Peer-reviewed articles (note: *denotes student co-author):

Le, H.M., Mannix, R.C., Taylor, A., Berkner, P., Sandstrom, N.J., Peluso, M.,  Kurtz, M., Meehan, W.P. College sports participation by men is associated with long-term health and quality of life. Under review

Kamens, S.*, Morawski, J.G., Kurtz, M.M., Phelps, S., Riedel, A., Chartoff, R., Chabot, J.,McAllister, M., Dzierlatka, M. Enhancing insight into clinical insight: An investigation of conceptual variations. Under review.

Weinreb, S.*, Li, F.*, Kurtz, M.M. A meta-analysis of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: Does culture matter? Schizophrenia Research, in press.

Yeo, H.*, Yoon, S.*, Lee, J.*, Kurtz, M.M.,# Choi, K.H.# A meta-analysis of the effects of social cognitive training in schizophrenia: The role of treatment characteristics and study quality. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 37-57, 2022. PMID: 34291465, #=co-senior authors

Lejeune, J.*, Northrop, A.*, Kurtz, M.M. A meta-analysis of cognitive remediation for schizophrenia:  Efficacy and the role of treatment factors and context. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47, 997-1006, 2021. PMID: 33772310.

Browne, J., Wright, A.C., Berry, K., Mueser, K.T., Cather, C., Penn, D.L., Kurtz, M.M. The alliance-outcome relationship in individual psychosocial treatment for schizophrenia and early psychosis: A meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 231, 154-163, 2021. PMID: 33866260

Gromisch, E.*, Fiszdon, J., Kurtz, M.M. The effects of cognitive rehabilitation on cognition and symptoms in persons with multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 30, 767-786, 2020.  PMID: 29973121

Fiszdon,J., Kurtz,M.M., Parente, L Choi, J., What variables predict cognitive remediation associated improvement in individuals with psychosis? Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 19, 100148, 2020. PMID: 31832338

Choi, J., Taylor, B., Tek, C., Shagan, D, Pearlson, G. Fiszdon, J.M., Haber, L.C., Kurtz, M.M., Dewberry, M.J., Assaf, M., Synergistic effects of physical and cognitive exercise in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition 19, 100147, 2020. PMID: 31828021

 Stracciolini, A., Amar-Dolan, L. Howell, D.R., Taylor, A.M., Berkner, P., Sandstrom, N., Peluso, M. Kurtz, M.M., Mannix, R., Meehan, W.P. Female sports participation effect on long-term health-related quality-of-life. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 30, 526-532, 2020. PMID: 30095508

Kurtz, M.M., Gopal, S., John, S., Thara, R. Objective psychosocial function vs. subjective quality-of-life in schizophrenia within 5-years after diagnosis: A study from southern India. Psychiatry Research, 272, 419-424, 2019. PMID: 30611958.

Browne, J*., Nagendra, A., Kurtz, M.M., Berry, K., Penn, D.L. The relationship between the therapeutic alliance and client variables in individual treatment for schizophrenia spectrum disorders and early psychosis: Narrative review. Clinical Psychology Review, 71, 51-62, 2019. PMID: 31146249

Kurtz, M.M., Gopal, S., John, S., Thara, R. Cognitive and social cognitive function and functional disability in early-stage schizophrenia: A study from Southern India. Psychiatry Research. 265, 231-237, 2018. PMID: 29973121

Mariano, M. Tang, K., Kurtz, M.M., Kates, W. A follow-up study examining the durability of a hybrid, remote and computer-based cognitive remediation intervention for adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Early Intervention in Psychiatry,12, 686-693, 2018. PMID: 27629273

Kamens, S.*, Davidson, L., Hyun, E., Jones, N., Morawski, J., Kurtz, M.M., Pollard, J.Ian van Schalkwyk, G., Srihari, V. The Duration of Untreated Psychosis: A phenomenological study. Psychosis. 10:4, 307-318, 2018.

Corbera, S., Wexler, B.E., Poltorak, A., Thime, W.R., Kurtz, M.M. Cognitive remediation for adults with schizophrenia: Does age matter?  Psychiatry Research, 247:21-27, 2017 PMID: 27863314

Kurtz, M.M., Trask, C.*, Rosengard, R.*, Mehta, S.*, Kremen, L.*, Zaidman, S.*, Rispaud, S.*, Choi, J. Verbal learning and memory enhancement strategies in schizophrenia: A randomized, controlled study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(4):352-357, 2017 PMID: 28287057

Meehan, W., Taylor, A., Berkner, P., Sandstrom, N., Peluso, W.M., Kurtz, M.M., Pascual-Leone, A. & Mannix, R. Division III sports collision are not associated with neurobehavioral Quality-of-Life. Journal of Neurotrauma, 33, 254-259, 2016. PMID: 26193380

Fiszdon, J.M., Kurtz, M.M., Choi, J., Bell, M.D., Martino, S. Motivational interviewing to enhance cognitive remediation adherence in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42,  327-334, 2016. PMID: 26420905

Kurtz, M.M., Gagen, E.*, Rocha, N., Penn, D.L. Comprehensive social cognitive training programs for schizophrenia: A review and effect-size analysis. Clinical Psychology  Review, 43, 80-89, 2016. PMID: 26437567

Kremen, L.C.*, Fiszdon, J., Kurtz, M.M., Silverstein, S. M., Choi, J. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation  and learning in schizophrenia. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 3, 144-153, 2016.

Campos, C, Santos S., Rocha, N., Gagen, E.*, Machado, S., Rocha, S., Kurtz, M.M., Rocha, N. Neurobiological effects of social cognition training in schizophrenia: systematic review. Neuropsychology Review, 26, 310-328, 2016. PMID: 27541742

Rispaud, S.*, Rose, J., Kurtz, M.M. The relationship between change in cognition and change in adaptive functioning in schizophrenia during cognitive and psychosocial rehabilitation. Psychiatry Research, 244, 145-150, 2016. PMID: 27479105.

Loughead, J., Falcone, M., Wileyto, W.E., Albelda, B., Audrain-McGovern, J., Cao, W., Kurtz, M.M., Gur, R.C., Lerman, C. Can brain games help smokers quit?: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 168, 112-118, 2016. PMID: 27635998.

Kurtz, M.M., Mueser, K.T., Corbera, S., Thime, W.R. & Wexler, B.E.  Social skills training and computer-assisted cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 162, 35-41, 2015. PMID: 25640526

Mariano, M. Tang, K., Kurtz, M.M.  Kates, W. Cognitive remediation for adolescents with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS): A preliminary study examining effectiveness, feasibility, and fidelity of a hybrid strategy, remote and computer-based intervention Schizophrenia Research, 166, 283-289, 2015. PMID: 26044111.

Raskin, S., Maye, A.*, Rodgers, A*., Correll, D.*, Zamrowiewicz, M.,* Kurtz, M.M. Prospective memory in schizophrenia: Relationship to medication management skills, neurocognition and symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 28, 359-365, 2014. PMID: 24188118

Lyman, D.R., Kurtz, M.M., Farkas, M., Preethy, G., Dougherty, R.H., Allen, S.D.,  Ghose, S.S., Delphin-Rittmon, M.E.  Skill building: Assessing the evidence. Psychiatric  Services, 65, 727-738, 2014. PMID: 24749145.DiMauro, J., Genova, M., Tolin, D.F., Kurtz, M.M.  Cognitive remediation for neuropsychological impairment in hoarding disorder. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 132-138, 2014.

Kurtz, M.M., Olfson, R.H.*, Rose, J.  Self-efficacy and functional status in schizophrenia:  Relationship to insight, cognition and negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 145, 69-74, 2013. PMID: 23375941

Choi, K.H., Wykes, T., Kurtz, M.M. Adjunctive pharmacotherapy for cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: A meta-analytic investigation. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 203, 172-178,  2013.PMID: 23999481 Erratum in: British Journal of Psychiatry. 203(5):392, 2013.

Kurtz, M.M. Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: Current status, biological correlates and predictors of response. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 12, 813-821, 2012. PMID: 22853789

Kurtz, M.M., Bronfeld, M.*, Rose J. Cognitive and social cognitive predictors of change in subjective and objective quality-of-life in rehabilitation for schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 200 (2-3), 102-107, 2012.  PMID: 22769048

Juhasz, B.J., Chambers, D., Shesler, L.*, Haber, A.*, Kurtz, M.M. Evaluating lexical characteristics of verbal fluency output in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 200 (2-3), 177-183, 2012.   PMID: 22809852

Tolman, A.W.*, Kurtz, M.M. Neurocognitive predictors of objective and subjective quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia: A meta-analytic investigation. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38, 304-315, 2012  PMID:20624752

Kurtz, M.M., Richardson, C.L.* Social cognitive training for schizophrenia: A meta-analytic investigation of controlled research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38, 1092-1104, 2012.  PMID: 21525166.

 Kurtz, M.M. Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: Current status, biological correlates and predictors of response. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 12, 813-821, 2012. PMID:


Kurtz, M.M., Bronfeld, M.*, Rose J. Cognitive and social cognitive predictors of change in subjective and objective quality-of-life in rehabilitation for schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 200 (2-3), 102-107, 2012.  PMID: 22769048

Juhasz, B.J., Chambers, D., Shesler, L.*, Haber, A.*, Kurtz, M.M. Evaluating lexical characteristics  of verbal fluency output in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 200 (2-3), 177-183, 2012.                        PMID: 22809852

Kurtz, M.M. Neurocognition as a predictor of response to evidence-based psychosocial interventions

in schizophrenia: What is the state of the evidence? Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 663-672, 2011. PMID:21482324

Kurtz, M.M., Donato, J.*, Rose, J. Crystallized verbal skills: Relationship to neurocognition, symptoms and functioning in schizophrenia.  Neuropsychology, 25, 784-791, 2011. PMID: 21928906

Tolin, D.F., Villavicencio, A., Umbach, A., Kurtz, M.M. Neuropsychological functioning in  hoarding disorder. Psychiatry Research, 189, 413-418, 2011. PMID: 21764138

Kurtz, M.M., Jeffrey, S.*, Rose, J. Elementary neurocognitive function, learning potential andeveryday life skills in schizophrenia: What is their relationship?  Schizophrenia Research, 116, 280-288, 2010.

Kurtz, M.M., Gerraty, R.* A meta-analytic investigation of neurocognitive deficits in bipolar illness:  Profile and effects of clinical state.  Neuropsychology, 23, 551-562, 2009.

Meyer, M.B.*, Kurtz, M.M. Elementary neurocognitive function, facial affect recognition and social skills in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 111, 173-179, 2009.

Kurtz, M.M., Seltzer, J.C., Fujimoto, M., Shagan, D.S., Wexler, B.E. Predictors of change in life skills   in schizophrenia after cognitive remediation.  Schizophrenia Research, 109, 267-274, 2009

Choi, J.*, Kurtz, M.M. A comparison of remediation techniques on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in  schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 107, 76-82, 2009.

Kurtz, M.M., Wexler, B.E., Fujimoto, M., Shagan, D.S., Seltzer, J.C. Symptoms versus neurocognition   as predictors of change in life skills in schizophrenia after outpatient rehabilitation.  Schizophrenia Research, 102, 303-311, 2008.

Kurtz, M.M., Mueser, K.T. A meta-analysis of controlled research on social skills trainingfor schizophrenia.  The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 491-504, 2008.

Kurtz, M.M., Baker, E., Pearlson, G.D., Astur, R.S.  A virtual reality apartment as a measureof medication management skills in patients with schizophrenia: A pilot study  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33, 1162-1170, 2007.

Kurtz, M.M., Nichols, M.C.* Neurocognitive remediation for schizophrenia:A review of recent advances. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 3, 213-221, 2007.

Kurtz, M.M., Seltzer, J.C., Shagan, D.S., Thime W.R., Wexler, B.E.Computer-assisted cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: What is the active ingredient?   Schizophrenia Research, 89, 251-260, 2007.

Kurtz, M.M., Wexler, B.E. Differences in performance and learning proficiency on the WisconsinCard Sorting Test in schizophrenia:  Do they reflect distinct neurocognitive subtypes with distinct functional profiles? Schizophrenia Research, 81, 167-171, 2006.

Kurtz, M.M. Symptoms versus neurocognitive skills as correlates of everyday functioning insevere mental illness: A review and synthesis. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 6, 47-56, 2006.

Baker, E.K., Kurtz, M.M., Astur, R.S. Virtual reality assessment of medication compliance in patients with schizophrenia.  Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 9, 224-229, 2006.

Seltzer, J.C., Kurtz, M.M., Thime, W.  The Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program at the Instituteof Living: Combining neurocognitive, motivational and vocational rehabilitation.  The Behavior Therapist, 29, 30-35, 2006.

Kurtz, M.M., Moberg, P.J., Ragland, J.D., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E.  Symptoms vs.neurocognitive test performance as predictors of psychosocial status in schizophrenia: A 1- and 4-year prospective study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 31, 167-174, 2005.

Kurtz, M.M. Neurocognitive impairment across the lifespan in schizophrenia: An update.  Schizophrenia Research, 74, 15-26, 2005.

Kurtz, M.M., Seltzer, J.C., Ferrand, J.L. Wexler, B.E.  Neurocognitive functionin schizophrenia at a 10-year follow-up: A preliminary investigation.  CNS Spectrums, 10, 277-280, 2005.

Kiehl, K.A., Stevens, M.C.,  Celone, K., Kurtz, M.M., Krystal J.H.  Abnormal hemodynamics in schizophrenia during an auditory oddball task. Biological Psychiatry, 57, 1029-1040, 2005.

Kurtz, M.M., Ragland, J.D., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.C. The Penn Conditional Exclusion Test:A new measure of executive-function with alternate forms for repeat administration.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 191-201, 2004.

Kurtz, M.M., Wexler, B.E., Bell, M.D.  The Penn Conditional Exclusion Test (PCET):  Relationshipto the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test and work function in patients with schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 68, 95-102, 2004.

St. Germain, S.A., Kurtz, M.M., Pearlson, G.D., Astur, R.S. Virtual driving in individuals with   schizophrenia.  Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 2, 153-159, 2004.

Bilker, W.B., Brensinger, C., Kurtz, M.M., Kohler, C., Gur, R.C., Siegel , S.J., Gur, R.E.  Development of an abbreviated schizophrenia quality of life scale using a new method.  Neuropsychopharmacology, 28, 773-777, 2003.

Kurtz, M. M.  Neurocognitive rehabilitation for schizophrenia. Current Psychiatry Reports 5, 303-310, 2003.

Kurtz, M.M., Moberg, P.J., Harper Mozley, L., Hickey, T., Arnold, S.E., Bilker, W.B.Gur, R.E. Cognitive impairment and functional status in elderly, institutionalized  patients with schizophrenia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 631-638, 2001.

Kurtz, M.M., Ragland, J.D., Bilker, W.B., Gur, R.C., Gur R.E. Comparison of the continuous     performance test with and without working memory demands in healthy controls and patients  with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 48, 307-316, 2001.

Kurtz, M.M., Moberg, P.J., Harper Mozley, L., Swanson, C.S.,  Gur, R. C., Gur, R.E. Effectiveness of an attention and memory training program on neuropsychological deficits in schizophrenia. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 15 75-80, 2001.

Kurtz, M.M., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E. Approaches to cognitive remediation ofneuropsychological deficits in schizophrenia: A review and meta-analysis.  Neuropsychology Review, 11, 197-210, 2001.

Kurtz, M.M., Moberg, P.J., Gur, R.E.  Aging and schizophrenia. Clinical Geriatrics,  6 51-60, 1998.

Kurtz, M.M., Campbell, B.A. Paradoxical autonomic responses to aversive stimuli in the developing rat. Behavioral Neuroscience 108 962-971, 1994.