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, J.E., Scahill, L.D., Lombroso, P.J., King, R.A., Leckman, J.F. (2007) Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders: Ten Years of Progress. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(8):947-956. PMID: 17667475
  • Swain, J.E., Tasgin, E., Mayes, L.C., Feldman, R., Constable, R.T., Leckman J.F. (2008) Cesarean Delivery Affects Maternal Brain Responses to Own Baby Cry. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(10):1042-1052. PMID: 18771508 (JCPP top ten most sited for 2009)
  • Kim, P., Leckman, J.F., Mayes, L.C., Feldman, R., Xin, W., Swain, J.E. (2010) The plasticity of human maternal brain: longitudinal changes in brain anatomy during the early postpartum period. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124(5):695-700. PMID: 20939669


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