Paola Salvatore, MD
Research Associate, International Consortium for Bipolar & Psychotic Disorders Research
- Research Associate in Psychiatry
Paola Salvatore, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Parma University in Italy, and research associate in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Recently she also was promoted to associate professor of psychiatry by the Italian Ministry of Education. A Parma University magna cum laude graduate with a thesis on the biology of suicide, she specialized in psychiatry at the same university with a dissertation on the conceptualization of mixed states in Kraepelin’s and Weygandt’s works. She also co-authored the Italian translation and commentary of Weygandt’s monograph on mixed states.
Dr. Salvatore received two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards to study the psychopathology of first psychotic episodes and investigate categorical versus dimensional diagnosis in first lifetime psychoses. In collaboration with researchers at University of Texas at Tyler and Swinburne University in Melbourne Australia as well as at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, she works on nonlinear dynamics analysis of psychomotor activity rhythms monitored by actigraphy to define biomarkers of psychopathology including suicidal ideation and behaviors.
Education & Training
- 1989 MD in Medicine and Surgery, Faculty School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy
- 1989-1993 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Faculty School of Medicine and Surgery and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Parma, Italy
- 1993-2002 Post-Doctoral Research and Clinical Fellowship in Psychiatry, Faculty School of Medicine and Surgery and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Parma, Italy
- 1990 National Habilitation to the Profession of Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Italy
- 1993 National Diploma of Specialization in Psychiatry, Italy