Tiffany A. Greenwood , Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0939
La Jolla, CA 92093
E-mail: tgreenwood@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 535-4790
Fax: (858) 457-8527
 

Biography 
Dr. Greenwood received her B.S. in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego and subsequently earned her Ph.D. from the Biomedical Sciences Program of the UCSD in 2002 with a specialization in Psychiatric Genetics. As a Project Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, she augmented her molecular genetics background with training in applied statistical genetics methodologies under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Schork. Dr. Greenwood joined the faculty at UCSD in 2007. She is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Associate Chief of the Genetics and Genomics Unit of the San Diego VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH).

Research Focus 
Dr. Greenwood’s research focuses on genetic linkage and association studies and candidate gene analyses for psychiatric disorders. In this capacity, she currently participates in a number of large-scale collaborations, including the NIMH Bipolar Genetics Study (BiGS), which is funded to conduct genome-wide association studies of bipolar disorder, and the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS), which is funded to assess the contribution of endophenotypic measures to schizophrenia susceptibility and outcome. Through her involvement in the Genetics and Genomics Unit of the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH), she is pursuing genetic strategies for identifying the predisposing determinants of susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Selected Publications
Greenwood TA, Kelsoe JR (2003) Promoter and intronic variants affect the transcriptional regulation of the human dopamine transporter gene. Genomics 82:511-520

Schork NJ, Greenwood TA (2004) Inherent bias toward the null hypothesis in conventional multipoint non-parametric linkage analysis. Am J Hum Genet 74:306-316

Greenwood TA, Schork NJ, Eskin E, Kelsoe JR (2006) Identification of additional variants within the human dopamine transporter gene provides further evidence for an association with bipolar disorder in two independent samples. Mol Psychiatry 11:125-133

Schork NJ, Greenwood TA, Braff DL (2007) Statistical genetics concepts and approaches in schizophrenia and related neuropsychiatric research. Schizophr Bull 33:95-104

Greenwood TA, Braff DL, Cadenhead KS, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Gur RE, Gur RC, Light GA, Mintz J, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Schork NJ. (2007) Initial heritability analyses of endophenotypic measures for schizophrenia: The Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1242-1250

 

University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
Telephone: (858) 534-3684, Fax: (858) 534-7653, Electronic Mail: psychiatry@ucsd.edu