Hans Breiter, MD, Psychiatry, Charlestown, MA


Psychiatry Charlestown, MA

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School

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  • Office

    Laboratory of Neuroimging and Genetics, MGH Division of Psychiatric Neuroscience
    120 2nd Street
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Phone(617) 726-5715
    Fax(617) 726-7422
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Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1989 - 1992
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • St. Andrews UniversityNo Degree, Logic & Metaphysics, 1982 - 1983
  • Northwestern University
    Northwestern UniversityB.Sc., Medical Education, 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1991 - 2016
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Neuroscience at Storrs Lecture University of Connecticut, 2002
  • Gerald F. Klerman Award National Association of Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, 1996
  • Scientist Development Award (K21) National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1995
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Evidence for altered basal ganglia-brainstem connections in cervical dystonia.  
    Blood AJ, Kuster J, Woodman S, Kirlic N, Makhlouf ML, Multhaupt-Buell TJ, Makris N, Parent M, Sudarsky LR, Sjalander G, Breiter H and Breiter HC, Sharma N, PLoS ONE, 1/1/2012
  • Auditory working memory impairments in individuals at familial high risk for schizophrenia.  
    Seidman LJ, Meyer EC, Giuliano AJ, Breiter HC, Goldstein JM, Kremen WS, Thermenos HW, Toomey R, Stone WS, Tsuang MT, Faraone SV, Neuropsychology, 1/1/2012
  • Prevalence of incompletely penetrant Huntington's Disease alleles among individuals with major depressive disorder.  
    Perlis RH, Smoller JW, Mysore J, Sun M, Gillis T, Purcell S, Rietschel M, Witt S, Maier W, Iosifescu DV, Sullivan P, Rush AJ, Fava M, Breiter H, Macdonald M, Gusella J, Am J Psychiatry, 1/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Can we predict Net Promoter Scores.
    Viswanathan V, Block M, Calder B, Breiter H, Raman K, Soc. Marketing, 1/1/2013
  • Mood symptoms in siblings of schizophrenic probands as predictors for brain volume alterations.
    Sandoval et al., FSM, 1/1/2013
  • Mood symptoms in siblings of schizophrenic probands as predictors of brain volume alterations.
    Sandoval GM, Cobia D, Smith MJ, and Csernansky JG, Breiter H, Meeting of Pediatric Neuroscience, MGH, MA, 1/1/2012
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  • "Music and the Brain: Understanding it in terms of reward and other processes" 
    Chicago, IL - 3/13/2013
  • "Neuroeconomics and Neuromarketing: The Intersection of Markets, Policy, and Neuroscience" 
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - 1/17/2013
  • "Engineering-based behavioral science (EBS): Moving past cognitive science and fuzzy psychology to something meaningful for brain imaging and genetics" (Invited presen... 
    deCode, Reykjavik, Iceland - 12/12/2012
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  • "Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-one Evidence-based Propositions from the Health and Social Sciences." Report by The Council on Casinos (ISBN: 978-1-931764-44-45) 
    Belsky J, Blankenhorn D, Boyd M, Breiter HC, Conning J, et al.
  • Charite Conference on "Emotional Neuroscience" (Radio and press interview plus discussion) 
    Hans C. Breiter
    Berlin, Germany - 8/3/2003
  • "Addicted" 
    Hans C. Breiter, Alison Abbott, Nature's Senior European Correspondent, Nature, News Feature
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Press Mentions

  • Study Claims Dyslexia May Protect Against Concussions
    Study Claims Dyslexia May Protect Against ConcussionsOctober 29th, 2018
  • Football Players' Concussions Linked to Dyslexia Gene
    Football Players' Concussions Linked to Dyslexia GeneOctober 23rd, 2018
  • Marijuana Use Risky for Young People
    Marijuana Use Risky for Young PeopleOctober 17th, 2017
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