Barry S. Oken, M.D.


(2006 – 2013)
Smith, A.R., Visioli, F., Frei, B., and Hagen, T.M. (2006) Age-related changes in endothelial nitric oxide synthase phosphorylation and nitric oxide dependent vasodilation: evidence for a novel mechanism involving sphingomyelinase and ceramide-activated phosphatase 2A. Aging Cell 5, 391-400.

Bowman GL."Hypochlorhydria and dementia." Naturopathic Doctors News and Review – Gastroenterology.Oct. 2006.

Bowman GL. "A "Leaky" Blood-Brain Barrier And Alzheimer's."Medical News Today Aug 19, 2006.

Bowman GL."Analysis: Vitamin C loss and Alzheimer's."United Press International Aug 9, 2006.

Bowman GL."Hypochlorhydria and homocysteine in mild cognitive impairment." Naturopathic Doctors News and Review - Neurology.Dec. 2006

Shay K.P., Shenvi S., and Hagen T.M. (2007)."Lipoic acid as an inducer of Phase II detoxification enzymes through activation of Nrf2-dependent gene expression" In M.S. Patel and L. Packer (Eds.), Alpha-Lipoic Acid:Energy Production, Antioxidant Activity, and Health Effects.CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Bowman GL, Kaye JA, Moore M, Waichunas D, Carlson NE, Quinn JF. Blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer's disease: stability and functional significance. Neurology 2007;68(21):1809-1814.

Kaufman, K, & Gregory, WL (2007).Discriminators of complementary and alternative medical provider use among men with HIV/AIDS.American Journal of Health Behavior, 2007, 31, 591-601.

Bowman GL, Kaye JA, Moore M, Waichunas D, Carlson NE, Quinn JF.Blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer's disease:stability and functional significance (Article).Neurology 2007; 68:1809–1814.

Colbert AP, Yun JK, Edinger T, Brons J, Gregory WL. Skin impedance measurements for acupuncture research: development of a continuous recording system. J Altern Complem Med (Abs) 2007; 13(8):861.

Colbert AP, Yun JK, Larsen A, Edinger T, Gregory WL, Thong T. Skin Impedance Measurements for Acupuncture Research: Development of a Continuous Recording System. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008 December; 5(4): 443–450. Published online 2007 June 15. PMCID: PMC2586308

Kaufman, K., & Salkeld, EJ.Home hospice acupuncture: treatment delivery and preliminary outcomes.Kaiser Permanente Journal, 2008 Winter; 12(1):23-6. PMCID: PMC3042334

Bowman GL, Baxter J, Frei B, Traber M, Leonard S, Kaye JA, Oken BS, Shannon J, Quinn JF.A plasma panel of nutrient biomarkers is more reliable than food frequency questionnaire in subjects at risk for dementia (Abstract). American Academy of Neurology. April 2008.Chicago, Ill.

Bowman GL and Quinn JF.Alzheimer's disease and the blood-brain barrier:Past, Present and Future (Invited Review).Aging Health 2008; Vol. 4; No.1:47-57.

Kaufman, K., & Salkeld, EJ.  (2008). Home hospice acupuncture: a preliminary report of treatment delivery and outcomes.  The Permanente Journal, 12(1), 23-26.

Wahbeh, H., Kishiyama, S., Zajdel, D., Oken, B. Salivary cortisol awakening response in mild Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, and controls. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2008 Apr-Jun;22(2):181-3.

Wahbeh, H., Elsas, S.M., Oken, B.S. Mind-body Interventions: Applications in Neurology. Neurology. 2008 Jun 10;70(24):2321-8. PMCID: PMC2882072

Wahbeh, H., Haywood, A., Kaufman, K., Zwickey, H., Mind-Body Medicine and Immune Outcomes: A systematic review. Open Complementary Medicine Journal Submitted and under review. Open Complement Med J. 2009; 1: 25–34 PMCID: PMC3516431.

Bowman GL, Dodge H, Calabrese C, Oken BS, Frei B, Kaye JA, Quinn JF.Ascorbic acid and rates of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (Article).Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2009; 16(1):93-8. PMCID: PMC2674290

Fonareva I, Spangler E, Cannella N, Sabino V, Cottone P, Ciccocioppo R, Zorrilla EP, Ryabinin AE. Increased perioculomotor urocortin 1 immunoreactivity in genetically selected alcohol preferring rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2009;33:1956-65. PMCID: PMC2813693

Peterson, Caroline, Midwifery and the crowning of healthcare reform. The Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2010. 55(1): p. 5-8.

Peterson, Caroline, Are race and ethnicity risk factors for breech presentation? The Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2010. 39:277-291.

Dodge, HH, Katsumata Y, Todoriki H, Yasura S, Willcox DC, Bowman GL, WIllcox B, Leonard S, Clemons A, Oken BS, Kaye JA, Traber MG. Comparisons of plasma/serum micronutrients between Okinawan and Oregonian elders: a pilot study. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences 2010, 65:1060-67. PMCID: PMC3031351

Oken BS, Fonareva IG, Haas M, Wahbeh H, Lane JB, Zajdel DP, Amen AM. Pilot controlled trial of mindfulness meditation and education for dementia caregivers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2010;16:1031-8. PMCID: PMC3110802

Oken BS, Fonareva I, Wahbeh H. Stress-related cognitive dysfunction in dementia caregivers. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 2011, 24:192-199. PMCID: PMC3340013

Mukherjee S, Yadav R, Yung I, Zajdel D, Oken BS. Sensitivity to Mental Effort and Test-Retest Reliability of Heart Rate Variability Measures in Healthy Seniors. Clinical Neurophysiology 2011, 122:2059-2066. PMCID:PMC3132243

Thimmappa S. Anekonda, Teri L. Wadsworth, Robert Sabin, Kate Frahler, Christopher Harris, Babett Petriko, Martina Ralle, Randy Woltjer, Joseph F. Quinn. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011 January 1; 23(1): 21–35. PMCID: PMC3021000

Orhan U, Erdogmus D, Roark B, Purwar S, Hild K, Oken B, Nezamfar H, Fried-Oken M. Fusion with Language Models Improves Spelling Accuracy for ERP-based Brain Computer Interface Spellers. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, 2011, 5774-5777. NIHMSID: NIHMS493994

Orhan U, Erdogmus D, Hild II KE, Roark B, Oken B, Fried-Oken M, Context Information Significantly Improves Brain Computer Interface Performance - a Case Study on Text Entry Using a Language Model Assisted BCI., Proceedings of Signals, Systems and Computers, Asilomar 2011. NIHMSID: NIHMS494005

Errors in postural preparation lead to increased choice reaction times for step initiation in older adults. Cohen RG, Nutt JG, Horak FB. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011, Jun;66(6):705-13. PMCID: PMC3110912

Nezamfar H, Orhan U, Purwar S, Hild KE, Oken B, Erdogmus D. Decoding of Multichannel EEG Activity from the Visual Cortex in Response to Pseudorandom Binary Sequences of Visual Stimuli. International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology 2011, 21:139-147. NIHMSID: NIHMS494015

Fonareva, I., Amen, A. M., Zajdel, D. P., Ellingson, R. M., & Oken, B. S. (2011). Assessing sleep architecture in dementia caregivers at home using an ambulatory polysomnographic system. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 24(1), 50-59. PMCID: PMC3342770

Scott D. Mist, Cheryl Wright, Kim Dupree Jones, James W. Carson. Acupunct Med. 2011 Dec;29(4):266-9. Acupunct Med. 2011 Dec;29(4):247-8. PMCID: PMC3311157

Bowman GL, Shannon J, Traber M, Frei B, Leonard S, Kaye J, Quinn JF.Reliability and validity of food frequency questionnaire and nutrient biomarkers in elders with and without cognitive impairment. (Abstract).Alzhimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011 Jan-Mar; 25(1):49-57.

One Method for Objective Adherence Measurement in Mind–Body Medicine Helané Wahbeh, Heather Zwickey, Barry Oken. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 February; 17(2): 175–177. PMCID: PMC3111142

Oken, B.S., Fonareva, I., & Wahbeh, H (2011). Stress-related cognitive dysfunction in dementia caregivers.Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 24,192-199. PMCID: PMC3340013

Orhan U, Erdogmus D, Roark B, Oken B, Purwar S, Hild KE 2nd, Fowler A, Fried-Oken M. Improved accuracy using recursive Bayesian estimation based language model fusion in ERP-based BCI typing systems. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, 2012, 2497-500.

Oken BS, Orhan U, Roark B, Erdogmus D, Fowler A, Mooney A, Peters B, Miller M, Fried-Oken M. Brain-computer interface with language model-EEG fusion for locked-in syndrome. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (in press)NIHMSID#: NIHMS500124

Diapocynin and apocynin administration fails to significantly extend survival in G93A SOD1 ALS mice. Trumbull KA, McAllister D, Gandelman MM, Fung WY, Lew T, Brennan L, Lopez N, Morré J, Kalyanaraman B, Beckman JS. Neurobiol Dis. 2012 Jan;45(1):137-44. PMCID: PMC3710723

Fonareva, I., Amen, A. M., Ellingson, R. M., & Oken, B. S. (2012). Differences in stress-related ratings between research center and home environments in dementia caregivers using ecological momentary assessment. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 90-98. PMCID: PMC3353126

Peterson Caroline, Haas Mitchell, Gregory W Thomas. A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of exercise, spinal manipulation, and neuro emotional technique for the treatment of pregnancy-related low back pain. Chiropr Man Therap, 2012; 20:18. PMCID: PMC3542201

State space analysis of timing: exploiting task redundancy to reduce sensitivity to timing. Cohen RG, Sternad D.J Neurophysiol. 2012, Jan;107(2):618-27. PMCID: PMC3349626

Wahbeh H, Oken B. Peak high-frequency HRV and peak alpha frequency higher in PTSD. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2013, 38:57-69. (PMC Journal – In Process)

Wahbeh H, Oken BS. Salivary cortisol lower in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress 2013, 26:241-8. (PMC Journal – In Process)

Carim-Todd L, Mitchell S, Oken BS. Mind-body practices: an alternative, drug-free treatment for smoking cessation? A systematic review of the literature. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (May 7, 2013 epub ahead of print).

Lou J-S, Dimitrova DM, Hammerschlag R, Nutt J, Hunt EA, Eaton RW, Johnson SC, Davis MD, Arnold GC, Andrea SB, Oken BS. The effect of expectancy and personality on cortical excitability in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders (in press).

Wahbeh H, Oken BS. A pilot study of clinical measures to assess mind-body intervention effects for those with and without PTSD. Alternative and Integrative Medicine (in press)

Wahbeh H, Oken B. Skin conductance response during laboratory stress in combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Trauma and Treatment (in press).


Quinn J, Kaye J, Moore M, Waichunas D, Bowman GL, Frei B.Water-soluble antioxidants and blood-brain barrier integrity in Alzheimer's disease.Abstract--International Academy of Nutrition and Aging conference, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.May 2006.

Bowman GL, Kaye J, Carlson N, Quinn JF.Supplementation and blood-brain barrier integrity modify vitamin C compartmentalization in Alzheimer's disease.Abstract-- Diet and Optimum Health conference of the Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University in Portland, OR.March 2007.

Oken, B., Zajdel, D., & Wild, H. (2007) Induced and trait differences in EEG phase synchrony and power for experienced meditators versus non-meditators. Poster at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Fonareva I, Zajdel D, Herting M, McGee W, Oken B. Cognitive processes in older adults: potential impact of stress and physiologic function. Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, San Francisco 2009.

Elsas SM, Navarro G, White G, Oken B. Behavioral treatment can reduce the seizures and improve quality of life for epilepsy patients. Neurology 2009 (suppl 3), 72:A225.

Elsas SM, White G, Navarro G, Oken B Andrews DJ. Mind-body intervention can reduce seizures and improve quality of life for epilepsy patients. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2009, 15:S103

Wild J, Oken B. Effects of meditation on EEG spectral power and phase synchrony. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2009, 15:S92.

Wahbeh H, Oken B, Lu M. Differences in veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder during relaxing and stressful condition. Annual Meeting American Psychosomatic Society. Psychosomatic Medicine2010, 72:A61.

Amen AM, Fonareva I, Zajdel DP, Ellingson RM, Oken BS. Stress in dementia caregivers: an experience-based sampling study. Annual Meeting American Psychosomatic Society. Psychosomatic Medicine2010, 72:A70.

Fonareva I, Amen AM, Zajdel DP, Ellingson RM, Oken BS. Sleep quality in dementia caregivers: relationship with stress. Annual Meeting American Psychosomatic Society.Psychosomatic Medicine2010, 72:A72.

Ellingson RM, Oken B. Feasibility and Performance Evaluation of Generating and Recording Visual Evoked Potentials Using Ambulatory Bluetooth Based System. 32nd Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference. 2010;1:6829-6832.

Fonareva IG, Ellingson RM, Zajdel DP, Amen AM, Oken BS.  Measuring evoked potentials during a go-nogo reaction time task in subjects' natural environment using an ambulatory recording system. Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting 2010:50

Oken BS, Fonareva I, Wahbeh H. Stress-related cognitive dysfunction in dementia caregivers. Neurology 2011 (suppl 4): 76:A511.

Nezamfar H, Orhan U, Erdogmus D, Hild K, Purwar S, Oken B, Fried-Oken M. On visually evoked potentials in EEG induced by multiple pseudorandom binary sequences for brain computer interface design. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Prague, Czech Republic. 2011.

K.E. Hild, U. Orhan, D. Erdogmus, B. Roark, B. Oken, S. Purwar, H. Nezamfar, and M. Fried-Oken. An ERP-based brain-computer interface for text entry using rapid serial visual presentation and language modeling. 2011 Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies: Systems Demonstrations. Association for Computational Linguistics. pp. 38–43.

Wahbeh H, Oken B. Objective and subjective adherence in mindfulness meditation trials. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012;12 (suppl 1):P229.

McCollough A, Hild K, Wahbeh H, Oken B. A machine classification measure of meditation ability. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012;12 (suppl 1):P3.

Fonareva I, Demidenko M, Oken B. Evaluating the role of expectancy during stress-reducing aromatherapy in healthy older adults. BMC Complement Altern Med 2012;12 (suppl 1):P02.102.

Carim Todd L, Mitchell S, Oken B. Does yoga improve smoking cessation outcomes? A systematic review of the literature. BMC Complement Altern Med 2012;12 (suppl 1):P05.29.

Orhan, U., Hild, K. E., Erdogmus, D., Roark, B., Oken, B., & Fried-Oken, M. RSVP

Keyboard: An EEG based typing interface. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2012.

Fonareva I, Demidenko M, Oken BS. Assessing sensitivity of common physiological markers of stress and evaluating their utility for different types of stressors. Psychosomatic Medicine. April 2013.

Wahbeh H, Lane J, Goodrich E, Miller M, Oken B. One-on-one mindfulness meditation trainings in a research setting. International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research. April 2013.

Oken BS, Orhan U, Roark B, Erdogmus D, Fowler A, Peters B, Miller M, Fried-Oken MB.EEG-based typing interface with language model for individuals who are functionally locked-in. (S14.004). Neurology 2013.

Silbert L, Kaye J, Erten-Lyons D, Dodge H, Quinn J, Oken B, Wild K, Lahna D, Tran H, Woltjer R. Alzheimer's disease pathology burden associated with clinical dementia decreases with age. (P04.213). Neurology 2013

Erten-Lyons D, Silbert L, Mattek N, Dodge H, Green S, Tran H, Quinn J, Wild K, Oken B, Woltjer R, Kaye J. Neuropathologic basis of white matter hyperintensity accumulation. Neurology 2013, 80:S44.001.