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Richard L. Doty, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Smell and Taste Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
Smell & Taste Center
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
5th Floor Ravdin
3400 Spruce ST.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2797

Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, 1963.

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1964.
B.S. (Psychology/Biology)
Colorado State University, 1966.
M.A. (Experimental Psychology: Psychophysics)
California State University, San Jose, in conjunction with Nat'l Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), 1968.
Ph.D. (Comparative Psychology/Zoology)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1971.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Endocrinology, (Advisor: Dr. Frank Beach), University of California, Berkeley, California , 1971-1973.
Postdoctoral Fellow , Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 1973-1974.
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Selected Publications

Doty, R.L.: Olfactory dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases: is there a common pathological substrate? Lancet Neurology 16(6): 478-488, June 2017.

Doty, R.L., Heidt, J.M., MacGillivray, M.R., Dsouza, M., Tracey, E.H., Mirza, N., and Bigelow, D.: Influences of age, tongue region, and chorda tympani nerve sectioning on signal detection measures of lingual taste sensitivity. Physiology & Behavior 155: 202-207, 2016.

Liu, G., Zong, G., Doty, R.L., and Sun, Q.: Prevalence and risk factors of taste and smell impairment in a nation-wide representative U.S. population. BMJ Open 6(11), November 2016.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Pham, D.L., Cuzzocreo, J.L., Udupa, J.K., Karacali, B., Beals, E., Fabius, L., Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Moonis, G., Geckle, R.J., and Yousem, D.M.: Taste dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology 2016.

Doty, R.L., and Bromley, S.M.: Smell and taste disorders. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. D.L. Longo, A.S. Fauci, D.L. Kasper, S.L. Hauser, J.L. Jameson, and J. Loscalzo (eds.). McGraw Hill, New York, 19th Edition: 211-217, 2015.

Doty, R.L.: Neurotoxic exposure and alterations in olfaction and gustation. Handbook of Clinical Neurology 131: 299-324, 2015.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Ng, V., Armstrong, D., Battistini, M., Sammel, M.D., Gettes, D., Evans, D., Moberg, P.J., Connolly, T., and Sondheimer, S.: Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in the menopause. Neurobiology of Aging 36: 2053-2059, 2015.

Doty, R.L., Nsoesie, M.T., Chung, I., Osman, A., Pawasarat, I., Hurtig, H., Silas, J., Tekeli, H., Duda, J.E., Ying, G-S., Dubroff, J., and Leon-Sarmiento, F.E.: Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology 262: 547-557, 2015.

Doty, R.L. (Ed.): Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation. Third Edition. Book. Doty, R.L. (eds.). Wiley-Liss, New York, 2015.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Davis, S., Rotz, J., Cuzzocreo, J.L., Treems, J., Shephard, N., Pham, D.I. : Pure-tone auditory thresholds in multiple sclerosis. Behavioral Neuroscience 126: 314-324, 2012.

Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Bayona, E.A., Bayone-Prieto, J., Osman, A., & Doty, R.L. : Profound Olfactory Dysfunction in Myasthenia Gravis. PLoS One 7(10), October 2012.

Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff, H.A., Hughes, V.A., Plummer, L., Au, M.G., Doty, R.L., Seminara, S.B., Chan, Y., Pitteloud, N., Crowley, W.F., & Balasabramanian, R. : Olfactory phenotypic spectrum in idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: pathophysiologic and genetic implications. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 97: E136-E144, 2012.

Tracey, E., Greene, A. & Doty, R.L. : Optimizing reliability and sensitivity of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments for establishing point tactile thresholds. Physiology & Behavior 105 : 982-986, 2012.

Devanand, D.P., Lee, S., Manly, J., Andrews, H., Schupf, N., Doty, R.L., Stern, Y., Zahodne, L., Louis, E.D., and Mayeux, R.: Olfactory deficits predict cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in an urban community. Neurology 138: 182-189, 2015.

Devanand, D.P., Lee, S., Manly, J., Andrews, H., Schupf, N., Masurkar, A., Stern, Y., Mayeux, R., and Doty, R.L.: Olfactory identification deficits are associated with increased mortality in a multiethnic urban community. Annals of Neurology 78: 401-411, 2015.

Doty, R.L., Gandhi, S.S., Osman, A., Hurtig, H.I., Pawasarat, I., Beals, E., Dubroff, J., Newberg, A., Ying, G.S., and Leon-Sarmiento, F.E.: Influence of early stage Parkinson's disease on point pressure sensitivity. Physiology and Behavior 138: 21-27, 2015.

Sharer, J.D., Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Morley, J.F., Weintraub, D., and Doty, R.L.: Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: Positive effect of cigarette smoking. Movement Disorders 30: 859-862, 2015.

Doty, R.L. : Olfaction in Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Neurobiology of Disease 46: 527-552, 2012.

Doty, R.L.: Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Nature Reviews Neurology 8: 329-339, 2012.

Prediger, R.D.S., Aguiar, A.S., Matheus, F.C., Walz, R., Antoury, L., and Raisman-Vozari, R., and Doty, R.L.,: Intranasal administration of neurotoxicants in animals: Support for the olfactory vector hypothesis of Parkinson's disease. Neurotoxicology Research 21: 90-116, 2012.

Doty, R.L.: Smell and the degenerating brain. The Scientist 27: 33-37, 2013.

Doty, R. L., and Kamath, V.: The influences of age on olfaction: a review. Frontiers in Psychology -- Cognitive Science 5:20, 2014.

Doty, R.L.: The Great Pheromone Myth. Book. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2010.

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