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John G Csernansky

John G Csernansky, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lizzie Gilman Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


NMH/Onterie Building Suite 7-100
446 E Ontario
Chicago IL 60611

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Clinical Trial Methodology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Dementia; Interdisciplinary Research; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Psychosis; Quantitative MRI; Schizophrenia

Description of Interests

Dr. Csernansky serves as the Lizzie Gilman Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His research interests include in vivo neuroimaging of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease, clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs, and the development of valid animal models for neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Csernansky has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, and has also authored several chapters and books, and his research program has received grant support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as several foundations and pharmaceutical companies. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member and officer of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He has served as an Associate Editor of Schizophrenia Bulletin and on the Editorial Board of Schizophrenia Research and Neuropsychopharmacology.

Professional Education

MD: New York U (1979)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine, Psychiatry (1983)
Internship: Stanford University Medical Center, Psychiatry and Medicine (1980)
Board Certification: Psychiatry

Most Recent Publications

Montalvo-Ortiz JL, Keegan J, Gallardo C, Gerst N, Tetsuka K, Tucker C, Matsumoto M, Fang D, Csernansky JG, Dong H.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Dec 24;doi:10.1038/npp.2013.346.
ISSN: 0893133X

Cronenwett WJ, Csernansky JG.
Biological Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 15;74(6):396-397.doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.07.007.
PMID: 23968985   ISSN: 00063223

Ceaser A, Csernansky JG, Barch DM.
Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 2013 Jul;18(4):257-283.doi:10.1080/13546805.2012.698100.
PMID: 23030509   ISSN: 13546805

Jarskog LF, Dong Z, Kangarlu A, Colibazzi T, Girgis RR, Kegeles LS, Barch DM, Buchanan RW, Csernansky JG, Goff DC, Harms MP, Javitt DC, Keefe RS, McEvoy JP, McMahon RP, Marder SR, Peterson BS, Lieberman JA.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Jun;38(7):1245-1252.doi:10.1038/npp.2013.23.
PMID: 23325325   PMCID: PMC3656368   ISSN: 0893133X

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