Room 4584. White Zone
Durham, NC 27710
Email: sarah DOT lisanby AT duke DOT edu
Professor and Chair
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
DIBS Faculty, Member, DIBS Chairs & Directors Advisory Council
My work focuses on the application of focal brain stimulation for the study and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This includes image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe normal brain function, and in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It also includes the induction of focal seizures via magnetic seizure therapy as a safer alternative to conventional electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of severe depression. Focal brain stimulation using electrical and magnetic fields provides a means of testing hypotheses regarding brain/behavior relationships derived from passive imaging paradigms. It also provides a clinical translation of insights gleaned from imaging and physiological studies into circuit-based treatments.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 1995-1998
Executive Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Duke University, 1994-1995
Psychiatry Residency, Duke University, 1991-1995
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1991
B.S., Duke University, Mathematics and Psychology, 1987
Mantovani, A., Simpson, H.B., Fallon, B.A., Rossi, S., Lisanby, S.H.: Randomized sham- controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder. IJNP. 2010 13:217-227.
Mantovani, A., Westin, G., Hirsch, J., Lisanby, S.H.: Functional magnetic resonance imaging guided transcranial magnetic stimulation in obsessive compulsive disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 2010 67(7):e39-40.
Figner, B., Knoch, D., Johnson, E. J., Krosch, A. R., Lisanby, S. H., Fehr, E., and Weber, E. U. Lateral prefrontal cortex and self-control in intertemporal choice. Nature Neuroscience. 2010 13:538-539.
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