Faculty

Meryl A Butters, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
University of Arizona Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
Brown UniversityClinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
University of PittsburghNeuropsychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Current Appointments

Director, Neuropsychological Services, Benedum Geriatric Center

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, Division 40
Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Member, International Neuropsychological Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Senior Investigator Award, International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology
Nelson Butters Award for Research Contributions to Clinical Neuropsychology, National Academy of Neuropsychology

Research Interests

Links between depression and risk of dementia; Late-life depression; Cognitive aging
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Diniz, BS, Sibille, E, Ding, Y, Tseng,G, HJ, Lotrich,F, Becker,JT, Lopez, OL, Lotze,MT, Klunk,WE, Reynolds, CF, Butters MA. Plasma Biosignature and Brain Pathology related to Persistent Cognitive Impairment in Late-Life Depression. Mol Psych. 2015;May;20(5):594-601.
  2. Butters MA, Bhalla, RK, Andreescu, C, Wetherell, JL, Mantella, R, Begley, AE, Lenze, EJ. Changes in neuropsychological functioning following treatment for late-life Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2011;199(3):211-218.
  3. Butters MA, Young JB, Lopez OL, Aizenstein HJ, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF, DeKosky ST, Becker JT. Pathways linking late-life depression to persistent cognitive impairment and dementia. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2008;10(3):345-357.
  4. Butters MA, Whyte E, Nebes RD, Begley AE, Dew MA, Mulsant BH, Zmuda MD, Bhalla R, Meltzer CC, Pollock BG, Reynolds CF, Becker JT. The nature and determinants of neuropsychological functioning in late-life depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004;61(6);587-595.
  5. Butters MA, Becker JT, Nebes RD, Zmuda MD, Mulsant BH, Pollock BG, Reynolds, CF. Changes in cognitive functioning following treatment for late-life depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2000;157:1949-1954.

Clinical Interests

Geriatric neuropsychological assessment

Education Interests

Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; Mentoring residents and postdoctoral fellows; Training clinical psychology graduate students