Michael Esterman, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

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 School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2018 Boston University: Spivack Emerging Leader

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

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

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

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, Inc. NIH NIA

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
09/15/2013 - 06/30/2016 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, Inc. NIH NIA

Characterizing training-related neuroplasticity in developmental prosopagnosia-Subcontract with Harvard Medical School
Neural Mechanisms of Attention in PTSD and Comorbid TBI
Structural and Functional Correlates of Attention and Distraction in the Brain
Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Examine Attention and Distraction in the Brain
Defining Biotypes of PTSD with Resting State Connectivity
Yr 2 Dose-Dependant Response - Subcontract with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls - Subcontract with Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Biomarkers of Vascular Risk Factors-Subcontract from Harvard
Connectome-Based Fingerprinting of Clinical and Functional Outcomes in Veterans

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  1. Scioli ER, Smith BN, Whitworth JW, Spiro A, Esterman M, Dutra S, Bogdan KM, Eld A, Rasmusson AM. Moderated mediation for exercise maintenance in pain and posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2020 Sep; 39(9):826-840.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32833484
  2. Fortier CB, Whitworth JW, Fonda JR, Currao A, Beck BM, Levin L, Esterman M, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Early Adolescent Binge Drinking Increases Risk of Psychopathology in Post-9/11 Veterans and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Exacerbates Symptom Severity. Alcohol Alcohol. 2020 Aug 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32776121
  3. Sullivan DR, Salat DH, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, DeGutis J, Esterman M, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Miller MW. Interpersonal early life trauma is associated with increased cerebral perfusion and poorer memory performance in post-9/11 veterans. Neuroimage Clin. 2020 Aug 01; 28:102365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32777702
  4. Zhou J, Poole V, Wooten T, Lo OY, Iloputaife I, Manor B, Esterman M, Lipsitz LA. Multiscale Dynamics of Spontaneous Brain Activity Is Associated With Walking Speed in Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 Jul 13; 75(8):1566-1571. PMID: 31585008
  5. Vogel SC, Esterman M, DeGutis J, Wilmer JB, Ressler KJ, Germine LT. Childhood Adversity and Dimensional Variations in Adult Sustained Attention. Front Psychol. 2020; 11:691. PMID: 32362858
  6. Kucyi A, Daitch A, Raccah O, Zhao B, Zhang C, Esterman M, Zeineh M, Halpern CH, Zhang K, Zhang J, Parvizi J. Electrophysiological dynamics of antagonistic brain networks reflect attentional fluctuations. Nat Commun. 2020 01 16; 11(1):325. PMID: 31949140
  7. Rashid B, Dev SI, Esterman M, Schwarz NF, Ferland T, Fortenbaugh FC, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH, Leritz EC. Aberrant patterns of default-mode network functional connectivity associated with metabolic syndrome: A resting-state study. Brain Behav. 2019 12; 9(12):e01333.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31568716
  8. Poole VN, Lo OY, Wooten T, Iloputaife I, Lipsitz LA, Esterman M. Motor-Cognitive Neural Network Communication Underlies Walking Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Front Aging Neurosci. 2019; 11:159. PMID: 31379552
  9. Esterman M, Fortenbaugh FC, Pierce ME, Fonda JR, DeGutis J, Milberg W, McGlinchey R. Trauma-related psychiatric and behavioral conditions are uniquely associated with sustained attention dysfunction. Neuropsychology. 2019 Jul; 33(5):711-724.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31144830
  10. Wooten T, Ferland T, Poole V, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M, Leritz E. Metabolic risk in older adults is associated with impaired sustained attention. Neuropsychology. 2019 Oct; 33(7):947-955.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31094549
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