People - J. Daniel Ragland

J. Daniel Ragland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
916-734-5802

Curriculum Vita

Education
1981-1984 B.A. Psychology, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
1985-1987 M.A. Psychology, American University, Washington, DC
1987-1991 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, American University, Washington, DC
1991-1993 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests
Dr. Ragland's work investigates the effect of schizophrenia on brain function during episodic memory encoding and retrieval. Of particular interest is the role that organizational abilities play in new learning and subsequent memory retrieval, how schizophrenia disrupts these organizational processes, and how these deficits might be remediated to improve patients' frontotemporal brain activity and daily function. His research has used a combination of neuropsychological and functional imaging techniques (133Xenon, PET 0-15, BOLD fMRI) to identify the cognitive functions and brain regions underlying these memory processes. Other research interests include developing translational fMRI memory paradigms for mouse and human, and investigating the neurological basis of food craving.

Representative Publications

Ragland, J.D., Valdez, J.N., Loughead, J., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E. (in press) Functional magnetic resonance imaging of internal source monitoring in schizophrenia: Recognition with and without recollection. Schizophrenia Research. pdf (in press)

Weiss, E.M., Ragland, J.D., Brensinger, C.M., Bilker, W.B., Deisenhammer, E.A., Delazer, M. (2006). Sex differences in clustering and switching in verbal fluency tasks. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12:502-509.

Dickinson, D., Ragland, J.D., Calkins, M.E., Gold, J.M., Gur, R.C. (2006). A comparison of cognitive structure in schizophrenia patients and healthy controls using confirmatory factor analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 85:20-29. pdf

Moelter, S.T., Hill, S.K., Hughett, P., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E., Ragland, J.D. (2005). Organization of semantic category exemplars in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 78:209-217. pdf

Ragland, J.D., Gur, R.C., Valdez, J.N., Loughead, J., Elliott, M., Kohler, C., Kanes, S., Siegel, S.J., Moelter, S.T., Gur, R.E. (2005). Levels-of-processing effect on frontotemporal function in schizophrenia during word encoding and recognition. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162:1840-1848. pdf

Pelchat, M.L., Johnson, A., Chan, R., Valdez, J., Ragland, J.D. (2004). Images of desire: food craving activation during fMRI. NeuroImage, 23:1486-1493. pdf

Ragland, J.D., Gur, R.C., Valdez, J., Turetsky, B.I., Elliott, M., Kohler, C., Siegel, S., Kanes, S., Gur, R.E. (2004). Event-Related fMRI of frontotemporal activity during word encoding and recognition in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161:1004-1015. pdf

Censits, D.M., Ragland, J.D., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E. (1997). Neuropsychological evidence supporting a neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia: a longitudinal study. Schizophrenia Research 24:289-298. pdf

Goldberg, T.E., Ragland, J.D., Torrey, E.F., Gold, J.M., Bigelow, L.B., Weinberger, D.R. (1990). Neuropsychological assessment of monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry 47:1066-1072.

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