Michael Esterman, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Pronouns: he/him/his



My research uses a variety of cognitive neuroscience techniques to understand basic mechanisms of attention and executive function, as well as to understand PTSD and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

VA Boston Healthcare System


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




Developmental prosopagnosia subtypes: validation, neural mechanisms, and differential approaches to treatment
03/01/2022 - 02/28/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. NIH NEI
1R01EY032510-01A1

Non-invasive attentional network modulation
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
McLean Hospital Corporation NIH NIMH
1R56MH125995-01

Dose-Dependant Response of Cerebellar Network Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIMH
5R01MH111868-04

Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Biomarkers of Vascular Risk Factors
09/30/2014 - 06/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School NIH NINDS
5R01NS086882-05

Characterizing training-related neuroplasticity in developmental prosopagnosia
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School NIH NEI
5R01EY026057-03

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center NIH NIA
5R01AG041785-05

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
09/15/2013 - 06/30/2016 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center NIH NIA
5R01AG041785-02



Title
Characterizing training-related neuroplasticity in developmental prosopagnosia-Subcontract with Harvard Medical School
(PI)

Neural Mechanisms of Attention in PTSD and Comorbid TBI
(PI)

Structural and Functional Correlates of Attention and Distraction in the Brain
(PI)

Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Examine Attention and Distraction in the Brain
(PI)

Defining Biotypes of PTSD with Resting State Connectivity
(PI)

Yr 2 Dose-Dependant Response - Subcontract with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(PI)

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls - Subcontract with Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
(PI)

Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Biomarkers of Vascular Risk Factors-Subcontract from Harvard
(PI)

Connectome-Based Fingerprinting of Clinical and Functional Outcomes in Veterans
(PI)



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Suicide risk interventions: A comparison of treatment dose and neural markers of treatment outcome 1I01CX002583-01A1
2023 Identifying neural fingerprints of suicidality 5I21RX003727-02
2022 Identifying neural fingerprints of suicidality 1I21RX003727-01A1
2021 Defining biotypes of PTSD with resting-state connectivity 5I01CX001653-04 4
2021 Defining biotypes of PTSD with resting-state connectivity 5I01CX001653-03 4
2020 Connectome-based fingerprinting of clinical and functional outcomes in veterans 5I21RX002737-02
2020 Connectome-based fingerprinting of clinical and functional outcomes in veterans 5I21RX002737-03
2019 Defining biotypes of PTSD with resting-state connectivity 5I01CX001653-02 4
2018 Connectome-based fingerprinting of clinical and functional outcomes in veterans 1I21RX002737-01
2018 Defining biotypes of PTSD with resting-state connectivity 1I01CX001653-01 4
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  1. Nanni-Zepeda M, DeGutis J, Wu C, Rothlein D, Fan Y, Grimm S, Walter M, Esterman M, Zuberer A. Neural signatures of shared subjective affective engagement and disengagement during movie viewing. Hum Brain Mapp. 2024 Mar; 45(4):e26622.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38488450; PMCID: PMC10964920; DOI: 10.1002/hbm.26622;
     
  2. Wooten T, Esterman M, Brunyé TT, Taylor HA, Ward N. The relationship between sustained attention and parasympathetic functioning. Int J Psychophysiol. 2024 Mar; 197:112298. PMID: 38199297
     
  3. DeGutis J, Agnoli S, Bernstein JPK, Jagger-Rickels A, Evans TC, Fortier CB, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Esterman M. Poorer Inhibitory Control Uniquely Contributes to Greater Functional Disability in Post-9/11 Veterans. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2023 Aug 24; 38(6):944-961.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36781401; PMCID: PMC10456219; DOI: 10.1093/arclin/acad012;
     
  4. Aul C, Brau JM, Sugarman A, DeGutis JM, Germine LT, Esterman M, McGlinchey RE, Fortenbaugh FC. The functional relevance of visuospatial processing speed across the lifespan. Cogn Res Princ Implic. 2023 Aug 04; 8(1):51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37542181; PMCID: PMC10403489; DOI: 10.1186/s41235-023-00504-y;
     
  5. DeGutis J, Agnoli S, Gaudet CE, Stumps A, Kim S, Evans TC, Jagger-Rickels A, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, Fortier CB, Esterman M. Inhibitory control and alcohol use history predict changes in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Neuropsychology. 2023 Nov; 37(8):907-922.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37326535
     
  6. Jagger-Rickels A, Stumps A, Rothlein D, Evans T, Lee D, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Aberrant connectivity in the right amygdala and right middle temporal gyrus before and after a suicide attempt: Examining markers of suicide risk. J Affect Disord. 2023 Aug 15; 335:24-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37086805; PMCID: PMC10330566; DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2023.04.061;
     
  7. DeGutis J, Yosef B, Lee EA, Saad E, Arizpe J, Song JS, Wilmer J, Germine L, Esterman M. The rise and fall of face recognition awareness across the life span. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2023 Jan; 49(1):22-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36395052; PMCID: PMC10363396; DOI: 10.1037/xhp0001069;
     
  8. Fry R, Li X, Evans TC, Esterman M, Tanaka J, DeGutis J. Investigating the Influence of Autism Spectrum Traits on Face Processing Mechanisms in Developmental Prosopagnosia. J Autism Dev Disord. 2023 Dec; 53(12):4787-4808.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36173532; PMCID: PMC10812037; DOI: 10.1007/s10803-022-05705-w;
     
  9. Evans TC, Esterman M, Britton JC. Social avoidance behavior modulates motivational responses to social reward-threat conflict signals: A preliminary fMRI study. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2023 Feb; 23(1):42-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36127489
     
  10. Evans TC, Alonso MR, Jagger-Rickels A, Rothlein D, Zuberer A, Bernstein J, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Villalon A, Jorge R, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. PTSD symptomatology is selectively associated with impaired sustained attention ability and dorsal attention network synchronization. Neuroimage Clin. 2022; 36:103146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36055063; PMCID: PMC9437905; DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2022.103146;
     
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