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Leeza Maron Ph.D.

    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology School of Medicine

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.

Education

  • B.A., Tufts University, 0 0 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 0 0 2003
  • Fellowship:

    • NIMH post-doctoral fellow, biological psychiatry and neuroscience, University of California San Diego, 2003-04

Publications

  • "Utility of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplant" Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology February 2007
  • "The treatment of brain metastasis from breast cancer, role of blood-brain barrier disruption and early experience with trastuzumab" Therapy January 2006
  • "Increased sensitivity to perceptual interference in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society May 2012
  • "Long-term cognitive function, neuroimaging, and quality of life in primary CNS lymphoma" Neurology July 2 2013
  • "A process approach to verbal fluency in patients with schizophrenia [2]" Schizophrenia Research May 1 2004
  • "Preservation of cognitive function in primary CNS lymphoma survivors a median of 12 years after enhanced chemotherapy delivery" Journal of Clinical Oncology November 1 2013
  • "Precise location of medial frontal activity during word generation by fMRI" NeuroImage  1998
  • "Semantic monitoring of words with emotional connotation during fMRI" Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society July 2002
  • "Left-hemisphere knowledge of emotional meaning during word generation" NeuroImage  1999
  • "Identical Neural Risk Factors Predict Cognitive Deficit in Dyslexia and Schizophrenia" Neuropsychology March 2008
  • "Word and picture processing in children" Developmental Neuropsychology  2002
  • "Activity in the paracingulate and cingulate sulci during word generation" Cerebral Cortex  1999
  • "Cognitive functions in primary central nervous system lymphoma" Annals of Oncology July 2007
  • "Sensorimotor Gating Deficits in Adults with Autism" Biological Psychiatry February 15 2007
  • "Relative shift in activity from medial to lateral frontal cortex during internally versus externally guided word generation" Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience February 15 2001
  • "Left-hemisphere processing of emotional connotation during word generation" NeuroReport August 20 1999
  • "Network structure among brain systems in adult ADHD is uniquely modified by stimulant administration" Cerebral Cortex August 1 2017

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