Éimear Foley

Interests

My research is primarily focused on the role of inflammation in psychiatric disorders. As a research assistant for the Insight study, I am particularly interested in the relationship between the immune system and depression. This research is currently examining the effect of immune-modulating drugs on mood and cognition in patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

Before joining the InPsych research group, I worked at Boston University School of Medicine researching Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Alzheimer's disease.

Research Focus

Keywords

Depression

Immmunopsychiatry

Inflammation

Tauopathies

Neurodegeneration

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Depressive disorders

Traumatic brain injury

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised Controlled Trials

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Koerte IK, Jackson JD, Chua AS, Mariani M, Haller O, Foley ÉM, Martin BM, Palmisano J, Singh B, Green K, Lepage C, Muehlmann M, Makris N, Cantu RC, Lin AP, Coleman M, Pasternak O, Mez J, Bouix S, Shenton ME, Stern RA (2019), “Interactive Effects of Racial Identity and Repetitive Head Impacts on Cognitive Function, Structural MRI-Derived Volumetric Measures, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau and Aβ.” Front Hum Neurosci 13(440): 1-14