James Abelson

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Medicine
Department: 
Psychiatry - Medical School
Title: 
Professor of Psychiatry
Phone: 
734-764-5348
Short bio: 

I direct UM’s Anxiety Clinic and co-direct its Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Research Group, studying cognition, emotion and brain to understand stress and its detrimental impact on physical and emotional health.  Funded, interdisciplinary work seeks to define biologically meaningful ways to quantify stress in epidemiological stress studies. 

Recent publications: 

Abelson JL, Khan S, Liberzon I, Erickson TM, Young EA: Effects of perceived control and cognitive coping on endocrine stress responses to pharmacological activation.   Biol Psychiatry, 2008; 64:701-707. PMCID: PMC18571624

King AP, Abelson JL, Britton JC, Phan KL, Taylor SF, Liberzon I. Medial prefrontal cortex and right insula activity predict plasma ACTH response to trauma recall. Neuroimage, 2009, 47:872-80. PMCID: PMC19501653

Abelson JL, Khan S, Young EA, Liberzon I: Cognitive modulation of endocrine responses to CRH stimulation in healthy subjects.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2010; 35:451-459. PMCID: PMC19758763

George SA, Khan S, Briggs H, Abelson JL: CRH-stimulated cortisol release and food intake in healthy, non-obese adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2010; 35:607-612. PMCID: PMC19828258 PMC2843773

Ho SS, Gonzalez RD, Abelson JL, Liberzon I: Neurocircuits underlying cognition-emotion interaction in a social decision making context.  NeuroImage [in press] doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.07.017.