Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

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Dwight L. Evans, M.D.

Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry
Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Psychoimmunology Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Executive Director, PENN Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Co-Director, Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
305 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156622818
Fax: 2156626911
Education:
(Zoology, Psychology)
University of Maryland, 1968.
B.S. (Biology)
Elizabethtown College , 1970.
M.S. (Psychology-Neuroendocrinology Lab of A.I. Leshner)
Bucknell University, 1972.
M.D. (Medicine)
Temple University Medical School , 1976.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976-1979.
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1978-1980.
Certifications
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977.
Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1981.
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Selected Publications

Evans DL, Folds JD, Petitto J, Golden RN, Pedersen CA, Corrigan M, Gilmore JH, Silva SG, Quade D, Ozer H: Circulating Natural Killer Cell Phenotypes in Males and Females with Major Depression: Relation to Cytotoxic Activity and Severity of Depression. Archives of General Psychiatry 49(5): 388-395, 1992.

Evans DL, Leserman J, Perkins DO, Stern RA, Murphy C, Tamul K, Liao D, van der Horst CM, Hall CD, Folds JD, Golden RN, Petitto JM: Stress Associated Reductions of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes and Natural Killer Cells in Asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 152(4): 543-550, 1995.

Leserman J, Petitto JM, Perkins DO, Folds JD, Golden RN, Evans DL: Severe Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Changes in Lymphocyte Subsets in Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Infected Men: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study. Archives of General Psychiatry 54: 279-285, 1997.

Evans DL, Leserman J, Perkins DO, Stern RA, Murphy C, Zheng B, Gettes D, Longmate JA, Silva SG, van de Horst CM, Hall CD, Folds JD, Golden RN, Petitto JM: Severe Life Stress as a Predictor of Early Disease Progression in HIV Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 154(5): 630-634, 1997.

Leserman J, Petitto JM, Golden RN, Gaynes BN, Gu H, Perkins DO, Silva SG, Folds JD, Evans DL: Impact of Stressful Life Events, Depression, Social Support, Coping, and Cortisol on Progression to AIDS. American Journal of Psychiatry 157(8): 1221-1228, 2000.

Evans DL, Ten Have T, Douglas SD, Gettes DR, Morrison M, Chiappini MS, Brinker-Spence P, Job C, Mercer D, Wang YL, Cruess D, Dube B, Dalen EA, Brown T, Bauer R, Petitto JM: Association of Depression with Viral Load, CD8 T Lymphocytes, and Natural Killer Cells in Women with HIV Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 159(10): 1752-1759, 2002.

Evans DL, Charney DS, Lewis L, Golden RN, Gorman JM, Krishnan RR, Nemeroff CB, Bremner JD, Carney RM, Coyne JC, DeLong MR, Frasure-Smith N, Glassman AH, Gold PW, Grant I, Gwyther L, Ironson G, Johnson RL, Kanner AM, Katon WJ, Kaufmann PG, Keefe FJ, Ketter T, Laughren TP, Leserman J, Lyketsos CG, McDonald WM, McEwen BS, Miller AH, Musselman DL, O’Connor C, Petitto JM, Pollock BG, Robinson RG, Roose SP, Rowland J, Sheline Y, Sheps DS, Simon G, Spiegel D, Stunkard A, Sunderland T, Tibbits P, Valvo WJ: Mood disorders in the medically ill: scientific review and recommendations. Biological Psychiatry 58(3): 175-189, 2005.

Cruess DG, Douglas SD, Petitto JM, Ten Have T, Gettes D, Dubé B, Cary M, Evans DL: Association of Resolution of Major Depression with Increased Natural Killer Cell Activity among HIV-Seropositive Women. American Journal of Psychiatry 162(11): 2125-2130, 2005.

Evans DL, Foa EB, Gur RE, Hendin H, O’Brien CP, Seligman MEP, and Walsh BT (eds.): Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Don’t Know. New York, Oxford University 2005.

Evans DL, Charney DS, Lewis L (eds): Physician's Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorder. McGraw-Hill 2006.

Evans DL, Lynch KG, Benton T, Dube B, Gettes DR, Tustin NB, Lai JP, Metzger D, Douglas SD: SSRI and Substance P Antagonist Enhancement of Natural Killer Cell Innate Immunity to HIV/AIDS. Biological Psychiatry 63(9): 899-905, 2008.

Benton T, Lynch KG, Dube B, Gettes DR, Tustin NB, Lai JP, Metzger D, Blume J, Douglas SD, Evans DL: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Suppression of HIV Infectivity and Replication. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2010, in press.

Blume J, Douglas SD, Evans DL: Immune Suppression and Immune Activation in Depression. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2010, in press.

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