Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Paul J. Moberg, PhD, ABPP/CN

Paul J. Moberg

Professor of Neuropsychology
Clinical Director of Neuropsychology Service
Member of University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Department since 1991
Secondary appointments in Neurology and Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Moberg received his B.A. in Psychology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1982 and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985. He received his initial training in Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1990) from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Moberg completed his Predoctoral internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. He subsequently completed Postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at the same institution. He has been a Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 1991. Dr. Moberg is the Director of Clinical Services for the Brain-Behavior Laboratory and is a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). His research has focused on olfactory and gustatory function in healthy people and patients with brain disorders, with special emphasis on the use of olfactory stimuli as probes in various neuroimaging modalities.


Education

  • 1978-82 – B.A. Augsburg College (Psychology)
  • 1982-85 – M.A. Loyola College of Maryland (Clinical Psychology/Health Psychology)
  • 1985-90 – Ph.D. University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School (Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology)

Academic Positions

  • 1991-94 – Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1994-00 – Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000-2013 – Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000-2013 – Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003-2013 – Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013-Present – Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013-Present – Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013-Present – Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Appointments

Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 1982-1985 – Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1985 – Psychogeriatric Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1988-1989 – Psychogeriatric Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for the Elderly, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Il
  • 1991-Present – Director of Clinical Services, Neuropsychology Program, Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1991-Present – Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA                                                     
  • 1991-Present – Member, Smell and Taste Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine                        
  • 2001-Present – Medical Staff, Department of Neurology, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2001-Present – Consulting Neuropsychologist, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 2002-Present – Consulting Neuropsychologist, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • 2003-Present – Medical Staff, Department of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006-Present – Director of Clinical Training, Neuropsychology Program, Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

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Honors

Honors and Awards

  • 1988-89 – Research Fellowship awarded by the Evanston Hospital Corporation/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • 1989 – Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychology, awarded by the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
  • 2000-Present – John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2002-05 – Janice Lieber Investigator, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
  • 2005-08 – Hofmann Trust Investigator, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
  • 2006 – Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology, awarded by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)
  • 2011 – Mentor of the Year Award, awarded by the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society (PNS)

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Publications

Selected Publications

  • Green, D.L., Payne, L., Polikar, R., Moberg, P.J., Wolk, D.A., Kounios, J.: P50: A candidate ERP biomarker of prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research 2015, in press.
  • Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I., Ng, V., Neff, J., Armstrong, D., Battistini, M., Sammel, M.D., Gettes, D., Evans, D.L., Mirza, M., Moberg, P.J., Connolly, T., Sondheimer, S.J. : Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in the menopause. Neurobiology of Aging 2015, in press.
  • Brennan, L., Pantelyat, A., Duda, J.E., Morley, J.F., Weintraub, D., Wilkinson, J., Moberg, P.J.: Effects of memantine on cognition in Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with lewy bodies: A meta-analytic review. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice 2015, in press.
  • Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Wang, H-Y., Ray, R., Willis, B., Moberg, P.J., Rawson, N., Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I., Hahn, C-G.: Altered G protein coupling in olfactory neuroepithelial cells from patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2015, in press.
  • van Steenoven, I., Aarsland, D., Hurtig, H., Chen-Plotkin, A., Duda, J.E., Rick, J., Chahine, L.M., Dahodwala, N., Trojanowski, J.Q., Roalf, D.R., Moberg, P.J., Weintraub, D. : Conversion between Mini-Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Dementia Rating Scale-2 scores in Parkinson's disease.Movement Disorders 29(14): 1809-1815, 2014.
  • Moberg, P.J., Kamath, V., Marchetto, D., Calkins, M.E., Doty, R.L., Hahn, C.-G., Borgmann-Winter, K., Kohler, C., Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I. : A meta-analysis of olfactory function in schizophrenia, first-degree family members, and youths at-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin 40(1): 50-59, 2014.
  • Kohler, C.G., Richard, J.A., Brensinger, C.M., Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Conroy, C.G., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E., Calkins, M.E. : Facial emotion perception differs in young persons at genetic and clinical high-risk for psychosis. Psychiatry Research216(2): 206-212, 2014.
  • Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Calkins, M.E., Kohler, C.G., Conroy, C.G., Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Gatto, D.E., Gur, R.E., Moberg, P.J. : Olfactory processing in schizophrenia, non-ill first-degree family members, and young people at-risk for psychosis. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 15(3): 209-18, 2014. 
  • Gur, R.E., Yi, J., McDonald-McGinn, D., Tang, S., Calkins, M., Whinna, D., Souders, M., Savitt, M., Zackai, E., Moberg, P.J., Emanuel, B.S., Gur, R.C. : Neurocognitive development in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Comparison to youth with developmental delay and medical comorbidities. Molecular Psychiatry  19(11): 1205-1211, 2014.
  • Seligman, S.C., Kamath, V., Giovanetti, T., Arnold, S.E., & Moberg, P.J. : Olfaction and apathy in Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults.Aging and Mental Health  17(5): 564-70, 2013.
  • Roalf, D.R., Moberg, P.J., Xie, S.X., Wolk, D.A., Moelter, S.T., Arnold, S.E. : Comparative  accuracies of two common screening instruments for the classification of Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy aging. Alzheimer's & Dementia 9(5): 529-537, 2013.
  • Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Seligman, S.C., Marchetto, D.M., Walker, J., Moberg, P.J. : The influence of semantic processing on odor identification ability in schizophrenia.Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology  28(3): 254-261, 2013.
  • 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. : 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, 2013.
  • Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Kohler, C.G., Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I. : Odor hedonic capacity and anhedonia in schizophrenia and unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia Bulletin  39(1): 59-67, 2013.
  • Turetsky, B.I., Kamath, V. Calkins, M.E., Brewer, W.J., Wood, S.J., Pantelis, C., Seidman, L.J., Malaspina, D., Good, K.P., Kopala, L.C.,  Moberg, P.J. : Olfaction and schizophrenia clinical risk status: Just the facts. Schizophrenia Research 139(1-3): 260-261, 2012.
  • Moberg, P.J., Li, M., Kanes, S.J., Gur, R.E., Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I. : Association of schizophrenia with the phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste receptor haplotype on chromosome 7q. Psychiatric Genetics 22(6): 286-289, 2012.
  • Mesholam-Gately, R.I., Giuliano, A.J., Zillmer, E.A., Barakat, L.P., Kumar, A., Gur, R.C., Dunbar, L., Bilker, W.B., Elderkin-Thompson, V., Moberg, P.J. : Verbal learning and memory in older adults with minor and major depression. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology  27(2): 196-207, 2012. 
  • Manning, K.J., Clarke, C., Lorry, A., Weintraub, D., Wilkinson, J.R., Duda, J.E., Moberg, P.J.: Medication management and neuropsychological performance in Parkinson's disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 26(1): 45-58, 2012.
  • Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.E., Doty, R.L., Turetsky, B.I. : Effects of the Val(158) Met catechol-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphism on olfactory processing in schizophrenia. Behavioral Neuroscience  126(1): 209-15, 2012.
  • Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Calkins, M.E., Borgmann-Winter, K., Conroy, C.G., Gur, R.E., Kohler, C.G., Turetsky, B.I. : An odor-specific threshold deficit implicates abnormal cAMP signaling in youths at clinical risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research  138(2-3): 280-4, 2012. 

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