Ann Olincy, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Psychopharmacology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Mayo Medical School (1990)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1983)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (1991)
Residencies:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1994)
  • University of Colorado, Psychiatry (1993)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Psychiatry (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Psychopharmacology

Recognition & Awards

  • Jay Scully Teacher of the year award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2006)
  • Outstanding Service Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (2005)
  • Eleanor A. Steele Teacher of the Year Award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2002)
  • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (2000)
  • Jay Scully Teacher of the year award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1998)

Research Interests

I am studying treatments for improving attention and memory in schizophrenia

Teaching

  • Course Director (1994)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    PGY II psychopharmacology

Publications

  • Hazlett EA, Rothstein EG, Ferreira R, Silverman JM, Siever LJ, Olincy A. Sensory gating disturbances in the spectrum: Similarities and differences in schizotypal personality disorder and schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Feb;161(2-3):283-90. PubMed PMID: 25482574
  • Searles Quick VB, Davis JM, Olincy A, Sikela JM. DUF1220 copy number is associated with schizophrenia risk and severity: implications for understanding autism and schizophrenia as related diseases. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Dec 15;5:e697. PubMed PMID: 26670282
  • Greenwood TA, Lazzeroni LC, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Green MF, Gur RE, Gur RC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Braff DL. Genetic assessment of additional endophenotypes from the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia Family Study. Schizophr Res. 2015 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26597662
  • Smucny J, Olincy A, Rojas DC, Tregellas JR. Neuronal effects of nicotine during auditory selective attention in schizophrenia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26518728
  • Greenwood TA, Light GA, Swerdlow NR, Calkins ME, Green MF, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Freedman R, Braff DL. Gating Deficit Heritability and Correlation With Increased Clinical Severity in Schizophrenia Patients With Positive Family History. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Oct 6;:appiajp201515050605. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26441157
  • Lee SH, Byrne EM, Hultman CM, Kähler A, Vinkhuyzen AA, Ripke S, Andreassen OA, Frisell T, Gusev A, Hu X, Karlsson R, Mantzioris VX, McGrath JJ, Mehta D, Stahl EA, Zhao Q, Kendler KS, Sullivan PF, Price AL, O'Donovan M, Okada Y, Mowry BJ, Raychaudhuri S, Wray NR, Byerley W, Cahn W, Cantor RM, Cichon S, Cormican P, Curtis D, Djurovic S, Escott-Price V, Gejman PV, Georgieva L, Giegling I, Hansen TF, Ingason A, Kim Y, Konte B, Lee PH, McIntosh A, McQuillin A, Morris DW, Nöthen MM, O'Dushlaine C, Olincy A, Olsen L, Pato CN, Pato MT, Pickard BS, Posthuma D, Rasmussen HB, Rietschel M, Rujescu D, Schulze TG, Silverman JM, Thirumalai S, Werge T, Agartz I, Amin F, Azevedo MH, Bass N, Black DW, Blackwood DH, Bruggeman R, Buccola NG, Choudhury K, Cloninger RC, Corvin A, Craddock N, Daly MJ, Datta S, Donohoe GJ, Duan J, Dudbridge F, Fanous A, Freedman R, Freimer NB, Friedl M, Gill M, Gurling H, De Haan L, Hamshere ML, Hartmann AM, Holmans PA, Kahn RS, Keller MC, Kenny E, Kirov GK, Krabbendam L, Krasucki R, Lawrence J, Lencz T, Levinson DF, Lieberman JA, Lin DY, Linszen DH, Magnusson PK, Maier W, Malhotra AK, Mattheisen M, Mattingsdal M, McCarroll SA, Medeiros H, Melle I, Milanova V, Myin-Germeys I, Neale BM, Ophoff RA, Owen MJ, Pimm J, Purcell SM, Puri V, Quested DJ, Rossin L, Ruderfer D, Sanders AR, Shi J, Sklar P, St Clair D, Scott Stroup T, Van Os J, Visscher PM, Wiersma D, Zammit S, Louis Bridges S Jr, Choi HK, Coenen MJ, de Vries N, Dieud P, Greenberg JD, Huizinga TW, Padyukov L, Siminovitch KA, Tak PP, Worthington J, De Jager PL, Denny JC, Gregersen PK, Klareskog L, Mariette X, Plenge RM, van Laar M, van Riel P. New data and an old puzzle: the negative association between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26286434
  • Smucny J, Stevens KE, Olincy A, Tregellas JR. Translational utility of rodent hippocampal auditory gating in schizophrenia research: a review and evaluation. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 23;5:e587. PubMed PMID: 26101850
  • Seidman LJ, Hellemann G, Nuechterlein KH, Greenwood TA, Braff DL, Cadenhead KS, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Olincy A, Radant AD, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Stone WS, Sugar C, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Green MF. Factor structure and heritability of endophenotypes in schizophrenia: findings from the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS-1). Schizophr Res. 2015 Apr;163(1-3):73-9. PubMed PMID: 25682549
  • Radant AD, Millard SP, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Meichle SP, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Swerdlow NR, Sugar CA, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Tsuang DW. Robust differences in antisaccade performance exist between COGS schizophrenia cases and controls regardless of recruitment strategies. Schizophr Res. 2015 Apr;163(1-3):47-52. PubMed PMID: 25553977
  • Stone WS, Mesholam-Gately RI, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Sugar CA, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Seidman LJ. California Verbal Learning Test-II performance in schizophrenia as a function of ascertainment strategy: comparing the first and second phases of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS). Schizophr Res. 2015 Apr;163(1-3):32-7. PubMed PMID: 25497440
  • Smucny J, Olincy A, Eichman LS, Tregellas JR. Neuronal effects of nicotine during auditory selective attention. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jun;232(11):2017-28. PubMed PMID: 25491929
  • Hazlett EA, Rothstein EG, Ferreira R, Silverman JM, Siever LJ, Olincy A. Sensory gating disturbances in the spectrum: similarities and differences in schizotypal personality disorder and schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Feb;161(2-3):283-90. PubMed PMID: 25482574
  • Gur RC, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Gur RE. Neurocognitive performance in family-based and case-control studies of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Apr;163(1-3):17-23. PubMed PMID: 25432636
  • Tsuang D, Esterberg M, Braff D, Calkins M, Cadenhead K, Dobie D, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood T, Gur R, Gur R, Horan W, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Millard SP, Olincy A, Nuechterlein K, Seidman L, Siever L, Silverman J, Stone W, Sprock J, Sugar C, Swerdlow N, Tsuang M, Turetsky B, Radant A. Is There an Association between Advanced Paternal Age and Endophenotype Deficit Levels in Schizophrenia?. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e88379. PubMed PMID: 24523888
  • Tregellas JR, Smucny J, Harris JG, Olincy A, Maharajh K, Kronberg E, Eichman LC, Lyons E, Freedman R. Intrinsic Hippocampal Activity as a Biomarker for Cognition and Symptoms in Schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24435071
  • Radant AD, Millard SP, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Meichle SP, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Swerdlow NR, Sugar CA, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Tsuang DW. Robust differences in antisaccade performance exist between COGS schizophrenia cases and controls regardless of recruitment strategies. Schizophr Res. 2014 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25553977
  • Stone WS, Mesholam-Gately RI, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Sugar CA, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Seidman LJ. California Verbal Learning Test-II performance in schizophrenia as a function of ascertainment strategy: Comparing the first and second phases of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS). Schizophr Res. 2014 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25497440
  • Gur RC, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Gur RE. Neurocognitive performance in family-based and case-control studies of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25432636
  • Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci. Nature. 2014 Jul 24;511(7510):421-7. PubMed PMID: 25056061
  • Schmeidler J, Lazzeroni LC, Swerdlow NR, Ferreira RP, Braff DL, Calkins ME, Cadenhead KS, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Gur RE, Gur RC, Light GA, Olincy A, Nuechterlein KH, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Stone WS, Sprock J, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Silverman JM. Paternal age of schizophrenia probands and endophenotypic differences from unaffected siblings. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Sep 30;219(1):67-71. PubMed PMID: 24913833
  • Light G, Greenwood TA, Swerdlow NR, Calkins ME, Freedman R, Green MF, Gur RE, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Sprock J, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Braff DL. Comparison of the heritability of schizophrenia and endophenotypes in the COGS-1 family study. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Nov;40(6):1404-11. PubMed PMID: 24903414
  • Tsuang D, Esterberg M, Braff D, Calkins M, Cadenhead K, Dobie D, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood T, Gur R, Gur R, Horan W, Lazzeroni LC, Light GA, Millard SP, Olincy A, Nuechterlein K, Seidman L, Siever L, Silverman J, Stone W, Sprock J, Sugar C, Swerdlow N, Tsuang M, Turetsky B, Radant A. Is there an association between advanced paternal age and endophenotype deficit levels in schizophrenia?. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e88379. PubMed PMID: 24523888
  • Tregellas JR, Smucny J, Harris JG, Olincy A, Maharajh K, Kronberg E, Eichman LC, Lyons E, Freedman R. Intrinsic hippocampal activity as a biomarker for cognition and symptoms in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 May;171(5):549-56. PubMed PMID: 24435071
  • Smucny J, Olincy A, Eichman LS, Tregellas JR. Neuronal effects of nicotine during auditory selective attention. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25491929
  • Smucny J, Wylie K, Rojas D, Stevens K, Olincy A, Kronberg E, Zheng L, Tregellas J. Evidence for gamma and beta sensory gating deficits as translational endophenotypes for schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Nov 30;214(2):169-74. PubMed PMID: 23972946
  • de Candia TR, Lee SH, Yang J, Browning BL, Gejman PV, Levinson DF, Mowry BJ, Hewitt JK, Goddard ME, O'Donovan MC, Purcell SM, Posthuma D, International Schizophrenia Consortium, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration, Visscher PM, Wray NR, Keller MC. Additive genetic variation in schizophrenia risk is shared by populations of African and European descent. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Sep 5;93(3):463-70. PubMed PMID: 23954163
  • Smucny J, Olincy A, Eichman LC, Lyons E, Tregellas JR. Early sensory processing deficits predict sensitivity to distraction in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2013 Jun;147(1):196-200. PubMed PMID: 23590872
  • Greenwood TA, Swerdlow NR, Gur RE, Cadenhead KS, Calkins ME, Dobie DJ, Freedman R, Green MF, Gur RC, Lazzeroni LC, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Ray A, Schork NJ, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Sugar CA, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Light GA, Braff DL. Genome-wide linkage analyses of 12 endophenotypes for schizophrenia from the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 May 1;170(5):521-32. PubMed PMID: 23511790
  • Calkins ME, Ray A, Gur RC, Freedman R, Green MF, Greenwood TA, Light GA, Nuechterlein KH, Olincy A, Radant AD, Seidman LJ, Siever LJ, Silverman JM, Stone WS, Sugar C, Swerdlow NR, Tsuang DW, Tsuang MT, Turetsky BI, Braff DL, Lazzeroni LC, Gur RE. Sex differences in familiality effects on neurocognitive performance in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 May 15;73(10):976-84. PubMed PMID: 23395246
  • Smucny J, Wylie K, Rojas D, Stevens K, Olincy A, Kronberg E, Zheng L, Tregellas J. Evidence for gamma and beta sensory gating deficits as translational endophenotypes for schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Nov 30;214(2):169-74. PubMed PMID: 23972946
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Member
  • American Psychiatri Association, Distinguished Fellow

Practice Locations

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (1995, 2005)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Clinical Interests
I specialize in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia

Care Philosophy
I try to listen to my patients and their families and to respect their wishes as is their care and I am their provider.

Personal Interests
I enjoy reading, painting water colors, knitting and spending time in my mountain home with my cat

Volunteer Activities
I have worked with the Colorado alliance for the mentally ill, serving on their board for over 6 years

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Mayo Medical School (1990)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1983)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (1991)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1994)
  • University of Colorado, Psychiatry (1993)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Psychiatry (1997)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Psychopharmacology
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