David Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.
3547 Hospital South
Duke University Medical Ctr
Durham, NC 27710
Email: steff001 AT mc DOT duke DOT edu
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Factors related to depression and dementia. In particular, my research focuses on genetic, neuroimaging, and cognitive predictors of cognitive decline among older depressed patients.
M.H.S., Duke Clinical Research Training Program, 2000
M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, 1988
B.A., Rice University, 1984
Steffens DC, McQuoid DR, Potter GG. Outcomes of older cognitively impaired individuals with current and past depression in the NCODE study. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2009 Mar;22(1):52-61
Van Otterloo E, O'Dwyer G, Stockmeier CA, Steffens DC, Krishnan RR, Rajkowska G. Reductions in neuronal density in elderly depressed are region specific. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 19405038
Pan CC, McQuoid DR, Taylor WD, Payne ME, Ashley-Koch A, Steffens DC. Association analysis of the COMT/MTHFR genes and geriatric depression: An MRI study of the putamen. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]