Faculty

Michael J Travis, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213
Assistant
Kim Kirchner

Education & Training

MD
London University, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals Medicine
Bethlem Royal and Maudsley National Health Service TrustPsychiatry - Higher Specialist Training
North East Thames Regional Health AuthorityPsychiatry - Higher Specialist Training
City and Hackney Health Authority, St. Bartholomew's and Hackney HospitalsGeneral Psychiatry
King's College HospitalEmergency Medicine
City and Hackney Health Authority, Hackney HospitalGeneral Psychiatry
City and Hackney Health Authority, St. Bartholomew's HospitalInternal Medicine
Institute of Psychiatry, London, United KingdomPsychiatry Research

Selected Honors & Awards

President's Medal, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom
Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education (Co-Recipient with Colleagues), American College of Psychiatrists
Psychiatric Education Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry
Treasurer, Steering Committee Member and Executive Committee Member (2013-2017), American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training
Ginsberg Committee Chair (2011-2013), American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training
Laughlin Prize, St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the Laughlin Foundation

Research Interests

Psychosis; Psychopharmacology; Functional neuroimaging
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Bertocci MA, Bebko G, Versace A, Iyengar S, Bonar L, Forbes EE, Almeida JR, Perlman SB, Schirda C, Travis MJ, Gill MK, Diwadkar VA, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson DA, Frazier TW, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Horwitz SM, Findling RL, Phillips ML. (2016). Reward-related neural activity and structure predict future substance use in dysregulated youth. Psychol Med. 2016 Dec 21:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S0033291716003147. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27998326
  2. Hafeman D, Bebko G, Bertocci MA, Fournier JC, Chase HW, Bonar L, Perlman SB, Travis M, Gill MK, Diwadkar VA, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Horwitz SM, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Frazier TW, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Phillips ML. (2016). Amygdala-prefrontal cortical functional connectivity during implicit emotion processing differentiates youth with bipolar spectrum from youth with externalizing disorders. J Affect Disord. 2016 Oct 11;208:94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.09.064. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27756046
  3. Bertocci MA, Bebko G, Versace A, Fournier JC, Iyengar S, Olino T, Bonar L, Almeida JR, Perlman SB, Schirda C, Travis MJ, Gill MK, Diwadkar VA, Forbes EE, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Horwitz SM, Frazier TW, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Phillips ML. Predicting clinical outcome from reward circuitry function and white matter structure in behaviorally and emotionally dysregulated youth. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Feb 23. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.5. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26903272
  4. Portugal LC, Rosa MJ, Rao A, Bebko G, Bertocci MA, Hinze AK, Bonar L, Almeida JR, Perlman SB, Versace A, Schirda C, Travis M, Gill MK, Demeter C, Diwadkar VA, Ciuffetelli G, Rodriguez E, Forbes EE, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Horwitz SM, Arnold EL, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Pereira M, Oliveira L, Phillips ML, Mourao-Miranda J. Can Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation in Youth Be Decoded from Functional Neuroimaging? PLoS One. 2016 Jan 5;11(1):e0117603. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117603. eCollection 2016. PMID: 26731403
  5. Versace A, Acuff H, Bertocci MA, Bebko G, Almeida JR, Perlman SB, Leemans A, Schirda C, Aslam H, Dwojak A, Bonar L, Travis M, Gill MK, Demeter C, Diwadkar VA, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Horwitz SM, Frazier TW, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Phillips ML. (2015). White matter structure in youth with behavioral and emotional dysregulation disorders: a probabilistic tractographic study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 1;72(4):367-76. PMID: 25715064

Clinical Interests

Emergency psychiatric services; Psychiatric intensive care; Treatment resistant psychosis
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Arbuckle MR, Travis MJ, Ross DA. (2017). Integrating a Neuroscience Perspective Into Clinical Psychiatry Today. JAMA Psychiatry. Mar 8. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3849. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28273288
  2. Walker AE, Spring JD, Travis MJ. (2016). Addressing Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia: Toward a Neurobiologically Informed Approach. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1;81(1):e1-e3. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.10.023. PMID: 27876157
  3. Eckstrand KL, Travis MJ, Forbes EE, Phillips ML. (2016). Sex Differences and Personalized Psychiatric Care. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 15;80(10):e81-e83. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.09.009. PMID: 27765159
  4. Saunders J, Gopalan P, Puri N, Azzam PN, Zhou L, Ghinassi F, Jain A, Travis M, Ryan ND. (2015). Psychosomatic Medicine for Non-Psychiatric Residents: Video Education and Incorporation of Technology. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25825227
  5. Oxford American Handbook of Psychiatry. (2008). 1st Edition. Eds. Kupfer, DJ, Horner, MS, Brent, DA, Lewis, DA, Reynolds, CF, Thase, ME, and Travis MJ. Oxford University Press, NY, USA

Education Interests

Clinical neuroscience; Training and mentorship of residents; Adult learning
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Ross DA, Arbuckle MR, Travis MJ, Dwyer JB, van Schalkwyk GI, Ressler KJ. (2017). An Integrated Neuroscience Perspective on Formulation and Treatment Planning for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Educational Review. JAMA Psychiatry.Mar 8. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3325. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28273291
  2. Ross DA, Travis MJ, Arbuckle MR. (2017). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Young Adult Military Veteran. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 8. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3334. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 28273294
  3. Penner AE, Lundblad W, Azzam PN, Gopalan P, Jacobson SL, Travis MJ. Assessing Career Outcomes of a Resident Academic Administrator, Clinician Educator Track: A Seven-Year Follow-up. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27142839
  4. Ross DA, Travis MJ, Arbuckle MR. (2015). The Future of Psychiatry as Clinical Neuroscience: Why Not Now?. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 11. PMID: 25760896
  5. Priya Gopalan, Pierre Azzam, Michael J. Travis, David A. Lewis. (2014). Longitudinal Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Curriculum. Academic Psychiatry ;38(2):163-7 PMID: 24519799