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    Dr. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an attending psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her primary area of research includes using MRI and proton MRS in HIV and Hepatitis C to investigate brain functioning and cognitive changes.  She also studies the impact of low literacy on cognition and the performance of ethnic minority individuals with low literacy on neuropsychological tasks.

    Dr. Ryan is the recipient of a Career Development Award from NIMH to study the neuropsychiatric and neurophysiologic changes in HIV and Hepatitis C in collaboration with Dr. Susan Morgello, Professor of Pathology and Neuroscience and Principal Investigator of the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank, Dr. Doug Dieterich, Professor of Medicine, Liver Diseases, and Dr. Dikoma Shungu, Professor of Physics in Radiology Psychiatry, and Physiology & Biophysics and Chief, Laboratory for Advanced MRS Research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  Dr. Ryan served as neuropsychologist for the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank and continues to participate in neuropsychological research with this cohort.


Ryan E, Byrd D, Mindt Rivera M, Rausch W, Morgello S. Understanding the Neuropsychological Profile of HIV+ Participants with Low Literacy: Role of the General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA) [For the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 2008;.

Rivera Mindt M, Byrd D, Ryan E, Robbins R, Monzones J, Arentoft A, Kubo Germano K, Henninger D, Morgello S. Characterization and Sociocultural Predictors of Neuropsychological Test Performance in HIV+ Hispanic Individuals. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 2008; 14: 315-325.

Murray J, Fishman SL, Ryan E, Eng FJ, Walewski JL, Branch AD, Morgello S. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Hepatitis C Virus in Brain: A Pilot Study. Journal of Neurovirology 2008; 14: 17-27.

Van Gorp WG, Rabkin JG, Ferrando SJ, Mintz J, Ryan E, Borkowski T, McElhiney M. Neuropsychiatric Predictors of Return to Work in HIV/AIDS. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2007; 11: 889-898.

Morgello S, Holzer CE, Ryan E, Young C, Naseer M, Castellon SA, Frol AB, Atkinson JH, Gelman BB, Grant I, Singer EJ. Inter-rater reliability of the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders in an HIV-Infected Cohort: Experience of the National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 2006; 15: 131-138.

Sigal S, Stanca CM, Kontorinis N, Bodian C, Ryan E. Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients with HCV Cirrhosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2006; 101: 1490-1496.

Ryan E, Baird R, Mindt Rivera M, Byrd D, Monzones M, Morgello S. Neuropsychological Impairment in Racial/Ethnic Minorities with HIV Infection and Low Literacy Levels: Effects of Education and Reading Level in Patient Characterization [For the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2005; 11: 889-898.

Morgello S, Estanislao L, Ryan E, Gerits P, Simpson D, Verma S, DiRocco A, Sharp V, The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank . Effects of hepatic function and hepatitis C virus on the nervous system assessment of advanced-stage HIV individuals. AIDS 2005; 19(Suppl 3): S116-S122.

Morgello S, Estanislao L, Simpson D, Geraci A, DiRocco A, Gerits P, Ryan E, Yakoushina T, Khan S, Mahboob R, Naseer M, Dorfman D, Sharp V, The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank . HIV-Associated Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. Archives of Neurology 2004; 61(4): 546-551.

Ryan E, Morgello S, Isaacs K, Naseer M, Gerits P, The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank . Neuropsychiatric Impact of Hepatitis C on Advanced HIV. Neurology 2004; 62(6): 957-962.

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