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James L Reilly

James L Reilly, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Administrative office: 312-503-4809
Abbott Hall Suite 1315
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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Biological markers of neuropsychiatric conditions; Brain Trauma; Brain, Nervous System; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Translational Research Translational Research Translational Research

Description of Interests

My research focuses on the evaluation of neurocognition in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, with an aim to bridge the basic cognitive and clinical neurosciences in this research. My current work centers on use of neurocognitive and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigms to evaluate the neural system abnormalities underlying cognitive processes such as attention and working memory among patients early in the course of a psychotic illness (schizophrenia or psychotic affective disorder), and how these abnormalities are impacted by treatment. Additionally, I am interested in using these same approaches to evaluate cognitive and functional neural system abnormalities among those at genetic or clinical risk for developing psychosis.In my clinical practice, I conduct clinical neuropsychological assessments of older adolescent or adult patients in whom impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric functioning are evident or suspected. I evaluate patients from a broad range of clinical populations including those with major psychiatric disorders, disorders of attention (e.g., ADHD) and learning, seizure disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, metabolic disorders (e.g., liver disease), autoimmune disorders (e.g., Lupus, HIV infection) and those with acquired conditions such as traumatic brain injury.

Professional Education

PhD: University of Virginia, Clinical Psychology (2003)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago, Neuropsychology (2005)
Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago, Clinical Psychology (2003)

Most Recent Publications

Abram SV, Karpouzian TM, Reilly JL, Derntl B, Habel U, Smith MJ.
Psychiatry Research. 2014 Jan;doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.01.032.
ISSN: 01651781

Kristian Hill S, Reilly JL, Keefe RSE, Gold JM, Bishop JR, Gershon ES, Tamminga CA, Pearlson GD, Keshavan MS, Sweeney JA.
American Journal of Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;170(11):1275-1284.doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12101298.
PMID: 23771174   ISSN: 0002953X

Ford JM, Mathalon DH, Roach BJ, Keedy SK, Reilly JL, Gershon ES, Sweeney JA.
Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2013 Nov;39(6):1272-1280.doi:10.1093/schbul/sbs129.
PMID: 23155183   ISSN: 05867614

Rubin LH, Carter CS, Bishop JR, Pournajafi-Nazarloo H, Harris MSH, Hill SK, Reilly JL, Sweeney JA.
Schizophrenia Research. 2013 May;146(1-3):138-143.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2013.01.019.
PMID: 23465965   PMCID: PMC3622845   ISSN: 09209964

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