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James G. Barbee, M.D.
Martin J. Drell, M.D.
Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D.
Kenneth M. Sakauye, M.D.
Patricia M. Simon, Ph.D.
Mark H. Townsend, M.D.
Thomas M. Wolf


James G. Barbee, M.D.

Investigation of the effects and safety of 1) buspirone transdermal patch in Generalized Anxiety Disorder or persistent anxiety, 2) Nefazodone in Panic Disorder, 3) lamotrigine in bipolar Disorder (with outpatients). Analysis of the impact of the life events and psychic stress upon the presentation, prognosis, and response to treatment of the anxiety disorders. Long tern follow-up study of generalized anxiety disorder: Influence of co-morbid Axis I/Axis II psychopathology upon outcome of the anxiety disorders.

 

Martin J. Drell, M.D.

The teaching of infant psychiatry. Aggressive behaviors in infants and toddlers. Temper tantrums: their etiology and treatment. Consultation to hematology/oncology team to assists them in the psychosocial aspects of their work.  Administration and public sector planning of mental health services for children and adolescents.

 

Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D.

Community-based violence prevention, intervention and treatment program for children and families exposed to domestic and community violence (VIP), infant mental health training program.

 

Kenneth M. Sakauye, M.D.

Investigation of the efficacy and safety of (1) Aripiprazole in psychosis related to Alzheimer's Dementia, and (2) Galantamine in Vascular Dementia.  Analysis of a completed data set from a study on Improving Recognition and Treatment of Depression in Nursing Homes (funded by Louisiana Health Care Review).  A multicenter APA pilot study on attention to cultural differences in nursing homes.

 

Patricia M. Simon, Ph.D.

CDC-funded study of HIV-infected women and their uninfected children. Longitudinal study of the children focusing on survivor issues. Also following a control group of uninfected African-American women and their children.

CDC-funded study of the prevalence and incidence of HIV and Hepatitis B & C among young and recent-infection drug users. Also examining the psychosocial and behavioral context of their drug use, their social networks and their migratory patterns.

NIMH-funded study of medication compliance for individuals enrolled in HIV clinical trials.

W.T. Grant-Funded study comparing rural and urban parenting practices.

CDC-funded study of psychosocial factors affecting partner notification of HIV status.

 

Mark H. Townsend, M.D.

Investigation of the efficacy and safety of 1) divalproex in Borderline Personality Disorder (outpatients), 2) olanzapine in psychosis with agitation (inpatients), 3) lamotrigine in bipolar disorder (inpatients). Analysis of compulsive behavior in Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

 

Thomas M. Wolf

Stress, coping, perceived mistreatment, and health during medical education. A health promotion program for medical students which emphasizes taking responsibility for physical and psychological health and well-being.