Ryan Bogdan

Ryan Bogdan

​Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
PhD, Harvard University
MA, Santa Clara University
BS, Santa Clara University

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1125
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Ryan is interested in understanding genomic and environmental factors associated with psychopathology risk (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia) and their biological correlates (e.g., structural brain metrics, inflammation). He is interested in these questions from a developmental context and studies them across the lifespan from the prenatal period to later life.  He uses a variety of methods including molecular genetics, GWAS, fMRI, EEG/ERP, pharmacologic challenge, twin studies, behavioral assessment, endocrine and inflammation assays, and self-report in both healthy and clinical populations across the lifespan. In addition to his dry lab, he runs a small wet lab that processes biological samples (e.g., saliva, blood, other tissues).

Selected Publications

  • Hatoum AS, Johnson EC, Colbert SMC, Polimanti R, Zhou H, Walters R, Gelernter J, Edenberg EJ, Bogdan R*, Agrawal A*. (in press). The addiction risk factor: A unitary genetic vulnerability characterizes substance use disorders and their associations with common correlates. Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Karcher NR, Paul SE, Johnson EC, Hatoum AS, Baranger DAA, Agrawal A, Thompson WK, Barch DM, Bogdan R. (in press). Psychotic-like experiences and polygenic liability in the ABCD Study. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
  • McClendon J, Chang K, Boudreaux M, Oltmanns TF, Bogdan R. (2021). Black-white health disparities in inflammation and physical health: Cumulative stress, social isolation, and health behaviors.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 131, 105251.
  • Paul SE*, Hatoum AS*, Fine JD, Johnson EC, Hansen I, Karcher NR, Moreau AL, Bondy E, Qu L, Carter EB, Rogers CE, Agrawal A, Barch DM, Bogdan R. (2021). Prenatal cannabis exposure and childhood outcomes: Results from the ABCD study. JAMA Psychiatry, 78, 64-76.
  • Bondy E, Norton SA, Voss M, Marks RB, Boudreaux MJ, Treadway M, Oltmanns TF, Bogdan R. (2021). Inflammation is associated with future depressive symptoms among older adults, Brain, Behavior, Immunity – Health, 100226.
  • Bondy E, Baranger DAA, Balbona J, Sputo K, Paul SE, Oltmanns TF, Bogdan R. (2021). Neuroticism and reward-related ventral striatum activity: Probing vulnerability to stress-related depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 130, 223-235
  • Baranger DAA, Demers CH, Elsayed NM, Knodt AR, Radtke SR, Desmarais A, Agrawal A, Heath AC, Barch DM, Sequeglia LM, Williamson DE, Hariri AR, Bogdan R. (2020). Convergent evidence for predispositonal effects of brain volume on alcohol consumption. Biological Psychiatry, 87, 645-655.