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Sandra Loo, PhD


Sandra Loo, PhD

UCLA Physician Sandra Loo, PhD specializes in Psychology,  Child / Adolescent.
Psychology, Child / Adolescent
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(800) 825-9989 Appointments and referral
(310) 825-9204 Office
Fax Number
310) 206-4446

Medical Psychology Assessment Clinic (MPAC), Semel Institute
For appointments call (310) 206-8100

PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996
Research Interest
My research centers on gene-brain-behavior pathways evident in childhood psychiatric disorder (ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's Sydrome) and translation of this work into improving treatments for these disorders. Studies in the Loo lab incorporate a vertical assessment panel that uses leading edge behavioral, cognitive, neurophysiological, neuroimaging and genetic probes.
Additional Information
Dr. Loo specializes in neuropsychological assessment of attention, learning, and memory within childhood-onset psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia.

Recent publications (out of 65)

  1. Loo, S., Shtir, C., Doyle, A., Mick, E., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Biederman, J., Smalley, S., Cantor, R., Faraone, S., Nelson, S. (2012). Genome-wide association study of intelligence: Additive effects of novel brain expressed genes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(4), 432-440.
  2. Loo, S.K. and Makeig, S. (2012). Clinical utility in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A research update. Neurotherapeutics. Epub July 20 PMID: 22814935
  3. McGough, J. McCracken, J.T., Cho, A., Castelo, E., Sturm, A., Cowen, J., Piacentini, J., Loo, S.K. (2013). A Potential EEG and Cognitive Biosignature for the Child Behavior Checklist-Dysregulation Profile (CBCL-DP). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.
  4. Loo, S.K., Cho, A.L., Hale, T.S., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Smalley, S. (2013). Characterization of the theta to beta ratio in ADHD: Identifying potential sources of heterogeneity. Journal Attention Disorders, 17(5): 384-92.
  5. Lenartowicz, A., Delorme, A., Walshaw, P., Cho, A., Bilder, R., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Makeig, S., Loo, SK (2014). Attention mechanisms during encoding underlie spatial working memory deficits in ADHD. J Neuroscience, 34(4):1171-82.
  6. Hale, T.S., Kane, A.M., Kaminsky, O., Tung, K.L., Wiley, J.F., McGough, J.J., Loo, S.K, Kaplan, J. (2014). Visual network asymmetry and default mode network function in ADHD: An fMRI study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:81. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00081
  7. Hale, T.S., Kane, A.M., Tung, K.L., Kaminsky, O., McGough, J.J., Hanada, G, Loo, S.K. (2014). Abnormal parietal brain function in ADHD: replication and extension of previous EEG beta asymmetry findings. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:87. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00087
  8. Lenartowicz, A., & Loo, S.K. (2014). Use of EEG to diagnose ADHD. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16:498. Published online 20 September 2014
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