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Fay Womer, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Consultation Psychiatry Director
Member, School of Medicine Committee on Admissions

Education and Training
BA: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Washington University, 1995-1999
MD: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1999-2003
Residency: General Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 2003-2007
Postdoctoral training: Research Education in Chronic Mental Illness, Yale University School of Medicine, 2007-2009

Major Awards
The Eli Robins Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, Teaching and Research (Washington University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, 2007

Areas of Clinical Interest
Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression

Areas of Research Interests
Brain abnormalities in schizophrenia and mood disorders

Development of schizophrenia and mood disorders

Cross-ethnic comparisons of major psychiatric disorders

Key Publications
Womer FY, Tang Y, Harms MP, Bai C, Chang M, Jiang X, Wei S, Wang F, Barch DM, (2016 Oct). Sexual dimorphism of the cerebellar vermis in schizophrenia. Schizophr. Res.. (2-3): 164-70.  Full Article ->

Womer FY, Wang L, Alpert KI, Smith MJ, Csernansky JG, Barch DM, Mamah D (2014 Aug). Basal ganglia and thalamic morphology in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res. 223(2):75-83.  Full Article ->

Womer FY, Wang F, Chepenik LG, Kalmar JH, Spencer L, Edmiston E, Pittman BP, Constable RT, Papademetris X, Blumberg HP (2009 Nov). Sexually dimorphic features of vermis morphology in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 11(7): 753-8.  Full Article ->

Chang M, Womer FY, Edmiston EK, Bai C, Zhou Q, Jiang X, Wei S, Wei Y, Ye Y, Huang H, He Y, Xu K, Tang Y, Wang F, (2018 Jan). Neurobiological Commonalities and Distinctions Among Three Major Psychiatric Diagnostic Categories: A Structural MRI Study. Schizophr Bull. 44(1): 65-74.  Full Article ->

Liu H*, Tang Y*, Womer F*, Fan G, Lu T, Driesen N, Ren L, Wang Y, He Y, Blumberg HP, Xu K, Wang F (2013 Apr 18). Differentiating Patterns of Amygdala-Frontal Functional Connectivity in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Schizophr Bull. [*co-first authors]  Full Article ->

Womer FY, Kalmar JH, Wang F, Blumberg HP (2009 Sep 23). A Ventral Prefrontal-Amygdala Neural System in Bipolar Disorder: A View from Neuroimaging Research. Acta Neuropsychiatr. 21(6): 228-238.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(PI):Structure and Function of the Cerebellar Vermis Across Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder

Longer Life Foundation(PI):The Structural and Functional Brain Network in Early- and Later-Onset Major Depression