Rebekah S. Huber, PhD


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Psychiatry - Research Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-1439
  • College of Health
    Department of Psychiatry
    383 Colorow Building
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Research Statement

Rebekah Huber, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding risk correlates of psychiatric disorders and suicide, especially in youth. Dr. Huber’s training background in child development, psychopathology, and clinical assessment and her research experience with magnetic resonance imaging has led to a primary research interest in the use of neurocognitive assessment and neuroimaging to evaluate cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying suicide behavior in youth with bipolar disorder.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Educational Psychology
Graduate Training Minnesota State University
Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate University of Nebraska

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bakian AV, Huber RS, Scholl L, Renshaw PF, Kondo D (2020). Dietary creatine intake and depression risk among U.S. adults. Transl Psychiatry, 10(1), 52.
  2. Karcher NR, Loewy RL, Savill M, Avenevoli S, Huber RS, Simon TJ, Leckliter IN, Sher KJ, Barch DM (2020). Replication of Associations With Psychotic-Like Experiences in Middle Childhood From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Schizophr Bull Open, 1(1), sgaa009.
  3. Huber RS, Hodgson R, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2019). A qualitative systematic review of suicide behavior using the cognitive systems domain of the research domain criteria (RDoC) framework. Psychiatry Res, 282, 112589.
  4. Huber RS, Subramaniam P, Kondo DG, Shi X, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2018). Reduced lateral orbitofrontal cortex volume and suicide behavior in youth with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord, 21(4), 321-329.
  5. Huber RS, Kim TS, Kim N, Kuykendall MD, Sherwood SN, Renshaw PF, Kondo DG (2015). Association Between Altitude and Regional Variation of ADHD in Youth. J Atten Disord, 22(14), 1299-1306.
  6. Karcher NR, Barch DM, Avenevoli S, Savill M, Huber RS, Simon TJ, Leckliter IN, Sher KJ, Loewy RL (2018). Assessment of the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief Child Version for Measurement of Self-reported Psychoticlike Experiences in Childhood. JAMA Psychiatry, 75(8), 853-861.
  7. Prescot AP, Miller SR, Ingenito G, Huber RS, Kondo DG, Renshaw PF (2017). In Vivo Detection of CPP-115 Target Engagement in Human Brain. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43(3), 646-654.
  8. Huber RS, Kondo DG, Shi XF, Prescot AP, Clark E, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2017). Relationship of executive functioning deficits to N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in youth with bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord, 225, 71-78.
  9. Kondo DG, Forrest LN, Shi X, Sung YH, Hellem TL, Huber RS, Renshaw PF (2016). Creatine target engagement with brain bioenergetics: a dose-ranging phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of adolescent females with SSRI-resistant depression. Amino Acids, 48(8), 1941-54.
  10. Shi XF, Carlson PJ, Sung YH, Fiedler KK, Forrest LN, Hellem TL, Huber RS, Kim SE, Zuo C, Jeong EK, Renshaw PF, Kondo DG (2015). Decreased brain PME/PDE ratio in bipolar disorder: a preliminary (31) P magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Bipolar Disorders, 17(7), 743-52.
  11. Huber RS, Coon H, Kim N, Renshaw PF, Kondo DG (2014). Altitude is a risk factor for completed suicide in bipolar disorder. Med Hypotheses, 82(3), 377-81.
  12. Shi XF, Forrest LN, Kuykendall MD, Prescot AP, Sung YH, Huber RS, Hellem TL, Jeong EK, Renshaw PF, Kondo DG (2014). Anterior cingulate cortex choline levels in female adolescents with unipolar versus bipolar depression: a potential new tool for diagnosis. J Affect Disord, 167, 25-9.
  13. Shi XF, Kondo DG, Sung YH, Hellem TL, Fiedler KK, Jeong EK, Huber RS, Renshaw PF (2012). Frontal lobe bioenergetic metabolism in depressed adolescents with bipolar disorder: a phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Bipolar Disorders, 14(6), 607-17.
  14. Huber, RS, Sheth, C, Renshaw, PF, Yurgelun-Todd, DA McGlade, EC (). Suicide ideation and neurocognition among 9- and 10-year old children in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Archives of Suicide Research.


  1. Huber RS, Yurgelun-Todd DA (2020). Neural mechanisms underlying suicide behavior in youth with bipolar disorder. [Letter to the editor]. Bipolar Disord, 22(2), 193-194.