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Cynthia Ann Munro, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Neurology


Dementia, Klinefelter's (XXY) Syndrome, Psychologist, Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Interests

Dementia; Neuropsychology; Functional Imaging; Alcohol use; Sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders affecting cognition


  • English


International Neuropsychological Society

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  • Education +


    • Kent State University ( Kent OH ) (1997)


    • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/UPMC/Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology ( Pittsburgh PA ) (2000)
    • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/UPMC/Neuropsychology ( Pittsburgh PA ) (1998)


    • Psychiatry, American Board of Professional Psychology ()
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications


    Munro CA, Brandt J, Sheppard J, Steele C, Samus QM, Steinberg M, Rabins, P V , Lyketsos, C G Cognitive response to pharmacological treatment for depression in Alzheimers disease: Secondary outcomes from the Depression in Alzheimers Disease Study (DIADS). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2004; 12: 491-498.

    Munro, C.A., Oswald, L., Weerts, E., McCaul, M.E., Wand, G.S. Hormone responses to stress in abstinent alcohol-dependent subjects and social drinkers with no history of alcohol dependence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2005; 29: 1133-1138.

    Munro, C.A., McCaul, M.E., Wong, D.F., Oswald, L.M., Zhou, Y., Brasic, J., Kuwabara, H., Kumar, A., Alexander, M., Ye, W., Wand, G.S. Sex differences in striatal dopamine release in healthy adults. Biological Psychiatry. 2006; 59: 966-974.

    Munro, C.A., McCaul, M.E., Oswald, L.M., Wong, D.F., Zhou, Y., Brasic, J., Kuwabara, H., Kumar, A., Alexander, M., Ye, W., Wand, G.S. Striatal dopamine release and family history of alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2006; 30: 1143-1151.

    Munro, C.A., Lyketsos, C.G. Cognitive response to sertraline treatment for depression in Alzheimers disease: A possible sex effect. Research and Practice in Alzheimers Disease. 2006; 11: 361-365.

    Schretlen, D.J, Nicola G. Cascella, N.G., Meyer, S.M., Kingery, L.R., Testa, S.M., Munro, C.A., Pulver, A.E., Rivkin, P., Rao, V.A., Diaz-Asper, C.M., Dickerson, F.B., Yolken, R.H., Pearlson, G.D. Neuropsychological functioning in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2007; 62: 179-186.

    Yang, X., Wang, S., Rice K., Munro C., Wand, G.S. A stress model that increases alcohol preference in a non-alcohol preferring mouse line. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2008; 32; 840-852.

    Hassan, S.E., Turano, K.A., Munoz, B., Munro, C., Bandeen-Roche, K., West, S.K. Cognitive and vision loss affects the topography of the attentional visual field. Investigations in Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2008; 49(10): 4672-4678.

    Turano, K.A., Munoz, B., Hassan, S.E., Duncan, D.D., Gower, E.W., Bandeen-Roche, K., Keay, L., Munro, C.A., West, S.K. Poor sense of direction is associated with constricted driving space in older drivers. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 2009; 64(3): 348-355.

    Rao, V., Munro, C.A., Rosenberg, P., Ward, J., Bertrand, M., Degoankar, M., Horsk, A., Pham, D., Yousem, D.M., Barker, P.B. Neuroanatomical correlates of depression in post-traumatic brain injury: Preliminary results of a pilot study. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2010; 22(2): 231-235.

    Bonekamp D, Yassa MA, Munro CA, Geckle RJ, Yousem DM, Barker PB, Schretlen DJ, Brandt J, Horsk A. Gray matter volume in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Voxel-based morphometry, Neuroreport. 2010; 21(4): 259-263.

    Peters ME, Vaidya V, Drye LT, Rosenberg PB, Martin, B K , Porsteinsson, A P , Frangakis, C E , Mintzer, J E , Weintraub, D , Schneider, L S , Rabins, P V , Munro, C A , Meinert, C L , Lyketsos, C G , Avramopoulos, D. Sertraline for the treatment of depression in Alzheimers disease: Genetic influences, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 2011; 24: 223-229.

    Munro CA, Winicki JM, Schretlen DJ, Gower EW, Turano KA, Muoz B, Keay L, Bandeen-Roche K, West, SK. Sex differences in cognition in healthy elderly individuals. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition (in press).

    Munro CA, Flynn-Longmire C, Drye LT, Martin BK, Frangakis CE, Meinert CL, Mintzer JE, Porsteinsson AP, Rabins PV, Rosenberg PB, Schneider LS, Weintraub D, Lyketsos CG, for the DIADS-2 Research Group. Cognitive outcomes after sertraline treatment in patients with depression of Alzheimers disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (in press).
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    Meyer Room 218
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    Phone: 410-614-7785
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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Medical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry

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