Katie Cullen
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Credentials
MD

Head of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Division, Professor with tenure
Biography

Bio

I am a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. My program of research is examining the neurodevelopmental underpinnings of depression, self-injury, and suicide risk in adolescents and young adults. I have also been testing the efficacy and mechanisms of novel interventions (including neuromodulation, pharmacology probing oxidative stress and glutamate systems, and creative arts-based approaches) aimed at promoting recovery and thriving in these youth.

Expertise

  • Depression and non-suicidal self-injury
  • Child and adolescent suicide
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Molly Jokimaki
jokim004@umn.edu

In the Media

Research Summary

Dr. Cullen's research primarily focuses on depression and self-injury in adolescents. Her research approaches include the use of brain imaging to examine the biology of depression and self-harm, elucidate the mechanisms of existing treatments, and develop novel treatments.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Cullen is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, which is housed in the Dept. of Psychiatry Clinic on the 2nd floor, West Building, on the Riverside campus. This clinic is designed to provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and evidence-based treatments to children and adolescents with mood disorders. Dr. Cullen also works on the adolescent subacute unit (Adolescent Crisis, Lodging and Stabilization Services) located on the 4th floor, West Building, on the Riverside campus.

Education

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
BA, University of Chicago
Major: History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School
Postdoctoral Neurobehavior Research, Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School, Center of Neurobehavioral Development
Psychiatry, Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School

Licensures and Certifications

Certificate of Deep TMS Operator
Certified in the Clozapine REMS Program

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly
Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for Mental Illness
Top Doctors in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly
Minnesota Medicine Top Doctors (multiple)
CTSI Mentor of the Year Award, Center for Translational Science Institute, UMN
Junior Investigator Award, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU)
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Young Investigator Travel Award
Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators Participant, American Psychiatric Association
Young Investigator Travel Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Future Leaders in Psychiatry Participant, Emory Medical School
Travel Award, Summer Institute on the Biology of Developmental Disabilities, Cornell Medical School at Cornell University
Best Resident Teacher Award, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Psychiatry (multiple)
Walter and Elva Lovell Scholarship, Minnesota Medical Foundation
Samuel J. Ravitch Scholarship, Minnesota Medical Foundation

Professional Memberships

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Federal Drug Administration
ISSS- Biology Work Group
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
International Society for the Study of Self-Injury
Institute for Engineering in Medicine
American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Society of Biological Psychiatry
Center of Neurobehavioral Development
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Center for Scientific Review, Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Study Section
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Cullen, K. R., et al., 2023. Concurrent validity and reliability of suicide risk assessment instruments: A meta-analysis of 20 instruments across 27 international cohorts. Neuropsychology, 37 (3): 315-329.
Başgöze, Z., Gandhi, R., Falke, C., Wiglesworth, A., Muller, B., Fiecas, M., Klimes-Dougan, B., Luciana, M., Cullen, K. R., 2023. A Multi-Level Examination of Cognitive Control in Adolescents with Non-suicidal Self-Injury. JAACAP Open, 1 (1): 36-47.
Carosella, K., Mirza, S., Başgöze, Z., Cullen, K. R., Klimes-Dougan, B., 2023. Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective longitudinal study of biological predictors of maladaptive emotion regulation. Psych neuroendocrinology , 151
Wagner, A. C., Ozturk, S., Thai, M., Westervelt, A., Reigstad, K., Cullen, K. R., Gunlicks- Stoessel, M., Klimes-Dougan, B., 2022. Executive functioning as a predictor of response to interpersonal psychotherapy in adolescents with depression: A pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 10
Cullen, K. R., et al., 2022. Structural brain alterations associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young people: results from 21 international studies from the ENIGMA Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours consortium. Mol Psychiatry, 27 (11): 4550-4560.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-022-01734-0 PubMed ID: 36071108.
Klimes-Dougan, B., Başgöze, Z., Mueller, B., Wiglesworth, A., Carosella, K., Schreiner, M., Bortnova, A., Reigstad, K., Cullen, K. R., Gunlicks-Stoessel, M., 2022. Structural and Functional Neural Correlates of Treatment Response for Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11 (7): 1878.
Cullen, K. R., et al., 2022. Virtual Ontogeny of Cortical Growth Preceding Mental Illness. Biological Psychiatry, 92 (4): 299-313.
Bendezú, J. J., Thai, M., Wiglesworth, A., Cullen, K. R., Klimes-Dougan, B., 2022. Adolescent stress experience-expression-physiology correspondence: Links to depression, self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, and frontolimbic neural circuity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 300 269-279.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.12.098 PubMed ID: 34954334.
Wiglesworth, A., Falke, C., Luciana, M., Cullen, K. R., Klimes-Dougan, B., 2021. Brain signatures in children who contemplate suicide: learning from the large-scale ABCD study. Psychology Med., 53 (5): 2164-2173.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721004074 PubMed ID: 37310327.
Kaess, M., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koenig, J., Plener, P., Reichl, C., Robinson, K., Schmahl, C., Sicorello, M., Westlund Schreiner, M., Cullen, K. R., 2021. Advancing a Temporal Framework for Understanding the Biology of Nonsuicidal Self- Injury: An Expert Review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 130 228-239.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Wiglesworth, A., Fiecas, M., Xu, M., Neher, A., Padilla, L., Carosella, K.A., Mueller, D.J., Klimes-Dougan, C., Cullen, K. R. "Early adolescent cortical thickness examined through two modeling approaches: Exploring sex and non-linear age effects.", Society for Research in Child Development, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 25, 2023.
Cullen, K. R., Butts, J., Roediger, D., Başgöze, Z., Klimes-Dougan, B., Mueller, B., Lim, K. "Brain Development Trajectories in Adolescents With and Without Non-Suicidal Self-Injury", American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Phoenix, Arizona, December 07, 2022.
DiMaggio-Potter, M.E., Butts, J., Wiglesworth, A., Carosella, K.A., Reigstad, K.M., Eberly, L.E., Cullen, K. R., Klimes-Dougan, B. "Self-reported maltreatment history moderates the relationship between parental emotion socialization strategy and future depression symptoms in adolescents", American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada. October 22, 2022.
Khan, A., Haamankuli, C., Mirza, S.A., Klimes-Dougan, B., Cullen, K. R. "A multi-modal assessment of self-perception in adolescents with and without non-suicidal self-injury", American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada. October 21, 2022.
Cullen, K. R., Wiglesworth, A., Fiecas, N., Xu, M., Neher, A., Padilla, L., Carosella, K., Roediger, D.J., Muller, B.A., Luciana, M., Klimes-Dougan, B., Cullen, K. R. "The sex-different, age-varying impact of puberty on cortical thickness and associations with adolescent suicidal ideation", Flux Society Congress, Paris, France. September 09, 2022.
Cullen, K. R., Mirza, S., Widlesworth, A., Klimes-Dougan, B. "Subcortical brain volumes in children of parents who attempted or died by suicide: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study", Flux Society Congress, Paris, France. September 08, 2022.
Nair, A., Carosella, K., Westervelt, A., Reigstad, Cullen, K. R., Gunlicks-Stoessel, M., Klimes-Dougan, B. "Physiological Threat System Differences in Depressed Adolescents With and Without Non-Suicidal Self-Injury", International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) Annual Meeting, Virtual, June 24, 2022.
Cullen, K. R., Wiglesworth, A., Bendezu, J.J., Weiss, H., Luciana, M., White, E., Klimes-Dougan, B. "Multi-level examination of impulsivity as a risk factor for suicidality in Native American youth. In L. A. Taliaferro (Moderator)", Suicide research among minoritized youth, Youth Suicide Research Consortium Third National Conference, Virtual, June 03, 2022.
Cullen, K. R., (Author), Chao, B., (Author), Carosella, K., (Author), Lasch, C., (Author), Başgöze, Z., (Author), Klimes-Dougan, B., (Author) "Amygdala Stability and Depression Related Activation Patterns in Adolescents", Annual meeting for the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 2022.
Cullen, K. R., (Author), Başgöze, B., (Author), Demers, L., (Author), Thai, M., (Author), Falke, C., (Author), Mueller, B., (Author), Fiecas, M., (Author), Thomas, K., (Author), Klimes-Dougan, B., (Author) "A Multi-Level Examination of Cognitive Control in Adolescents with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury", Annual meeting for the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 29, 2022.
Contact

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Address

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, 2025 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55414