Rose Mary Xavier, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC Research Fellow and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Rose Mary Xavier is a postdoctoral research fellow in neuropsychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. As a nurse scientist, her research broadly focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms of psychosis and schizophrenia symptoms leveraging the tools of genomics and neuroscience.Dr Xavier is also a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive clinical experience working with the severely mentally ill and chemically dependent adult population in a variety of psychiatric care settings including involuntary and voluntary treatment facilities, large community hospitals, state mental health systems and outpatient psychiatry clinics.

Contact

rxavier@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Titles

Other Titles: 
Research Post Doc – University of Pennsylvania

Education

Education: 
M.S. – Arizona State University – 2008 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Fellow - 2015
PhD – Duke University – 2017 – Nursing, with Doctoral Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected Publications

Publications: 

 

1. Xavier, R. M., Dungan, J.R., Keefe,R., and Vorderstrasse,A., 2018. Polygenic signal for symptom dimensions and cognitive performance in patients with chronic schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, Volume 12, June 2018, Pages 11-19, ISSN 2215-0013, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scog.2018.01.001.

2. Xavier, R.M, Vorderstrasse, A., Keefe, R., & Dungan, J. (2017). Genetic correlates of insight in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research (2017).
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.10.021

3. Xavier, R. M., Pan, W., Dungan, J. R., Keefe, R. S., & Vorderstrasse, A. (2017) Unraveling interrelationships among psychopathology symptoms, cognitive domains and insight dimensions in chronic schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.07.002

4. Xavier, R. M., & Vorderstrasse, A. (2017). Genetic Basis of Positive and Negative Symptom Domains in Schizophrenia. Biological Research for Nursing, 19(5), 559-575. doi:10.1177/1099800417715907).

5. Xavier, R. M., & Vorderstrasse, A. (2016). Neurobiological Basis of Insight in Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review. Nursing Research, 65(3), 224-237. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000159