Leeza Maron, Ph.D.
Leeza Maron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
B.A., Psychology, Cum Laude, Tufts University, 1995
Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Florida, 2003
NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biological Psychiatry & Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, 2003-04
Dr. Maron earned her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in May of 2003 in clinical psychology with specialized training in neuropsychology. Dr. Maron's clinical internship was conducted at the University of California San Diego/VA San Diego Healthcare system. She then received post-doctoral training as part of an NIMH funded fellowship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience, also at UCSD.
Dr. Maron’s clinical interests are in the neuropsychological evaluation of adults with a wide range of diagnoses including attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy and dementia as well as other psychiatric and medical illnesses that can result in cognitive dysfunction. The focus of Dr. Maron's research is the investigation of neuropsychological mechanisms underlying thought disorder in psychiatric populations using both functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and novel cognitive paradigms. Dr. Maron has published a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at scientific meetings. Dr. Maron has recently become interested in applying these methods to the study of adults with attentional dysfunction. In addition to clinical and research interests, Dr. Maron has been active in the education and supervision of medical and graduate students.
Who should patients contact to schedule appointments?
Tara, 503 494-6183
Currrent Extramurally Funded Research:
Co-Investigator, NIH R01
Impaired Resolution of Perceptual Interference as an Endophenotype of ADHD
- Maron, L., Hilsabeck, R.C., Ziegler, E.A., Carlson, M., Hassanien, T., Perrry, W. (2007). Neuropsychological functioning of end stage liver disease patients awaiting transplantation. Liver Transplantation
- Leonard, C.M., Kuldau, J.M., Maron, L., Riccuiti, N., Mahoney, B., Bengtson, M., DeBose, C (2008). Neuroanatomical correlates of generalized cognitive deficit in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry
- Maron, L., Carlson, M., Minassian, A., Perry, W. (2004). A process approach to verbal fluency in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 68, 105-106.
- Crosson, B., Cato, M.A., Sadek, J.R., Gokcay, D., Bauer, R.M., Fischler, I.S., Maron, L., Gopinath, K., Auerbach, E.J., Browd, S.R., Briggs, R.W. (2002). Semantic monitoring of words with emotional connotation during fMRI: Contribution of cortex near the left frontal pole. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 607-622.
- Coch, D., Maron, L., Wolf, M., Holcomb, P.J. (2002). Word and picture processing in children: An event-related potential study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 22(1), 373-406.
- Crosson, B., Sadek, J.R., Maron, L., Gokcay, D., Mohr, C.M., Auerbach, E.J., Freeman A., Leonard, C.M., Briggs, R.W. (2001). Relative shift in activity from medial to lateral frontal cortex during externally versus internally guided word generation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13(2), 272-283.
- Crosson, B., Radonovich, K., Sadek, J.R., Gokcay, D., Bauer, R.M., Fischler, I.S., Cato, M.A., Maron, L., Auerbach, E.J., Browd, S.R., Briggs, R.W. (1999). Left hemisphere processing of emotional connotation during word generation. Neuroreport, 10, 2445-2449.
- Crosson, B., Sadek, J.R., Bobholz, J.A., Gokcay, D., Mohr, C., Leonard, C.M., Maron, L., Auerbach, E.J., Browd, S.R., Briggs, R.W. (1999). Activity in the paracingulate and cingulate sulci during word generation: An fMRI study of functional anatomy. Cerebral Cortex, 9(4), 307-316.