Justin Baker is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Research Concentration Program for the MGH / McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. His research focuses on brain imaging studies in psychotic disorders. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University, before obtaining his MD and PhD degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied the neural correlates of memory, attention, and oculomotor behavior in rhesus monkeys using single-unit physiology and brain imaging. Since completing his Residency in Psychiatry with the MGH/McLean program, he has received multiple fellowships (APA/Pfizer, Dupont-Warren, Maria Lorenz Pope) to pursue research on the biology of psychotic disorders using high-throughput functional and structural imaging and genetics, under the guidance of Dr. Dost Öngür (McLean Hospital) and Dr. Randy Buckner (Harvard / MGH).


Baker, J.T., Holmes, A.J., Masters, G.A., Yeo, B.T., Krienen, F., Buckner, R.L., & Öngür D. (2014) Disruption of cortical association networks in schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. [medline abstract]

Shinn, A.K.,Baker, J.T., Cohen, B.M., & Öngür D. (2012) Functional connectivity of left Heschl's gyrus in vulnerability to auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. [medline abstract]

Yüksel, C., McCarthy, J.M., Shinn, A.K.,Baker, J.T. , Pfaff, D., Heckers, S., & Öngür, D. (2012) Gray matter volume in volume in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Schizophrenia Research. [medline abstract]

Patel, G.H., Shulman, G.L.,Baker, J.T. , Akbudak, E., Snyder, A.Z., Snyder, L.H., Corbetta, M. (2010) Topographc organization of macaque area LIP. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.[medline abstract]

Vincent, J.L., Patel, G.H., Fox, M.D., Snyder, A.Z.Baker, J.T. , Van Essen, D.C., Snyder, L.H., Corbetta, M., Raichle, M.E. (2007) Intrinsic functional architecture in the anesthetized monkey brain. Nature. [medline abstract]

Baker, J.T., Patel, G.H., Corbetta, M.C., Snyder, L.H. (2006) Distribution of activity across the macaque cerebral cortical surface, thalamus, and midbrain during rapid, visually-guided saccades. Cerebral Cortex. [medline abstract]

Baker, J.T., Harper, T.M., & Snyder, L.H. (2003) Spatial memory following shifts of gaze. I. Saccades to memorized world-fixed and gaze-fixed targets. Journal of Neurophysiology 89: 2564-2576. [medline abstract]

Baker, J.T., Sanders, A.L., Maccotta, L., & Buckner, R.L. (2001) Neural correlates of verbal memory encoding during semantic and structural orienting tasks. Neuroreport 12:1251-6. [medline abstract]

Baker, J.T., Donoghue, J.D., & Sanes, J.N. (1999) Gaze direction modulates finger movement activation patterns in human motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 19:10044-52. [medline abstract]