Karen Graham

Professor



MD

Professor

Location:

Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro


Education and Training:

B.Sc. Honors Toxicology, University of Guelph
M.Sc., Pharmacology, University of Toronto
M.D., McMaster University
Resident, Psychiatry (PGY1-2), McMaster University
Resident, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Summary Statement:

Dr. Graham’s expertise is in the areas of early identification and treatment of psychotic illnesses, and her clinical work, research and teaching all focus on this. Psychotic disorders are common, often debilitating, illnesses. Her belief is that with early recognition and appropriate intervention the degree of disability can be substantially lessened. Complimenting her clinical work as psychiatrist with Outreach And Support Intervention Services (OASIS), a multidisciplinary team program treating those at risk for psychosis and those in the early years, is research centering on early recognition of at risk individuals. Currently she is a co-investigator on the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study, a large multisite observational study investigating predictors of conversion to psychosis in those at risk for developing psychotic illness. She is also involved in studies of the mechanism of weight gain with antipsychotics and interventions to curb this. Recently she has completed an investigation of the efficacy of a cognitive remediation program to aid those with schizophrenia and significant problems with cognition.


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