Jack D. Maser, Ph.D.
3350 La Jolla Villa Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone #: 858-642-1248
FAX #: 858-642-6442
Dr. Maser received his doctorate from Temple University in
1969 and accepted an Assistant Professorship at Tulane
University in the Department of Psychology. There he taught
physiological psychology, neuroscience and other courses as
needed by the department. In 1975 he accepted an offer from
the National Institute of Mental Health, and for the next 24
years, worked in both review and program components. While at
the NIMH Dr. Maser’s interests shifted to clinical issues
and he began publishing papers and books focused on anxiety
and other clinical problems. In 1999 he retired from the
federal government to accept an offer from UCSD.
His primary responsibility is to work with faculty and
students to obtain extramural research funding. Twenty-four
years experience at NIMH provides the background for his
expertise. He also collaborates with researchers conducting a
22-year follow-up of depressed patients, and he has research
projects in conjunction with the Psychiatry Department in
Pisa, Italy. The research in Italy addresses a spectrum
concept of psychopathology, as opposed to the DSM-IV’s
categorized format. The spectrum project involves clinical
investigators in the USA and Italy. In addition to the
diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV, the group studies subthreshold
conditions, non-criterion symptoms, and long-term
Maser, J.D., Patterson, T. (2002). Spectrum concepts and
DSM-IV: Contrasts and Implications for DSM-V. Psychiatric
Clinics of North America 25 (4), 855-885.
- Maser, J. D., Akiskal, H. S. Zeller, P., Scheftner, W.,
Mueller, T., Endicott, J., Solomon, D., Clayton, P. (2002).
Can Temperament Identify Depressives Who Complete or Seriously
Attempt Suicide: A 14-Year Prospective Study? Suicide and
Life-Threatening Behavior 32 (1), 10-32.
- Rucci, P., Maser, J.D. (2000). Instrument development in the
Italy-USA collaborative spectrum project. Epidemiologia e
Psichiatria Sociale 4, 249-256.
- Judd, L. L., Akiskal, H. S., Maser, J. D., Zeller, P.,
Endicott, J., Coryell, W., Paulus, M.P., Kunovac, J. L., Leon,
A.C., Mueller, T.I., Rice, J.A., Keller, M.B. (1998). A
prospective 12-year study of subsyndromal and syndromal
depressive symptoms in unipolar major depressive disorders.
Archives of General Psychiatry 55 (8), 694-700.
- Akiskal, H. S., Maser, J. D., Zeller, P., Endicott, J.,
Coryell, W., Keller, M., Warshaw, M., Clayton, P., Goodwin, F.
(1995). Switching from unipolar to bipolar II: An 11-year
prospective study of clinical and temperamental predictors in
559 depressed patients. Archives of General Psychiatry 52 (2),