Enrique Baca-Garcia, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Enrique Baca-Garcia is a well-trained psychiatrist with expertise in the areas of genetics and reproductive hormone influences on behavior and suicidal behavior. He has published extensively on these topics. Dr. Baca-Garcia has over 80 peer reviewed publications, several in top journals like Molecular Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Biological Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia Research, to name a few. He has received 2 NARSAD Awards. Indeed, he was the first Spaniard Young Investigator awardee funded by NARSAD.
Since 2000, Dr. Baca-Garcia and his team have recruited and studied 2500 participants including suicide attempters, psychiatric controls and healthy volunteers. One of the most remarkable publications is an analysis of pooled data to explore the differences in suicidal behavior in Madrid compared to New York. This paper was published last year.
He has mentored or is mentoring over 20 PhD theses by Psychiatry residents. He has received more than 20 honors and awards including the AEP (Association of European Psychiatrists) Research Prize.
Dr. Enrique Baca-Garcia is a psychiatrist with expertise in the areas of genetics and reproductive hormone influences on behavior and suicidal behavior.
Baca-Garcia E, Diaz-Satre C, Basurte E, Prieto R, Ceverino A, de Leon J, Saiz-Ruiz J: A paradox in studies of impulsivity in suicide attempts . Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2001;62 (7): 560-564
Baca-Garcia E, Vaquero C, Diaz-Satre C, Saiz-Ruiz J, Fernández-Piqueras J, de Leon José: A Gender-Specific Association between the Serotonin Transporter Gene and Suicide Attempts. Neuropsychopharmacology 2002;26 (5): 692-695
Baca-García E, Diaz-Sastre C, De Leon J, Saiz J: The relationship between menstrual cycle phases and suicide attempts . Psychosomatic Medicine 2000;62(1): 50-60
Baca-Garcia E, Oquendo MA, Saiz-Ruiz J, de Leon J, Mann M JJ: Differences in Aggression in New York and Madrid: Impact on Suicidal behaviour. J Clin Psych 2006;67(3): 375-80
Baca-Garcia E, Perez-Rodriguez MM, Basurte-Villamor I, Fernandez del Moral AL, Jimenez-Arriero MA, Gonzalez de Rivera JL, Saiz-Ruiz J, Oquendo MA: Patterns of mental health service utilization in a general hospital and outpatient mental health facilities: analysis of 365.262 psychiatric consultations. Br J Psychiatry 2007;190: 210-216