Ian Ramsay, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry

Ian Ramsay

Contact Info

ramsa045@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-1838

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota

BA, Psychology, University of California, Davis

Clinical Internship: San Francisco VA Medical Center

Summary

Ian S. Ramsay is currently a postdoc in the Department of Psychiatry. His work focuses on understanding therapeutic interventions for cognition in schizophrenia, as well as mechanisms supporting neural plasticity. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Davis, where he also served as a post-baccalaureate research assistant in their Department of Psychiatry. He earned his Ph.D. in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychology, and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My work seeks to understand behavioral, neuropsychological, and biological factors that predict cognitive and functional improvements in people with schizophrenia. Previous work has examined cognitive training and outcome measures relying on fMRI, EEG, and behavioral assessment.

Publications

Ian S. Ramsay, Tasha Nienow, Angus W. MacDonald III. (In Press). Increases in Intrinsic Thalamocortical Connectivity and Overall Cognition Following Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Ian S. Ramsay, Tasha Nienow, Matthew P. Marggraf, Angus W. MacDonald III. (In Press). Neuroplastic Changes in Schizophrenia Patients Undergoing Cognitive Remediation in a Triple-Blind Trial: A Replication Study. The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Ian S. Ramsay, Tasha Nienow, Angus W. MacDonald III. (2016). “Overview of Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia.” In Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Ed. S. Charles Schulz, Michael F. Green, & Katharine S. Nelson, Oxford Press.

Ian S. Ramsay, Angus W. MacDonald III. (2015). Brain Correlates of Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia: Activation Likelihood Analysis Suggesting Preliminary Evidence of Neural Target Engagement Across Modalities. Schizophrenia Bulletin 41(6), 1276-1284.

Ian S. Ramsay, Marco Yzer, Monica Luciana, Kathleen Vohs, Angus W. MacDonald III. (2013). The involvement of socio-emotional and executive brain networks in the processing of persuasive anti-drug messages. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25(7), 1136-1147.

Pedro M. Paz-Alonso, Simona Ghetti, Ian S. Ramsay, Marjorie Solomon, Jong Yoon, Cameron S. Carter, J. Daniel Ragland. (2013) Effect of implicit associative strength and explicit encoding instructions on true and false memory in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 147(2), 320-325.

John D. Ragland, Robert S. Blumenfeld, Ian S. Ramsay, Jong Yoon, Marjorie Solomon, Andrew Yonelinas, Cameron S. Carter, Charan Ranganath. (2012). Neural Correlates of Relational and Item-Specific Encoding During Working and Long-Term Memory in Schizophrenia. NeuroImage 59(7), 1719-1726.

Deborah E. Hannula, Charan Ranganath, Ian S. Ramsay, Marjorie Solomon, Jong Yoon, Michael S. Minzenberg, Stephan Ursu, Tara A. Niendam, Cameron S. Carter, J. Daniel Ragland. (2010). Use of Eye Movements to Dissociate Item-Specific and Relational Long-Term Memory in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 68(7), 610-616.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

First-Episode Psychosis; Schizophrenia; Bipolar Disorder; Insomnia; Anxiety Disorders