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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ruth Salo, Ph.D.

Dr. Salo

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Imaging Research Center
4701 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office Phone:  (916) 734-7909

Dr. Salo specializes in conducting research into substance abuse and schizophrenia with an emphasis on methamphetamine and comorbid addiction.  Dr. Salo employs neuroimaging techniques and cognitive assessment to better understand the neural and cognitive correlates of brain changes associated with long-term stimulant use and comorbid substance use in psychiatric patients at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center.  Dr. Salo’s interests include the identification of neural circuits involved in behavioral regulation and cognitive control. Her research program is also focused on the study of recovery that may occur in the brain following extended periods of drug abstinence.   Dr. Salo is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and NARSAD.  Dr. Salo is a review for a number of periodicals including Biological Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Neuropsychologia and Psychiatry Research. Neuroimaging


Ph.D., UC Davis, 1997
M.A., UC Davis, 1993
B.S., University of San Francisco, 1989