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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Simon J. Evans, Ph.D.

Simon J. Evans, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Labs & Bioinformatics


  • Ph.D. (1999), Oregon State University, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • M.S. (2013) University of Michigan, Nutritional Science
  • B.S. (1989), Western Washington University, Biology

Clinical Interest:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Research Interest:

  • Physiology of psychiatric illness
  • Intersection of mood and metabolic disorders
  • Role of gut microbiome and dietary influences on mental health

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Assistant Professor

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • SJ Evans, S Assari, GJ Harrington, YW Chang, CF Burant, MG McInnis (2015) Plasma Linoleic Acid Partially Mediates the Association of Bipolar Disorder on Self-Reported Mental Health Scales. J. Psych. Res. 68:61-67
  • SJ Evans, RN Ringrose, GJ Harrington, P Mancuso, CF Burant and MG McInnis (2014) Dietary Intake and Plasma Metabolomic Analysis of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Bipolar Subjects Reveal Dysregulation of Linoleic Acid Metabolism. J. Psych Res. 57:58-64
  • SJ Evans, M. Kamali, AR Prossin, GJ Harrington, VL Ellingrod, MG McInnis and CF Burant (2012) Association of plasma omega-3 and omega-6 lipids with burden of disease measures in bipolar subjects. J. Psych Res. 46(11):1435-41.
  • SJ Evans, AR Prossin, GJ Harrington, M Kamali, VL Ellingrod, CF Burant and MG McInnis (2012) Fats and Factors: Lipid Profiles Associate with Personality Factors and Suicidal History in Bipolar Subjects. Submitted to PLoS ONE 7(1): e29297. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029297.