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Vidya Kamath, Ph.D.

Vidyulata Kamath, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)


Expertise: Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Behavioral Disorders in Dementia, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Down syndrome, Frontotemporal Dementias, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Complications of Movement Disorders, Neuropsychology, Psychologist, Schizophrenia more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5212

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building Suite 218
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Phone: 410-614-6342


Dr. Kamath is a neuropsychologist in the Division of Medical Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Duke University in 2002 and later obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida. Following a one-year neuropsychology internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Kamath completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and psychiatric research at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Kamath's research interests involve studies of orbitofrontal dysfunction in neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions. In particular, her research has focused on the use of olfactory measures as robust translational correlates of anhedonia and negative symptoms in schizophrenia, and as surrogate markers of disease susceptibility tied to a critical embryonic risk period of the illness. She also studies olfactory dysfunction and alterations in feeding behavior in frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. more


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



  • PHD, University of Central Florida (2010)


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - GME / Clinical Neuropsychology (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology / Clinical Neuropsychology (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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