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Jennifer Coughlin, M.D.

Jennifer Marie Coughlin, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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

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  • Assistant 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 & Neurology / Psychiatry (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Coughlin, JM; Ishizuka, I; Kano, SI; Edwards, JA; Seifuddin, FT; Shimano; MA; Daley; EL; Zandi, PP; Leweke, FM; Cascella NG; Sawa, A. Marked reduction of soluble superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with recent-onset schizophrenia. Molecular Psychiatry. 2012, Feb 21.

Coughlin, JM; Wang, Y, Ma, S; Yue, C., Kim, PK; Adams, AV; Roosa, HV; Gage, KL; Stathis M; Rais, R; Rojas, C; McGlothan, J; Sacktor, N; Guilarte, TR; Zhou, Y; Sawa, A; Slusher, BS; Caffo, B; Kassiou, M; Endres, C; Pomper, MG. Regional Brain Distribution of Translocator Protein using [11C]DPA-713 PET in Individuals Infected with HIV. J NeuroVirology. 2014; Feb 25.

Coughlin, JM; Tenaka, T; Marsman, A; Wang, H; Bonekamp, S; Kim, PK; Higgs, C; Varvaris, M; Edden, R; Pomper MG; Schretlen, D; Barker, P; Sawa. Decoupling of N-acetyl-aspartate and Glutamate Within the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Schizophrenia. Curr Molec Med. In Press.

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 pilot study. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Feb;74:58-65. doi: 0.1016/j.nbd.2014.10.019. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

Coughlin JM, Wang Y, Ambinder EB, Ward RE, Minn I, Vranesic M, Kim PK, Ford CN, Higgs C, Hayes LN, Schretlen DJ, Dannals RF, Kassiou M, Sawa A, Pomper MG. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 12;6:e777.

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Probing Mechanisms of Schizophrenia Through Imaging
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