University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Bio for Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information
Office Location:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, UHC, One South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA


1976 Warsaw Medical Academy, M.D.
1987 Warsaw Medical Academy, Ph.D.
1984-1988 Duke University Medical Center - Psychiatry Residency
Additional Training
Nov 15-17, 2005 NCBI genetic training
March 7-11, 2005 Functional Magnetic Imaging Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard and MIT
July 1999 Mind-Body Medicine Course, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital
October 2000 Mind-Body Medicine Course, Duke University
June 2009 International FSL & FreeSurfer Course, San Francisco, CA
June 2007 Brain Voyager, fMRI data analyses training byt he Brain Innovation Team

Research Grants

NIH/NIAMS R21 “fMRI to evaluate CBT Treatment Response For Patients With Chronic Pain"
Role:  Principal Investigator

NIH/NIAMS  R01 "Therapeutic IVR for Relapse Prevention in Chronic Pain"
Role:  Principal Investigator
2005 - 2010

NIH/NIAAA  R01  PI:  John Helzer, MD
"Therapeutic IVR to Augment CBT in Alcohol Dependence."
Role:  Co-Investigator
2004 - 2009

NIH/NIA  R01   PI:  Paul Newhouse, MD 
"Estrogen Effects on Cholinergic Function in Older Women."
Role:  Co-Investigator
2003 - 2009

NIH/NIAAA   R21 PI: John Helzer, MD
"Automated Alcohol Screening & BI in Primary Care."
 Role:  Co-Investigator

UVM New Research Initiative (NRI) PI:  Paul Newhouse, MD
"The Effects of Estradiol Administration on Emotional Responses and Brain Activation to Negative Emotional Stimuli in Older Women:  A Pilot Study."
Role:  Co-Investigator

NIH/NIDA  R21  "Chronic Pain TIVR to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse"
Role:  Principal Investigator
2002 - 2004

UVM New Research Initiative (NRI)
"A Randomized Controlled Trial of Telephone based Extended Behavioral Therapy for Weight Management."
Role:  Principal Investigator
2004 - 2005; 2006 no cost extension

NIH/NIA  RO1  PI:  Paul Newhouse, MD
"Transdermal Nicotine Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)."
Role:  Co-Investigator
2003 - 2006

NIH/NIAAA RO1  PI:  John Helzer, MD  
"Enhancing Brief Intervention of Primary Care Physicians" 
Role:  Co-Investigator
1999 - 2004

Alzheimer's Association.   PI:  Paul Newhouse, MD
"Estrogen Modulation Effects on Cholinergic Function in Postmenopausal Women and Women with Alzheimer's Disease."
Role:  Co-Investigator
1999 - 2004 

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories     
PI:  Paul Newhouse, MD
"Double-Blind study of Effexor, Zoloft, and Placebo for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Role:  Co-Investigator
2002 - 2003

FAHC Patient Oriented Research (POR)  PI: John Helzer, MD
"Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response for Treatment of Alcohol Dependence."   
Role:  Co-Investigator
2002 - 2003

National Allicance for Reserach in Schizophrenia and Depression,  “Estrogen modulation of mood and cognition following monoaminergic depletion in post-menopausal women.  (PI:  Newhouse)  . 1999-2002.

Drug Abuse Sciences, Inc.  PI:  Alan Budney, Ph.D.
"Safety and Efficicacy of Naltrel in Treatment of Alcohol Dependence."
Role:  Co-Investigator
2000 - 2001

FAHC Patient Oriented Research (POR) grant  Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response for Treatment for Treatment of Chronic Pain:  Pilot Study.  (PI:  Naylor), 1999-2000.

Awards and Honors

1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, Psychiatric Residency Training, UVM College of medicine
1996 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Psychiatric Residency Training, UVM College of Medicine
1980 Best Teacher of the Year Award, Physiology Department, Warsaw Medical Academy
1973 Best Medical Student Award “Primi Inter Pares” Warsaw Medical Academy
2003-present Vermont Pain & Symptom Management Committee Member
2006 Who's Who in America, Marquis 60th Edition
2006-2007 Who's Who of American Women, Marquis 25th Edition
2004 Listed in the "Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists"
2005 Listed in the "Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists"
2007 Who's Who in the World, Marquis 24th Edition


The Search for Meaning (with Thomas H. Naylor and William H. Willimon) Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994

The Search for Meaning Workbook (with Thomas H. Naylor and William H. Willimon) Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994

Raczkowska M., Eckberg D.L., Ebert T.: "Muscarinic cholinergic receptors modulate vagal cardiac responses in man," J Autonomic Nervous System, 7:271-278, 1983.

Eckberg D.L., Mohanty S.K., Raczkowska M.: "Trigeminal-baroreceptor reflex interactions modulate human cardiac vagal efferent activity," J Physiol, 347:75-83, 1984.

Raczkowska-Naylor M., Krishnan K.R.R., Manepalli R., Ritchie J., Wilson W., Carroll B.J.: "Circadian rhythm of adrenergic regulation of ACTH and cortisol secretion in man," J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 67:404-406, 1988.

To see all of Dr. Naylor's publications, please visit PubMed