People - Jong Yoon

Jong Yoon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
916-734-0867

Education
M.D. New York University School of Medicine, 1995
B.A. Anthropology/Sociology, Swarthmore College, 1990

Research Interests
Dr. Yoon's research focuses on the investigation of the function (or dysfunction) of the prefrontal cortex in the healthy and diseased state. To that end, he has begun a parallel series of visual object working memory studies in healthy and schizophrenic subjects. In these experiments he is studying the relative contribution of the PFC and the visual assocation areas in maintenance functions in the face of external distractors. In another set of studies, he will be examining the impact of affective information on inhibitory control processes in working memory.

Representative Publications

Peer reviewed

Michael J Minzenberg, Alana J Firl, Jong H. Yoon, Glenn C Gomes, Celeste Reinking and Cameron S Carter. Gamma Oscillatory Power is Impaired During Cognitive Control Independent of Medication Status in First-Episode Schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2010 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Debra E. Hannula, Charan Ranganath, Ian S. Ramsay, Marjorie Solomon, Jong H. Yoon, Tara A. Niendam, Cameron S. Carter, J. Daniel Ragland. Use of Eye Movement Monitoring to Examine Item and Relational Memory in Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Michael J. Minzenberg,* Andrew J. Watrous, Jong H. Yoon, Christian La, Stefan Ursu, Cameron S. Carter. Response to Comment on "Modafinil Shifts Human Locus Coeruleus to Low-Tonic, High-Phasic Activity During Functional MRI". Science 2009, 328, 309-b.

Jong H. Yoon, Richard J. Maddock, Ariel S. Rokem, Michael A. Silver, Michael J. Minzenberg, J. Daniel Ragland and Cameron S. Carter. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Concentration is Reduced in Visual Cortex in Schizophrenia and Correlates with Orientation-Specific Surround Suppression. Journal of Neuroscience, 2010 Mar 10;30(10):3777-81.

Jong H. Yoon, Ariel S. Rokem, Michael A. Silver, Michael J. Minzenberg, and Cameron S. Carter. Diminished Orientation-Specific Contextual Modulation of Visual Processing in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2009 Nov;35(6):1078-84. Epub 2009 Jul 20.

Michael F. Green, Pamela D. Butler, Yue Chen, Mark Geyer, Steven Silverstein, Jonathan K. Wynn, Jong H. Yoon, and Vance Zemon. Perception Measurement in Clinical Trials of Schizophrenia: Promising Paradigms from CNTRICS. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2009 Jan; 35(1):163-81.

Michael J. Minzenberg, Andrew J. Watrous, Jong H. Yoon, Stefan Ursu, and Cameron S. Carter. Modafinil Shifts Human Locus Coeruleus to Low-Tonic, High-Phasic Activity During Functional MRI. Science 2008, 322(5908):1700-2.

Jong H. Yoon, Diana Tamir, Michael Minzenberg, J. Daniel Ragland, Stefan Ursu, and Cameron S. Carter. Multivariate Pattern Analysis of fMRI Data Reveals Deficits in Distributed Representations in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 2008, 64(12): 1035-104.

Jong H. Yoon, Michael Minzenberg, Stefan Ursu, Ryan Walter, Carter Wendelken, J. Daniel Ragland, and Cameron S. Carter. Association of Prefrontal Cortex Dysfunction and Disrupted Coordinated Brain Activity in Schizophrenia: Relationship to Impaired Cognition, Behavioral Disorganization and Global Function. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2008 Aug;165(8):1006-14.

Jong H. Yoon, Joshua N. Hoffman, and Mark D'Esposito. Segregation of Function in the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex during Visual Object Working Memory. Brain Research 2007 Dec 12;1184:217-25.

J. Daniel Ragland, Jong Yoon, Michael Minzenberg, and Cameron S. Carter. Neuroimaging of Cognitive Disability in Schizophrenia: Search for a Pathophysiological Mechanism. International Review of Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;19(4):417-2.

Jong H. Yoon, and Cameron S. Carter. Preserved Function of the Fusiform Face Area in Schizophrenia as Revealed by fMRI. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 2006 Dec 1;148(2-3):205-16.

Jong H. Yoon, Clayton Curtis, and Mark D'Esposito. Differential Effects of Distraction on Delay Period Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex and the Visual Association Cortex. Neuroimage 2006 Feb 15; 29(4):1117-1126.

Non-Peer reviewed

Carter CS, Minzenberg MJ, and Yoon JH. Schizophrenia. In: GG Berntson and JT Cacioppo, eds. Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, John Wiley and Sons, 2008.

Michael Minzenberg, Jong H. Yoon & Cameron S. Carter. Functional Neuroimaging In The Year in Schizophrenia. G. Thaker and W.T. Carpenter, Clinical Publishing, 2008.

Michael Minzenberg, Jong H. Yoon & Cameron S. Carter. Schizophrenia. In Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Robert E. Hales and Stuart Yudofsky, editors, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington DC. 2008.

Jong H. Yoon, Michael Minzenberg & Cameron S. Carter. Brain function. In The Year in Schizophenia. Gundvant Thaker and William T. Carpenter, editors. Clinical Publishing. In 2007.

Jong H. Yoon and Cameron S. Carter. The management of suicidality in schizophrenia. In Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, Robert Hales and Bob Simon, editors. American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington DC. 2006.

Jong H. Yoon and Larry Tecott. The role of the 5-HT2C receptor in obesity as revealed by 5-HT2C receptor-mutant mice. Primary Psychiatry 1998; 5: 82-88.

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