September 2015 Education Meeting


Ask the Doctor

Presented by:

Dr. Kristin Cadenhead

Thursday,  September 17, 2015   

7:00—8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Hall
2775 Carlsbad Boulevard

Dr. Kristin Cadenhead is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and an attending physician at both the Veterans Administration and the UCSD Medical Centers. She serves as an Associate Residency Training Director for the Department of Psychiatry and a Clinical Foundations Director for the School of Medicine. She received her BA degree in Biology/Psychology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Schizophrenia research at UCSD.

Dr. Cadenhead’s primary research interests include risk prediction, biomarkers and treatment in psychotic illness. She is the Director of the “CARE” (Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation) Program to study and treat the early signs of psychosis in adolescents and young adults. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CARE program assesses risk factors that may be predictive of a later psychotic illness. A major aim of the CARE program is to identify psychosis early so that it is possible to intervene and prevent some of the devastating effects of a first psychotic episode.