Brent T. Mausbach, PhD
Department of Psychiatry (0993)
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0993
Phone #: 858-822-7529
FAX #: 858-534-7514
Dr. Mausbach obtained his bachelor’s degree from
Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and his PhD in Clinical
Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in
Palo Alto, CA. He completed his clinical psychology
internship at the VA Black Hills Healthcare System, after
which he received post-doctoral training at both Stanford
University and UCSD with a specialization in Geropsychiatry.
Dr. Mausbach has been a faculty member at UCSD since July,
Dr. Mausbach's research focuses on bridging basic
scientific research with clinical services in two domains. The
first examines the links between stress/coping and health
outcomes, with an emphasis on positive psychological states
(e.g., mastery, self-efficacy) and their association with health
outcomes and well-being. This research has led Dr. Mausbach to
test psychosocial interventions designed to improve emotional
and physical well-being in chronically stressed populations
(e.g., Alzheimer’s caregivers).
Dr. Mausbach’s second research domain is the assessment and
treatment of middle-aged and older adults with schizophrenia. He
has sought novel methods of assessing functional capacity in
this population, with coinciding development of treatments to
Dr. Mausbach is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing
in behavioral treatments for a) caregiver stress and b)
improving functioning in patients with schizophrenia.
Mausbach, B.T., Harvey, P.D., Pulver, A.E., Depp, C.A., Wolyneic, P.S., Thornquist, M.H., Luke, J.R., McGrath, J.A., Bowie, C., & Patterson, T.L. (2010). Relationship of the brief UCSD performance-based skills assessment (UPSA-B) to multiple indicators of functioning in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 12, 45-55.
Mausbach, B.T., Roepke, S.K., Depp, C.A., Moore, R., Patterson, T.L., & Grant, I. (2011). Integration of the Pleasant Events (PE) and Activity Restriction (AR) models: Development and validation of a “PEAR” model of negative outcomes in Alzheimer’s caregivers. Behavior Therapy, 42, 78-88.
Mausbach, B.T., Roepke, S.K., Ziegler, M.G., Milic, M., von Känel, R., Dimsdale, J.E., Mills, P.J., Patterson, T.L., Allison, M.A., Ancoli-Israel, S., & Grant, I. (2010). Association between chronic caregiving stress and impaired endothelial function in the elderly. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 55, 2599-2606.
Mausbach, B.T., Chattillion, E.A., Moore, R.C., Roepke, S.K., Depp, C.A., & Roesch, S. (2011). Activity restriction and depression in medical patients and their caregivers: A meta analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 900-908.
Mausbach, B.T., Depp, C.A., Bowie, C.R., Harvey, P.D., McGrath, J.A., Thornquist, M.H., Luke, J.R., Wolyniec, P.S., Pulver, A.E., & Patterson, T.L. (In press). Sensitivity and specificity of the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA) for identifying functional milestones in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research.