Karmen K. Yoder, Ph.D.Associate Professor
IU School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Department of Psychology
During her graduate training, Dr. Yoder gained extensive experience in neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, and behavioral pharmacology. This knowledge base formed an excellent and unique foundation for her transition into the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to study the in vivoneurophysiology of psychiatric and neurological disorders in humans and animal models of disease. Dr. Yoder has extensive training in the theory and application of tracer kinetic modeling, which is critical for proper experimental design and interpretation of PET data.
Recently, Dr. Yoder's interests have expanded to other cutting-edge in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) neuroimaging methods such as functional connectivity, structural connectivity, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, with the ultimate goal of developing sound multi-modality (i.e., PET, MR) data analyses approaches that will better inform how neurochemical systems are regulated in the brain.
- 2002, PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University
- 1991, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The role of dopamine in cognition and behavior; factors that affect in vivodopamine tone; neuroinflammation; alcohol and substance use disorders; chronic pain disorders; traumatic brain injury; neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Publications & Professional Activities
- Corticostriatal and Dopaminergic Response to Beer Flavor with Both fMRI and [(11) C]raclopride Positron Emission Tomography.
Oberlin BG; Dzemidzic M; Harezlak J; Kudela MA; Tran SM; Soeurt CM; Yoder KK; Kareken DA; Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 2016 Jul 26
- [(11)C]PiB PET in Gerstmann-Strussler-Scheinker disease.
Deters KD; Risacher SL; Yoder KK; Oblak AL; Unverzagt FW; Murrell JR; Epperson F; Tallman EF; Quaid KA; Farlow MR; Saykin AJ; Ghetti B; American journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 2016 Jan 28
- Differences in IV alcohol-induced dopamine release in the ventral striatum of social drinkers and nontreatment-seeking alcoholics.
Yoder KK; Albrecht DS; Dzemidzic M; Normandin MD; Federici LM; Graves T; Herring CM; Hile KL; Walters JW; Liang T; Plawecki MH; O'Connor S; Kareken DA; Drug and alcohol dependence, 2016 Jan 13