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Kevin J. Black, MD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.S., mathematics: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1986
Medical Degree: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1990
Residency: Psychiatry, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994
Fellowship: Movement Disorders and Neuroimaging, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996

Major Awards
Listed in Castle Connolly's American's Top Doctors, 2009-2014
Certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS), 2006
Named a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2006
Hope Award from the St. Louis chapter of the HDSA (Huntington Disease Society of America), 2006
Listed in Americas Best Doctors, 2005-2014
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) / Bristol-Myers Squibb Travel Award, 2001
NARSAD Young Investigator Awards, 1996 and 1999
Upjohn Resident Research Award, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 1994
Southern Psychiatric Association Annual Award for Psychiatrists in Training, 1993
Mead Johnson Fellow in Academic Psychiatry, Association for Academic Psychiatry, 1993

Areas of Clinical Interest
Tourette syndrome (TS) and other tic disorders, Huntington's disease, tardive dyskinesia, catatonia, neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's disease and dystonia, psychogenic or atypical movement disorders


Areas of Research Interests
Neuroimaging methods development including pharmacological fMRI.
Tourette syndrome (TS) and other tic disorders.
Neuroimaging and clinical studies in TS and other movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease.

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Black KJ, Black ER, Greene DJ, Schlaggar BL (2016). Provisional Tic Disorder: what to tell parents when their child first starts ticcing [version 1]. F1000Res 5:696. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.8428.1

Greene DJ, Church JA, Dosenbach NUF, Nielsen AN, Adeyemo B, Nardos B, Petersen SE, Black KJ, Schlaggar BL (2016). Multivariate pattern classification of pediatric Tourette syndrome using functional connectivity MRI. Dev Sci [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 26834084 NIHMS ID: NIHMS748693 DOI: 10.1111/desc.12407  Full Article ->

Eisenstein SA, Koller JM, Black KD, Campbell MC, Lugar HM, Ushe M, Tabbal SD, Karimi M, Hershey T, Perlmutter JS, Black KJ (2014 Aug). Functional anatomy of subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson disease. Ann Neurol. 76(2): 279-95.  Full Article ->

Eisenstein SA, De Wispelaere WB, Campbell MC, Lugar HM, Perlmutter JS, Black KJ, Hershey T (2014). Acute changes in mood induced by subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease are modulated by psychiatric diagnosis. Brain Stimul. 7(5): 701-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.06.002

Black KJ, Koller JM, Miller BD (2013). Rapid quantitative pharmacodynamic imaging by a novel method: theory, simulation testing and proof of principle. PeerJ. 1e117.  Full Article ->

Black KJ, Koller JM, Campbell MC, Gusnard DA, Bandak SI (2010 Dec 1). Quantification of indirect pathway inhibition by the adenosine A2a antagonist SYN115 in Parkinson disease. J Neurosci. 30(48): 16284-92.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NINDS (PI): Predicting Outcome in Children with New-Onset Tics Using Neuroimaging Data
NIDDK (Significant Contributor): Early Predictors of Brain Health and Development in Youth with T1DM
NINDS (Significant Contributor): Biomarkers of Parkinson Disease Progression
NIMH (Significant Contributor): Effects of Neuroleptics on PDE10A
Tourette Syndrome Association (Significant Contributor): Testing a Pathophysiological Model of Complex Tics
NIDDK (Significant Contributor): Central Dopamine Receptors in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
NICHD (Key Personnel):Tracking Neurodegeneration in Early Wolfram Syndrome
NINDS (Key Personnel): Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation