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Laura J. Bierut, MD

Professor, Psychiatry
Co-Director, Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Specialty Areas

Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Molecular biology, bipolar illness, genetics, genetic analysis, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, alcohol dependence, smoking, substance dependence, substance abuse, major depressive disorder, alcoholism, depression, family studies

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1991
Medical Degree: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1987
B.A.: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1982

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Bierut LJ, Tyndale RF, (2018 Feb). Preparing the Way: Exploiting Genomic Medicine to Stop Smoking. Trends Mol Med. 24(2): 187-196.  

Ramsey AT, Chen LS, Hartz SM, Saccone NL, Fisher SL, Proctor EK, Bierut LJ, (2018 Jan). Toward the implementation of genomic applications for smoking cessation and smoking-related diseases. Transl Behav Med. 8(1): 7-17. 

Srivastava AB, Ramsey AT, McIntosh LD, Bailey TC, Fisher SL, Fox L, Castro M, Ma Y, Baker TB, Chen LS, Bierut LJ, (2018 Feb). Tobacco use prevalence and smoking cessation pharmacotherapy prescription patterns among hospitalized patients by medical specialty. Nicotine Tob. Res..   

Hartz SM, Horton AC, Hancock DB, Baker TB, Caporaso NE, Chen LS, Hokanson JE, Lutz SM, Marazita ML, McNeil DW, Pato CN, Pato MT, Johnson EO, Bierut LJ, (2018 Apr). Genetic correlation between smoking behaviors and schizophrenia. Schizophr. Res.. 194: 86-90.  

 
Culverhouse RC, Saccone NL, Horton AC, Ma Y, Anstey KJ, Banaschewski T, Burmeister M, Cohen-Woods S, Etain B, Fisher HL, Goldman N, Guillaume S, Horwood J, Juhasz G, Lester KJ, Mandelli L, Middeldorp CM, Olié E, Villafuerte S, Air TM, Araya R, Bowes L, Burns R, Byrne EM, Coffey C, Coventry WL, Gawronski KAB, Glei D, Hatzimanolis A, Hottenga JJ, Jaussent I, Jawahar C, Jennen-Steinmetz C, Kramer JR, Lajnef M, Little K, Zu Schwabedissen HM, Nauck M, Nederhof E, Petschner P, Peyrot WJ, Schwahn C, Sinnamon G, Stacey D, Tian Y, Toben C, Van der Auwera S, Wainwright N, Wang JC, Willemsen G, Anderson IM, Arolt V, Åslund C, Bagdy G, Baune BT, Bellivier F, Boomsma DI, Courtet P, Dannlowski U, de Geus EJC, Deakin JFW, Easteal S, Eley T, Fergusson DM, Goate AM, Gonda X, Grabe HJ, Holzman C, Johnson EO, Kennedy M, Laucht M, Martin NG, Munafò MR, Nilsson KW, Oldehinkel AJ, Olsson CA, Ormel J, Otte C, Patton GC, Penninx BWJH, Ritchie K, Sarchiapone M, Scheid JM, Serretti A, Smit JH, Stefanis NC, Surtees PG, Völzke H, Weinstein M, Whooley M, Nurnberger JI, Breslau N, Bierut LJ, (2018 Jan). Collaborative meta-analysis finds no evidence of a strong interaction between stress and 5-HTTLPR genotype contributing to the development of depression. Mol. Psychiatry. 23(1): 133-142. 

Chen LS, Baker TB, Hung RJ, Horton A, Culverhouse R, Hartz S, Saccone N, Cheng I, Deng B, Han Y, Hansen HM, Horsman J, Kim C, Rosenberger A, Aben KK, Andrew AS, Chang S-C, Saum K-U, Dienemann H, Hatsukami DK, Johnson EO, Pande M, Wrensch MR, McLaughlin J, Skaug V, van der Heijden EH, Wampfler J, Wenzlaff A, Woll P, Zienolddiny S, Bickeboller H, Brenner H, Duell EJ, Haugen A, Bruske I, Kiemeney LA, Lazarus P, Marchand LL, Liu G, Mayordomo J, Risch A, Schwartz AG, Teare MD, Wu X, Wiencke JK, Yang P, Zhang Z-F, Spitz MR, Amos CI, Bierut LJ. Genetic risk can be decreased: Quitting smoking decreases and delays lung cancer for smokers with high and low CHRNA5 risk genotypes–a meta-analysis. EBioMedicine, 2016, 11:219-226.