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Kevin J. Black, MD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Radiology, and Neurobiology

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, 2009-2013
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, 2005-2012
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
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.
Neuroimaging methods development including pharmacological fMRI.

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
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 ->

Eisenstein S, Koller JM, Black KD, Ushe M, Tabbal SD, Karimi M, Campbell MC, Lugar HM, Hershey T, Perlmutter JS, Black KJ. Three-dimensional statistical mapping of motor and non-motor effects of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson disease. [submitted]

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 ->

Williams AC, McNeely ME, Greene DJ, Church JA, Warren SL, Hartlein JM, Schlaggar BL, Black KJ, Wang L: A pilot study of basal ganglia and thalamus structure by high dimensional mapping in children with Tourette syndrome [v1; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/1yu] F1000Research 2013; 2:207. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-207.v1

Greene DJ, Black KJ, Schlaggar BL: Neurobiology and functional anatomy of tic disorders. Chapter 12 (pp. 238-275) in Martino D, Leckman JF (eds.), Tourette Syndrome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Full text: http://global.oup.com/academic/product/tourette-syndrome-9780199796267

Black KJ, Piccirillo ML, Koller JM, Hseih T, Wang L, Mintun M (06 June 2013): Levodopa-stimulated dopamine release in Tourette syndrome. PeerJ PrePrints 1:e30v2 http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.30v2

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(PI):Training New Investigators in Neuroimaging and in the Neuropsychiatry of Movement
NIMH:Testing the Phasic Dopamine Release Hypothesis in Tourette Syndrome
NINDS(Key Personnel):Mapping Mood in the Subthalamic Nucleus in PD
NIDDK(Key Personnel):Glycemic Control, Brain Structure and Cognition in Youth with T1DM
NIDDK(Key Personnel):Central Dopamine Receptors in Obesity
NINDS(Key Personnel):Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation
NICHD(Key Personnel):Tracking Neurodegeneration in Early Wolfram Syndrome