Gerard Bruder, PH.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Deputy Chief, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Research Scientist VIII, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr.Bruder directs the Psychophysiology Laboratory in the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research uses electrophysiologic measures, such as quantitiative EEG and event-related brain potentials (ERPs), as well as cognitive tests to study neurocognitive function in patients with depressive, schizophrenic, or anxiety disorders.
He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health for studies in depressive disorders and schizophrenia. His research in depressive disorders has focused on the use of EEG, ERP, and cognitive measures to study right-left brain function and its relation to diagnostic subtypes and therapeutic response to antidepressant medications. He is also involved in electrophysiologic studies of regional brain activity in offspring of depressed patients who are at risk for depressive or anxiety disorders.
His NIMH-funded research in schizophrenia at the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research has focused on studies using brain ERP and cognitive measures of working memory, recognition memory, and right-left brain asymmetry. He has also studied the genetic basis of working memory abilities.
The Psychophysiology Laboratory is also one of the few sites measuring brain potentials to olfactory stimuli. He is Co-Investigator of NIMH-funded studies of olfaction in individuals with emerging psychosis during the prodromal period, and of emotional reactions to odors in depression.
Dr. Bruder is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychophysiology and a board member of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society. He has served on multiple NIMH grant review groups and currently reviews grants for the Member Conflict Study Section of NIMH. He is also a member of the External Advisory Committee, Hunter SCORE Program, at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Undergraduate: Queens College of the City University of New York, BA, 1966
Graduate: Queens College of the City University of New York, MA, 1968
Doctoral Degree: City University of New York, PH.D, 1971
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 3511 Unit/Box:Cognitive Neuroscience
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Studies are using electrophysiologic (EEG and event-brain related potential) and behavioral measures to study neurophysiologic, cognitive, and olfactory function in depressive disorders and schizophrenia.
1. Bruder GE, Stewart JW, McGrath PJ, Deliyannides D, Quitkin FM: Dichotic listening tests of functional brain asymmetry predict response to fluoxetine in depressed women and men . Neuropsychopharmacology 2004;29 : 1752-1761
2. Bruder GE, Keilp JG, Xu H, Shikhman M, Schori E, Gorman J, Gilliam TC : Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) genotypes and working memory: Associations with differing cognitive operations. Biological Psychiatry 2005;58 : 901-907
3. Kayser J, Tenke CE, Gates NA, Kroppmann C, Gill R, Bruder GE : ERP/CSD indices of impaired verbal working memory subprocesses in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology 2006;43 : 237-252
4. Bruder GE, Tenke CE, Warner V, Weissman MM: Grandchildren at high and low risk for depression differ in EEG measures of regional brain asymmetry. Biological Psychiatry 2007;62: 1317-1323
5. Bruder GE, Sedoruk, JP, Stewart JW, McGrath PJ, Quitkin FM, Tenke CE: Electroencephalographic alpha measures predict therapeutic response to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant: Pre- and Post-Treatment Findings. Biological Psychiatry 2008;63: 1171-1177