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    Ursula Bailer

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0985
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-8063
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      Biography

      Dr. Bailer received her MD from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany and from the University of Vienna, Austria, and completed her Psychiatry Residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and an Erwin Schrödinger Research fellowship funded by the Austrian Science Fund at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on brain imaging in eating disorders. Dr. Bailer is board certified in psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine (with a specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy). She has been an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, since 2005 and has been the Director of the Outpatient clinic for Eating Disorders and Eating Disorder Research Program at the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Division of Biological Psychiatry since 2006. Dr. Bailer joined the UC San Diego faculty as a Visiting Associate Professor in 2009 and is an Assistant Professor since 2011; she is co-Principal Investigator on research awards from the NIMH to study neurotransmitter function in eating disorders using positron emission tomography and pharmacological challenges and serves as faculty in the UCSD Eating Disorder Center for Treatment and Research.


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      Monoamine Contributions to Neurocircuitry in Eating Disorders
      NIH/NIMH R01MH092793Dec 1, 2010 - Feb 29, 2016
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Rasmusson G, Bailer U, Berner LA, Liu TT, Kaye WH. Aberrant Cerebral Blood Flow in Response to Hunger and Satiety in Women Remitted from Anorexia Nervosa. Front Nutr. 2017; 4:32. PMID: 28770207.
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      2. Berner LA, Simmons AN, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Paulus MP, Bailer U, Ely AV, Kaye WH. Altered interoceptive activation before, during, and after aversive breathing load in women remitted from anorexia nervosa. Psychol Med. 2017 Jul 17; 1-13. PMID: 28714434.
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      3. Ely AV, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Bailer U, Berner LA, Fudge JL, Paulus MP, Kaye WH. Response in taste circuitry is not modulated by hunger and satiety in women remitted from bulimia nervosa. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Jul; 126(5):519-530. PMID: 28691842.
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      4. Wierenga CE, Ely A, Bischoff-Grethe A, Bailer U, Simmons AN, Kaye WH. Are Extremes of Consumption in Eating Disorders Related to an Altered Balance between Reward and Inhibition? Front Behav Neurosci. 2014; 8:410. PMID: 25538579.
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      5. Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Melrose AJ, Irvine Z, Torres L, Bailer U, Simmons A, Fudge JL, McClure SM, Ely A, Kaye WH. Hunger does not motivate reward in women remitted from anorexia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 1; 77(7):642-52. PMID: 25481622.
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      6. Schlögelhofer M, Willinger U, Wiesegger G, Eder H, Priesch M, Itzlinger U, Bailer U, Schosser A, Leisch F, Aschauer H. Clinical study results from a randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioural guided self-help in patients with partially remitted depressive disorder. Psychol Psychother. 2014 Jun; 87(2):178-90. PMID: 23681925.
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      7. Kaye WH, Wierenga CE, Bailer U, Simmons AN, Wagner A, Bischoff-Grethe A. Does a shared neurobiology for foods and drugs of abuse contribute to extremes of food ingestion in anorexia and bulimia nervosa? Biol Psychiatry. 2013 May 1; 73(9):836-42. PMID: 23380716.
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      8. Kaye WH, Wierenga CE, Bailer U, Simmons AN, Bischoff-Grethe A. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels: the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa. Trends Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 36(2):110-20. PMID: 23333342.
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      9. Bailer U, Frank GK, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Becker C, Mathis CA, Wagner A, Barbarich-Marsteller NC, Bloss CS, Putnam K, Schork NJ, Gamst A, Kaye WH. Interaction between serotonin transporter and dopamine D2/D3 receptor radioligand measures is associated with harm avoidant symptoms in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Feb 28; 211(2):160-8. PMID: 23154100.
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      10. Serretti A, Chiesa A, Crisafulli C, Massat I, Linotte S, Calati R, Kasper S, Bailer U, Lecrubier Y, Fink M, Antonijevic I, Forray C, Snyder L, Bollen J, Zohar J, De Ronchi D, Souery D, Mendlewicz J. Failure to replicate influence of GRIK4 and GNB3 polymorphisms on treatment outcome in major depression. Neuropsychobiology. 2012; 65(2):70-5. PMID: 22222462.
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      11. Kaye WH, Bailer U. Understanding the neural circuitry of appetitive regulation in eating disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Oct 15; 70(8):704-5. PMID: 21967986.
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      12. Daga GA, Gramaglia C, Bailer U, Bergese S, Marzola E, Fassino S. Major depression and avoidant personality traits in eating disorders. Psychother Psychosom. 2011; 80(5):319-20. PMID: 21720197.
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      13. Pichika R, Buchsbaum MS, Bailer U, Hoh C, Decastro A, Buchsbaum BR, Kaye W. Serotonin transporter binding after recovery from bulimia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2012 Apr; 45(3):345-52. PMID: 21671458.
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      14. Bailer U, Narendran R, Frankle WG, Himes ML, Duvvuri V, Mathis CA, Kaye WH. Amphetamine induced dopamine release increases anxiety in individuals recovered from anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2012 Mar; 45(2):263-71. PMID: 21541980.
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      15. Bailer U, Kaye WH. Serotonin: imaging findings in eating disorders. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2011; 6:59-79. PMID: 21243470.
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      16. Kindler J, Bailer U, de Zwaan M, Fuchs K, Leisch F, Grün B, Strnad A, Stojanovic M, Windisch J, Lennkh-Wolfsberg C, El-Giamal N, Sieghart W, Kasper S, Aschauer H. No association of the neuropeptide Y (Leu7Pro) and ghrelin gene (Arg51Gln, Leu72Met, Gln90Leu) single nucleotide polymorphisms with eating disorders. Nord J Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 65(3):203-7. PMID: 21047193.
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      17. Bailer U, Bloss CS, Frank GK, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Mathis CA, Geyer MA, Wagner A, Becker CR, Schork NJ, Kaye WH. 5-HT1A receptor binding is increased after recovery from bulimia nervosa compared to control women and is associated with behavioral inhibition in both groups. Int J Eat Disord. 2011 Sep; 44(6):477-87. PMID: 20872754.
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      18. Wagner A, Aizenstein H, Venkatraman VK, Bischoff-Grethe A, Fudge J, May JC, Frank GK, Bailer U, Fischer L, Putnam K, Kaye WH. Altered striatal response to reward in bulimia nervosa after recovery. Int J Eat Disord. 2010 May; 43(4):289-94. PMID: 19434606.
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      19. Wagner A, Aizenstein H, Venkatraman VK, Fudge J, May JC, Mazurkewicz L, Frank GK, Bailer U, Fischer L, Nguyen V, Carter C, Putnam K, Kaye WH. Altered reward processing in women recovered from anorexia nervosa. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 164(12):1842-9. PMID: 18056239.
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      20. Frank GK, Bailer U, Meltzer CC, Price JC, Mathis CA, Wagner A, Becker C, Kaye WH. Regional cerebral blood flow after recovery from anorexia or bulimia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2007 Sep; 40(6):488-92. PMID: 17525951.
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      21. Bailer U, Frank GK, Henry SE, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Becker C, Ziolko SK, Mathis CA, Wagner A, Barbarich-Marsteller NC, Putnam K, Kaye WH. Serotonin transporter binding after recovery from eating disorders. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2007 Dec; 195(3):315-24. PMID: 17690869.
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      22. Souery D, Oswald P, Massat I, Bailer U, Bollen J, Demyttenaere K, Kasper S, Lecrubier Y, Montgomery S, Serretti A, Zohar J, Mendlewicz J. Clinical factors associated with treatment resistance in major depressive disorder: results from a European multicenter study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Jul; 68(7):1062-70. PMID: 17685743.
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      23. Wagner A, Aizenstein H, Mazurkewicz L, Fudge J, Frank GK, Putnam K, Bailer U, Fischer L, Kaye WH. Altered insula response to taste stimuli in individuals recovered from restricting-type anorexia nervosa. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Feb; 33(3):513-23. PMID: 17487228.
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      24. Schosser A, Fuchs K, Scharl T, Leisch F, Bailer U, Kasper S, Sieghart W, Hornik K, Aschauer HN. Additional support for linkage of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to chromosome 3q29. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2007 May-Jun; 17(6-7):501-5. PMID: 17344034.
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      25. Bailer U, Frank GK, Henry SE, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Mathis CA, Wagner A, Thornton L, Hoge J, Ziolko SK, Becker CR, McConaha CW, Kaye WH. Exaggerated 5-HT1A but normal 5-HT2A receptor activity in individuals ill with anorexia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 May 1; 61(9):1090-9. PMID: 17241616.
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      26. Wagner A, Aizenstein H, Frank GK, Figurski J, May JC, Putnam K, Fischer L, Bailer U, Henry SE, McConaha C, Vogel V, Kaye WH. Neural correlates of habituation to taste stimuli in healthy women. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Jun 30; 147(1):57-67. PMID: 16806849.
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      27. Wagner A, Barbarich-Marsteller NC, Frank GK, Bailer U, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD, Henry SE, Vogel V, Plotnicov K, McConaha C, Kaye WH. Personality traits after recovery from eating disorders: do subtypes differ? Int J Eat Disord. 2006 May; 39(4):276-84. PMID: 16528697.
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      28. Kaye WH, Bailer U, Frank GK, Wagner A, Henry SE. Brain imaging of serotonin after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Physiol Behav. 2005 Sep 15; 86(1-2):15-7. PMID: 16102788.
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      29. Bailer U, Frank GK, Henry SE, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Weissfeld L, Mathis CA, Drevets WC, Wagner A, Hoge J, Ziolko SK, McConaha CW, Kaye WH. Altered brain serotonin 5-HT1A receptor binding after recovery from anorexia nervosa measured by positron emission tomography and [carbonyl11C]WAY-100635. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Sep; 62(9):1032-41. PMID: 16143735.
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      30. Wagner A, Greer P, Bailer U, Frank GK, Henry SE, Putnam K, Meltzer CC, Ziolko SK, Hoge J, McConaha C, Kaye WH. Normal brain tissue volumes after long-term recovery in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Feb 1; 59(3):291-3. PMID: 16139807.
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      31. Lee M, Bailer U, Frank GK, Henry SE, Meltzer CC, Price JC, Mathis CA, Putnam KT, Ferrell RE, Hariri AR, Kaye WH. Relationship of a 5-HT transporter functional polymorphism to 5-HT1A receptor binding in healthy women. Mol Psychiatry. 2005 Aug; 10(8):715-6. PMID: 15940302.
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      32. Frank GK, Bailer U, Henry SE, Drevets W, Meltzer CC, Price JC, Mathis CA, Wagner A, Hoge J, Ziolko S, Barbarich-Marsteller N, Weissfeld L, Kaye WH. Increased dopamine D2/D3 receptor binding after recovery from anorexia nervosa measured by positron emission tomography and [11c]raclopride. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Dec 1; 58(11):908-12. PMID: 15992780.
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      33. Kaye WH, Frank GK, Bailer U, Henry SE, Meltzer CC, Price JC, Mathis CA, Wagner A. Serotonin alterations in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: new insights from imaging studies. Physiol Behav. 2005 May 19; 85(1):73-81. PMID: 15869768.
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      34. Bailer U, Wiesegger G, Leisch F, Fuchs K, Leitner I, Letmaier M, Konstantinidis A, Stastny J, Sieghart W, Hornik K, Mitterauer B, Kasper S, Aschauer HN. No association of clock gene T3111C polymorphism and affective disorders. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2005 Jan; 15(1):51-5. PMID: 15572273.
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      35. Kaye WH, Frank GK, Bailer U, Henry SE. Neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: clinical implications of alterations of the function of serotonin and other neuronal systems. Int J Eat Disord. 2005; 37 Suppl:S15-9; discussion S20-1. PMID: 15852312.
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      36. Frank GK, Bailer U, Henry S, Wagner A, Kaye WH. Neuroimaging studies in eating disorders. CNS Spectr. 2004 Jul; 9(7):539-48. PMID: 15208513.
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      37. Bailer U, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Mathis CA, Frank GK, Weissfeld L, McConaha CW, Henry SE, Brooks-Achenbach S, Barbarich NC, Kaye WH. Altered 5-HT(2A) receptor binding after recovery from bulimia-type anorexia nervosa: relationships to harm avoidance and drive for thinness. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2004 Jun; 29(6):1143-55. PMID: 15054474.
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      38. Schosser A, Fuchs K, Leisch F, Bailer U, Meszaros K, Lenzinger E, Willinger U, Strobl R, Heiden A, Gebhardt C, Kasper S, Sieghart W, Hornik K, Aschauer HN. Possible linkage of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder to chromosome 3q29; a follow-up. J Psychiatr Res. 2004 May-Jun; 38(3):357-64. PMID: 15003442.
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      39. Bailer U, de Zwaan M, Leisch F, Strnad A, Lennkh-Wolfsberg C, El-Giamal N, Hornik K, Kasper S. Guided self-help versus cognitive-behavioral group therapy in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2004 May; 35(4):522-37. PMID: 15101068.
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      40. El-Giamal N, de Zwaan M, Bailer U, Strnad A, Schüssler P, Kasper S. Milnacipran in the treatment of bulimia nervosa: a report of 16 cases. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2003 Mar; 13(2):73-9. PMID: 12650949.
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      41. Bailer U, Kaye WH. A review of neuropeptide and neuroendocrine dysregulation in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Curr Drug Targets CNS Neurol Disord. 2003 Feb; 2(1):53-9. PMID: 12769812.
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      42. Bailer U, Leisch F, Meszaros K, Lenzinger E, Willinger U, Strobl R, Heiden A, Gebhardt C, Döge E, Fuchs K, Sieghart W, Kasper S, Hornik K, Aschauer HN. Genome scan for susceptibility loci for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Jul 1; 52(1):40-52. PMID: 12079729.
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      43. Fischer P, Bailer U, Hilger E, Leitner I. [Depressive pseudodementia]. Wien Med Wochenschr. 2002; 152(3-4):62-5. PMID: 11925773.
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      44. Tauscher J, Pirker W, Willeit M, de Zwaan M, Bailer U, Neumeister A, Asenbaum S, Lennkh C, Praschak-Rieder N, Brücke T, Kasper S. [123I] beta-CIT and single photon emission computed tomography reveal reduced brain serotonin transporter availability in bulimia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Feb 15; 49(4):326-32. PMID: 11239903.
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      45. El-Giamal N, de Zwaan M, Bailer U, Lennkh C, Schüssler P, Strnad A, Kasper S. Reboxetine in the treatment of bulimia nervosa: a report of seven cases. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2000 Nov; 15(6):351-6. PMID: 11110011.
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      46. Bailer U, de Zwaan M, Schüssler P, el-Giamal N, Strnad A, Lennkh C, Kasper S. [Diagnosis and therapy of eating disorders]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2000 Oct 27; 112(20):865-75. PMID: 11244612.
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      47. Bailer U, Fischer P, Küfferle B, Stastny J, Kasper S. Occurrence of mirtazapine-induced delirium in organic brain disorder. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2000 Jul; 15(4):239-43. PMID: 10954066.
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      48. Bailer U, Leisch F, Meszaros K, Lenzinger E, Willinger U, Strobl R, Gebhardt C, Gerhard E, Fuchs K, Sieghart W, Kasper S, Hornik K, Aschauer HN. Genome scan for susceptibility loci for schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology. 2000; 42(4):175-82. PMID: 11096332.
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      49. Lennkh C, de Zwaan M, Bailer U, Strnad A, Nagy C, el Giamal N, Vytiska E, Kasper S. [Osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa. New aspects of pathogenesis and therapy]. Nervenarzt. 1999 Sep; 70(9):823-9. PMID: 10522251.
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      50. Lennkh C, de Zwaan M, Bailer U, Strnad A, Nagy C, el-Giamal N, Wiesnagrotzki S, Vytiska E, Huber J, Kasper S. Osteopenia in anorexia nervosa: specific mechanisms of bone loss. J Psychiatr Res. 1999 Jul-Aug; 33(4):349-56. PMID: 10404473.
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      51. Bailer U, De Zwaan M, Kasper S. Atypical eating disorder in a male patient. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 1999; 3(2):137-9. PMID: 24941097.
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      52. Bailer U, Praschak-Rieder N, Pezawas L, Kasper S. [Mirtazapine in inpatient treatment of depressed patients]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1998 Oct 2; 110(18):646-50. PMID: 9816638.
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      53. Lennkh C, Strnad A, Bailer U, Biener D, Fodor G, de Zwaan M. Comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder in patients with eating disorders. Eat Weight Disord. 1998 Mar; 3(1):37-41. PMID: 11234253.
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