Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
3350 La Jolla Villa Drive
San Diego, CA 92161-116A
Phone #: (858) 552-8585, ext 3870
FAX #: (858) 552-7404

Dr. Lindamer is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Director of the Education and Dissemination Unit of the VISN-22 MIRECC. In the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, she is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Research Network Development Core of the Advanced Center for Intervention and Service Research in Late-life Psychosis. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1994 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed an APA-approved internship at UCSD/SDVAHS, specializing in neuropsychology, and then trained as a post-doctoral research fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Research Focus 
Dr. Lindamer’s research interests include the gender differences and role of estrogen in schizophrenia, health issues in older adults with psychosis, and the development of public-academic partnerships to promote the implementation of evidenced-based practices in older adults with psychosis. She was a recipient of an NIMH career development award and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award for her research in the role of estrogen in late-life psychosis. Her current research projects include a study of risk factors for osteoporosis in older women with psychosis and the development of a residential-based health promotion program for older adults with psychosis. She is also working with the San Diego County Mental Health Services to implement a medication algorithm program in outpatients with schizophrenia.

Clinical Focus
Dr. Lindamer is a licensed psychologist in California and serves as a consultant in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. She advises medical students and fellows, undergraduates, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, and staff who work with older adults at both the VASDHS and UCSD. Her areas of expertise include neuropsychology and psychotic disorders.

Selected Publications 

  • Lindamer, LA, Lohr, JB, Harris, MJ, and Jeste, DV. (1999). Gender-related clinical differences in older patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60:(1) 61-67.
  • Lindamer, LA, Buse, DC, Lohr, JB, Jeste, DV. (2001). Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women with schizophrenia: Positive effect on negative symptoms? Biological Psychiatry, 49:47-51. Article
  • Lindamer, LA, Lohr, JB, Caligiuri, MP and Jeste, DV. (2001). Relationship of gender and age of onset of schizophrenia to severity of dyskinesia. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 13: 399-402. Article
  • Lindamer, L. A., Buse, D. C., Auslander, L. A., Unutzer, J., Bartels, S. J., Jeste, D.V. (in press) Sub-optimal Use of Gynecological Services in Older Women with Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services. Article
  • Lindamer, LA, Bailey, A, Hawthorne, W, Folsom, DP, Gilmer, TP, Garcia, P, Hough, R, and Jeste, DV. (in press) Gender differences among patients with schizophrenia in a public mental health system: Demographic and clinical characteristics and service utilization. Psychiatric Services.


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