Christopher Kaufmann

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine
SchoolGeriatrics and Gerontology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0665
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health

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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 Patterns and Risk for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease
    NIH K01AG061239Feb 15, 2019 - Jan 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sedative-hypnotic use in US older adults: Recent trends and associated outcomes
    NIH F31AG044052Aug 20, 2013 - Aug 19, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Links between objective sleep and sleep variability measures and inflammatory markers in adults with bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Dec 13; 134:8-14. Lee E, Ramsey M, Malhotra A, Ancoli-Israel S, Kaufmann CN, Soontornniyomkij B, Graham SA, Depp C, Eyler LT. PMID: 33360441.
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    2. Cannabis: An Emerging Treatment for Common Symptoms in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Oct 07. Yang KH, Kaufmann CN, Nafsu R, Lifset ET, Nguyen K, Sexton M, Han BH, Kim A, Moore AA. PMID: 33026117.
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    3. Objective and subjective sleep measures are associated with neurocognition in aging adults with and without HIV. Clin Neuropsychol. 2020 Sep 30; 1-20. PMID: 32993422.
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    4. Hyperkyphosis and self-reported and objectively measured sleep quality in older men. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228638. Kaufmann CN, Shen J, Woods GN, Lane NE, Stone KL, Kado DM. PMID: 32045440.
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    5. Association Between the Use of Non-benzodiazepine Hypnotics and Cognitive Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Curr Sleep Med Rep. 2020 Mar; 6(1):11-20. Kaufmann CN, Moore AA, Bondi MW, Murphy JD, Malhotra A, Hart LA. PMID: 33457189.
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    6. Electronic Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) in youth with bipolar disorder: Demographic and clinical predictors of electronic EMA adherence. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 09; 116:14-18. Gershon A, Kaufmann CN, Torous J, Depp C, Ketter TA. PMID: 31176107.
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    7. Patterns of Medical Cannabis Use among Cancer Patients from a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in New York State. J Palliat Med. 2019 10; 22(10):1196-1201. Kim A, Kaufmann CN, Ko R, Li Z, Han BH. PMID: 30909786.
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    8. Inaccuracy between subjective reports and objective measures of sleep duration and clinical correlates in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2019 05 01; 250:226-230. Kaufmann CN, Nakhla MZ, Lee EE, Yoon HK, Wing D, Depp CA, Eyler LT. PMID: 30870772.
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    9. Comparison of schizophrenia outpatients in residential care facilities with those living with someone: Study of mental and physical health, cognitive functioning, and biomarkers of aging. Psychiatry Res. 2019 05; 275:162-168. Lee EE, Martin AS, Kaufmann CN, Liu J, Kangas J, Daly RE, Tu XM, Depp CA, Jeste DV. PMID: 30925304.
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    10. Daytime midpoint as a digital biomarker for chronotype in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2018 12 01; 241:586-591. Kaufmann CN, Gershon A, Depp CA, Miller S, Zeitzer JM, Ketter TA. PMID: 30172210.
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    11. 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. Paolillo EW, Tang B, Depp CA, Rooney AS, Vaida F, Kaufmann CN, Mausbach BT, Moore DJ, Moore RC. PMID: 29759960.
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    12. Increased Engagement With Life: Differences in the Cognitive, Physical, Social, and Spiritual Activities of Older Adult Music Listeners. Gerontologist. 2018 03 19; 58(2):270-277. Kaufmann CN, Montross-Thomas LP, Griser S. PMID: 28329814.
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    13. Napping Characteristics and Restricted Participation in Valued Activities Among Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 03 02; 73(3):367-373. Owusu JT, Ramsey CM, Tzuang M, Kaufmann CN, Parisi JM, Spira AP. PMID: 28958012.
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    14. Interpersonal beliefs related to suicide and facial emotion processing in psychotic disorders. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 05; 100:107-112. Villa J, Pinkham AE, Kaufmann CN, Granholm E, Harvey PD, Depp CA. PMID: 29514121.
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    15. Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines and Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics, 1999-2014. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 02 01; 69(2):235-238. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Depp CA, Mojtabai R. PMID: 29089011.
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    16. Subjective versus objective evening chronotypes in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2018 01 01; 225:342-349. Gershon A, Kaufmann CN, Depp CA, Miller S, Do D, Zeitzer JM, Ketter TA. PMID: 28843917.
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    17. Associations of suicidality with cognitive ability and cognitive insight in outpatients with Schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2018 02; 192:340-344. Villa J, Choi J, Kangas JL, Kaufmann CN, Harvey PD, Depp CA. PMID: 28655480.
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    18. Sleep apnea, psychopathology, and mental health care. Sleep Health. 2017 08; 3(4):244-249. Kaufmann CN, Susukida R, Depp CA. PMID: 28709510.
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    19. Longitudinal association between diabetes and cognitive decline: The National Health and Aging Trends Study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017 Sep; 72:39-44. Wennberg AMV, Hagen CE, Gottesman RF, Zipunnikov V, Kaufmann CN, Albert MS, Rebok GW, Kasper JD, Spira AP. PMID: 28544945.
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    20. Emergency department visits involving benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine receptor agonists. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct; 35(10):1414-1419. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Alexander GC, Rutkow L, Mojtabai R. PMID: 28476551.
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    21. Psychometric Characteristics of the Insomnia Severity Index in Veterans With History of Traumatic Brain Injury. Behav Sleep Med. 2019 Jan-Feb; 17(1):12-18. Kaufmann CN, Orff HJ, Moore RC, Delano-Wood L, Depp CA, Schiehser DM. PMID: 28098495.
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    22. 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. Moore RC, Kaufmann CN, Rooney AS, Moore DJ, Eyler LT, Granholm E, Woods SP, Swendsen J, Heaton RK, Scott JC, Depp CA. PMID: 28065496.
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    23. Continuing Versus New Prescriptions for Sedative-Hypnotic Medications: United States, 2005-2012. Am J Public Health. 2016 11; 106(11):2019-2025. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Depp CA, Mojtabai R. PMID: 27631754.
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    24. 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 08; 77(8):e1019-25. Thomas ML, Kaufmann CN, Palmer BW, Depp CA, Martin AS, Glorioso DK, Thompson WK, Jeste DV. PMID: 27561149.
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    25. Clinical significance of mobile health assessed sleep duration and variability in bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 10; 81:152-9. Kaufmann CN, Gershon A, Eyler LT, Depp CA. PMID: 27451108.
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    26. At the Extremes of the Lifespan and Geriatric Mental Health Research. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 09; 24(9):762-3. Depp CA, Kaufmann CN. PMID: 27569269.
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    27. Prescriptions, nonmedical use, and emergency department visits involving prescription stimulants. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 77(3):e297-304. Chen LY, Crum RM, Strain EC, Alexander GC, Kaufmann C, Mojtabai R. PMID: 26890573.
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    28. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insomnia Trajectories Among U.S. Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 07; 24(7):575-84. Kaufmann CN, Mojtabai R, Hock RS, Thorpe RJ, Canham SL, Chen LY, Wennberg AM, Chen-Edinboro LP, Spira AP. PMID: 27212222.
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    29. Trends in prescribing of sedative-hypnotic medications in the USA: 1993-2010. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 06; 25(6):637-45. Kaufmann CN, Spira AP, Alexander GC, Rutkow L, Mojtabai R. PMID: 26711081.
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    30. Association of Alcohol Use and Loneliness Frequency Among Middle-Aged and Older Adult Drinkers. J Aging Health. 2016 Mar; 28(2):267-84. Canham SL, Mauro PM, Kaufmann CN, Sixsmith A. PMID: 26082130.
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    31. 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. Spira AP, Kaufmann CN, Kasper JD, Ohayon MM, Rebok GW, Skidmore E, Parisi JM, Reynolds CF. PMID: 25342821.
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    32. 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. Spira AP, Runko VT, Finan PH, Kaufmann CN, Bounds SC, Liu L, Buenaver LF, McCauley LM, Ancoli-Israel S, Smith MT. PMID: 25290041.
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    33. 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. Chen-Edinboro LP, Kaufmann CN, Augustinavicius JL, Mojtabai R, Parisi JM, Wennberg AM, Smith MT, Spira AP. PMID: 25222023.
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    34. Diabetes and cognitive outcomes in a nationally representative sample: the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2014 Oct; 26(10):1729-35. Wennberg AM, Gottesman RF, Kaufmann CN, Albert MS, Chen-Edinboro LP, Rebok GW, Kasper JD, Spira AP. PMID: 25075535.
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    35. 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. Chen LY, Crum RM, Martins SS, Kaufmann CN, Strain EC, Mojtabai R. PMID: 24957742.
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    36. 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.
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    37. 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. Canham SL, Kaufmann CN, Mauro PM, Mojtabai R, Spira AP. PMID: 24798772.
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    38. 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.
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    39. 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.
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    40. 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.
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    41. 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.
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    42. 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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    43. Co-occurring conditions and change in diagnosis in autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):e305-16. PMID: 22271695.
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    44. Legal challenges for substance abuse treatment during disasters. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jan; 63(1):7-9. PMID: 22227749.
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    45. Sleep problems, psychiatric hospitalization, and emergency department use among psychiatric patients with Medicaid. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep; 62(9):1101-5. PMID: 21885593.
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    46. Prescribing authority during emergencies. Challenges for mental health care providers. J Leg Med. 2011 Jul; 32(3):249-60. Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Wissow LS, Kaufmann CN, Hodge JG. PMID: 21902477.
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    47. Suggestive linkage of chromosome 10p to schizophrenia is not due to transmission ratio distortion. Am J Med Genet. 1999 Dec 15; 88(6):607-8. Faraone SV, Meyer J, Matise T, Svrakic D, Pepple J, Malaspina D, Suarez B, Hampe C, Chan G, Aelony A, Friedman JH, Kaufmann C, Cloninger CR, Tsuang MT. PMID: 10581477.
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    48. Genome scan of European-American schizophrenia pedigrees: results of the NIMH Genetics Initiative and Millennium Consortium. Am J Med Genet. 1998 Jul 10; 81(4):290-5. Faraone SV, Matise T, Svrakic D, Pepple J, Malaspina D, Suarez B, Hampe C, Zambuto CT, Schmitt K, Meyer J, Markel P, Lee H, Harkavy Friedman J, Kaufmann C, Cloninger CR, Tsuang MT. PMID: 9674973.
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