Laura Dunn, MD

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Laura Dunn, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Psycho-Oncology, UCSF
Gloria Hubner Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology, UCSF

laura.dunn@ucsf.edu

Phone: Psycho-Oncology Services: (415) 353-7019
Academic Office: Box 0984-F, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984

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Education

Harvard College, AB, 1988, Linguistics, magna cum laude
University of California, San Francisco, MD, 1997, Medicine
University of California, San Diego, 1997-2001, Internship and Residency in Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego, 2001-2002, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry


Professional Experience

  • 2002-07
    Assistant Professor in Residence, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
  • 2002-06
    Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
  • 2005-07
    Assistant Director, John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
  • 2006-07
    Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
  • 2006-07
    Director, VA Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry, Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, San Diego
  • 2007-2013
    Associate Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
  • 2007-
    Director of Psycho-Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
  • 2011-
    Ethics Director, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2013-
    Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry

Honors & Awards

  • 1988
    Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College
  • 1999
    NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
  • 1999-01
    American College of Psychiatrists PRITE Fellowship
  • 1999-01
    American Psychiatric Association/GlaxoWellcome Fellowship
  • 2001
    Judd Resident Research Award, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
  • 2001
    NCDEU New Investigator Awardee
  • 2001
    West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry Resident Travel Award
  • 2002
    Member-in-Training Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 2004
    UCSD National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine
  • 2005-06
    Scholar, NIMH Sponsored Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health
  • 2007
    Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship, UCSD Department of Psychiatry

Selected Publications

  1. Lidz CW, Albert K, Appelbaum P, Dunn LB, Overton E, Pivovarova E. Why is therapeutic misconception so prevalent? Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2015 Apr; 24(2):231-41.
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  2. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West CM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Kober KM, Dodd MJ, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with distinct trajectories of persistent breast pain after breast cancer surgery. Pain. 2015 Mar; 156(3):371-80.
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  3. Luker K, Cooke M, Dunn L, Lloyd-Williams M, Pilling M, Todd C. Development and evaluation of an intervention to support family caregivers of people with cancer to provide home-based care at the end of life: A feasibility study. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Apr; 19(2):154-61.
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  4. Kyranou M, Puntillo K, Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Neuhaus J, West C, Dodd M, Miaskowski C. Predictors of initial levels and trajectories of anxiety in women before and for 6 months after breast cancer surgery. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec; 37(6):406-17.
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  5. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr; 23(4):953-65.
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  6. Bell E, Racine E, Chiasson P, Dufourcq-Brana M, Dunn LB, Fins JJ, Ford PJ, Glannon W, Lipsman N, Macdonald ME, Mathews DJ, McAndrews MP. Beyond consent in research. Revisiting vulnerability in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Jul; 23(3):361-8.
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  7. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene associations with self-report ratings of morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):175-84.
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  8. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Melisko M, Chen LM, Mastick J, West C, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Schmidt BL, Hammer M, Cartwright F, Wright F, Langford DJ, Lee K, Aouizerat BE. Disease and treatment characteristics do not predict symptom occurrence profiles in oncology outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Cancer. 2014 Aug 1; 120(15):2371-8.
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  9. Huang AX, Delucchi K, Dunn LB, Nelson JC. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Psychotherapy for Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 23(3):261-73.
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  10. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug; 18(4):397-404.
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  11. Shields M, Kestenbaum A, Dunn LB. Spiritual AIM and the work of the chaplain: A model for assessing spiritual needs and outcomes in relationship. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Feb; 13(1):75-89.
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  12. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.
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  13. Iltis AS, Misra S, Dunn LB, Brown GK, Campbell A, Earll SA, Glowinski A, Hadley WB, Pies R, Dubois JM. Addressing risks to advance mental health research. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Dec; 70(12):1363-71.
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  14. Marrero I, Bell M, Dunn LB, Roberts LW. Assessing professionalism and ethics knowledge and skills: preferences of psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 37(6):392-7.
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  15. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8.
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  16. Alfaro E, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Koetters T, Merriman JD, West C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine gene variations and self-reported sleep disturbance in women following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Feb; 18(1):85-93.
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  17. Ritchie C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Skerman H, Merriman JD, Aouizerat B, Alexander K, Yates P, Cataldo J, Miaskowski C. Differences in the symptom experience of older oncology outpatients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr; 47(4):697-709.
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  18. Punnen S, Cowan JE, Dunn LB, Shumay DM, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. A longitudinal study of anxiety, depression and distress as predictors of sexual and urinary quality of life in men with prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Jul; 112(2):E67-75.
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  19. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Baggott CR, Cataldo JK, Dhruva A, Dunn L, West C, Paul SM, Ritchie CS, Swift PS, Miaskowski C. Preliminary evidence of an association between an interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Apr; 16(2):152-9.
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  20. Dunn LB, Fisher SR, Hantke M, Appelbaum PS, Dohan D, Young JP, Roberts LW. "Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 21(4):337-45.
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