Lawrence J. Albers, MD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Psychiatry
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
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1. Ramaswamy S, Driscoll D, Reist C, Smith LM, Albers LJ, Rose J, Nguyen L, Monga V, Doria R, Hollifield M. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of Vilazodone in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Depression. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2017 Aug 24; 19(4).
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2. Mohamed S, Johnson GR, Chen P, Hicks PB, Davis LL, Yoon J, Gleason TC, Vertrees JE, Weingart K, Tal I, Scrymgeour A, Lawrence DD, Planeta B, Thase ME, Huang GD, Zisook S. Effect of Antidepressant Switching vs Augmentation on Remission Among Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Unresponsive to Antidepressant Treatment: The VAST-D Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 Jul 11; 318(2):132-145.
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3. Mercolini L, Mandrioli R, Protti M, Conca A, Albers LJ, Raggi MA. Dried blood spot testing: a novel approach for the therapeutic drug monitoring of ziprasidone-treated patients. Bioanalysis. 2014 Jun; 6(11):1487-95.
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4. Albers LJ, Musenga A, Raggi MA. Iloperidone: a new benzisoxazole atypical antipsychotic drug. Is it novel enough to impact the crowded atypical antipsychotic market? Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2008 Jan; 17(1):61-75.
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5. Ozdemir V, Bertilsson L, Miura J, Carpenter E, Reist C, Harper P, Widén J, Svensson JO, Albers LJ, Kennedy JL, Endrenyi L, Kalow W. CYP2D6 genotype in relation to perphenazine concentration and pituitary pharmacodynamic tissue sensitivity in Asians: CYP2D6-serotonin-dopamine crosstalk revisited. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2007 May; 17(5):339-47.
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6. Reist C, Mintz J, Albers LJ, Jamal MM, Szabo S, Ozdemir V. Second-generation antipsychotic exposure and metabolic-related disorders in patients with schizophrenia: an observational pharmacoepidemiology study from 1988 to 2002. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007 Feb; 27(1):46-51.
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7. Saracino MA, Mercolini L, Flotta G, Albers LJ, Merli R, Raggi MA. Simultaneous determination of fluvoxamine isomers and quetiapine in human plasma by means of high-performance liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2006 Nov 07; 843(2):227-33.
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8. Saracino MA, Gandolfi O, Dall'olio R, Albers L, Kenndler E, Raggi MA. Determination of Olanzapine in rat brain using liquid chromatography with coulometric detection and a rapid solid-phase extraction procedure. J Chromatogr A. 2006 Jul 28; 1122(1-2):21-7.
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9. Ozdemir V, Aklillu E, Mee S, Bertilsson L, Albers LJ, Graham JE, Caligiuri M, Lohr JB, Reist C. Pharmacogenetics for off-patent antipsychotics: reframing the risk for tardive dyskinesia and access to essential medicines. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2006 Feb; 7(2):119-33.
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10. Albers LJ, Ozdemir V, Marder SR, Raggi MA, Aravagiri M, Endrenyi L, Reist C. Low-dose fluvoxamine as an adjunct to reduce olanzapine therapeutic dose requirements: a prospective dose-adjusted drug interaction strategy. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Apr; 25(2):170-4.
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11. Albers LJ, Ozdemir V. Pharmacogenomic-guided rational therapeutic drug monitoring: conceptual framework and application platforms for atypical antipsychotics. Curr Med Chem. 2004 Feb; 11(3):297-312.
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Funding Opportunities

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  • Antipsychotic Agents

  • Schizophrenia

  • Drug Monitoring

  • Fluvoxamine

  • Isoxazoles

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