Luciana Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Associate
Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Neuroscience

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 312-567-2446
Fax: 312-328-7996

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • M.D. Federal Faculty of Medical Sciences Foundation of Porto Alegre, Brazil. 1990 – 1995      
  • Residency Training in Psychiatry.   Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre, HCPA, Brazil. 1996 – 1999           
  • M.Sc. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Brazil. Master’s degree in Medicine. Principal Investigator of a Randomized Clinical Trial testing Mirtazapine and Fluoxetine for panic disorder patients. 1998 – 1999     
  • Ph.D. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Brazil. Doctoral degree in Medicine. Neurosciences. Study of biological markers for hepatic encephalopathy in children. 2000 – 2004           
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow. Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Foundation Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Field: Pharmacogenomics. 2005 – 2006 
  • Post-Doctoral Associate. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Florida (UM). Field: Translational Research. 2006 – 2007     
  • Senior Research Associate III. University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine -UM, Florida. 2007 – 2009
  • Residency Training in Psychiatry. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. 2009 – 2013

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Mood Disorders, anxiety disorders
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neurobiology of mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Pharmacogenomics

TEACHING

  • Teaching Psychiatrist at the psychiatric inpatient unit at Mercy Hospital for the University of Chicago Psychiatry residents..

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Member Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Gubert C, Fries GR, Wollenhaupt de Aguiar B, Rosa AR, Busnello JB, Ribeiro L, Morrone FB, Battastini AMO, Kapczinski F. The P2X7 purinergic receptor as a molecular target in Bipolar Disorder. Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology. Accepted for publication April, 2013 Manuscript number NIN-00056-2013-02

Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Cantor RM, Whelan F, Whittaker P, Deloukas P, Wong ML, Licinio J. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor rs6265 (Val66Met) polymorphism and depression in Mexican-Americans. Neuroreport. 2007 Aug; 18(12): 1291-1293. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17632285.

Licinio J, Ribeiro L, Delibasi T, Thakur S, Elashoff RM, Busnello JV, Sharma A, Jardack PM, Wong ML. Effects of leptin replacement on macro- and micronutrient preferences. International Journal of Obesity. 2007 Dec; 31(12): 1859-1863. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17684509.

Ribeiro L, Andreazza AC, Salvador M, da Silveira TR, Vieira S, Nora DB, Bosa C, Di Napoli F, Schaf DV, Souza DO, Portela LVC, Kapczinski F. Oxidative stress and S100B protein in cirrhotic children. Neurochemical Research. 2007 Sep; 32(9): 1600-1603. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17514420.

Sharna A, Busnello JV, Ribeiro L, Thakur S, Whelan F, Wong ML, Licinio J. Suicidality Scores During Double-blind Fluoxetine and Desipramine Treatment in Mexican Americans. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2007 Feb; 27(1): 99-101. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17224728.

Portela LV, Tort AB, Schaf DV, Ribeiro L, Nora DB, Walz R, Rotta LN, Silva CT, Busnello JV, Kapczinski F, Gonçalves CA, Souza DO. The serum S100B concentration is age dependent. Acta Scientiae. 2002 Jun; 48(6): 950-952. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 12029017.

Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, SantAnna MK, Madruga M, Busnello EAD, Kapczinski F. Mirtazapine versus Fluoxetine in the Treatment of Panic Disorder. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 2001 Oct; 34(10): 1303-1307. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 11593305.

Busnello JV, Perizzolo J, Ribeiro L, Kapczinski F. [Fragile X syndrome - clinical, genetic and therapeutical aspects] Síndrome do X frágil - aspectos clínicos, genéticos e terapêuticos. Revista de Medicina da ATM. 2000 Jun; 20(1): 251-255.

Mabilde LC, Kapczinski F, Ribeiro L, Tocchetto A. [Considerations regarding the pharmacological and psychodynamic treatments for anxiety disorders] Considerações sobre o Tratamento Farmacológico e Psicodinâmico dos Transtornos de Ansiedade. Revista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul. 1999 Jan; 21(1): 41-51.

Ribeiro L, Kapczinski F, Busnello EAD. [Mirtazapine utilization for the treatment of panic disorder] Uso da Mirtazapina no Tratamento do Transtorno do Pânico. Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica. 1998 Apr; 25(4): 194-195.

Ribeiro L, Souza CAC. [Delusions: conceptualization, classification, differential diagnosis and treatment] Delírios: conceituação, classificação, diagnóstico diferencial e terapêutica. Revista AMRIGS. 1995 Oct; 39(4): 277-283.

Books

Kapczinski F, Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, SantAnna MK. (2003). [Panic Disorder. What is it? How can we help?] Transtorno do Pânico. O que é? Como ajudar? In Kapczinski F, Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, SantAnna MK. (Ed.), [Panic Disorder. What is it? How can we help?] Transtorno do Pânico. O que é? Como ajudar? (pp. 1-63). Sao Paulo, Brazil. Artes Medicas.

Book chapters

Neto LP, Brietzke E, Busnello JV, Ribeiro L, Busnello EAD. (2007). [Dissociative Disorders] Transtornos Dissociativos. In Quevedo J, Schimdt R, Kapczinski F (Ed.), [Psychiatric Emergencies] Emergências Psiquiátricas (pp. 219-236). Porto Alegre, Brazil. Artmed.

Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Wong ML, Licinio J. (2006). Pulsatile and diurnal leptin rhythms. In Castracane VD, Henson MC (Ed.), Leptin (pp. 247-262). New York, NY. Springer.

Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Quevedo J, Kapczinski F. (2001). [Acute Anxiety] Ansiedade Aguda. In Kapczinski F, Quevedo J, Schimdt R, Chachamovich E (Ed.), [Psychiatric Emergencies] Emergências Psiquiátricas (pp. 166-173). Porto Alegre, Brazil. Artmed.

Ribeiro L, Kapczinski F. (2000). [Anxiety] Ansiedade. In Kapczinski F, Quevedo J, Isquierdo I (Ed.), [Biological Basis of Psychiatric Disorders] Bases Biológicas dos Transtornos Psiquiátricos (pp. 133-141). Porto Alegre, Brazil. Artmed.

Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Kapczinski F. (1999). [Neurophysiology of the anxiety disorders] Neurofisiologia dos Transtornos de Ansiedade. In Bernik MA (Ed.), [Benzodiazepine-based drugs: four decades of experience] Benzodiazepínicos: quatro décadas de experiência (pp. 45-57). Sao Paulo, Brazil. EdUSP.

Cordioli AV, Shansis FM, Padua AC, Grevet EH, Sousa NO, Ribeiro L, Margis R, Knijnik DZ, Baroni GV, Souza MB, Schmitt R. (1999). [Medication: basic information] Medicamentos: Informações Básicas. In Cordioli, AV (Ed.), [Psychopharma: Quick Reference] Psicofármacos: Consulta Rápida (pp. 21-244). Porto Alegre, Brazil. Artmed.

Ribeiro L, Gama CS, Knijnik DZ, Cordioli AV, Shansis FM, Grevet EH, Sousa NO. (1999). [Psychopharma in Physical Diseases and Related Problems] Psicofármacos em Doenças e Problemas Físicos. In Cordioli, AV (Ed.), [Psychopharma: Quick Reference] Psicofármacos: Consulta Rápida (pp. 501-544). Porto Alegre, Brazil. Artmed.

Book reviews

Busnello JV, Ribeiro L. (2007) [Biology of Depression] “Biologia da Depressao”, editors J. Licinio, Ma-Li Wong. Rev Bras Psychiatr, Sep; 29(3): 299

Translations

Translation technical supervision of the book [Biology of Depression] “Biologia da Depressao”, editors Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong, Artes Médicas, 2006. From English to Portuguese.

Translation technical supervision of the book chapter [Neuropsychiatric aspects of the endocrine diseases] “Aspectos Neuropsiquiátricos das Doenças Endócrinas” in [Synopsis of Psychiatry: Harold I. Kaplan & Benjamin J. Sadock]Tratado de Psiquiatria”, 6ª Edição, Artes Mé