Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Director, Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit; Assistant Professor

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Jorge Almeida is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and director of the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit. Almeida completed his medical degree, psychiatric training and a Ph.D. focusing on neuroimaging in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2005, he joined the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) at the University of Pittsburgh, where he initiated a productive neuroimaging research career. In 2013, he joined Brown University where he completed psychiatric residency training. In 2017, Almeida joined the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.

Almeida’s neuroimaging research focuses on the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate biomarkers of mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder, using standard neuroimaging data analysis along with effective connectivity and pattern recognition analysis. He also works at the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit, a specialized, coordinated and competitive out-patient-centered care team that is evidence-based and outcome-driven to achieve higher levels of health care value at the lowest cost.

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Research Output 2005 2018

33 Citations

Cortical abnormalities in bipolar disorder: An MRI analysis of 6503 individuals from the ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group

Hibar, D. P., Westlye, L. T., Doan, N. T., Jahanshad, N., Cheung, J. W., Ching, C. R. K., Versace, A., Bilderbeck, A. C., Uhlmann, A., Mwangi, B., Krämer, B., Overs, B., Hartberg, C. B., Abe, C., Dima, D., Grotegerd, D., Sprooten, E., Ben, E., Jimenez, E., Howells, F. M. & 103 othersDelvecchio, G., Temmingh, H., Starke, J., Almeida, J., Goikolea, J. M., Houenou, J., Beard, L. M., Rauer, L., Abramovic, L., Bonnin, M., Ponteduro, M. F., Keil, M., Rive, M. M., Yao, N., Yalin, N., Najt, P., Rosa, P. G., Redlich, R., Trost, S., Hagenaars, S., Fears, S. C., Alonso-Lana, S., Van Erp, T. G. M., Nickson, T., Chaim-Avancini, T. M., Meier, T. B., Elvsashagen, T., Haukvik, U. K., Lee, W. H., Schene, A. H., Lloyd, A. J., Young, A. H., Nugent, A., Dale, A. M., Pfennig, A., McIntosh, A. M., Lafer, B., Baune, B. T., Ekman, C. J., Zarate, C. A., Bearden, C. E., Henry, C., Simhandl, C., McDonald, C., Bourne, C., Stein, D. J., Wolf, D. H., Cannon, D. M., Glahn, D. C., Veltman, D. J., Pomarol-Clotet, E., Vieta, E., Canales-Rodriguez, E. J., Nery, F. G., Duran, F. L. S., Busatto, G. F., Roberts, G., Pearlson, G. D., Goodwin, G. M., Kugel, H., Whalley, H. C., Ruhe, H. G., Soares, J. C., Fullerton, J. M., Rybakowski, J. K., Savitz, J., Chaim, K. T., Fatjó-Vilas, M., Soeiro-De-Souza, M. G., Boks, M. P., Zanetti, M. V., Otaduy, M. C. G., Schaufelberger, M. S., Alda, M., Ingvar, M., Phillips, M. L., Kempton, M. J., Bauer, M., Landén, M., Lawrence, N. S., Van Haren, N. E. M., Horn, N. R., Freimer, N. B., Gruber, O., Schofield, P. R., Mitchell, P. B., Kahn, R. S., Lenroot, R., Machado-Vieira, R., Ophoff, R. A., Sarró, S., Frangou, S., Satterthwaite, T. D., Hajek, T., Dannlowski, U., Malt, U. F., Arolt, V., Gattaz, W. F., Drevets, W. C., Caseras, X., Agartz, I., Thompson, P. M. & Andreassen, O. A., Apr 1 2018, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 23, 4, p. 932-942 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Parietal Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Psychotic Disorders

Decreased functional connectivity in the fronto-parietal network in children with mood disorders compared to children with dyslexia during rest: An fMRI study

Horowitz-Kraus, T., Woodburn, M., Rajagopal, A., Versace, A. L., Kowatch, R. A., Bertocci, M. A., Bebko, G., Almeida, J., Perlman, S. B., Travis, M. J., Gill, M. K., Bonar, L., Schirda, C., Diwadkar, V. A., Sunshine, J. L., Birmaher, B., Axelson, D., Gerry Taylor, H., Horwitz, S. M., Frazier, T. & 6 othersEugene Arnold, L., Fristad, M. A., Youngstrom, E. A., Findling, R. L., Phillips, M. L. & Holland, S. K., Jan 1 2018, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 18, p. 582-590 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mood Disorders
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Executive Function

Haste or speed? Alterations in the impact of incentive cues on task performance in remitted and depressed patients with bipolar disorder

Chase, H. W., Fournier, J. C., Aslam, H., Stiffler, R., Almeida, J., Sahakian, B. J. & Phillips, M. L., Sep 3 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 9, SEP, 396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Task Performance and Analysis
Bipolar Disorder
1 Citations

Test-retest reliability of cerebral blood flow in healthy individuals using arterial spin labeling: Findings from the EMBARC study

Almeida, J., Greenberg, T., Lu, H., Chase, H. W., Fournier, J., Cooper, C. M., Deckersbach, T., Adams, P., Carmody, T., Fava, M., Kurian, B., McGrath, P. J., McInnis, M. G., Oquendo, M. A., Parsey, R., Weissman, M., Trivedi, M. & Phillips, M. L., Jan 1 2018, In : Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 45, p. 26-33 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebrovascular Circulation
Reproducibility of Results
1 Citations

Longitudinal Relationships Among Activity in Attention Redirection Neural Circuitry and Symptom Severity in Youth

Bertocci, M. A., Bebko, G., Dwojak, A., Iyengar, S., Ladouceur, C. D., Fournier, J. C., Versace, A., Perlman, S. B., Almeida, J., Travis, M. J., Gill, M. K., Bonar, L., Schirda, C., Diwadkar, V. A., Sunshine, J. L., Holland, S. K., Kowatch, R. A., Birmaher, B., Axelson, D., Horwitz, S. M. & 6 othersFrazier, T., Arnold, L. E., Fristad, M. A., Youngstrom, E. A., Findling, R. L. & Phillips, M. L., May 1 2017, In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 2, 4, p. 336-345 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder