Pauline Maki

DG14_01_13_055.jpgPhD, University of Minnesota

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Director, Women’s Mental Health Research Program

Senior Director of Research, Center for Research on Women and Gender

Office: 328 NPI (Psychiatry); 1022B BSB (Psychology)

Lab:

Phone: (312) 996-6941

email: pmaki@psych.uic.edu

Web Site: Women’s Mental Health Research Program Page

 

Research Interests:

A central focus of my research has been on sex-specific factors that influence cognition, brain function, and mood in women. These factors include sex steroid hormones, menopausal transition and hot flashes, and hormone therapy. Recent areas of research include: (1) the influence of trauma, stress, menopause, and substance dependence on neurocognitive and neuroimaging outcomes in HIV-infected women; (2) the efficacy and mechanism of action of interventions such as hormone therapy, soy, and alternative treatments (e.g., stellate ganglion blockade and mobile health apps) as a means of maintaining memory performance and mood during the menopausal transition and reducing hot flashes; (3) establishing an enduring database linking perinatal depression and anxiety diagnoses, medical records, and a biorepository of blood samples from routine perinatal clinic visits in an effort to advance understanding of the determinants of perinatal mood disorders in minority women.

 

Publications:

Maki, P.M., Drogos, L.L., Rubin, L.H., Banuvar, S., Shulman, L.P., & Geller, S.E. Objective hot flashes are negatively related to verbal memory performance in midlife women. Menopause, 15 (2008) 848.

Maki, P.M., Mordecai, K.L., Rubin, L.H., Sundermann, E., Savarese, A., Eatough, E., & Drogos, L. Menstrual cycle effects on cortisol responsivity and emotional retrieval following a psychosocial stressor. Hormones Behav., 74 (2015) 201-208.

Rubin, L.H., Cook, J.A., Grey, D.D., Weber, K., Wells, C., Golub, E.T., Wright, R.L., Schwartz, R.M., Goparaju, L., Cohan, D., Wilson, M.L., & Maki, P.M. Perinatal depressive symptoms in HIV-infected vs. HIV-uninfected women: a prospective study from preconception to postpartum. J. Women’s Health, 20 (2011) 1287-1295.

Maki, P.M., Rubin, L.H., Valcour, V., et al. Cognitive function in women with HIV: findings from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study. Neurology, 84 (2015) 231-240.

Maki, P.M., Cohen, M.H., Weber, K., et al. Impairments in memory and hippocampal function in HIV-positive vs HIV-negative women: a preliminary study. Neurology, 72 (2009) 1661-1668.