Peer-Reviewed Articles


Kimhy, D., Ospina, L. H., Beck-Felts, K., Fakhoury, A., Mullins, A. E., Varga, A. W. (2022). The impact of sleep on neurocognition and functioning in schizophrenia -- is it time to wake up? J Psychiatry Brain Sci, 7:e22000. [PDF]


Ospina, L. H., Beck-Felts, K., Ifrah, C., Shagalow, S., Lister, A., Russo, S. J., ... & Kimhy, D. (2021). Relationships among inflammation, social cognition, and social functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, S0920-9964.

Damme, K. S., Sloan, R. P., Bartels, M. N., Ozsan, A., Ospina, L. H., Kimhy, D., & Mittal, V. A. (2021). Psychosis risk individuals show poor fitness and discrepancies with objective and subjective measures. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-10. [PDF]

Kimhy, D., Tay, C., Vakhrusheva, J., Beck-Felts, K., Ospina, L. H., Ifrah, C., Parvaz, M., Gross, J. J., & Bartels, M. N. (2021). Enhancement of aerobic fitness improves social functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 271(2), 367–376.


Beck-Felts, K., Goodman, M., Ospina, L. H., Wall, M., McEvoy, J., Jarskog, L. F., ... & Stroup, T. S. (2020). Suicide Reduction in Schizophrenia via Exercise (SUnRISE): study protocol for a multi-site, single-blind, randomized clinical trial of aerobic exercise for suicide risk reduction in individuals with schizophrenia. Trials, 21(1), 1-13. [PDF]

Ifrah, C., Ospina, L. H., Shagalow, S., Beck-Felts, K., & Kimhy, D. (2020). Cognitive insight and autonomic regulation during daily functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 218, 300-301.

Kimhy, D., Lister, A., Liu, Y., Vakhrusheva, J., Delespaul, P., Malaspina, D., Ospina, L. H., Mittal, V. A.,Gross, J. J., & Wang, Y. (2020). The impact of emotion awareness and regulation on psychotic symptoms during daily functioning. npj Schizophrenia, 6(1), 1-7. [PDF]

Damme, K. S., Sloan, R. P., Bartels, M. N., Ozsan, A., Ospina, L. H., Kimhy, D., & Mittal, V. A. (2020). Lab-Based and Self-Reported Indices of Fitness Show Lowered Fitness and Insight into Fitness in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. bioRxiv. [PDF]


Ospina, L. H., Wall, M., Jarskog, L. F., Ballon, J. S., McEvoy, J., Bartels, M. N., Buchsbaum, R., Sloan, R. P., Stroup, T. S., & Kimhy, D. (2019). Improving Cognition via Exercise (ICE): Study protocol for a multi-site, parallel-group, single-blind, randomized clinical trial examining the efficacy of aerobic exercise to improve neurocognition, daily functioning, and biomarkers of cognitive change in individuals with schizophrenia. J Psychiatry Brain Sci, 4:e 190020. [PDF]

Kogan, S., Ospina, L. H., Mittal, V. A., & Kimhy, D. (2019). The impact of inflammation on neurocognition and risk for psychosis: a critical review. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 1-10. 

Ospina, L. H., Shanahan, M., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Chan, C. C., Clari, R., & Burdick, K. E. (2019). Alexithymia predicts poorer social and everyday functioning in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research273, 218-226.

Chan, C. C., Shanahan, M., Ospina, L. H., Larsen, E. M., & Burdick, K. E. (2019). Premorbid adjustment trajectories in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A transdiagnostic cluster analysis. Psychiatry Research, 272, 655-662.​

Larsen, E. M., Ospina, L. H., Cuesta-Diaz, A., Vian-Lains, A., Nitzburg, G. C., Mulaimovic, S., ... & Burdick, K. E. (2019). Effects of childhood trauma on adult moral decision-making: Clinical correlates and insights from bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 244, 180-186.


Kogan, S., Ospina, L. H., & Kimhy, D. (2018). Inflammation in individuals with schizophrenia–Implications for neurocognition and daily function. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 74, 296-299.

Ospina, L. H., Nitzburg, G. C., Shanahan, M., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Larsen, E., Latifoglu, A., Burdick, K. E. (2018). Social cognition moderates the relationship between neurocognition and community functioning in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders235(1), 7-14.


Nitzburg, G. C., Cuesta-Diaz, A., Ospina, L. H., Russo, M., Shanahan, M., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Larsen, E., Mulaimovic, S. & Burdick, K. E. (2017). Organizational Learning Strategies and Verbal Memory Deficits in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society23(4), 358-366.


Van Rheenen, T. E., Lewandowski, K. E., Tan, E. J., Ospina, L. H., Ongur, D., Tan, E. J., Neill, E., Gurvich, C., Pantelis, C., Malhotra, A., Rossell, S. L., Burdick, K. E. (2016). Characterizing cognitive heterogeneity on the schizophrenia – bipolar spectrum. Psychological Medicine, 1–17. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717000307. [PDF]

Ospina, L. H., Russo, M., Nitzburg, G. C., Cuesta-Diaz, A., Shanahan, M., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Mcgrath, M., Levine, H., Mulaimovic, S. and Burdick, K. E. (2016). The effects of cigarette smoking behavior and psychosis history on general and social cognition in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 0: 1–11. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12420.

Nitzburg, G. C., Russo, M., Cuesta-Diaz, A., Ospina, L. H., Shanahan, M., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Mcgrath, M., & Burdick, K. E. (2016). Coping strategies and real-world functioning in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 198, 185-188.

2015 and Earlier

Lauriat, T. L., Shiue, L., Haroutunian, V., Verbitsky, M., Ares, M., Ospina, L., & McInnes, L. A. (2008). Developmental expression profile of quaking, a candidate gene for schizophrenia, and its target genes in human prefrontal cortex and hippocampus shows regional specificity. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 86(4), 785-796. [PDF]

Book Chapters

Ospina, L. H., Ballon, J. S., & Kimhy, D. (2019). "Role of Aerobic Exercise in the Treatment of Early Psychosis." Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach, 265.

Burdick, K. E., Ospina, L. H., Haggarty, S. J., & Perlis, R. H. (2017). “The Neurobiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder.” In Charney, D. S., & Nestler, E. J. (Eds.), Charney & Nestler's Neurobiology of Mental Illness. (pp 255-266). Oxford University Press. 

Kozbelt, A., Kaufman, S. B., Walder, D. J., Ospina, L. H., & Kim, J. (2014). “Evolutionary perspectives on the creativity-psychosis association.” In J. C. Kaufman (Ed.), Creativity and

Mental Illness. (pp. 102-132). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Walder, D. J., Ospina, L. H., Daly, M. P., Statucka, M., & Raparia, E. (2012). "Early Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Risk: Role of neurohormones and biological sex in modulating genetic, prenatal and sensory processing factors in brain development." In X. Hadjicharalambous (Ed.), Psychosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment. (pp. 44-78). New York: Nova Science.