David Matuskey MD

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Co-Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Research Interests

drug addiction; cocaine; neuroimaging; PET; dopamine; serotonin; social status


Selected Publications

  • Matuskey D, Sondik T. Memory Reconsolidation for Treatment-Resistant Aggression and Self-Injurious Behaviors (in print; Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology)
  • Matuskey D, Gallezot JD, Pittman B, Wiliams W, Lim K, Zheng MQ, Lin SF, Potenza M, Carson RE, Malison RT, Ding YS. Dopamine D3 Receptor Alterations in Cocaine-Dependent Humans Imaged with [11C](+)PHNO. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014 Jun 1;139:100-5. PMID: 24717909.
  • Matuskey D, Bhagwagar Z, Planeta B, Pittman B, Gallezot JD, Chen J, Wanyiri J, Najafzadeh S, Ropchan J, Geha P, Potenza M, Neumeister A, Carson RE, Malison RT. Reductions in Brain 5-HT1B Receptor Availability in Cocaine-Dependent Humans Biological Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 28. pii: S0006-3223(13)01055-X; [Epub ahead of print]. PMCID: PMC4037398.
  • Matuskey D, Luo X, Morgan PT, Abdelghany O, Malison RT, Li CSR. Methylphenidate normalizes error-predicting activation of the default mode brain regions in cocaine addicted individuals. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2013 Nov 30;214(2):116-21. PMCID: PMC3811038.
  • Matuskey D, Pittman B, Planeta-Wilson B, Walderhaug E, Henry S, Gallezot JD, Nabulsi N, Ding YS, Bhagwagar Z, Malison R, Carson RE, Neumeister A. Age Effects on the Serotonin 1B receptor in Human Imaging. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2012 Sep;53(9):1411-4. Epub 2012 Jul 31. PMCID: PMC3690814.
  • Matuskey D, Pittman B, Malison R, Morgan PT. A Multistudy Analysis of the Effects of Cocaine Abstinence on Sleep. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2011 May 1;115(1-2):62-6. Epub 2010 Dec 8.
  • Li Chiang-shan R, Morgan PT, Matuskey D, Chang J, Ding Y, Rounsaville B, Malison R. Intravenous Methylphenidate Improves Inhibitory Control in Cocaine Dependent Patients: Neural and Physiological Markers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010, July 26.

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