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Jennifer Coughlin, M.D.

Jennifer Marie Coughlin, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Inflammation, Mood Disorders, Neuroimaging, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: Concussion Research; PET Imaging Research

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  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science



  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2006)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (2010)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology / Psychiatry (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Coughlin JM*, Wang Y*, Munro CA, Ma S, Yue C, Chen S, Airan R, Kim PK, Adams AV, Garcia C, Higgs C, Sair HI, Sawa A, Smith G, Lyketsos CG, Caffo B, Kassiou M, Guilarte TR, Pomper, MG. Neuroinflammation and Brain Atrophy in Former NFL Players: An in vivo Multimodal Imaging Study. Neurobiol of Dis. 2014 Nov 7. 74:58-65

Coughlin JM, Wang Y, Ambinder E, Ward R, Minn I, Vranesic M, Kim PK, Ford C, Higgs C, Hayes L, Schretlen D, Dannals RF, Kassiou M, Sawa A, Pomper MG. In vivo markers of inflammatory response in recent onset schizophrenia: A combined study using [11C]DPA-713 PET and analysis of CSF and plasma. Translational Psychiatry, 2016; Apr 12.

Coughlin, JM*, Wang,Y*, Minn I, Bienko N, Ambinder EB, Xu X, Peters ME, Dougherty JW, Vranesic M, Koo SM, Ahn H, Lee M, Cottrell C, Sair HI, Sawa A, Munro CA, Nowinski CJ, Dannals RF, Lyketsos CG, Kassiou M, Smith G, Caffo B, Mori S, Guilarte TR, Pomper MG. Imaging of glial cell activation and white matter integrity in brains of active and recently retired National Football League players. JAMA Neurol, 2017. 74(1): p. 67-74.

Notter T*, Coughlin JM*, Gschwind T, Weber-Stadlbauer U, Wang Y, Kassiou M, Vernon AC, Benke D, Pomper MG, Sawa A; Meyer, U. Translational evaluation of translocator protein as a marker of neuroinflammation in schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry, published online ahead of print Jan 17, 2017.

Coughlin JM*; Du Y*, Rosenthal HB, Slania S; Koo SM, Park A, Solomon G, Vranesic M, Antonsdottir I, Speck CL, Rootes-Murdy K, Lerner A, Rowe SP, , Wang Y, Lesniak WG, Minn I, Bakker A, Smith G, Dannals RF, Kuwabara H, Horti A, Wong DF, Pomper MG. The Distribution of the Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor in Healthy Aging: An In Vivo Positron Emission Tomography Study with [18F]ASEM. NeuroImage, 2018. 165: 118-124.

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Phone: 410-746-6072

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Probing Mechanisms of Schizophrenia Through Imaging

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