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Erin McGlade

Erin McGlade, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Psychiatry , Midlevel - Psychiatry

Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

Academic Office Information

Research Statement

Dr. McGlade is a Clinical Psychologist whose research focuses on brain differences in females compared to males. She seeks to better understand sex differences in psychiatric symptoms through the use of clinical interviews, neuropsychological assessments, standardized symptom measures, and neuroimaging. Her primary work is on sex differences in brain development of adolescents and young adults, suicide risk in adolescents, and suicide prevention in female veterans.

Education History

Research Fellow The Brain Institute, University of Utah
Research Fellow
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Internship University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Idaho State University
Graduate Training Idaho State University
University of Wyoming

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ma J, McGlade EC, Huber RS, Lyoo IK, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2023). Overweight/Obesity-related microstructural alterations of the fimbria-fornix in the ABCD study: The role of aerobic physical activity. PLoS One, 18(7), e0287682. (Read full article)
  2. Sheth C, Rogowska J, Legarreta M, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2021). Functional Connectivity of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Behav Brain Res, 112282.
  3. Huber RS, Sheth C, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA McGlade EC (2020). Suicide Ideation and Neurocognition Among 9- and 10-year Old Children in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Arch Suicide Res.
  4. McGlade E, Rogowska J, DiMuzio J, Bueler E, Legarreta M, Yurgelun-Todd D (2020). Neurobiological Evidence of Sexual Dimorphism in Limbic Circuitry of US Veterans. J Affect Disord, 274, 1091-1101.
  5. Sheth C, Prescot AP, Legarreta M, Renshaw PF, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2020). Increased myoinositol in the anterior cingulate cortex of veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. J Neurophysiol, 123(5), 1619-1629. (Read full article)
  6. Mastaloudis A, Sheth C, Hester SN, Wood SM, Prescot A, McGlade E, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2020). Supplementation with a putative calorie restriction mimetic micronutrient blend increases glutathione concentrations and improves neuroenergetics in brain of healthy middle-aged men and women. Free Radic Biol Med, 153, 112-121. (Read full article)
  7. Legarreta MD, Sheth C, Prescot AP, Renshaw PF, McGlade EC, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2020). An exploratory proton MRS examination of gamma-aminobutyric acid, glutamate, and glutamine and their relationship to affective aspects of chronic pain. Neurosci Res, 163, 10-17. (Read full article)
  8. Hagler DJ Jr, Hatton S, Cornejo MD, Makowski C, Fair DA, Dick AS, Sutherland MT, Casey BJ, Barch DM, Harms MP, Watts R, Bjork JM, Garavan HP, Hilmer L, Pung CJ, Sicat CS, Kuperman J, Bartsch H, Xue F, Heitzeg MM, Laird AR, Trinh TT, Gonzalez R, Tapert SF, Riedel MC, Squeglia LM, Hyde LW, Rosenberg MD, Earl EA, Howlett KD, Baker FC, Soules M, Diaz J, de Leon OR, Thompson WK, Neale MC, Herting M, Sowell ER, Alvarez RP, Hawes SW, Sanchez M, Bodurka J, Breslin FJ, Morris AS, Paulus MP, Simmons WK, Polimeni JR, van der Kouwe A, Nencka AS, Gray KM, Pierpaoli C, Matochik JA, Noronha A, Aklin WM, Conway K, Glantz M, Hoffman E, Little R, Lopez M, Pariyadath V, Weiss SR, Wolff-Hughes DL, DelCarmen-Wiggins R, Feldstein Ewing SW, Miranda-Dominguez O, Nagel BJ, Perrone AJ, Sturgeon DT, Goldstone A, Pfefferbaum A, Pohl KM, Prouty D, Uban K, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M, Galvan A, Bagot K, Giedd J, Infante MA, Jacobus J, Patrick K, Shilling PD, Desikan R, Li Y, Sugrue L, Banich MT, Friedman N, Hewitt JK, Hopfer C, Sakai J, Tanabe J, Cottler LB, Nixon SJ, Chang L, Cloak C, Ernst T, Reeves G, Kennedy DN, Heeringa S, Peltier S, Schulenberg J, Sripada C, Zucker RA, Iacono WG, Luciana M, Calabro FJ, Clark DB, Lewis DA, Luna B, Schirda C, Brima T, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG, Mruzek DW, Mason MJ, Huber R, McGlade E, Prescot A, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Allgaier NA, Dumas JA, Ivanova M, Potter A, Florsheim P, Larson C, Lisdahl K, Charness ME, Fuemmeler B, Hettema JM, Maes HH, Steinberg J, Anokhin AP, Glaser P, Heath AC, Madden PA, Baskin-Sommers A, Constable RT, Grant SJ, Dowling GJ, Brown SA, Jernigan TL, Dale AM (2019). Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Neuroimage, 202, 116091. (Read full article)
  9. Bae S, Sheth C, Legarreta M, McGlade E, Lyoo IK, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2019). Volume and shape analysis of the Hippocampus and amygdala in veterans with traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Brain Imaging Behav, 14(5), 1850-1864. (Read full article)
  10. Sabic H, Kious B, Boxer D, Fitzgerald C, Riley C, Scholl L, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D, Renshaw PF, Kondo DG (2019). Effect of Altitude on Veteran Suicide Rates. High Alt Med Biol, 20(2), 171-177. (Read full article)
  11. Sheth C, Prescot AP, Legarreta M, Renshaw PF, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2019). Reduced gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) and glutamine in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of veterans exposed to trauma. J Affect Disord, 248, 166-174. (Read full article)
  12. Subramaniam P, Rogowska J, DiMuzio J, Lopez-Larson M, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Orbitofrontal connectivity is associated with depression and anxiety in marijuana-using adolescents. J Affect Disord, 239, 234-241. (Read full article)
  13. Sheth C, Prescot A, Bueler E, DiMuzio J, Legarreta M, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd D, McGlade E (2018). Alterations in anterior cingulate cortex myoinositol and aggression in veterans with suicidal behavior: A proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging, 276, 24-32. (Read full article)
  14. Hwang J, Legarreta M, Bueler CE, DiMuzio J, McGlade E, Lyoo IK, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Increased efficiency of brain connectivity networks in veterans with suicide attempts. Neuroimage Clin, 20, 318-326. (Read full article)
  15. Cho HB, Bueler CE, DiMuzio J, Hicks-Little C, McGlade E, Lyoo IK, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Negative Mood States Correlate with Laterobasal Amygdala in Collegiate Football Players. Biomed Res Int, 2018, 8142631. (Read full article)
  16. Legarreta M, Bueler E, DiMuzio J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Suicide and Chronic Pain: An Exploration of Pain Catastrophizing, Disability Perception, and Descriptions of the Pain Experience. J Nerv Ment Dis, 206(3), 217-222.
  17. Prescot A, Sheth C, Legarreta M, Renshaw PF, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Altered Cortical GABA in Female Veterans with Suicidal Behavior: Sex Differences and Clinical Correlates. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks), 2. (Read full article)
  18. Hellem T, Scholl L, Sung YH, Ferguson H, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D, Renshaw P, Hildreth L (2017). Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in Methamphetamine Dependence. J Dual Diagn, 13(4), 305-311. (Read full article)
  19. Sheth C, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2017). Chronic Stress in Adolescents and Its Neurobiological and Psychopathological Consequences: An RDoC Perspective. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks), 1. (Read full article)
  20. Legarreta M, Bueler E, DiMuzio D, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2016). Pain Catastrophizing, Perceived Pain Disability, and Pain Descriptors: Their Association with Neuropsychological Performance. Prof Psychol Res Pr, 47(6), 418-426.
  21. Epstein D, Legarreta M, Bueler E, King J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2016). Orbitofrontal Cortical Thinning and Aggression in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. Brain Behav, 6(12).
  22. McGlade E, Bakian A, Coon H, Yurgelun-Todd D, Callor WB, Byrd J, Gray D (2016). Male suspected suicide decedents in Utah: A comparison of Veterans and nonveterans. Compr Psychiatry, 69, 1-10. (Read full article)
  23. Subramaniam P, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2016). Comorbid Cannabis and Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Adults. Curr Addict Rep, 3(2), 182-188. (Read full article)
  24. Graham J, Legarreta M, North L, DiMuzio J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2016). A Preliminary Study of DSM-5 PTSD Symptom Patterns in Veterans by Trauma Type. Mil Psychol, 28(2), 115-122.
  25. Sachs J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). Safety and Toxicology of Cannabinoids. Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 735-46. (Read full article)
  26. McGlade E, Rogowska J, Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). Sex differences in orbitofrontal connectivity in male and female veterans with TBI. Brain Imaging Behav, 9(3), 535-49. (Read full article)
  27. McGlade E, Agoston AM, DiMuzio J, Kizaki M, Nakazaki E, Kamiya T, and Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). The Effect of Citicoline Supplementation on Motor Speed and Attention in Adolescent Males. J Atten Disord, 108705471559363.
  28. Legarreta M, Graham J, North L, Bueler CE, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with suicide behaviors in veterans. Psychol Trauma, 7(3), 277-85. (Read full article)
  29. Sung YH, Yurgelun-Todd D, Kondo D, Shi XF, Lundberg K, Hellem T, Huber R, McGlade E, Jeong EK, Renshaw P (2015). Gender Differences in the Effect of Tobacco Use on Brain Phosphocreatine Levels in Methamphetamine-dependent Subjects. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse, 41(4), 281-289.
  30. Gray D, Coon H, McGlade E, Callor W, Byrd J, Viskochil J, Bakian A, Yurgelun-Todd D, Grey T, McMahon W (2014). Comparative Analysis of Suicide, Accidental, and Undetermined Cause of Death Classification. Suicide Life Threat Behav, 44(3), 304-316.
  31. Coon H, Darlington T, Pimentel R, Smith KR, Huff CD, Hu H, Jerominski L, Hansen J, Klein M, Callor WB, Byrd J, Bakian A, Crowell SE, McMahon WM, Rajamanickam V, Camp NJ, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D, Grey T, Gray D (2013). Genetic risk factors in two Utah pedigrees at high risk for suicide. Transl Psychiatry, 3(11), e325. (Read full article)
  32. Lopez-Larson M, King JB, McGlade E, Bueler E, Stoeckel A, Epstein DJ, Yurgelun-Todd D (2013). Enlarged thalamic volumes and increased fractional anisotropy in the thalamic radiations in veterans with suicide behaviors. Front Psychiatry, 4, 83. (Read full article)
  33. Lopez-Larson MP, King JB, Terry J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2012). Reduced Insular Volume in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychiatry Res, 204(1), 32-39.
  34. Sung YH, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Shi XF, Kondo DG, Lundberg KJ, McGlade EC, Hellem TL, Huber RS, Fiedler KK, Harrell RE, Nickerson BR, Kim SE, Jeong EK, Renshaw PF (2013). Decreased Frontal Lobe Phosphocreatine Levels in Methamphetamine Users. Drug Alcohol Depend, 129(1-2), 102-109.
  35. Lopez-Larson MP, Rogowska J, Bogorodzki P, Bueler CE, McGlade EC, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2012). Cortico-cerebellar abnormalities in adolescents with heavy marijuana use. Psychiatry Res, 202(3), 224-32. (Read full article)
  36. McGlade E, Locatelli A, Hardy J, Kamiya T, Morita M, Morishita K, Sugimura Y, Yurgelun-Todd D (2012). Improved Attentional Performance Following Citicoline Administration in Healthy Adult Women. Food Nutr Sci, 3(6), 769-773.
  37. Yurgelun-Todd DA, Bueler CE, McGlade EC, Churchwell JC, Brenner LA, Lopez-Larson MP (2011). Neuroimaging correlates of traumatic brain injury and suicidal behavior. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 26(4), 276-89. (Read full article)
  38. Cellucci T, Remsperger P, McGlade E (2007). Psycho-Educational Evaluations for University Students in One Clinic. Psychol Rep, 101(2), 501-11.

Book Chapter

  1. Ehrler M, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). Subjective and Cognitive Effects of Cannabinoids in Marijuana Smokers. In Liana Fattore and Patrizia Campolongo (Eds.), Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and Modulation of Emotion, Memory, and Motivation. Springer Science.