Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby

Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine 1991

Evans, JD, Lisanby, SH, and Gordon, J. "George Niederehe, Ph.D.: Tribute and Thanks." The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry : Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 27.3 (March 2019): 333-334. Full Text

McMullen, DP, and Lisanby, SH. "Better, Faster, Safer: Exploring Biomarkers of Response to Transform Electroconvulsive Therapy." Biological Psychiatry 85.6 (March 2019): 439-440. Full Text

Sathappan, AV, Luber, BM, and Lisanby, SH. "The Dynamic Duo: Combining noninvasive brain stimulation with cognitive interventions." Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 89 (March 2019): 347-360. (Review) Full Text

Davis, SW, Crowell, CA, Beynel, L, Deng, L, Lakhlani, D, Hilbig, SA, Lim, W, Nguyen, D, Peterchev, AV, Luber, BM, Lisanby, SH, Appelbaum, LG, and Cabeza, R. "Complementary topology of maintenance and manipulation brain networks in working memory." Scientific Reports 8.1 (December 13, 2018): 17827-null. Full Text

Neacsiu, AD, Luber, BM, Davis, SW, Bernhardt, E, Strauman, TJ, and Lisanby, SH. "On the Concurrent Use of Self-System Therapy and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Treatment for Depression." The Journal of Ect 34.4 (December 2018): 266-273. Full Text

Krystal, AD, Pizzagalli, DA, Mathew, SJ, Sanacora, G, Keefe, R, Song, A, Calabrese, J, Goddard, A, Goodman, W, Lisanby, SH, Smoski, M, Weiner, R, Iosifescu, D, Nurnberger, J, Szabo, S, Murrough, J, Shekhar, A, and Potter, W. "The first implementation of the NIMH FAST-FAIL approach to psychiatric drug development." Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery 18.1 (December 2018): 82-84. Full Text

Martin, DM, McClintock, SM, Aaronson, ST, Alonzo, A, Husain, MM, Lisanby, SH, McDonald, WM, Mohan, A, Nikolin, S, O'Reardon, J, Weickert, CS, and Loo, CK. "Pre-treatment attentional processing speed and antidepressant response to transcranial direct current stimulation: Results from an international randomized controlled trial." Brain Stimulation 11.6 (November 2018): 1282-1290. Full Text

Koroshetz, W, Gordon, J, Adams, A, Beckel-Mitchener, A, Churchill, J, Farber, G, Freund, M, Gnadt, J, Hsu, NS, Langhals, N, Lisanby, S, Liu, G, Peng, GCY, Ramos, K, Steinmetz, M, Talley, E, and White, S. "The State of the NIH BRAIN Initiative." The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 38.29 (July 2018): 6427-6438. Full Text

Wang, W-C, Wing, EA, Murphy, DLK, Luber, BM, Lisanby, SH, Cabeza, R, and Davis, SW. "Excitatory TMS modulates memory representations." Cognitive Neuroscience 9.3-4 (July 2018): 151-166. Full Text

Cycowicz, YM, Rowny, SB, Luber, B, and Lisanby, SH. "Differences in Seizure Expression Between Magnetic Seizure Therapy and Electroconvulsive Shock." The Journal of Ect 34.2 (June 2018): 95-103. Full Text


Neacsiu, AD, and Lisanby, SH. "Magnetic Stimulation for Depression: Subconvulsive and Convulsive Approaches." Neuromodulation in Psychiatry. March 5, 2016. 155-180. Full Text

Lisanby, SH, and Deng, ZD. "Magnetic Seizure Therapy for the Treatment of Depression." Brain Stimulation: Methodologies and Interventions. June 5, 2015. 123-148. Full Text

Greenberg, B, and Lisanby, SH. "TMS in the study and treatment of anxiety disorders." Oxford Handbook of Transcranial Stimulation. November 21, 2012. Full Text

Vorel, SR, and Lisanby, SH. "Therapeutic potential of TMS-induced plasticity in the prefrontal cortex." Oxford Handbook of Transcranial Stimulation. November 21, 2012. Full Text

Demitrack, MA, and Lisanby, SH. "Methodological issues in clinical trial design for TMS." Oxford Handbook of Transcranial Stimulation. November 21, 2012. Full Text

Mantovani, A, and Lisanby, SH. "Brain stimulation in the treatment of anxiety disorders." Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives. January 1, 2010. 323-335. Full Text

Maeda, F, Dubeau, MC, Koski, L, and Lisanby, SH. "Investigation of mood disorders by transcranial magnetic stimulation." Brain Imaging in Affective Disorders. January 1, 2002. 19-52.

McCall, WV, Lisanby, SH, Rosenquist, PB, Dooley, M, Husain, MM, Knapp, RG, Petrides, G, Rudorfer, MV, Young, RC, McClintock, SM, Mueller, M, Prudic, J, Greenberg, RM, Weiner, RD, Bailine, SH, Riley, MA, McCloud, L, Kellner, CH, and CORE/PRIDE Work Group, . "Effects of a Course of Right Unilateral Ultrabrief Pulse Electroconvulsive Therapy Combined With Venlafaxine on Insomnia Symptoms in Elderly Depressed Patients." March 2018. Full Text

Leuchter, AF, Cook, IA, Feifel, D, Goethe, JW, Husain, M, Carpenter, LL, Thase, ME, Krystal, AD, Philip, NS, Hunter, AM, Burke, WJ, Howland, RH, Sheline, YI, Aaronson, ST, Iosifescu, DV, O'Reardon, J, Gilmer, WS, Jain, R, Bugoyne, K, Massaro, J, Lisanby, SH, and George, MS. "Can We Use Brain Oscillations to Guide Treatment of MDD?." May 1, 2015.

Peterchev, AV, Sikes-Keilp, C, Rosa, MA, and Lisanby, SH. "Re-evaluating the Electroconvulsive Therapy Stimulus: Frequency and Directionality." May 1, 2015.

Kegeles, LS, Mao, X, Ojeil, N, Massuda, R, Pedrini, M, Stanford, A, Girgis, R, Gil, R, Lisanby, SH, Chen, C-M, Slifstein, M, Abi-Dargham, A, Rodriguez, C, Milak, M, and Shungu, DC. "FINDING THE SITES OF GLUTAMATE CIRCUITRY ABNORMALITY IN SCHIZOPHRENIA WITH PROTON MRS." March 2015.

Kegeles, LS, Mao, X, Ojeil, N, Bayatmokhtari, M, Stanford, AD, Girgis, R, Gil, R, Lisanby, SH, Chen, C-M, Slifstein, M, Abi-Dargham, A, Rodriguez, C, Milak, M, and Shungu, DC. "GABA AND GLUTAMATE DYSFUNCTION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: DISTINGUISHING MEDICATION EFFECTS FROM NEUROBIOLOGY." March 2015.

Rosenquist, PB, McCall, WV, Kellner, CH, Knapp, RG, Mueller, M, Petrides, G, Husain, MM, Young, RC, Greenberg, RM, McClintock, S, Prudic, J, Weiner, RD, Lisanby, SH, and Depressed, PR. "Quality of Life in Geriatric Depression Preliminary Data From Phase I of the PRIDE Study." September 2014.


Selected Grants

Neuromodulation Enhanced Cognitive Restructuring for Emotion Dysregulation: A Proof of Concept Study awarded by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Mentor). 2016 to 2019

FAST-MAS Phase 2A - Duke Site awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017

Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Program awarded by American Psychiatric Association (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Rational Dosing for Electric and Magnetic Seizure Therapy awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2016

2/8 Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2016

TREC-MP awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2010 to 2016

Neural basis of cognitive reserve: fMRI/TMS studies of memory and aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2010 to 2013