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Kamath, Vidya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Main Office Address

Meyer 218
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-5371

Phone: 410-955-3268
Fax: 410-955-0504


Administrative Assistant

Carolyn DiVincenzo
Phone: 410-955-3268


2002B.S.Duke University
2004-2010M.S./Ph.D.University of Central Florida
2009-2010Clinical Neuropsychology InternshipDartmouth-Hitchcick Medical Center
2010-2013Postdocotoral Fellowship in NeuropsychologyUniversity of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Professional Interests

  • Neuropsychology of schizophrenia and individuals at-risk for psychosis
  • Olfactory and orbitofrontal dysfunction in neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders
  • Neuropsychology of Parkinson's disease and dementia
  • Anhedonia and emotion processing in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuropsychology of sleep disorders
  • Cross-cultural issues in neuropsychology

Selected Publications

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Calkins, M.E., Kohler, C.G., Conroy, C.G., Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Gatto, D., Gur, R.E., & Moberg, P.J. (in press). Olfactory processing in schizophrenia, non-ill first-degree family members, and young people at-risk for psychosis. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

Moberg, P.J., Kamath, V., Marchetto, D.M, Calkins, M.E., Doty, R.L., Borgmann-Winter, K., Hahn, C.G., Kohler, C.G., Gur, R.E., & Turetsky, B.I. (in press). A meta-analytic review of olfactory function in schizophrenia, first-degree family members, and youths at-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Kohler, C.G., Gur, R.E. & Turetsky, B.I. (in press). Odor hedonic capacity and anhedonia in schizophrenia and unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Seligman, S.C., Kamath, V., Giovanetti, T., Arnold, S.E., & Moberg, P.J. (2013). Olfaction and apathy in Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults. Aging and Mental Health. 17(5), 564-570.

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Calkins, M.E., Bilker, W.B., Frishberg, N., Borgmann-Winter, K., Kohler, C.G., Conroy, C.G., Gur, R.E., & Moberg, P.J. (2013). The effect of odor valence on olfactory performance in schizophrenia patients, unaffected relatives and at-risk youth. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 47(11), 1636-1641.

Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.E., Doty, R.L., & Turetsky, B.I. (2012). Effects of the Val(158)Met catechol-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphism on olfactory processing in schizophrenia. Behavioral Neuroscience. 126(1), 209-215.

Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Calkins, M.E., Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Conroy, C.G., Gur, R.E., Kohler, C.G., & Turetsky, B.I. (2012). An odor-specific threshold deficit implicates abnormal cyclic AMP activation in youths at-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research. 138(2-3), 280-284.

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., & Moberg, P.J. (2011). Identification of pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant odors in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 187(1-2), 30-35.

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