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David Fleck, PhD

Research Associate Professor in the Center for Imaging Research

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Cleveland State University
  • Master's Degree: Cleveland State University
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: University of Cincinnati

Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 3200
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-558-7700
  • Email david.fleck@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Gara, Michael A; Vega, William A; Lesser, Ira; Escamilla, Michael; Lawson, William B; Wilson, Daniel R; Fleck, David E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2010. The role of complex emotions in inconsistent diagnoses of schizophrenia. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 198 9, 609-13

Strakowski, Stephen M; Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Shear, Paula K; Kotwal, Renu; Arndt, Stephan 2010. Impulsivity across the course of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 12 3, 285-97

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Adler, Caleb M; Fleck, David E; Hanseman, Dennis; Maue, Danielle K; Bitter, Samantha; Kraft, Elizabeth M; Geracioti, Thomas D; Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P 2010. Post-traumatic stress symptoms and trauma exposure in youth with first episode bipolar disorder. Early intervention in psychiatry, 4 2, 169-73

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2009. Inhibition and attention in adolescents with nonmanic mood disorders and a high risk for developing mania. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 31 1, 1-7

Strakowski, Stephen M; Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Shear, Paula K; McElroy, Susan L; Keck, Paul E; Moss, Quinton; Cerullo, Michael A; Kotwal, Renu; Arndt, Stephan 2009. Characterizing impulsivity in mania. Bipolar disorders, 11 1, 41-51

Fleck, David E; Nandagopal, Jayasree; Cerullo, Michael A; Eliassen, James C; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Morphometric magnetic resonance imaging in psychiatry. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI, 19 2, 131-42

Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Madore, Michelle; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in bipolar disorder: effects of mood state and early course. Bipolar disorders, 10 4, 539-45

Heffner, Jaimee L; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Anthenelli, Robert M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Cigarette smoking in the early course of bipolar disorder: association with ages-at-onset of alcohol and marijuana use. Bipolar disorders, 10 7, 838-45

Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; Cerullo, Michael A; Eliassen, James C; Lamy, Martine; Fleck, David E; Lee, Jing-Huei; Delbello, Melissa P 2008. MRI brain activation in first-episode bipolar mania during a response inhibition task. Early intervention in psychiatry, 2 4, 225-233

Adler, Caleb M; Fleck, David E; Brecher, Martin; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Safety and tolerability of quetiapine in the treatment of acute mania in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 100 Suppl 1 , S15-22

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Lehmkuhl, Heather; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Rates, types, and psychosocial correlates of legal charges in adolescents with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 9 4, 339-44

DelBello, Melissa P; Hanseman, Dennis; Adler, Caleb M; Fleck, David E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Twelve-month outcome of adolescents with bipolar disorder following first hospitalization for a manic or mixed episode. The American journal of psychiatry, 164 4, 582-90

Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Anthenelli, Robert M; Keck, Paul E; Arnold, Lesley M; Amicone, Jennifer 2007. Effects of co-occurring cannabis use disorders on the course of bipolar disorder after a first hospitalization for mania. Archives of general psychiatry, 64 1, 57-64

Strakowski, Stephen M; Tsai, Shang-Ying; Delbello, Melissa P; Chen, Chiao-Chicy; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Arndt, Stephan; Amicone, Jennifer 2007. Outcome following a first manic episode: cross-national US and Taiwan comparison. Bipolar disorders, 9 8, 820-7

Fleck, David E; Arndt, Stephan; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Concurrent tracking of alcohol use and bipolar disorder symptoms. Bipolar disorders, 8 4, 338-44

Moss, Q; Fleck, D E; Strakowski, S M 2006. The influence of religious affiliation on time to first treatment and hospitalization. Schizophrenia research, 84 2-3, 421-6

Fleck, David E; Keck, Paul E; Corey, Kimberly B; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Factors associated with medication adherence in African American and white patients with bipolar disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 66 5, 646-52

Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Processing efficiency and directed forgetting in bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11 7, 871-80

Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Processing efficiency and sustained attention in bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 11 1, 49-57

Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Anthenelli, Robert M; Keck, Paul E; Arnold, Lesley M; Amicone, Jennifer 2005. Effects of co-occurring alcohol abuse on the course of bipolar disorder following a first hospitalization for mania. Archives of general psychiatry, 62 8, 851-8

Arnold, Lesley M; Keck, Paul E; Collins, Jacqueline; Wilson, Rodgers; Fleck, David E; Corey, Kimberly B; Amicone, Jennifer; Adebimpe, Victor R; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Ethnicity and first-rank symptoms in patients with psychosis. Schizophrenia research, 67 2-3, 207-12

Arnold, Lesley M; Strakowski, Stephen M; Schwiers, Michael L; Amicone, Jennifer; Fleck, David E; Corey, Kimberly B; Farrow, Jenni E 2004. Sex, ethnicity, and antipsychotic medication use in patients with psychosis. Schizophrenia research, 66 2-3, 169-75

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Gernert, Beth; Fleck, David E; Pathak, Sanjeev; Rappaport, Katherine; Delgado, Sergio V; Campbell, Pamela; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. The effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole for pediatric bipolar disorders: a retrospective chart review. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 14 4, 593-600

Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Zimmerman, Molly E; Getz, Glen E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Selective attention in schizoaffective disorder: pilot data. Schizophrenia research, 68 1, 109-10

Krikorian, Robert; Zimmerman, Molly E; Fleck, David E 2004. Inhibitory control in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Brain and cognition, 54 3, 257-9

Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Zimmerman, Molly E; Getz, Glen E; Corey, Kimberly B; Jak, Amy; Lebowitz, Brian K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2003. Verbal memory in mania: effects of clinical state and task requirements. Bipolar disorders, 5 5, 375-80

Strakowski, Stephen M; Keck, Paul E; Arnold, Lesley M; Collins, Jacqueline; Wilson, Rodgers M; Fleck, David E; Corey, Kimberly B; Amicone, Jennifer; Adebimpe, Victor R 2003. Ethnicity and diagnosis in patients with affective disorders. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 64 7, 747-54

Fleck, David E; Hendricks, Wendi L; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Differential prescription of maintenance antipsychotics to African American and white patients with new-onset bipolar disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 63 8, 658-64

Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. A reevaluation of sustained attention performance in temporal lobe epilepsy. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 17 4, 399-405

Getz, Glen E; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Zimmerman, Molly E; Schwiers, Michael L; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Neuroanatomic characterization of schizoaffective disorder using MRI: a pilot study. Schizophrenia research, 55 1-2, 55-9

Fleck, D E; Corey, K B; Strakowski, S M 2001. Symptom dimensions in acutely ill patients with affective, schizoaffective, and schizophrenic disorders. Schizophrenia research, 50 1-2, 131-2

Fleck, D E; Sax, K W; Strakowski, S M 2001. Reaction time measures of sustained attention differentiate bipolar disorder from schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 52 3, 251-9

Getz, G E; Fleck, D E; Strakowski, S M 2001. Frequency and severity of religious delusions in Christian patients with psychosis. Psychiatry research, 103 1, 87-91

Wilder-Willis, K E; Sax, K W; Rosenberg, H L; Fleck, D E; Shear, P K; Strakowski, S M 2001. Persistent attentional dysfunction in remitted bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 3 2, 58-62

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P; Fleck, D E; Arndt, S 2000. The impact of substance abuse on the course of bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 48 6, 477-85

Strakowski, S M; Williams, J R; Sax, K W; Fleck, D E; DelBello, M P; Bourne, M L 2000. Is impaired outcome following a first manic episode due to mood-incongruent psychosis? Journal of affective disorders, 61 1-2, 87-94

Fleck, D E; Berch, D B; Shear, P K; Schefft, B K; Privitera, M D; Strakowski, S M 1999. Directed forgetting deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: an information processing perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 5 6, 549-55

Strakowski, S M; Williams, J R; Fleck, D E; Delbello, M P . Eight-month functional outcome from mania following a first psychiatric hospitalization. Journal of psychiatric research, 34 3, 193-200

Published Abstracts

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Cerullo, M.A., Eliassen, J.C., Fleck, D.E., Adler, C.M., DelBello, M.P., & Strakowski, S.M. 2009. The utility of using subjects with unipolar depression as comparison subjects in fMRI studies of bipolar disorder Journal of Investigative Medicine, 57 , 535


Fleck, D.E., Kotwal, R., Eliassen, J.C., Lamy, M., Delbello, M.P., Adler, C.M., Durling, M., Cerullo, M.A., & Strakowski, S.M. 2009. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of motor impulsivity in bipolar depression Journal of Investigative Medicine, 57 , 538


Fleck, D.E., Eliassen, J.C., Adler, C.M., DelBello, M.P., Shear, P.K., Durling, M., Cerullo, M.A., Lamy, M., & Strakowski, S.M. 2008. The neurophysiological correlates of sustained attention in bipolar mania Journal of Investigative Medicine, 56 , 628


Fleck, D.E., Eliassen, J.C., Durling, M., Adams, J., Lamy, M., Williams, K., & Strakowski, S.M. 2007. Manic distractibility and frontosubcortical processing Journal of Investigative Medicine, 55 , S354


Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., Kowatch, R.A., & Strakowski, S.M. 2006. Cognitive performance in bipolar disorder: A processing efficiency account Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12 ,


Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., Kowatch, R.A., & Strakowski, S.M. 2005. Cognitive performance in bipolar disorder: A processing efficiency account Neuropsychopharamacology, 30 Suppl. 1, S111


Burciaga, J., Madore, M.R., Hall, J., Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., & Strakowski, S.M. 02-2008. Psychomotor deficits in patients with bipolar disorder Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, ,