C. Sophia Albott, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

C. Sophia Albott

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-273-9041

Mailing Address:
Psychiatry, Dept of
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Lois Laitinen

Administrative Email

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Fellowship, Psychiatric Comorbidity, University of Minnesota

MA, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

BA, Neuroscience, Grinnell College


Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 Career Development Institute for Psychiatry, Class of 2017
  • 2017 Society for Biological Psychiatry Chair’s Choice Award
  • 2015 APA Research Colloquium Junior Investigator Award
  • 2015 ASCP Fellowship for Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology
  • 2013 Harold Lawn Resident Teacher of the Year Award


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Albott investigates novel treatments and diagnostic tools for characterizing pathological responses to trauma, with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. She is specifically interested in using both pharmacological and neuromodulation interventions for understanding response and relapse to effective treatments using multimodal analytic methodologies.


Albott CS, Shiroma PR, Cullen K, Johns B, Thuras P, Wels J, Lim KO. The Antidepressant Effect of Repeated Dose Intravenous Ketamine is Delayed by Concurrent Benzodiazepine Use. J Clin Psych. In Press .

Shiroma PR, Albott CS, Johns B, Thuras P, Wels J, Lim KO. The Effect of Repeated Ketamine Infusion over Facial Emotion Recognition in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Feb 6:appineuropsych14100243. [Epub ahead of print]

Shiroma PR, Albott CS, Johns B, Thuras P, Wels J, Lim KO. Neurocognitive Performance and Serial Intravenous Subanesthetic Ketamine in Treatment-resistant Depression. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014 Jun 25:1-9.

Shiroma PR, Johns B, Kuskowski M, Wels J, Thuras P, Albott CS, Lim KO. Augmentation of Response and Remission to Serial Intravenous Subanesthetic Ketamine in Treatment Resistant Depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2014 Feb;155:123-9.


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate: Certified September 2015

Clinical Interests

Neuromodulation; Trauma-related disorders; Mood disorders