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Christopher Bowie

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Chair of Clinical Psychology Program

M.A., Hofstra University,1997
Ph.D., Hofstra University, 2002

Lab Site | Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 404 KB)

T: 613-533-3347

219 Craine Hall
Psychology Department
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests

Neurocognition in Psychosis
Functional Outcomes in Psychotic Disorders
Novel Behavioral Assessment Methods
Early Intervention and Prevention of Severe Mental Illness
Pharmacological and Behavioral Treatment of Cognitive Deficits

Selected Publications

Publications from last three years:
(Note: Supervised students in italics)

Muralidharan A, Bowie CR, Harvey PD. Associations of Age and Gender with Negative Symptom Factors and Functioning Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, In Press.

Harrison J, Barry H, Baune B, Best M, Bowie, CR; et al. Stability, reliability and validity of the THINC-it screening tool for cognitive impairment in depression: A psychometric exploration in healthy volunteers. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, In Press.

Grossman M, Best MW, Harrison AH, Bowie CR. A comparison of the neurocognitive profiles of individuals with elevated psychotic or depressive symptoms. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, In Press.

Bowie CR, Best MW, Depp C, Mausbach BT, Patterson TL, Pulver AE, Harvey PD. Cognitive and Functional Deficits in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia as a Function of the Presence and History of Psychosis. Bipolar Disorders, In Press.

Goodman MS, Kumar S, Zomorrodi R, Ghazala Z, Cheam ASM, Baarr MS, Daskalakis ZJ, Blumberger DM, Fischer C, Flint A, Mah L, Hermann N, Bowie CR, Mulsant BH, Rajji T. Theta-gamma coupling and working memory in Alzheimer’s Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, In Press.

Best MW, Grossman M, Milanovic M, Renaud S, Bowie CR. Be Outspoken and Overcome Stigmatizing Thoughts (BOOST): A Group Treatment for Internalized Stigma in First-Episode Psychosis. Psychosis, In Press.

Milanovic M, Holshausen K, Milev R, Bowie CR. Functional competence in major depressive disorder: Objective performance and subjective perceptions. Journal of Affective Disorders, In Press.

Milanovic M, Ayukawa E, Usyatynsky A, Holshausen K, Bowie CR. Self-efficacy in depression: Bridging the gap between competence and real world functioning. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, In Press.

Haque M, Jacobson J, Bowie CR, Munhall KG. The score distribution and factor structure of the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences-Positive Scale (CAPE-P15) in a Canadian sample. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, In Press.

Lenze EJ, Bowie CR. Cognitive training for older adults: what works? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, In Press.

Miskowiak KW, Burdick KE, Martinez-Aran A, Bonnin CM, Bowie CR, Carvalho AF, Gallagher P, Lafer B, López-Jaramillo C, Sumiyoshi T, McIntyre RS, Schaffer A, Porter R, Torres I, Yatham LN, Young AH, Kessing LV, Vieta E. Methodological Recommendations for Cognition Trials in Bipolar Disorder by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Targeting Cognition Task Force. Bipolar Disorders, In Press.

Miskowiak KW, Burdick KE, Martinez-Aran A, Bonnin CM, Bowie CR, Carvalho AF, Gallagher P, Lafer B, López-Jaramillo C, Sumiyoshi T, McIntyre RS, Schaffer A, Porter R, Torres I, Yatham LN, Young AH, Kessing LV, Vieta E. Assessing and Addressing Cognitive Impairment in Bipolar Disorder: The International Society for Bipolar Disorders Targeting Cognition Task Force Recommendations for Clinicians. Bipolar Disorders, In Press.

Best MW, Gale D, Tran T, Haque MK, Bowie CR*. Brief executive function training for individuals with severe mental illness: Effects on EEG synchronization and executive functioning. Schizophrenia Research, In Press.

Muralidharan A, Finch A, Bowie CR, Harvey PD. Thought, language, and communication deficits and association with everyday functional outcomes among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, In Press.

McIntyre, R.S., Best, M., Bowie, C.R., Carmona, N.C., Cha, D.S., Lee, Y. ... et al. The THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) screening assessment for cognitive dysfunction: Validation in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2017, 78, 873-881.

Best MW, Bowie CR. A Review of Cognitive Remediation Approaches for Schizophrenia:  From Top-Down to Bottom-Up, Brain Training to Psychotherapy. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 2017, 17, 713-723

Bowie CR, Grossman M, Gupta M, Holshausen K, Best MW. Action-based cognitive remediation for severe mental illness: Tangible real-world simulations and goal setting produce larger and more durable effects on functional and vocational outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 2017, 40(1):53-60

Benoit A, Bowie CR, Lepage M. Is cognitive insight relevant to functional capacity in schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Research, In Press.

Porter RJ, Hammar A, Beevers CG, Bowie CR, Nodtvedt OO, Peckham AD, Siegle GJ, Tharp JA, Ueland T, Vinogradov S, Johnson SL. Cognitive and affective remediation training for mood disorders. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2017, 51(4):317-319

Gupta M, Bowie CR. Family cohesion and flexibility in early episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, In Press.

Grossman M, Bowie CR, Lepage M, Malla AK, Joober R, Iyer SN. Smoking status and its relationship to demographic and clinical characteristics in first episode psychosis. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2017, 85: 83-90.

Bowie CR, Milanovic M, Tran T, Cassidy S. Disengagement from Tasks as a Function of Cognitive Load and Depressive Symptom Severity. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2017, 22, 83-94.

Best MW, Bowie CR, Naiberg M, Goldstein BI, Newton, DF. Neurocognition and psychosocial functioning in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017, 207, 406-412.

Naiberg MR, Newton DF, Collins JE, Bowie CR, Goldstein BI. Impulsivity is associated with blood pressure and waist circumference among adolescence with bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2016, 83, 230-239.

Naiberg MR, Newton DF, Collins JE, Dickstein DP, Bowie CR, Goldstein BI. Elevated triglycerides are associated with decreased executive function among adolescents with bipolar disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2016, 134, 241-248.

Kumar S, Mulsant BH, Tsoutsoulas C, Ghazala Z, Voineskos AN, Bowie C, Rajji TK. An optimal combination of MCCB and CANTAB to assess functional capacity in older individuals with schizophrenia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2016, 31, 1116-23.

Cha DS, Best MW, Bowie CR, Gallaugher LA, Woldeyohannes HO, Soczynska JK, Lewis G, MacQueen G, Sahakian BJ, Kennedy SH, Lui JP, Mansur RB, McIntyre RS. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial evaluating the effect of intranasal insulin on cognition and mood in individuals with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017, 210, 57-65.

Best, MW, Grossman, M, Oyewumi, K, Bowie, CR. Examination of the positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) factor structure and longitudinal relationships with functioning in early psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2016, 10(2):165-70.

Holshausen, K, Bowie CR, Harkness, KL. The relation of childhood maltreatment to psychotic symptoms in adolescents and young adults with depression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2016, 45(3):241-7.

Keefe, RS, Haig GM, Harvey PD, Dunayevich E, Medalia A, Davidson M, Lombardo I, Bowie CR, Buchanan RW, Bugarski-Kirola D, Carpenter WT, Csernansky JT, Dago PL, Durand DM, Frese FJ, Goff DC, Gold JM, Hooker CI, Kopelowicz A, Loebel A, McGurk SR, Opler LA, Pinkham AE, Stern RG. Report on ISCTM Consensus Meeting on Clinical Assessment of Response to Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin,  2016, 2(1):19-33.

Moore, RC, Harmell, AL, Harvey, PD, Bowie, CR, Depp, C, Pulver, AE, McGrath, JA, Patterson, TL, Cardenas, V, Wolyniec, P,Thornquist, MH, Luke, JR, Palmer, BW, Jeste, DV, & Mausbach, BT (2015). Improving the understanding of the link between cognition and functional capacity in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 2015, 169,121-127.

Golas, AC, Kalache, SM, Tsoutsoulas, C, Mulsant, BH, Bowie, CR, Rajji, TK. Cognitive remediation for older community-dwelling individuals with schizophrenia: A pilot and feasibility study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2015, 30(11): 1129-1134.

Strassnig, MT, Raykov, T, O’Gorman, C, Bowie, CR, Sabbag, S, Durand, D, Patterson, TL, Pinkham, A, Penn, DL, Harvey, PD. Determinants of different aspects of everyday outcome in schizophrenia: Differential roles of negative symptoms, cognition, and functional capacity. Schizophrenia Research, 2015, 165(1): 76-82.

Best MW, Bowie CR. Neurophysiological evidence for a processing bias toward schizophrenia-associated communication abnormalities. Schizophrenia Research, 2015, 169, 334-339.

Depp, CA, Bowie, CR, Mausbach, BT, Wolyniec, P, Thornquist, MH, Luke, JR, McGrath, JA, Pulver, AE, Patterson, TL, Harvey, PD. Current smoking is associated with worse cognitive and adaptive functioning in serious mental illness. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2015, 131(5), 333-341.

Xavier, S, Best,MW, Schorr, E, Bowie, CR. Neurocognition, functional competence, and self-reported functional impairment in psychometrically defined schizotypy. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2015, 20, 53-63.

Robertson BR, Prestia D, Twamley EW, Patterson, TL, Bowie CR, Harvey PD. Social competence versus negative symptoms as predictors of real world social functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 2014, 160, 136-141.

Porter, RJ, Douglas, K, Jordan, J, Bowie, CR, Roiser, J, Malhi, GS. Psychological treatments for cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder: current evidence and perspectives. CNS and Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets, 2014, 13(10), 1677-1692.

Heenan, A, Best, MW, Oullette, SJ, Meiklejohn, E, Troje, NF, Bowie, CR*. Assessing threat responses towards the symptoms and diagnosis of schizophrenia using visual perceptual biases. Schizophrenia Research, 2014, 159, 238-242.

Gupta, M, Holshausen, K, Gou L, Bowie, CR*. Measuring negative symptom change in schizophrenia: considering alternatives to self-report. Expert Rev Neurother, 2014, 14(8), 911-22.

Holshausen, K, Harvey, PD, Elvevåg, B, Foltz, PW, Bowie, CR*. Latent semantic variables are associated with formal thought disorder and adaptive behavior in older inpatients with schizophrenia. Cortex, 2014, 55, 88-96.

Holshausen K, Bowie CR*, Mausbach BT, Patterson TL, Harvey PD. Neurocognition, functional capacity, and functional outcomes: The cost of inexperience. Schizophrenia Research, 2014, 152, 430-434.

Bowie CR, Grossman M, Gupta M, Oyewumi LK, Harvey PD. Cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: efficacy and effectiveness in patients with early versus long-term course of illness. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2014, 8, 32-38.

EDITED BOOKS                                                                                                                                 

Medalia A, Bowie CR (eds.). Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcomes, Oxford University Press, 2016.