Jamie D. Feusner, MD
Dr. Feusner is Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. He has been treating patients in the UCLA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program since 2002 and has been Director of the program since 2006. Dr. Feusner has published on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and anorexia nervosa and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from foundation grants as a principal investigator for studies of OCD, OCD related disorders (BDD), eating disorders, and gender dysphoria. Dr. Feusner conducted and published the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and EEG studies in BDD; and the first neuroimaging studies to directly compare BDD to anorexia nervosa. His OCD research is focused on understanding functional and structural brain abnormalities, effects of treatment, prediction of response to treatment, and development of improved treatments. His research utilizes functional and structural neuroimaging, psychophysical testing, and advanced computational methods to understand the brain and behavior.
Dr. Feusner graduated with honors from UC San Diego with a major of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He obtained his medical degree and completed psychiatry residency training at UCLA. He then completed a clinical psychopharmacology fellowship followed by an NIMH-funded psychobiology research fellowship where he received training in neuroimaging. He teaches pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy to psychiatry residents and is a research supervisor for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates. Dr. Feusner is a member of the UCLA Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Brain Research Institute, and the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program. He is also a member of the International OCD Foundation Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board, the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, and the Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) OCD and anorexia nervosa working groups.