Peggy Nopoulos, MD


Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics

Contact Information

Office: W278 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-9264

Web: Peg Nopoulos Laboratory


BS, General Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Post Doctorate, Neuropsychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Controlled Substance (Drug Enforcement Administration)
State of Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners (CSA Certificate)

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Our lab studies the structure and function of the brain using imaging tools such as MRI and cognitive / behavioral assessment. In the healthy brain we study topics such as brain development over the lifespan, gender differences and social cognition. Disease populations that we work with include patients with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease, and children with clefts of the lip/palate.

Selected Publications

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McCoy T, Conrad A, Richman L, Nopoulos P, Bell E.  Memory processes in learning disability subtypes of children born preterm..  Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence.  2013. 19(2):173-89.

Byars J, Beglinger L, Moser D, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Nopoulos P.  Substance abuse may be a risk factor for earlier onset of Huntington disease..  Journal of neurology.  2012 September. 259(9):1824-31.

Beglinger L, Prest L, Mills J, Paulsen J, Smith M, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Rowe K, Nopoulos P, Uc E.  Clinical predictors of driving status in Huntington's disease..  Movement disorders.  2012 August. 27(9):1146-52.

Lee J, Mathews K, Schlaggar B, Perlmutter J, Paulsen J, Epping E, Burmeister L, Nopoulos P.  Measures of growth in children at risk for Huntington disease..  Neurology.  2012 August. 79(7):668-74.

Richman L, McCoy T, Conrad A, Nopoulos P.  Neuropsychological, behavioral, and academic sequelae of cleft: early developmental, school age, and adolescent/young adult outcomes..  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.  2012 July. 49(4):387-96.

Boes A, Mehta S, Rudrauf D, Van Der Plas E, Grabowski T, Adolphs R, Nopoulos P.  Changes in cortical morphology resulting from long-term amygdala damage..  Social cognitive and affective neuroscience.  2012 June. 7(5):588-95.

van der Plas E, Caspell C, Aerts A, Tsalikian E, Richman L, Dawson J, Nopoulos P.  Height, BMI, and pituitary volume in individuals with and without isolated cleft lip and/or palate..  Pediatric research.  2012 May. 71(5):612-8.

Aylward E, Liu D, Nopoulos P, Ross C, Pierson R, Mills J, Long J, Paulsen J.  Striatal volume contributes to the prediction of onset of Huntington disease in incident cases..  Biological psychiatry.  2012 May. 71(9):822-8.

Salinas J, Mills E, Conrad A, Koscik T, Andreasen N, Nopoulos P.  Sex differences in parietal lobe structure and development..  Gender medicine.  2012 February. 9(1):44-55.

Moser D, Boles Ponto L, Miller I, Schultz S, Menda Y, Arndt S, Nopoulos P.  Cerebral blood flow and neuropsychological functioning in elderly vascular disease patients..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2012. 34(2):220-5.

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