Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby

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J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry II

Appointments and Affiliations

  • J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry II
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professsor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: Room 5-4232. Red Zone, Box 3620 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-9344
  • Email Address:


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

Courses Taught:

  • NEUROSCI 150: Research Practicum

Representative Publications:

    • 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; 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., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2017) [10.4088/JCP.16m11089] [abs].
    • Lee, WH; Lisanby, SH; Laine, AF; Peterchev, AV, Minimum Electric Field Exposure for Seizure Induction with Electroconvulsive Therapy and Magnetic Seizure Therapy., Neuropsychopharmacology (Nature), vol 42 no. 6 (2017), pp. 1192-1200 [10.1038/npp.2016.276] [abs].
    • Radman, T; Lisanby, SH, New directions in the rational design of electrical and magnetic seizure therapies: individualized Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (iLAST) and Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST)., International Review of Psychiatry (Informa), vol 29 no. 2 (2017), pp. 63-78 [10.1080/09540261.2017.1304898] [abs].
    • Kellner, CH; Knapp, RG; Petrides, G; McCall, WV; Young, RC; Husain, MM; Lisanby, SH, A Step Toward Optimizing Treatment Schedules for Continuation ECT: Response to Rasmussen., American Journal of Psychiatry, vol 174 no. 4 (2017), pp. 397-398 [10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16111322r] [abs].
    • Luber, BM; Davis, S; Bernhardt, E; Neacsiu, A; Kwapil, L; Lisanby, SH; Strauman, TJ, Using neuroimaging to individualize TMS treatment for depression: Toward a new paradigm for imaging-guided intervention., NeuroImage, vol 148 (2017), pp. 1-7 [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.083] [abs].