical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
1991-Pres Attending Psychiatrist, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
1992-1995 Associate Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Service, University of California, San Diego Medical Center
1992-1995 Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
1996-Pres Attending Psychiatrist, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
1996-Pres Director, Psychiatry Primary Care Clinic, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
1995-2002 Assistant Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
2001-Pres Associate Residency Training Coordinator
2002-Pres Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego


1991-1994 NIMH NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award
1992-1994 NARSAD Young Investigator Award
1995-2000 NIMH Scientist Development Award for Clinicians
1999-2001 NARSAD Young Investigator Award

B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).

Blinder, BJ. & Cadenhead, KS: Bulimia: A historical overview. In, Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 13, Feinstein, SC, Esman, AH, Looney, JT, et al. (eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 231-240, 1986.
Cadenhead, KS, Geyer, MA, Braff, DL: Impaired startle prepulse inhibition and habituation in patients with schizotypal personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 150: 1862-1867, 1993.
Cadenhead, KS & Braff, DL: Neurophysiology of schiozphrenia: Attention, information processing, and inhibitory processes in schizophrenia. In, Advances in the Neurobiology of Schizophrenia, den Boer, JA, Westenberg, HGM, van Praag, HM (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, London, pp. 329-342, 1995.
Clementz, BA, Reid, SA, McDowell, JE, Cadenhead, KS: Abnormality of smooth pursuit initiation: Specificity to the schizophrenia spectrum. Psychophysiology 32: 30-34, 1995.
Swerdlow, NR, Geyer, MA, Perry, W, Cadenhead, KS, Braff, DL: Drug screening in “normal” controls. Biological Psychiatry 38:123-124, 1995.
Cadenhead, KS, Kumar, C, Braff, DL: Clinical and experimental characteristics of “hypothetically psychosis prone” college students. Journal of Psychiatry Research, 30: 331-340, 1996.
Cadenhead, KS, Perry, W, Braff, DL: The relationship of information processing deficits and clinical symptoms in schizotypal personality disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 40: 853-858, 1996.
Saccuzzo, DS, Cadenhead, KS, Braff, DL: Backward versus forward visual masking deficits in schizophrenic patients: Centrally, not peripherally mediated? American Journal of Psychiatry, 153: 1564-1570, 1996.
Cadenhead, KS, Butler, R, Perry, W, Sprock, J, Braff, DL: Information processing deficits of schizophrenia patients: Relationship to clinical symptoms, gender and medication status. Schizophrenia Research, 28:51-62, 1997.
Cadenhead, KS, Serper, Y, Braff, DL: Transient versus sustained visual channels in the visual backward masking deficits of schizophrenia patients. Biological Psychiatry,43:132-138, 1998.
Cadenhead, KS and Braff, DL: Schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In, Startle Modification: Implications for Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Clinical Science, edited by Dawson, M, Schell, A, Boehmelt, A. Cambridge Press, 1999.
Cadenhead, KS, Carasso, B, Swerdlow, NR, Geyer MA, Braff, DL: Prepulse inhibition and habituation of the startle response are stable neurobiological measures in a normal male population. Biological Psychiatry, 45:360-364,1999.
Cadenhead, KS, Perry, W, Shafer, K, Braff, DL: Cognitive functions in schizotypal personality disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 37: 123-132, 1999.
Swerdlow, NR, Geyer, MA, Hartman, PL, Sprock, J, Auerbach, PP, Cadenhead, K, Perry, W, Braff, DL: Sex differences in sensorimotor gating of the human startle reflex: All smoke? Psychopharmacology, 146: 228-232, 1999.
Cadenhead, KS, Light, GA, Geyer, MA, Braff, DL: Sensory gating deficits assessed by the P50 Event-Related-Potential in subjects with schizotypal personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 157: 55-59, 2000.
Light, GA, Geyer, MA, Clementz, BA, Cadenhead, KS, and Braff, DL: Normal P50 suppression in schizophrenia patients treated with atypical antipsychotic medications. American Journal of Psychiatry 157: 767-771, 2000.
Cadenhead, KS, Swerdlow, NR, Shafer, KM, Diaz, M, Braff, DL: Modulation of the startle response and startle laterality in relatives of schizophrenic patients and in subjects with schizotypal personality disorder: evidence of inhibitory deficits. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157: 1660-1668, 2000.
Brenner, CA, McDowell, JE, Cadenhead, KS, Clementz, BA: Saccadic inhibition among schizotypal personality disorder subjects. Psychophysiology, 38: 399-403, 2001.
Braff, DL, Geyer MA, Light GA, Sprock, J, Perry W, Cadenhead KS, Swerdlow NR: Impact of prepulse characteristics on the detection of sensorimotor gating deficits in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 49:171-178, 2001.
Cadenhead, KS, and Braff, DL: Endophenotyping schizotypy: A prelude to genetic studies within the schizophrenia spectrum. Schizophrenia Research, 54:47-57, 2002.
Granholm, E, Cadenhead, K, Shafer, KM, Filoteo, JV: Lateralized perceptual organization deficits on the global-local task in schizotypal personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111:42-52, 2002.
Cadenhead, KS, Light, GA, Geyer, MA, McDowell, JE, Braff, DL: Neurobiological measures of schizotypal personality disorder: defining an inhibitory endophenotype? American Journal of Psychiatry, 159:869-871, 2002.
Cadenhead, KS: Vulnerability markers in the schizophrenia spectrum: implications for phenomenology, genetics, and the identification of the schizophrenia prodrome. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25:837-853, 2002.
Perry, W, Minassian, A, Cadenhead, K, Sprock, J, Braff, D: The use of the Ego Impairment Index across the schizophrenia spectrum. J Pers Assess. Feb;80(1):50-7, 2003.
Miller, TJ, McGlashan, TH, Rosen, JL, Cadenhead, K, Cannon, T, Ventura, J., McFarlane, W, Perkins, DO, Pearlson, GD, Woods, SW: Prodromal assessment with the structured interview for prodromal syndromes and the scale of prodromal symptoms: predictive validity, interrater reliability, and training to reliability. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 29(4):703-15, 2003.
Seeber, K and Cadenhead, KS: How does studying schizotypal personality disorder inform us about the prodrome of schizophrenia? Current Psychiatry Reports, 7(1):41-50, 2005.
Cadenhead, KS, Light, GA, Shafer, KS, Braff, DL: P50 suppression in individuals at-risk for schizophrenia: The convergence of clinical, familial, and vulnerability marker risk assessment. Biological Psychiatry, 57(12): 1504-1509, 2005.


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