Title: Associate Professor in Residence
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD
UCSF, Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Biological Psychiatry
Dr. Mathews’ research focuses on the phenomenology, epidemiology, and genetics of neuropsychiatric symptoms and disorders, particularly those with childhood onset, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety symptoms, Tourette Syndrome (TS), Hoarding Disorder (HD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her research is funded by NINDS, NIMH, NARSAD, the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Dr. Mathews' research focuses on:
- Genetic studies of OCD, TS, and ADHD in Costa Rica and the US.
- Neurocognitive studies of HD and OCD, using neuropsychological, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging approaches.
- Studies of potential environmental factors that predispose or worsen neuropsychiatric symptoms (including prenatal risk factors such as prenatal maternal nicotine use).
- Epidemiological studies of neuropsychiatric symptoms in non-clinical populations and relatives of individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders.
- Studies of possible endophenotypes for these related disorders.
She is also interested in the comorbidity and common etiological factors underlying anxiety disorders.
obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette Syndrome, tic disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, Hoarding Disorder
anxiety disorders, clinical research methods in psychiatry, OCD
psychiatric genetics, epidemiology and etiology of OCD, TS, HD, and related neuropsychiatric disorders, phenotype-genotype correlations, endophenotypes, and phenomenology
Campus Location: Parnassus
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