Christopher Kaufmann

TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0665
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CABA05/2006Communication/Performing Arts Studies
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDMHS05/2010Public Mental Health
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDPhD06/2015Public Mental Health
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CAPostdoctoral Fellowship06/2018Geriatric Mental Health

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    Christopher N. Kaufmann, PhD, MHS, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine. He is a public mental health researcher with research interests at the intersection of aging, sleep, and health services research. His research focuses on two main topics: a) examining the role of sleep quality on aging trajectories (in the physical, cognitive, and mental health domains), and b) characterizing trends in use and delivery of treatments for sleep disorders and determining how these trends may modify future aging trajectories. Prior to his current role, he received his PhD from the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and later completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the T32 Research Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging here at UCSD. Dr. Kaufmann received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where he majored in communication.

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    Sedative-hypnotic use in US older adults: Recent trends and associated outcomes
    NIH/NIA F31AG044052Aug 20, 2013 - Aug 19, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kaufmann CN, Gershon A, Depp CA, Miller S, Zeitzer JM, Ketter TA. Daytime midpoint as a digital biomarker for chronotype in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2018 Dec 01; 241:586-591. PMID: 30172210.
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    2. Paolillo EW, Tang B, Depp CA, Rooney AS, Vaida F, Kaufmann CN, Mausbach BT, Moore DJ, Moore RC. Temporal Associations Between Social Activity and Mood, Fatigue, and Pain in Older Adults With HIV: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2018 May 14; 5(2):e38. PMID: 29759960.
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    3. Kaufmann CN, Montross-Thomas LP, Griser S. Increased Engagement With Life: Differences in the Cognitive, Physical, Social, and Spiritual Activities of Older Adult Music Listeners. Gerontologist. 2018 Mar 19; 58(2):270-277. PMID: 28329814.
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    4. Owusu JT, Ramsey CM, Tzuang M, Kaufmann CN, Parisi JM, Spira AP. Napping Characteristics and Restricted Participation in Valued Activities Among Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Mar 02; 73(3):367-373. PMID: 28958012.
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    5. Villa J, Pinkham AE, Kaufmann CN, Granholm E, Harvey PD, Depp CA. Interpersonal beliefs related to suicide and facial emotion processing in psychotic disorders. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 May; 100:107-112. PMID: 29514121.
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    6. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Depp CA, Mojtabai R. Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines and Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics, 1999-2014. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Feb 01; 69(2):235-238. PMID: 29089011.
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    7. Gershon A, Kaufmann CN, Depp CA, Miller S, Do D, Zeitzer JM, Ketter TA. Subjective versus objective evening chronotypes in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2018 01 01; 225:342-349. PMID: 28843917.
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    8. Villa J, Choi J, Kangas JL, Kaufmann CN, Harvey PD, Depp CA. Associations of suicidality with cognitive ability and cognitive insight in outpatients with Schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2018 Feb; 192:340-344. PMID: 28655480.
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    9. Kaufmann CN, Susukida R, Depp CA. Sleep apnea, psychopathology, and mental health care. Sleep Health. 2017 Aug; 3(4):244-249. PMID: 28709510.
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    10. Wennberg AMV, Hagen CE, Gottesman RF, Zipunnikov V, Kaufmann CN, Albert MS, Rebok GW, Kasper JD, Spira AP. Longitudinal association between diabetes and cognitive decline: The National Health and Aging Trends Study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017 Sep; 72:39-44. PMID: 28544945.
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    11. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Alexander GC, Rutkow L, Mojtabai R. Emergency department visits involving benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine receptor agonists. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct; 35(10):1414-1419. PMID: 28476551.
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    12. Kaufmann CN, Orff HJ, Moore RC, Delano-Wood L, Depp CA, Schiehser DM. Psychometric Characteristics of the Insomnia Severity Index in Veterans With History of Traumatic Brain Injury. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 Jan 18; 1-9. PMID: 28098495.
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    13. Moore RC, Kaufmann CN, Rooney AS, Moore DJ, Eyler LT, Granholm E, Woods SP, Swendsen J, Heaton RK, Scott JC, Depp CA. Feasibility and Acceptability of Ecological Momentary Assessment of Daily Functioning Among Older Adults with HIV. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Aug; 25(8):829-840. PMID: 28065496.
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    14. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Depp CA, Mojtabai R. Continuing Versus New Prescriptions for Sedative-Hypnotic Medications: United States, 2005-2012. Am J Public Health. 2016 Nov; 106(11):2019-2025. PMID: 27631754.
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    15. Thomas ML, Kaufmann CN, Palmer BW, Depp CA, Martin AS, Glorioso DK, Thompson WK, Jeste DV. Paradoxical Trend for Improvement in Mental Health With Aging: A Community-Based Study of 1,546 Adults Aged 21-100 Years. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 77(8):e1019-25. PMID: 27561149.
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    16. Kaufmann CN, Gershon A, Eyler LT, Depp CA. Clinical significance of mobile health assessed sleep duration and variability in bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 10; 81:152-9. PMID: 27451108.
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    17. Depp CA, Kaufmann CN. At the Extremes of the Lifespan and Geriatric Mental Health Research. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 24(9):762-3. PMID: 27569269.
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    18. Chen LY, Crum RM, Strain EC, Alexander GC, Kaufmann C, Mojtabai R. Prescriptions, nonmedical use, and emergency department visits involving prescription stimulants. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 77(3):e297-304. PMID: 26890573.
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    19. Kaufmann CN, Mojtabai R, Hock RS, Thorpe RJ, Canham SL, Chen LY, Wennberg AM, Chen-Edinboro LP, Spira AP. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insomnia Trajectories Among U.S. Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 24(7):575-84. PMID: 27212222; PMCID: PMC4959831 [Available on 07/01/17].
    20. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Alexander GC, Rutkow L, Mojtabai R. Trends in prescribing of sedative-hypnotic medications in the USA: 1993-2010. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 06; 25(6):637-45. PMID: 26711081.
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    21. Canham SL, Mauro PM, Kaufmann CN, Sixsmith A. Association of Alcohol Use and Loneliness Frequency Among Middle-Aged and Older Adult Drinkers. J Aging Health. 2016 Mar; 28(2):267-84. PMID: 26082130; PMCID: PMC4681688 [Available on 03/01/17].
    22. Spira AP, Kaufmann CN, Kasper JD, Ohayon MM, Rebok GW, Skidmore E, Parisi JM, Reynolds CF. Association between insomnia symptoms and functional status in U.S. older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Nov; 69 Suppl 1:S35-41. PMID: 25342821; PMCID: PMC4303065.
    23. Spira AP, Runko VT, Finan PH, Kaufmann CN, Bounds SC, Liu L, Buenaver LF, McCauley LM, Ancoli-Israel S, Smith MT. Circadian rest/activity rhythms in knee osteoarthritis with insomnia: a study of osteoarthritis patients and pain-free controls with insomnia or normal sleep. Chronobiol Int. 2015 Mar; 32(2):242-7. PMID: 25290041; PMCID: PMC4394999.
    24. Chen-Edinboro LP, Kaufmann CN, Augustinavicius JL, Mojtabai R, Parisi JM, Wennberg AM, Smith MT, Spira AP. Neighborhood physical disorder, social cohesion, and insomnia: results from participants over age 50 in the Health and Retirement Study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2014 Sep 15; 1-8. PMID: 25222023.
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    25. Wennberg AM, Gottesman RF, Kaufmann CN, Albert MS, Chen-Edinboro LP, Rebok GW, Kasper JD, Spira AP. Diabetes and cognitive outcomes in a nationally representative sample: the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2014 Oct; 26(10):1729-35. PMID: 25075535; PMCID: PMC4199187.
    26. Chen LY, Crum RM, Martins SS, Kaufmann CN, Strain EC, Mojtabai R. Patterns of concurrent substance use among nonmedical ADHD stimulant users: results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 01; 142:86-90. PMID: 24957742; PMCID: PMC4127416.
    27. Wieland LS, Rutkow L, Vedula SS, Kaufmann CN, Rosman LM, Twose C, Mahendraratnam N, Dickersin K. Who has used internal company documents for biomedical and public health research and where did they find them? PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e94709. PMID: 24800999; PMCID: PMC4011692.
    28. Canham SL, Kaufmann CN, Mauro PM, Mojtabai R, Spira AP. Binge drinking and insomnia in middle-aged and older adults: the Health and Retirement Study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 30(3):284-91. PMID: 24798772; PMCID: PMC4221579.
    29. Chen LY, Crum RM, Martins SS, Kaufmann CN, Strain EC, Mojtabai R. Service use and barriers to mental health care among adults with major depression and comorbid substance dependence. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Sep 01; 64(9):863-70. PMID: 23728427; PMCID: PMC4049190.
    30. Mojtabai R, Chen LY, Kaufmann CN, Crum RM. Comparing barriers to mental health treatment and substance use disorder treatment among individuals with comorbid major depression and substance use disorders. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Feb; 46(2):268-73. PMID: 23992953; PMCID: PMC3840086.
    31. Kaufmann CN, Chen LY, Crum RM, Mojtabai R. Treatment seeking and barriers to treatment for alcohol use in persons with alcohol use disorders and comorbid mood or anxiety disorders. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2014 Sep; 49(9):1489-99. PMID: 23900549; PMCID: PMC3983167.
    32. Kaufmann CN, Canham SL, Mojtabai R, Gum AM, Dautovich ND, Kohn R, Spira AP. Insomnia and health services utilization in middle-aged and older adults: results from the Health and Retirement Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Dec; 68(12):1512-7. PMID: 23666943; PMCID: PMC3814231.
    33. Kaufmann CN, Rutkow L, Spira AP, Mojtabai R. Mental health of protective services workers: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Feb; 7(1):36-45. PMID: 23193220.
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    34. Close HA, Lee LC, Kaufmann CN, Zimmerman AW. Co-occurring conditions and change in diagnosis in autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):e305-16. PMID: 22271695.
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    35. Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Mojtabai R, Rodman SO, Kaufmann CN. Legal challenges for substance abuse treatment during disasters. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jan; 63(1):7-9. PMID: 22227749.
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    36. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Rae DS, West JC, Mojtabai R. Sleep problems, psychiatric hospitalization, and emergency department use among psychiatric patients with Medicaid. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep; 62(9):1101-5. PMID: 21885593; PMCID: PMC3170089.
    37. Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Wissow LS, Kaufmann CN, Hodge JG. Prescribing authority during emergencies. Challenges for mental health care providers. J Leg Med. 2011 Jul; 32(3):249-60. PMID: 21902477; PMCID: PMC3229266.