Ran Barzilay, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry
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10th Floor, Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7559
Fax: 215-662-7903
BSc (Preclinical M.D. Studies)
Tel Aviv University, 2004.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Tel Aviv University, 2008.
Tel Aviv University, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

In BarziLab, we are interested in what drives variability in the development of brain and behavior in children and adolescents who develop under stress. We are especially interested in understanding mechanisms of risk and resilience leading to youth suicidal behavior. Using large datasets of youth who have been genotyped and deeply phenotyped, we study how a myriad of environmental exposures (such as trauma and poverty) dynamically interact amongst themselves (i.e., within the exposome), as well as with biological factors (genetic, epigenetic, immune) to drive suicidal behavior. We are committed to conduct impactful translational science that will help reduce teen suicide.

Selected Publications

Visoki E, Moore TM, Zhang X, Tran KT, Ly C, Gatavinš MM, DiDomenico GE, Brogan L, Fein JA, Warrier V, Guloksuz S, Barzilay R.: Classification of Suicide Attempt Risk Using Environmental and Lifestyle Factors in 3 Large Youth Cohorts. JAMA Psychiatry Jul 2024.

Perlstein S, Hawes SW, Byrd AL, Barzilay R, Gur RE, Laird AR, Waller R.: Unique versus shared neural correlates of externalizing psychopathology in late childhood. J Psychopathol Clin Sci Jun 2024.

Jones JD, Boyd RC, Sandro AD, Calkins ME, Los Reyes A, Barzilay R, Young JF, Benton TD, Gur RC, Moore TM, Gur RE.: The General Psychopathology 'p' Factor in Adolescence: Multi-Informant Assessment and Computerized Adaptive Testing. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol Jun 2024.

Sha Z, Sun KY, Jung B, Barzilay R, Moore TM, Almasy L, Forsyth JK, Prem S, Gandal MJ, Seidlitz J, Glessner JT, Alexander-Bloch AF.: The copy number variant architecture of psychopathology and cognitive development in the ABCD(®) study. medRxiv May 2024.

Pagliaccio D, Tran KT, Visoki E, DiDomenico GE, Auerbach RP, Barzilay R. : Probing the digital exposome: associations of social media use patterns with youth mental health. Neuropsychopharmacology- Digital Psychiatry Neuroscience 2(5), 2024.

Linkovski O, Moore TM, Argabright ST, Calkins ME, Gur RC, Gur RE, Barzilay R.: Hoarding behavior and its association with mental health and functioning in a large youth sample. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2024.

Taylor JH, Bermudez-Gomez J, Zhou M, Gómez O, Ganz-Leary C, Palacios-Ordonez C, Huque ZM, Barzilay R, Goldsmith DR, Gur RE.: Immune and oxidative stress biomarkers in pediatric psychosis and psychosis-risk: Meta-analyses and systematic review. Brain Behav Immun 2024.

Waller R, Paz Y, Himes MM, White LK, Rodriguez Y, Gorgone A, Luby J, Gerstein ED, Brady RG, Chaiyachati BH, Duncan A, Barzilay R, Kornfield SL, Burris HH, Seidlitz J, Parish-Morris J, Laney N, Gur RE, Njoroge WFM.: Observations of Positive Parenting from Online Parent-Child Interactions at Age 1. Parent Sci Pract 2024.

Keller AS, Moore TM, Luo A, Visoki E, Gataviņš MM, Shetty A, Cui Z, Fan Y, Feczko E, Houghton A, Li H, Mackey AP, Miranda-Dominguez O, Pines A, Shinohara RT, Sun KY, Fair DA, Satterthwaite TD, Barzilay R.: A general exposome factor explains individual differences in functional brain network topography and cognition in youth. Dev Cogn Neurosci 2024.

Hoffman KW, Tran KT, Moore TM, Gataviņš MM, Visoki E, DiDomenico GE, Schultz LM, Almasy L, Hayes MR, Daskalakis NP, Barzilay R. : Exposomic and polygenic contributions to allostatic load in early adolescence. Nature Mental Health 2024 Notes: In Press.

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Last updated: 07/18/2024
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