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Munro, Cynthia A., Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Cynthia Munro

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Joint Appointment, Department of Neurology

Main Office Address

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

Phone: 410-614-7785
Fax: 410-955-0504


Administrative Assistant

Carolyn DiVincenzo
Phone: 410-955-3268




The Ohio State University



Kent State University


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Kent State University


Postdoctoral Fellowships
Neuropsychology/Geriatric Psychiatry Research

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Interests

Neurobiological mechanisms underlying sex differences in the clinical manifestation of psychiatric disorders affecting cognition. The influences of sex hormones and the stress response on disorders of addiction and the dementing disorders are particular areas of focus.

Click here for a Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter article about Dr. Munro's work

Selected Publications

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., 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 Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2012; 20(12):1036-1044.

Munro, C.A., Workman, C., Kramer, E., Hermann, C., Ma, Y., Dhawan, V., Chaly, T., Eidelberg, D., Smith, G.S. Serotonin modulation of cerebral glucose metabolism: Sex and age effects. Synapse, 2012; 66(11): 955-964.

Munro, C.A., Winicki, J.M., Schretlen, D.J., Gower, E.W., Turano, K.A., Muñoz, B., Keay, L., Bandeen-Roche, K., West, S.K. Sex differences in cognition in healthy elderly individuals. Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition B: Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 2012; 19(6):759-768. 

Nowrangi, M.A., Lyketsos, C.G., Rao, V.R., Munro, C.A. Systematic review of neuroimaging correlates of executive functioning:  Converging evidence from different clinical populations. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (in press).

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