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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Kate Fitzgerald, M.D.

Kate Fitzgerald, M.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • 2000 - Wayne State University School of Medicine, M.D.

Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Fitzgerald KD, Stern ES, Nicholson-Muth K, Angstadt M, Maynor, M, Welsh RC, Hanna, GL, Taylor SF. Altered function and connectivity of the medial frontal cortex in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder, Biol Psychiatry 68(11):1039-47, 2010. PMID: 20947065; PMCID: PMC2988474.
  • Fitzgerald KD, Welsh RC, Stern ER, Angstadt M, Hanna GL, Abelson JL, Taylor, SF. Developmental alterations of frontal-striatal-thalamic connectivity in obsessive compulsive disorder. J Amer Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50(9):938-948, 2011. PMID: 21871375; PMCID: PMC3167379.
  • Hanna GH, Carrasco M, Harbin SM, Nienhuis JK, LaRosa CE, Chen P., Fitzgerald KD, Gehring WJ. Error-Related Negativity and Tic History in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. J Amer Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2012 Sep; 51(9):902-10, 2012. PMID: 22917203; PMCID: PMC3427894.
  • Carrasco M, Harbin SM, Nienhuis JK, Fitzgerald KD, Gehring WJ, Hanna GL. Increased Error-Related Brain Activity in Youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Unaffected Siblings. Depression and Anxiety, 30: 39 -46, 2013. PMID: 23225541.
  • Liu Y, Carrasco M, Gehring WJ. Hanna GL, Fitzgerald KD. Altered relationship between electrophysiological response to errors and gray matter volumes in an extended network for error-processing in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder, Human Brain Mapping 2013 Feb 18. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22240. PMID: 23418104.
  • Carrasco M, Hong C, Nienhuis JK, Harbin SM, Fitzgerald KD, Gehring WJ, Hanna GL. Increased error-related brain activity in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. Neurosci Lett. 2013 Apr 29;541:214-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.02.017. Epub 2013 Feb 20. PMID: 23454285. PMCID: PMC3636987.
  • Kim K, Carp J, Fitzgerald KD, Taylor SF, Weissman DH. Neural congruency effects in the multi-source interference task vanish in healthy youth after controlling for conditional differences in mean RT. PLoS One 2013 Apr 16;8(4):e60710. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060710. Print 2013.PMID: 23613739.
  • Fitzgerald KD, Liu Y, Stern ER, Welsh RC, Hanna GL, Monk CS, Phan KL, Taylor SF. Reduced error-related activation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex across pediatric anxiety disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;52(11):1183-1191.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.002. Epub 2013 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 24157392.
  • Perkins SP, Welsh Rc, Stern ER, Taylor SF, Fitzgerald KD. Topographic Analysis of the Development of Individual Activation Patterns During Performance Monitoring in Medial Frontal Cortex" Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 2013 Sep 13;6C:137-148. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2013.09.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24095989.
  • Johnna R. Swartz, K. Luan Phan, Mike Angstadt, Heide Klumpp, Kate D. Fitzgerald, Christopher S. Monk. Neural activation during the regulation of attention towards and away from emotional faces in children and adolescents. Biological Psychology, in press.
  • Fitzgerald KD, Liu Y, Reamer E, Perkins S, Taylor SF, Welsh RC. Atypical frontal-striatal-thalamic circuit white matter development in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, in press.
  • Fitzgerald KD and Taylor SF. Error-processing Abnormalities in Pediatric Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, CNS Spectrums, submitted.