The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center
The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research
Keith Hawkins, Psy.D.
Professor, & Director,
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
Room 530, CMHC
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Who Am I?
As a neuropsychologist with
training, clinical and research responsibilities Iím interested in
neuropsychiatric conditions broadly, from Axis 1 disorders (primarily
prodromal and early stage schizophrenia) through diverse brain insults to
neurodegenerative conditions. My current core interests are in risk factors
for clinically significant cognitive decline in late life, and in the
detection of cognitive changes in prodromal (pre-motor) Parkinsonís disease.
Olin Roles and Responsibilities
neuropsychological assessment issues, training, and data quality
with particular focus on the neuropsychological components of studies.
Collaborative grant and
Current Projects (examples)
Effects of drinking on
brain function at college (G. Pearlson, PI)
Analysis of normal
aging cognitive data in older African Americans (K. Hawkins, PI)
Collaboration with M.
Stevens (PI) in investigating normal neurodevelopment of executive
functioning in adolescents.
Honors and Professional Memberships
2004 Research Poster
Prize, International Conference on Early Psychosis, Vancouver.
2005 Peterson Prize for
contributions to Professional Psychology
2007 Best Poster Prize,
American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Seattle (James Lai M.D. first
2006 - current Member,
(i) Continuing Education Committee; (ii) Publications Committee,
International Neuropsychological Society
Appointments: J. International Neuropsychological Society; Clinical
Neuropsychologist; J. Psychiatry & Neuroscience; J. Clin & Exp
Neuropsychology (1999-09); Behavioural Neurology
2010 Hot Topic
Presenter (1 of 12 selected from 475 entrants), World Congress on
Parkinsonís Disease, Glasgow, Scotland.
Hawkins, K. A., &
Tulsky, D. (2003) WAIS-III WMS-III discrepancy analysis: Six-factor
model index discrepancy base rates, implications, and utility. In D.
Tulsky, D. Saklofske, G. Chelune et al. (Eds.) Clinical Interpretation
of the WAIS-III and WMS-III. San Diego: Academic Press.
Hoffman, R.E., Hawkins,
K.A. et al. (2003) One hertz transcranial magnetic stimulation of left
temporoparietal cortex reduces medication resistant auditory
hallucinations. Archives of General Psychiatry, 60 (1): 49-56.
Hawkins, K.A., Keefe,
R.S., Christensen, B., Addington, J., Perkins, D.O., et al. (2004)
Neuropsychological status of subjects at high risk for a first episode
of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 67: 115-22.
Cooney, L.M., Kennedy,
G.J., Hawkins, K.A. & Hurme, S.B. (2004) Who can stay home? Assessing
the capacity to choose to live in the community. Archives of Internal
Medicine, 164 (4): 356-360. PMID14980985
Reid, M. C., Van Ness,
P.H., Hawkins, K.A., et al. (2006). Light-to-moderate alcohol
consumption is associated with better cognitive function among older
male veterans. J Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology,19: 98-105.
Hawkins, K.A. et al.
(2008) Neuropsychological Course in the Prodrome and First Episode of
Psychosis: Findings from the PRIME North America Double Blind Treatment
Study. Schizophrenia Research,105 (1-3): 1-9 PMID18774696
Wisdom, N.M., Callahan,
J., & Hawkins K.A. (In press). The effect of Apolipoprotein E on
non-impaired cognitive functioning: A meta-analysis. Neurobiology of
Hawkins, K.A. &
Pearlson, G. D. (In press). Age and Gender, but not Chronic Illnesses,
Affect Odor Identification in Older African Americans: Neurodegenerative
Screening Implications. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.