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Akinkunle Owoso, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.S.: Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2003
B.A.: Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2003
M.D.: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2011
NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2011-2014

Major Awards
The Eli Robins Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, in Teaching, and in Research, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 2011

Areas of Clinical Interest
General Psychiatry, Consultation Psychiatry, Psycho-Oncology


Areas of Research Interests
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders, psychosis risk, general medicine-psychiatry interface


Key Publications
Mamah D, Owoso A, Sheffield JM, Bayer C (2014 Jul 7). The WERCAP Screen and the WERC Stress Screen: psychometrics of self-rated instruments for assessing bipolar and psychotic disorder risk and perceived stress burden. Compr Psychiatry.   Full Article ->

Owoso A, Ndetei DM, Mbwayo AW, Mutiso VN, Khasakhala LI, Mamah D (2014 Feb). Validation of a modified version of the PRIME screen for psychosis-risk symptoms in a non-clinical Kenyan youth sample. Compr Psychiatry. 55(2): 380-7.  Full Article ->

Owoso A, Carter CS, Gold JM, Macdonald AW, Ragland JD, Silverstein SM, Strauss ME, Barch DM (2013 Dec). Cognition in schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorder: impairments that are more similar than different. Psychol Med. 43(12): 2535-45.  Full Article ->

Mamah D, Owoso A, Mbwayo AW, Mutiso VN, Muriungi SK, Khasakhala LI, Barch DM, Ndetei DM (2013 Jun). Classes of psychotic experiences in Kenyan children and adolescents. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 44(3): 452-9.  Full Article ->

Ndetei DM, Muriungi SK, Owoso A, Mutiso VN, Mbwayo AW, Khasakhala LI, Barch DM, Mamah D (2012 Apr 30). Prevalence and characteristics of psychotic-like experiences in Kenyan youth. Psychiatry Res. 196(2-3): 235-42.  Full Article ->

Thirumangalakudi L, Samany PG, Owoso A, Wiskar B, Grammas P (2006 Sep). Angiogenic proteins are expressed by brain blood vessels in Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 10(1): 111-8.  Full Article ->