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Barry S. Oken M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Neurology School of Medicine
    • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience School of Medicine
    • Professor of Biomedical Engineering School of Medicine
    • Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders School of Medicine

Dr. Oken completed his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in 1978, and underwent his residency at the Boston University Medical Center. His specialty is behavioral neurology, which include cognitive disorders and dementia. Dr. Oken, who is also the medical director of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and Evoked Potentials, has been certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology since 1985. He has had a sustained research interest in Integrative Medicine (www.ohsu.edu/orccamind) with a particular focus on mind-body therapies, including their use with older adults, dementia caregivers, and other disorders associated with chronic psychological stress.

Education

  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin 1978
  • Ph.D., Portland State University (Systems Science), Portland Oregon 2016
  • Residency:

    • Neurology-Boston University Medical Center, Boston
  • Fellowship:

    • Electroencephalography and evoked potentials - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Memberships and associations

  • Neurology, 1985

Publications

  • "Negative affect influences electrophysiological markers of visual working memory in mildly stressed older adults." Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience  In: , Vol. 10, No. MAY, 148, 22.05.2018.
  • "Considerations for Research and Development of Culturally Relevant Mindfulness Interventions in American Minority Communities." Mindfulness  In: , Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 361-370.
  • "Adherence to Practice of Mindfulness in Novice Meditators : Practices Chosen, Amount of Time Practiced, and Long-Term Effects Following a Mindfulness-Based Intervention." Mindfulness In: , Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 401-411.
  • "Hypnosis Intervention Effects on Sleep Outcomes : A Systematic Review." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine In: , Vol. 14, No. 2, 15.02.2018, p. 271-283.
  • "Predictors of improvements in mental health from mindfulness meditation in stressed older adults." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine  In: , Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 48-55.
  • "Do psychosocial predictors affect the following days' cortisol awakening response? Expanding the temporal frame with which to explore morning cortisol." Stress In: , Vol. 20, No. 4, 04.07.2017, p. 398-403.
  • "Meditation in Stressed Older Adults : Improvements in Self-Rated Mental Health Not Paralleled by Improvements in Cognitive Function or Physiological Measures." Mindfulness  In: , Vol. 8, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 627-638.
  • "A cognitive stressor for event-related potential studies : the Portland arithmetic stress task." Stress  In: , Vol. 20, No. 3, 04.05.2017, p. 277-284.
  • "Acupuncture for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine  In: , Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.03.2017, p. 164-179.
  • "School-based mindfulness intervention for stress reduction in adolescents : Design and methodology of an open-label, parallel group, randomized controlled trial." Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications  In: , Vol. 4, 15.12.2016, p. 99-104.
  • "Aroma Effects on Physiologic and Cognitive Function Following Acute Stress : A Mechanism Investigation." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine In: , Vol. 22, No. 9, 01.09.2016, p. 713-721.
  • "Impulsivity and stress response in nondependent smokers (tobacco chippers) in comparison to heavy smokers and nonsmokers." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco In: , Vol. 18, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 547-556.
  • "Event-related potential correlates of mindfulness meditation competence." Neuroscience In: , Vol. 320, 21.04.2016, p. 83-92.
  • "Mechanistic Pathways of Mindfulness Meditation in Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Journal of Clinical Psychology In: , Vol. 72, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 365-383.
  • "Internet-based mindfulness meditation for cognition and mood in older adults : A pilot study." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine In: , Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 44-53.
  • "Teaching mindfulness meditation to adults with severe speech and physical impairments : An exploratory study." Neuropsychological Rehabilitation In: , Vol. 25, No. 5, 03.09.2015, p. 708-732.
  • "A systems approach to stress, stressors and resilience in humans." Behavioural Brain Research  In: , Vol. 282, 01.04.2015, p. 144-154.
  • "A clinical screening protocol for the RSVP Keyboard brain-computer interface." Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  In: , Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 11-18.
  • "The Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Sleep Quality : A Systematic Review." Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine In: , Vol. 2015, 902708, 2015.
  • "Expectancy of stress-reducing aromatherapy effect and performance on a stress-sensitive cognitive task." Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine In: , Vol. 2015, 419812, 2015.
  • "Quantitative change of EEG and respiration signals during mindfulness meditation." Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation  In: , Vol. 11, No. 1, 87, 14.05.2014.
  • "One-on-One Mindfulness Meditation Trainings in a Research Setting." Mindfulness In: , Vol. 5, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 88-99.
  • "Physiological and functional consequences of caregiving for relatives with dementia." International Psychogeriatrics In: , Vol. 26, No. 5, 2014, p. 725-747.
  • "Expectancy, Self-Efficacy, and Placebo Effect of a Sham Supplement for Weight Loss in Obese Adults." Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine  In: , Vol. 19, No. 3, 2014, p. 181-188.
  • "Brain-computer interface with language model-electroencephalography fusion for locked-in syndrome." Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair In: , Vol. 28, No. 4, 2014, p. 387-394.
  • "Noninvasive brain-computer interfaces for augmentative and alternative communication." IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering  In: , Vol. 7, 6684304, 2014, p. 31-49.
  • "Offline analysis of context contribution to ERP-based typing BCI performance." Journal of Neural Engineering  In: , Vol. 10, No. 6, 066003, 12.2013.
  • "Mind-body practices : An alternative, drug-free treatment for smoking cessation? A systematic review of the literature." Drug and Alcohol Dependence In: , Vol. 132, No. 3, 01.10.2013, p. 399-410.
  • "Effect of expectancy and personality on cortical excitability in Parkinson's disease." Movement Disorders  In: , Vol. 28, No. 9, 08.2013, p. 1257-1262.
  • "Salivary Cortisol Lower in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Journal of Traumatic Stress In: , Vol. 26, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 241-248.

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