John Daniel Ragland
John Daniel Ragland is an Associate Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California at Davis. His work investigates the effect of schizophrenia on brain function during episodic memory encoding and retrieval. Of particular interest is the role that organizational abilities play in new learning and subsequent memory retrieval, how schizophrenia disrupts these organizational processes, and how these deficits might be remediated to improve patients’ frontotemporal brain activity and daily function. His research has used a combination of neuropsychological and functional imaging techniques to identify the cognitive functions and brain regions underlying these memory processes. Dr. Ragland is also the Deputy Director of the Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP) at UC Davis and is interested in developing cognitive interventions for these individuals in the early stages of illness.
Biography Updated on 7 October 2009