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Shaping the Future

Joseph Pierre, M.D.

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

310-478-3711 x42895

Mailing Address:

11301 Wilshire Blvd
Building 210
Los Angeles, CA 90073
UNITED STATES

Email Address:

joseph.pierre2@va.gov

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Detailed Biography:

Joseph M. Pierre, MD is the Co-Chief of the Schizophrenia Treatment Unit at VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center; a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and the Associate Director of Residency Education at the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is a graduate of MIT, the UCLA School of Medicine, and the residency training program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has extensive clinical experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders, substance abuse, and patients with “dual diagnosis.” Dr. Pierre is also an active clinical researcher, focusing on clinical trials in schizophrenia and on the treatment of prodromal psychosis in young patients at high risk. In 2005, he received Young Investigator Awards from both the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has authored over 50 papers, abstracts, and book chapters related to schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications. Dr. Pierre is highly involved in resident and medical student education and has received several awards for excellence in teaching including the 2012 UCLA NPI Housestaff Teaching Award. He has presented research findings and lectured to audiences both nationally and internationally and has served as an expert witness consultant in forensic/legal cases involving schizophrenia, the intersection of psychosis and religion, and side effects of antipsychotic therapy.

Publications:

Pierre J M   The neuroscience of free will: implications for psychiatry Psychological medicine, 2014; 44(12): 2465-74.
Pierre Joseph M   Mental illness and mental health: is the glass half empty or half full? Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 2012; 57(11): 651-8.
Phillips James, Frances Allen, Cerullo Michael A, Chardavoyne John, Decker Hannah S, First Michael B, Ghaemi Nassir, Greenberg Gary, Hinderliter Andrew C, Kinghorn Warren A, Lobello Steven G, Martin Elliott B, Mishara Aaron L, Paris Joel, Pierre Joseph M, Pies Ronald W, Pincus Harold A, Porter Douglas, Pouncey Claire, Schwartz Michael A, Szasz Thomas, Wakefield Jerome C, Waterman G Scott, Whooley Owen, Zachar Peter   The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: a pluralogue part 3: issues of utility and alternative approaches in psychiatric diagnosis Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM, 2012; 7(1): 9.
Phillips James, Frances Allen, Cerullo Michael A, Chardavoyne John, Decker Hannah S, First Michael B, Ghaemi Nassir, Greenberg Gary, Hinderliter Andrew C, Kinghorn Warren A, Lobello Steven G, Martin Elliott B, Mishara Aaron L, Paris Joel, Pierre Joseph M, Pies Ronald W, Pincus Harold A, Porter Douglas, Pouncey Claire, Schwartz Michael A, Szasz Thomas, Wakefield Jerome C, Waterman G Scott, Whooley Owen, Zachar Peter   The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: A pluralogue part 2: Issues of conservatism and pragmatism in psychiatric diagnosis Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM, 2012; 7(1): 8.
Phillips James, Frances Allen, Cerullo Michael A, Chardavoyne John, Decker Hannah S, First Michael B, Ghaemi Nassir, Greenberg Gary, Hinderliter Andrew C, Kinghorn Warren A, LoBello Steven G, Martin Elliott B, Mishara Aaron L, Paris Joel, Pierre Joseph M, Pies Ronald W, Pincus Harold A, Porter Douglas, Pouncey Claire, Schwartz Michael A, Szasz Thomas, Wakefield Jerome C, Waterman G Scott, Whooley Owen, Zachar Peter   The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: a pluralogue part 1: conceptual and definitional issues in psychiatric diagnosis Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM, 2012; 7(1): 3.
Phillips James, Frances Allen, Cerullo Michael A, Chardavoyne John, Decker Hannah S, First Michael B, Ghaemi Nassir, Greenberg Gary, Hinderliter Andrew C, Kinghorn Warren A, LoBello Steven G, Martin Elliott B, Mishara Aaron L, Paris Joel, Pierre Joseph M, Pies Ronald W, Pincus Harold A, Porter Douglas, Pouncey Claire, Schwartz Michael A, Szasz Thomas, Wakefield Jerome C, Waterman G Scott, Whooley Owen, Zachar Peter   The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: a pluralogue. Part 4: general conclusion Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM, 2012; 7(3): 14.
Striebel Joan M, Pierre Joseph M   Acute psychotic sequelae of "bath salts" Schizophrenia research, 2011; 133(1-3): 259-60.
DeBonis Katrina, Pierre Joseph M   Psychosis, ivermectin toxicity, and "Morgellons disease" Psychosomatics, 2011; 52(3): 295-6.
Pierre Joseph M   The borders of mental disorder in psychiatry and the DSM: past, present, and future Journal of psychiatric practice, 2010; 16(6): 375-86.
Pierre Joseph M   Nonantipsychotic therapy for monosymptomatic auditory hallucinations Biological psychiatry, 2010; 68(7): e33-4.
Pierre Joseph M   Psychosis associated with medical marijuana: risk vs. benefits of medicinal cannabis use The American journal of psychiatry, 2010; 167(5): 598-9.
Pierre Joseph M   Hallucinations in nonpsychotic disorders: toward a differential diagnosis of "hearing voices" Harvard review of psychiatry, 2010; 18(1): 22-35.
Pierre Joseph M   Naming names: auditory hallucinations, inner speech, and source monitoring Psychological medicine, 2009; 39(9): 1578-9; author reply 1579-80.
Burke Guenevere V, Wong Donovan A, Saunders C Scott, Pierre Joseph M   Self-limited erythema multiforme with risperidone General hospital psychiatry, 2009; 31(3): 295-6.
Tabibian James H, Wirshing Donna A, Pierre Joseph M, Guzik Lisa H, Kisicki Michael D, Danovitch Itai, Mena Shirley J, Wirshing William C   Hepatitis B and C among veterans on a psychiatric ward Digestive diseases and sciences, 2008; 53(6): 1693-8.
Lu Jessica S, Pierre Joseph M   Psychotic episode associated with Bikram yoga The American journal of psychiatry, 2007; 164(11): 1761.
Pierre Joseph M, Peloian John H, Wirshing Donna A, Wirshing William C, Marder Stephen R   A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of modafinil for negative symptoms in schizophrenia The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2007; 68(5): 705-10.
Buckley Peter F, Wirshing Donna A, Bhushan Prameet, Pierre Joseph M, Resnick Seth A, Wirshing William C   Lack of insight in schizophrenia: impact on treatment adherence CNS drugs, 2007; 21(2): 129-41.
Wirshing Donna A, Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing William C, Guzik Lisa H, Resnick Seth A, Goldstein Danielle, Zorick Todd S   Community re-entry program training module for schizophrenic inpatients improves treatment outcomes Schizophrenia research, 2006; 87(1-3): 338-9.
Meyer Jonathan, Loh Catherine, Leckband Susan G, Boyd Jennifer A, Wirshing William C, Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing Donna   Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in veterans with schizophrenia Journal of psychiatric practice, 2006; 12(1): 5-10.
Pierre Joseph M   Extrapyramidal symptoms with atypical antipsychotics : incidence, prevention and management Drug safety : an international journal of medical toxicology and drug experience, 2005; 28(3): 191-208.
Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing Donna A, Wirshing William C, Rivard J Michael, Marks Russell, Mendenhall John, Sheppard Karen, Saunders David G   High-dose quetiapine in treatment refractory schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2005; 73(2-3): 373-5.
Pierre Joseph M, Shnayder Igor, Wirshing Donna A, Wirshing William C   Intranasal quetiapine abuse The American journal of psychiatry, 2004; 161(9): 1718.
Wirshing Donna A, Pierre Joseph M, Erhart Stephen M, Boyd Jennifer A   Understanding the new and evolving profile of adverse drug effects in schizophrenia The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 2003; 26(1): 165-90.
Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing Donna A, Wirshing William C   "Iatrogenic Malingering" in VA substance abuse treatment Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2003; 54(2): 253-4.
Wirshing Donna A, Pierre Joseph M, Marder Stephen R, Saunders C Scott, Wirshing William C   Sexual side effects of novel antipsychotic medications Schizophrenia research, 2002; 56(1-2): 25-30.
Wirshing Donna A, Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing William C   Sleep apnea associated with antipsychotic-induced obesity The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2002; 63(4): 369-70.
Wirshing Donna A, Boyd Jennifer A, Pierre Joseph M, Saunders C Scott, Wirshing William C, Azizian Krist, Patel Ketan R, Ashcraft Jeanne C, Darmandjian Hasmik, Feusner Jamie   Delusions associated with quetiapine-related weight redistribution The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2002; 63(3): 247-8.
Furst Benjamin A, Champion Katherine M, Pierre Joseph M, Wirshing Donna A, Wirshing William C   Possible association of QTc interval prolongation with co-administration of quetiapine and lovastatin Biological psychiatry, 2002; 51(3): 264-5.
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