Rebekah Huber, Ph.D (she/her)

  • Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Dr. Rebekah Huber is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Center for Mental Health Innovation at Oregon Health & Science University. As a licensed psychologist, her research program focuses on informing evidence-based care and suicide prevention in youth with mood disorders. Dr. Huber’s research utilizes digital mobile technologies (e.g., actigraphy and ecological momentary assessment) and neuroimaging to identify cognitive and neurobiological risk factors for suicide in youth with bipolar disorder. Specifically, she investigates sleep, cognitive control, and functional connectivity to identify proximal and modifiable factors that can be targeted through interventions to reduce suicide risk and improve long-term outcomes. Dr. Huber is also a Co-Investigator on a large-scale study of adolescent brain development (NIH funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study).

Dr. Huber is passionate about fostering the growth and development of students, trainees, and early career faculty to train the next generation of scientists. She co-chairs the Early- and Mid-Career Committee for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and leads initiatives to support career development for early and mid-career researchers and clinicians in the field of bipolar disorders.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2005, University of Nebraska
    • M.A., 2009, Minnesota State University
    • Ph.D., 2015, University of Utah
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Diagnostic Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of Utah School of Medicine, 2016-2017

Memberships and associations:

  • International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), Member 2020-Present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), Member 2017-Present


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Sperry, S.H., Douglas, K.M., Dean, O.M., Fries, G.R., Gomes, F.A., Hosang, G.M., Morton, E., Sandorffy, B., Van Rheenen, T.E., Xu, N., Huber, R.S. (2023). Needs and Barriers to Success for Early and Mid-Career Professionals Focused on Bipolar Disorder: A Global Needs Assessment by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Bipolar Disorders. Epub ahead of print.
  • Ma, J., McGlade, E.C., Huber, R.S., Lyoo, I.K., Renshaw, P.F., Yurgelun-Todd, D.A. (2023). Overweight/obesity-related microstructural alterations of the fimbria-fornix in the ABCD Study: The role of aerobic physical activity. PLOS ONE. Epub ahead of print.
  • Huber, R.S., Boxer, D., Smith, C.J., Renshaw, P.F., Yurgelun-Todd, D.A., & Kondo, D.G. (2023). Detailed assessment of suicidal ideation in youth with bipolar disorder versus major depressive disorder. Bipolar Disorders. Epub ahead of print.
  • Sheth, C., Huber, R.S., Renshaw, P.F, Yurgelun-Todd, D.A. & McGlade, E.C. (2023). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavior and Sleep among 9- and 10-Year-Old Children: Initial Findings from The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Journal of Early Adolescence, 43(6), 720-745.
  • Huber, R.S., Douglas, K.M., Sperry, S.H., Gomes, F.A., Van Rheenen, T.E., Xu, N., Hosang, G.M. (2022). The Early Mid-Career Committee (EMCC) of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders: Aspirations and Goals. Bipolar Disorders, 24(8), 781-783.
  • Karcher, N.R., Loewy, R.L., Savill, M., Avenevoli, S., Huber, R.S., Makowski, C., Sher, K. J., & Barch, D.M. (2022). Persistent and Distressing Psychotic-Like Experiences Using Adolescence Brain Cognitive Development Study Data. Molecular Psychiatry, 27(3), 1490-1501.
  • Huber, R.S., Sheth, C., Renshaw, P.F, Yurgelun-Todd, D.A. & McGlade, E.C. (2022). Suicide ideation and neurocognition among 9- and 10-year-old children in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Archives of Suicide Research, 26(2), 641-655. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1818657
  • Huber, R.S., McGlade, E., Legarreta, M., Subramaniam, R., Renshaw, P.F. & Yurgelun-Todd, D.A. (2021). Cingulate white matter volume and associated cognitive and behavioral impulsivity in Veterans with a history of suicide behavior. Journal of Affective Disorders, 281, 117-124.
  • Prescot, A.P., Huber, R.S., Kanekar, S., Kondo, D.G., Prisciandaro, J., Ongur, D., & Renshaw, P.F. (2021) Effect of Moderate Altitude on Human Cerebral Metabolite Levels: A Multi-Site, Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Investigation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 314, 111314. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2021.111314
  • Simmons, C., Conley, M.I., Gee, D.G., Baskin-Sommers, A., Barch, D.M., Hoffman, E.A., Huber, R.S., Iacono, W.G., Nagel, B.N., Palmer, C.E., Sheth, C.S., Sowell, E.R., Thompson, W.K., Casey, B.J. (2021) Responsible use of open access developmental data: The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠ (ABCD) Study. Psychological Science, 32(6), 866-870. doi:10.1177/09567976211003564
  • Karcher, N.R., Loewy, R.L., Savill, M., Avenevoli, S., Huber, R.S., Simon, T.J., et al. (2020). Replication of Associations with Psychotic-like Experiences in Middle Childhood from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open. 1, sgaa009,


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