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Susan S. Bassett, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • Director, Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests

Genetic testing; Disability and psychiatric illness; Cognitive changes in Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease; Neuroimaging and genetics; Genetics of Alzheimers disease


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    • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1971
    • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1984


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990, Dementias and Aging
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    Selected Publications

    Bassett SS, Avramopoulos D, Fallin MD.  Evidence for parent of origin effect in late onset Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics). 2002; 114(6):679-686.

    Bassett SS, Havastad SL, Chase GA. The role of test accuracy in predicting acceptance of genetic
    susceptibility testing for Alzheimer’s disease. Genetic Testing.  2004; 8(2):120-126.

    Avramopoulos D, Fallin MD, Bassett SS. Linkage to chromosome 14q in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients without psychotic symptoms. American Journal of Medical Genetics  (Neuropsychiatric Genetics). 2004; 132B(1):9-13.

    Bassett SS., Kusevic I, Cristinzio C, Yassa M., Avramopoulos D., Yousem D., Fallin, DM.  Differential fMRI activation patterns in offspring of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease  correspond to previously identified linkage heterogeneity for Chromosome 10. Annals of Neurology. 2005; 58: 142-146.

    Go RCP, Perry RT, Weiner H, Bassett SS, Blacker D, Devlin BJ, Sweet RA. Neuregulin-1 Polymorphism in Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Families with Psychoses.  American Journal of Medical Genetics; B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics.2005; 139B:28-32.

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