Jason K. Johannesen PhD Clin

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Research Psychologist, VACHS

Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience; Psychophysiology; Neuropsychology; Cognitive remediation; Learning; Neuroplasticity; Neurodevelopment

Current Projects

  1. Visual Cortical Neuroplasticity as a Developmental Biomarker in Schizophrenia
  2. Neurophysiological Targets for Cognitive Training in Schizophrenia
  3. Predictors and Mechanisms of Conversion to Psychosis

Selected Publications

  • Johannesen, J. K., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, A., McGrew, J. H., & Hetrick, W. P. (2012). Diagnostic Specificity of Neurophysiological Endophenotypes in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbs093
  • Fiszdon, J.M. & Johannesen, J.K. (2010). Functional Significance of Preserved Affect Recognition in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 176 (2-3), 120-125. PMID: 20202689
  • Fiszdon, J.M. & Johannesen, J.K. (2010). Comparison of Computational Approaches for the Evaluation of Learning Potential in Schizophrenia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 613-620. PMID: 20374673
  • Bolbecker, A.R., Hetrick, W.P., Johannesen, J.K., O'Donnell, B.F., Steinmetz, J.E. & Shekhar, A. (2009). Secretin Effects on Cerebellar-dependent Motor Learning in Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166: 460-466. PMID: 19223439
  • Johannesen, J.K., Bodkins, M, O’Donnell, B.F., Shekhar, A., & Hetrick, W.P. (2008). Perceptual Anomalies in Schizophrenia Co-occur with Selective Impairments in the Gamma Frequency Component of Mid-latency Auditory ERPs. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(1): 106-118. PMID: 18266489
  • Johannesen, J.K., Kieffaber, P.D., O’Donnell, B.F., Shekhar, A., Evans, J.D., Hetrick, W.P. (2005). Contributions of subtype and spectral frequency analyses to the study of P50 ERP amplitude and suppression in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 7(2-3): 269-284. PMID: 16002265

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