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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

J. Daniel Ragland, Ph.D.

Dr. Ragland

Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Imaging Research Center
4701 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
E-mail:  jdragland@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Ragland is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral Sciences at UC Davis. His work investigates the effect of schizophrenia on brain function during episodic memory encoding and retrieval. Of particular interest is the role that organizational abilities play in new learning and subsequent memory retrieval, how schizophrenia disrupts these organizational processes, and how these deficits might be remediated to improve patients’ frontotemporal brain activity and daily function. His research has used a combination of neuropsychological and functional imaging techniques to identify the cognitive functions and brain regions underlying these memory processes. Dr. Ragland is also Deputy Director of the Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP) at UC Davis and is interested in developing cognitive interventions for these individuals in the early stages of illness.

Education

B.A., Psychology, Earlham College, 1984
M.A., Psychology, American University, 1987
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, American University, 1991