Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, Bryn Mawr College



My expertise covers the neuropsychological deficits and intact skills of a variety of neurological populations, including alcoholics with and without clinical signs of Korsakoff’s syndrome (severe amnesia for events occurring since the onset of extensive brain damage). I am familiar with many experimental paradigms that are employed to detect subtle differences in the behavior of alcoholics compared to that of healthy nonalcoholic controls and neurological patients who have incurred brain damage from other than alcohol-related etiologies. I can evaluate behavioral data as well as conceptual findings from structural and functional brain imaging studies.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry



2016-2016 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Jack H. Mendelson, M.D., Award
2012-2012 International Neuropsychological Society: Distinguished Career Award
2011-2011 Research Society on Alcoholism: Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award
2007-2007 Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society: Tribute for Lifetime Achievement
2007-2015 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award
2004-2004 Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society: Honorary Emeritus Member
2001-2015 US department of Veterans Affairs: Research Career Scientist Award
1995-2005 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: MERIT Award
1991-1991 Fulbright Foundation: Senior Scholar Award
1980-1981 Society of Sigma Xi: National Lectureship


Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
05/15/2016 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R01AA007112-29

Personnel agreement for research services of Danielle Miller
04/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel Agreement For Research Services of Arkadiy Maksimovskiy
11/01/2012 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Rose Razzino
06/01/2013 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
05/01/2010 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R01AA007112-26

Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
08/05/2007 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5K05AA000219-15

Personnel agreement for research services of Kayle Sawyer
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel agreement for research services of Susan Ruiz
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel agreement for research services of Maaria Kemppainen
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel agreement services for Steven Lehar
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-29 61
2017 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-28 61
2016 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 2R01AA007112-27A1 61
2014 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-04
2013 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-03
2013 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-26 61
2012 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-02
2012 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-25 61
2011 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 1I01CX000326-01
2011 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 1I01CX000326-01
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  1. Sawyer KS, Maleki N, Papadimitriou G, Makris N, Oscar-Berman M, Harris GJ. Cerebral white matter sex dimorphism in alcoholism: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Aug; 43(9):1876-1883. PMID: 29795404; DOI: 10.1038/s41386-018-0089-6;.
     
  2. Blum K, Han D, Modestino EJ, Saunders S, Roy AK, Jacobs W, Inaba DS, Baron D, Oscar-Berman M, Hauser M, Badgaiyan RD, Smith DE, Femino J, Gold MS. A Systematic, Intensive Statistical Investigation of Data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD) for Compliance and Illicit Opioid Abstinence in Substance Addiction Treatment with Buprenorphine/naloxone. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 01 28; 53(2):220-229. PMID: 29257919; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1400064;.
     
  3. Schoenthaler SJ, Blum K, Fried L, Oscar-Berman M, Giordano J, Modestino EJ, Badgaiyan R. The effects of residential dual diagnosis treatment on alcohol abuse. J Syst Integr Neurosci. 2017 07; 3(4). PMID: 28868159.
     
  4. Mosher Ruiz S, Oscar-Berman M, Kemppainen MI, Valmas MM, Sawyer KS. Associations Between Personality and Drinking Motives Among Abstinent Adult Alcoholic Men and Women. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Jul 01; 52(4):496-505. PMID: 28379312; DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx016;.
     
  5. Sawyer KS, Oscar-Berman M, Barthelemy OJ, Papadimitriou GM, Harris GJ, Makris N. Gender dimorphism of brain reward system volumes in alcoholism. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2017 May 30; 263:15-25. PMID: 28285206; DOI: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2017.03.001;.
     
  6. Blum K, Febo M, Badgaiyan RD, Demetrovics Z, Simpatico T, Fahlke C, M OB, Li M, Dushaj K, Gold MS. Common Neurogenetic Diagnosis and Meso-Limbic Manipulation of Hypodopaminergic Function in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Changing the Recovery Landscape. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2017; 15(1):184-194. PMID: 27174576.
     
  7. Blum K, Simpatico T, Febo M, Rodriquez C, Dushaj K, Li M, Braverman ER, Demetrovics Z, Oscar-Berman M, Badgaiyan RD. Hypothesizing Music Intervention Enhances Brain Functional Connectivity Involving Dopaminergic Recruitment: Common Neuro-correlates to Abusable Drugs. Mol Neurobiol. 2017 Jul; 54(5):3753-3758. PMID: 27246565; DOI: 10.1007/s12035-016-9934-y;.
     
  8. Sawyer KS, Oscar-Berman M, Mosher Ruiz S, Gálvez DA, Makris N, Harris GJ, Valera EM. Associations Between Cerebellar Subregional Morphometry and Alcoholism History in Men and Women. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Jun; 40(6):1262-72. PMID: 27130832; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13074;.
     
  9. Vitali M, Napolitano C, Berman MO, Minuto SF, Battagliese G, Attilia ML, Braverman ER, Romeo M, Blum K, Ceccanti M. Neurophysiological Measures and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Hypothesizing Links between Clinical Severity Index and Molecular Neurobiological Patterns. J Addict Res Ther. 2016 04; 5(2). PMID: 28090374; DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000181;.
     
  10. Oscar-Berman M, Urban TA, Holmes AJ. Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. K. Sher (Ed.). Effects of alcoholism on neurological function and disease in adulthood. Oxford. New York. 2016; 2:355-272.
     
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Alcoholism
Brain and Behavior
Comparative Neuropsychology
Neuroimaging

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