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Susan S. Bassett, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

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



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

Departments / Divisions


Additional Training

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

Research & Publications

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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