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Joan M Swearer PhD

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InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentNeurology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-334-0238
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry


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    Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, United StatesBAPsychology
    New School for Social Research, New York, NY, United StatesMAPsychology
    New School for Social Research, New York, NY, United StatesPHDExperimental Psychology

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    Dr. Swearer is a clinical neuropsychologist. Research interests include clinical features and treatment of dementing illnesses, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

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    1. Mah L, Swearer J, Phillips CA, Benjamin S. Reduction in apathy following epilepsy surgery. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2019; 15:1679-1684. PMID: 31388300.
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    2. Swearer JM. In: B Caplan, J DeLuca, JS Kreutzer (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Fourier transforms; object recognition; spatial frequency analysis; visual angle; visual field deficits. 2018.
    3. Swearer JM, Tuttle M. In: B Caplan, J DeLuca, JS Kreutzer (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Optic ataxia. 2018.
    4. Swearer JM, DeGrush E. In RS Irwin, JM Rippe (eds) Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Mental status dysfunction in the intensive care unit: Post-operative cognitive impairment. 2018; 1348-1350.
    5. Burrows AM, Ravin PD, Novak P, Peters ML, Dessureau B, Swearer J, Pilitsis JG. Limbic and motor function comparison of deep brain stimulation of the zona incerta and subthalamic nucleus. Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar; 70(1 Suppl Operative):125-30; discussion 130-1. PMID: 21869721.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Cachia D, Swearer J, Ferguson W, Moonis M. Selective cognitive patterns resulting from bilateral hippocampal ischemia. Arch Med Sci. 2011 Feb; 7(1):168-72. PMID: 22291752.
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    7. Swearer JM. In: B Caplan, J DeLuca, JS Kreutzer (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Fourier transforms (pages 1071-1072); object recognition (pages 1803-1805); optic ataxia (pages 1818-1819); spatial frequency analysis (pages 2329-2330); visual angle (pages 2626-2627); visual field deficits (pages 2629-2630). 2011.
    8. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. In: J Knoefel, ML Albert (eds) Clinical Neurology of Aging. Neurological evaluation in the elderly. 2011; 41-53.
    9. Swearer JM, Nanjundaswamy S. In: RS Irwin, JM Rippe (eds) Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Mental status dysfunction in the intensive care unit: Post-operative cognitive impairment. 2011; 1826-1828.
    10. Pollen DA, Baker S, Hinerfeld D, Swearer JM, Evans BA, Evans JE, Caelli R, Rogaeva E, St. George-Hyslop P, Moonis M. Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy. Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in high risk groups: Statin therapy in subjects with PSEN1 mutations or heterozygosity for ApoEe4. 2010; 2:31.
    11. Peters MLB, Ravin P, Novak P, Burrows AM, Swearer J, King J, Dundamadappa SH, Pilitsis JG. DBS-implanted Parkinson’s disease patients show better olfaction than those treated medically. Neurological Bulletin. 2010; 2:1-6.
    12. Evans BA, Evans JE, Baker SP, Kane K, Swearer J, Hinerfeld D, Caselli R, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Moonis M, Pollen DA. Long-term statin therapy and CSF cholesterol levels: implications for Alzheimer's disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009; 27(6):519-24. PMID: 19478483.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Hinerfeld DA, Moonis M, Swearer JM, Baker SP, Caselli RJ, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Pollen DA. Statins differentially affect amyloid precursor protein metabolism in presymptomatic PS1 and non-PS1 subjects. Arch Neurol. 2007 Nov; 64(11):1672-3. PMID: 17998454.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    14. Klunk WE, Price JC, Mathis CA, Tsopelas ND, Lopresti BJ, Ziolko SK, Bi W, Hoge JA, Cohen AD, Ikonomovic MD, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Pollen DA, Moonis M, Lippa CF, Swearer JM, Johnson KA, Rentz DM, Fischman AJ, Aizenstein HJ, DeKosky ST. Amyloid deposition begins in the striatum of presenilin-1 mutation carriers from two unrelated pedigrees. J Neurosci. 2007 Jun 06; 27(23):6174-84. PMID: 17553989.
      Citations: 183     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Irwins D, Lippa CF, Swearer JM. The range of cognitive deficits in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. 2007; 22:300-312.
    16. Swearer JM, Nanjundaswamy S. In: RS Irwin, JM Rippe (eds) Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Mental status dysfunction in the intensive care unit: Post-operative cognitive impairment. 2007; 2036-2038.
    17. Moonis M, Swearer JM, Dayaw MP, St George-Hyslop P, Rogaeva E, Kawarai T, Pollen DA. Familial Alzheimer disease: decreases in CSF Abeta42 levels precede cognitive decline. Neurology. 2005 Jul 26; 65(2):323-5. PMID: 16043812.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Swearer JM, Nanjundaswamy S. In: RS Irwin, JM Rippe (eds) Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Mental status dysfunction in the intensive care unit: Post-operative cognitive impairment. 2003; 1929-1932.
    19. Swearer JM, Drachman DA, Li L, Kane KJ, Dessureau B, Tabloski P. Screening for dementia in "real world" settings: the cognitive assessment screening test: CAST. Clin Neuropsychol. 2002 May; 16(2):128-35. PMID: 12221476.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    20. Swearer JM. In: N Qizilbash, L Schneider, H Chui, G Wilcock, P Tariot, H Brodaty, J Kaye (eds) Evidence-Based Dementia: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Hypersexuality in dementia. 2002; 707-711.
    21. Swearer JM. In: N Qizilbash, L Schneider, H Chui, G Wilcock, P Tariot, H Brodaty, J Kaye (eds) Evidence-Based Dementia: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Sleep disturbance in dementia. 2002; 711-715.
    22. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Parker M, Kane KJ, Drachman DA. Psychological features in persons at risk for familial Alzheimer's disease. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2001 May-Jun; 16(3):157-62. PMID: 11398564.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Swearer JM. Cognitive function and quality of life. Stroke. 2001; 32:2880-2881.
    24. Lippa CF, Swearer JM, Kane KJ, Nochlin D, Bird TD, Ghetti B, Nee LE, St George-Hyslop P, Pollen DA, Drachman DA. Familial Alzheimer's disease: site of mutation influences clinical phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2000 Sep; 48(3):376-9. PMID: 10976645.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Swearer JM, Kane KJ, Phillips CA, Weaver JP, Anderson TD, Lavoie MS. Predictive value of the intracarotid amobarbital test in bihemispheric seizure onset. Neurology. 1999 Jan 15; 52(2):409-11. PMID: 9932970.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    26. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Kane KJ, Hoople NE, Lavoie M. Delayed recall in dementia: sensitivity and specificity in patients with higher than average general intellectual abilities. Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol. 1998 Oct; 11(4):200-6. PMID: 9845411.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. In: M Fisher and J Bogousslavsky (eds) Textbook of Neurology. Degenerative dementias. 1998; 389-410.
    28. Lippa CF, Smith TW, Swearer JM, Nee L. Dementia with parkinsonism: Alzheimer’s disease is more common than dementia with Lewy bodies. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 1998; 13:229-235.
    29. O’Donnell BF, Swearer JM, Smith LT, Hokama H, McCarley RW. A topographic study of ERPs elicited by visual feature discrimination. Brain Topography. 1997; 10:133-143.
    30. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. Screening for dementia: Cognitive Assessment Screening Test (CAST). Am Fam Physician. 1996 Nov 01; 54(6):1957-62. PMID: 8900355.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Drachman DA, Swearer JM, Kane K, Osgood D, O'Toole C, Moonis M. The cognitive assessment screening test (CAST) for dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1996 Oct; 9(4):200-8. PMID: 8970013.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Swearer JM, Kane KJ. Behavioral slowing with age: boundary conditions of the generalized slowing model. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 1996 Jul; 51(4):P189-200. PMID: 8673640.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. O'Donnell BF, Swearer JM, Smith LT, Nestor PG, Shenton ME, McCarley RW. Selective deficits in visual perception and recognition in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 May; 153(5):687-92. PMID: 8615416.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Lippa CF, Saunders AM, Smith TW, Swearer JM, Drachman DA, Ghetti B, Nee L, Pulaski-Salo D, Dickson D, Robitaille Y, Bergeron C, Crain B, Benson MD, Farlow M, Hyman BT, George-Hyslop SP, Roses AD, Pollen DA. Familial and sporadic Alzheimer's disease: neuropathology cannot exclude a final common pathway. Neurology. 1996 Feb; 46(2):406-12. PMID: 8614503.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Swearer JM. Methodological issues in the management of behavioral disturbances in dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 1996; 8 Suppl 1:59-62. PMID: 8934267.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Ingram SM, Drachman DA. Rate of progression in familial Alzheimer's disease. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1996 Jan; 9(1):22-5. PMID: 8679059.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Swearer JM, Drachman DA. Caretaker Obstreperous Behavior Rating Scale. International Psychogeriatrics. 1996; 8(Suppl 3):321-324.
    38. Moonis M, Swearer JM, Kramer P, Mitchell A, Licho R, Blumstein S, Kurowski K, Drachman DA. Foreign accent syndrome following a closed head injury: Perfusion deficit on SPECT with normal MRI. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology. 1996; 9:272-279.
    39. Swearer JM, Hoople NE, Kane KJ, Drachman DA. Predicting aberrant behaviors in Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology. 1996; 9:162-170.
    40. Lippa CF, Smith TW, Swearer JM. Alzheimer's disease and lewy body disease: A comparative clinicopathologic study. Annals of Neurology. 1994; 35:81-88.
    41. Swearer JM. In: JC Morris (ed) Handbook of Dementing Illnesses. Behavioral disturbances in dementia. 1994; 499-527.
    42. Drachman DA, Swearer JM and the Collaborative Study Group. Driving and Alzheimer's disease: The risk of crashes. Neurology. 1993; 43:2448-2456.
    43. Drachman DA, Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Mitchell AL, Maloon A. The Caretaker Obstreperous-Behavior Rating Assessment (COBRA) Scale. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992 May; 40(5):463-70. PMID: 1634698.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. O'Donnell BF, Friedman S, Swearer JM, Drachman DA. Active and passive P3 latency and psychometric performance: influence of age and individual differences. Int J Psychophysiol. 1992 Mar; 12(2):187-95. PMID: 1592672.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Barnes HJ, Peterson K, Swearer JM, Lew RA. Incontinence and troublesome behaviors predict institutionalization in dementia. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 1992; 5:45-52.
    46. Drachman DA, Long RR, Swearer JM. In: ML Albert (ed) Clinical Neurology of Aging. Neurological evaluation of the elderly patient. 1992; 159-180.
    47. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. In: N Canal, VC Hachinski, G McKhann, M Franceschi (eds) Guidelines for Drug Trials in Memory Disorders. The selection of drugs for the treatment of memory disorders. 1992; 71-86.
    48. O'Donnell BF, Friedman S, Swearer JM, Drachman DA. P3 latency and neuropsychological performance: Influence of age and individual differences. Psychophysiology. 1992; 12:187-195.
    49. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Woodward BM. Neuropsychological features of familial Alzheimer's disease. Annals of Neurology. 1992; 32:687-694.
    50. Drachman DA, O'Donnell BF, Lew RA, Swearer JM. The prognosis in Alzheimer's disease. 'How far' rather than 'how fast' best predicts the course. Arch Neurol. 1990 Aug; 47(8):851-6. PMID: 2375690.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. . In: R Porter and B Schoenberg (eds) Controlled Clinical Trials in Neurological Disease. Alzheimer's Disease. 1990; 361-391.
    52. O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Lew RA, Swearer JM. Measuring dementia: assessment of multiple deficit domains. J Clin Psychol. 1988 Nov; 44(6):916-23. PMID: 3216015.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Swearer JM, Drachman DA, O'Donnell BF, Mitchell AL. Troublesome and disruptive behaviors in dementia. Relationships to diagnosis and disease severity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1988 Sep; 36(9):784-90. PMID: 3411060.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Lew R, Swearer JM. Measuring dementia: Assessment of multiple deficit domains. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1988; 44:916-923.
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