Naomi Robin Driesen, PhD

Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Research Interests

Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

Research Organizations

VA National Center for PTSD

Extensive Research Description

  • Trajectories of Prefrontal Development
  • Effects of Ketamine and Guanfacine on Working Memory in Healthy Subjects

  • The Interactive Impact of Cocaine and Schizophrenia on Prefrontal Function

Selected Publications

  • 1. Weinberger, D.R., Berman, K.F., Iadarola, M., Driesen, N., Zec, R.F. Prefrontal cortical blood flow and cognitive function in Huntington’s disease. (1988) Journal for Neurological Neurosurgery Psychiatry, 51(1), 94-104.
  • 2. Wanebo, J.E., Malik, J.M., VandenBerg, S.R., Wanebo, H.J., Driesen, N. & Persing, J.A. (1993). Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. A clinicopathologic study of 28 cases. Cancer, 71(4), 1247-53.
  • 3. Driesen, N.R. & Raz, N. (1995). The influence of sex, age and handedness on corpus callosum morphology: a meta-analysis. Psychobiology, 23, 240-247.
  • 4. Driesen, N.R., Cox, D.J., Gonder-Frederick, L., Clarke, W. (1995). Reaction time impairment in insulin dependent diabetes: task complexity, blood glucose levels and individual differences. Neuropsychology, 9, 246-254.
  • 5. Miller, T.J., McGlashan, T.H., Woods, S.W., Stein, K., Driesen, N., Corcoran, C.M., Hoffman, R. & Davidson, L (1999). Symptom assessment in schizophrenic prodromal states, Psychiatric Quarterly, 70, 273-287.
  • 6. Hampson, M., Driesen, N.R., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J.C. & Constable, R.T. (2006). Brain connectivity related to working memory performance. Journal of Neuroscience, 26(51), 13338-43.
  • 7. Driesen, N.R., Goldberg, P.A., Anderson, A.W., Tang, L., Flanagan, D.E., Sherwin, R.S. & Gore, J.C. (2007). Hypoglycemia Reduces the Blood-Oxygenation Level Dependent Signal in Primary Auditory and Visual Cortex: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imagi
  • 8. Driesen, N.R., Leung, H-C, Calhoun, V.D, Constable, R.T., Gueorguieva, R. Hoffman, R., Skudlarski, P., Goldman-Rakic, P.S., Krystal, J.H. (2008) Impairment during Working Memory Maintenance and Response in Schizophrenia: Functional Magnetic Resonanc
  • 9. Yi, Y., Driesen, N.R., Leung, H-C. (2009) Behavioral and neural correlated of memory selection and interference resolution during a digit working memory task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(3), 249-259.

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Naomi Robin Driesen, PhD
Office Location
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, Ste S336A

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-