Barbara Schwartz, Ph.D.

Dr. Schwartz

Social Science Analyst

Mental Health Service
Washington DC VA Medical Center

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center Associate Professor

Mental Health Service Line/Research
Clinical Research Center (1031D)
Washington DC VA Medical Center

Phone: (202) 745-8000, ext. 57206
Fax: (202) 745-8169


Dr. Schwartz’s research program is focused on understanding cognitive and emotional impairments in schizophrenia. Her research extends from basic studies of human memory to clinical trials designed to reduce cognitive impairment, symptoms, and functional disability. Her research group has used experimental cognitive and behavioral tasks, eye tracking, brain imaging, and pharmacological challenges to study cognitive functioning in clinical disorders.

Research Interests

  • Implicit (non-conscious) learning in psychiatric and neurological disorders
  • Social cognition in schizophrenia
  • Interventions to improve cognitive functioning

Research Projects

Research Publications