Debby Tsuang

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Medical Genetics



MD University of Iowa, 1988



Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
VAPSHCS (116-6E)
1660 S. Columbian Way
Mail Stop: GRECC-182
Seattle, WA 98108

Research Interests

  • Clinical-neuropathology of dementing disorders
  • Psychosis in dementia genetics
  • Endophenotypes of schizophrenia

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Anticholinergic Medication Burden-Associated Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia.
(2021 Sep 1)
Am J Psychiatry 178(9): 838-847
Joshi YB, Thomas ML, Braff DL, Green MF, Gur RC, Gur RE, Nuechterlein KH, Stone WS, Greenwood TA, Lazzeroni LC, MacDonald LR, Molina JL, Nungaray JA, Radant AD, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Swerdlow NR, Light GA

Heritability of acoustic startle magnitude and latency from the consortium on the genetics of schizophrenia.
(2020 Oct)
Schizophr Res 224(): 33-39
Greenwood TA, Swerdlow NR, Sprock J, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Green MF, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Radant AD, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Braff DL, Duncan E

Suicide and Lewy body dementia: Report of a Lewy body dementia association working group.
(2021 Mar)
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 36(3): 373-382
Armstrong MJ, Sullivan JL, Amodeo K, Lunde A, Tsuang DW, Reger MA, Conwell Y, Ritter A, Bang J, Onyike CU, Mari Z, Corsentino P, Taylor A

Criteria for Psychosis in Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders: International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Consensus Clinical and Research Definition.
(2020 Dec)
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 28(12): 1256-1269
Cummings J, Pinto LC, Cruz M, Fischer CE, Gerritsen DL, Grossberg GT, Hwang TJ, Ismail Z, Jeste DV, Koopmans R, Lanctot KL, Mateos R, Peschin S, Sampaio C, Tsuang D, Wang H, Zhong K, Bain LJ, Sano M

Mild COVID-19 Disease Course With Protracted Delirium in a Cognitively Impaired Patient Over the Age of 85 Years.
(2020 Aug 6)
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 22(4):
Payne S, Jankowski A, Shutes-David A, Ritchey K, Tsuang DW

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