James E Swain MD, PhD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Psychology and Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Research Interests

Clinical Interests: child and adolescent psychiatry; infant psychiatry; Tourette's syndrome; obssessive compulsive disorders (OCD); childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. Research Interests: neuroimaging; functional MRI; attachment bonding-parent to infant 


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1994
  • M.D., University of Toronto, 1997

Selected Publications

  • Swain JE, Kim P, Spicer J, Ho SS, Dayton CJ, Elmadih A, Abel KM: Approaching the Biology of Human Parental Attachment: Brain Imaging, Oxytocin and Coordinated Assessments of Mothers and Fathers. Brain Research 2014 Mar 14. pii: S0006-8993(14)00355-2. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.03.007. PMID: 24637261
  • Kim P, Rigo P, Mayes LC, Feldman R, Leckman JF, Swain JE: Neural plasticity in fathers of human infants. Social Neuroscience 2014; June 24; 1-14 doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.933713 PMID: 24958358
  • Kim P., Evans G.W., Angstadt M., Ho, S., Sripada C.S., Swain J.E., Liberzon I., Phan K.L. (2013) Effects of Childhood Poverty and Chronic Stress on Emotion Regulatory Brain Function in Adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24145409


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