Robert A Sweet, MD

UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Tracey Capotosto

Education & Training

University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Psychiatry, Albany Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Neuropspychopharmacology
Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Member, Society for Biological Psychiatry
Member, Society for Neuroscience

Selected Honors & Awards

Distinguished Scientist Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Research Award in Psychogeriatrics, International Psychogeriatric Association
Turken Lectureship, Alzheimers Association of Los Angeles
Philip Troen, MD Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mentorship Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

Psychosis in Alzheimer's disease; Molecular mechanisms of psychosis; Synaptic alterations in schizophrenia
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Javitt DC & Sweet RA. Auditory dysfunction in schizophrenia: Integrating clinical and basic features. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2015 Aug 20;16(9):535-50. PMCID: PMC4692466
  2. Murray PS, Kumar S, DeMichele-Sweet MA, Sweet RA. Psychosis in Alzheimer's disease. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr 1;75(7):542-52. PMID: 24103379 PMCID: PMC4036443
  3. Shelton MA, Newman JT, Gu H, Sampson AR, Fish KN, MacDonald ML, Moyer CE, DiBitetto JV, Dorph-Petersen KA, Penzes P, Lewis DA, Sweet RA. Loss of microtubule-associated protein 2 immunoreactivity linked to dendritic spine loss in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 15;78(6):374-85. PMCID: PMC4520801
  4. MacDonald ML, Ding Y, Newman J, Hemby S, Penzes P, Lewis DA, Yates NA, Sweet RA. Altered glutamate protein co-expression network topology linked to spine loss in the auditory cortex of schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 1;77(11):959-68. PMCID: PMC4428927
  5. DeMichele-Sweet MAA, Weamer EA, Klei L, Vrana DR, Hollingshead DJ, Seltman HJ, Sims R, Foroud T, Hernandez I, Moreno-Grau S, Trraga L, Boada M, Ruiz A, Williams J, Mayeux R, Lopez OL, Sibille EL, Kamboh MI, Devlin B, Sweet RA. Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia and Psychosis in Alzheimer Disease. Mol Psychiatry, 2017. PMCID: Pending.

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer's disease

Education Interests

Research training; Postdoctoral career and research development