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A talented academic faculty of over 200 primary members trained in clinical medicine, psychology, social work, and multiple fields of basic science, continues to shape the future of behavioral health and promises to bring new and effective treatments to the many patients entrusted to our care. 

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Psychoneuroimmunology; Psychosomatic medicine
Ackerman
Kurt
Cortico-striatal circuit abnormalities; OCD; Cellular/circuit mechanisms;negative reinforcement; Human post-mortem studies; synaptic abnormalities
Ahmari
Susanne
Juvenile delinquency, development & persistence; Serious violent offending; Mental disorders & violence (e.g. gun violence)
Ahonen
Lia
Computational psychiatry; Geriatric mental health; Neuroimaging
Aizenstein
Howard
Alzheimer's disease; Aging
Ali Pascoal
Tharick
Dimensional psychopathology; Anxiety and irritability; Modeling aversive learning
Allen
Timothy
Accelerated aging in late-life mood disorders; Neural basis of anxiety & depression in late-life; Biomarkers of treatment response
Andreescu
Carmen
Aponte
Camila
Babbar
Jatinder
Stress-related neural circuitry; Childhood threat and deprivation; Infant neurodevelopment and emotionality
Banihashemi
Layla
Cognitive therapy in autism
Baumann
Barbara
Social cognition in personality disorders; Computational neuroscience; Social determinants of emotion
Beeney
Joseph
Traumatic brain injury; Toxic exposure
Beers
Sue
Bender
Daniel
Computational models to predict mood disorders; Neural mechanisms of mood disorders; Evaluating results in machine learning approaches
Bertocci
Michele
Bipolar spectrum disorders; Mood and anxiety disorders; Phenomenology, course & treatment
Birmaher
Boris
Trauma in young children
Blair
Kimberly
Biobehavioral oncology; Biobehavioral factors to cancer etiology; Biobehavioral factors to treatment response
Bovbjerg
Dana
Treatment of adolescent depression; Adolescent suicide prevention; Prediction of suicidal risk
Brent
David
Illness perception & treatment engagement; Adherence to depression treatment; Mental illness stigma
Brown
Charlotte
Learning and decision-making; Anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders; Neurocomputational modeling
Brown
Vanessa
Trajectory of cognitive function
Butters
Meryl
Evaluation and neurobiology of insomnia; Sleep and circadian rhythms; Self-report measures of sleep
Buysse
Daniel
Depression risk & developmental neuroscience; Emotional reactivity & regulation, reward process; Multimodal assessment of emotion
Bylsma
Lauren
Biopsychosocial risk mechanisms for aggression; Emotional reactivity and dysregulation; Emotion socialization
Byrd
Amy
Cognitive & affective systems in adolescence; Adolescent multi-modal neuroimaging; Adolescent neurophysiological development
Calabro
Finnegan
Sensitive periods neurodevelopment; Neural effects of exercise; Neuroplasticity
Cameron
Judy
Computational analysis of behavioral performance; Task-based & resting state neuroimaging analysis; Multivariate analysis techniques
Chase
Henry
Herbal adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia; Smoking cessation in the mentally ill; Music therapy & negative symptoms of schizophrenia
Chengappa
Kadiamada
Adolescent substance use; Adolescent cognition & brain development; Adolescent sleep
Clark
Duncan
Auditory neurophysiology in schizophrenia; Non-invasive brain stimulation in psychiatry; Cognitive dysfunction in psychosis
Coffman
Brian
Alzheimer's disease; PET imaging of Alzheimer's disease; Multimodal neuroimaging
Cohen
Ann
Mood disorders in children & adolescents; Telepsychiatry to rural communities; Collaborative care with pediatricians
Coleman
Craig
tDCS brain stimulation & combined therapies; Methods to reduce cue-reactivity in smokers
Conklin
Cynthia
Obesity and eating disorders; Children, pregnant women and families; Intervention development and delivery
Conlon
Rachel
Emotion awareness in ASD; Adapting mindfulness for ASD; Suicidality in ASD
Conner
Caitlin
Modeling of CNS infections using induced pluripote; Modeling schizophrenia using induced pluripotents; Development of three-dimensional neuronal platform
D'Aiuto
Leonardo
Perinatal substance use; Dual use of cannabis and cigarettes; Syndemics of reproductive health
DeGenna
Natacha
Adult mood disorders; Psychopharmacology
Denko
Timothey
Genetic basis of disease and disorders; Statistical genetics; Genomics, transcriptomics & proteomics
Devlin
Bernie
Mental health & outcomes in transplant patients; Depression risk factors/prevention in older adults; Research methodology and clinical trial design
Dew
Mary Amanda
Pediatric bipolar disorders; Neuroimaging; Developmental psychopathology
Diler
Rasim
Solid organ transplantation adherence; Solid organ transplantation addiction
DiMartini
Andrea
Decision-making in psychopathology; Reinforcement learning
Dombrovski
Alexandre
Substance use disorders; Psychology of behavior change; HIV and AIDS
Douaihy
Antoine
Sensory neuroscience in mood & anxiety disorders; Psychophysiology; Multimodal MRI
Edmiston
Elliot
Transcriptomics in human postmortem brain
Enwright
John
Social media to improve mental health outcomes
Escobar-Viera
César
Neuropharmacology; Neuroendocrinology; Nutritional biochemistry
Fernstrom
John
Biomarkers of schizophrenia & related disorders; Neuroimaging; Neuromodulations (i.e. TMS, TBS)
Ferrarelli
Fabio
Alterations in GABA circuitry in schizophrenia; Sex differences in circuit alterations; Normal development of primate circuitry
Fish
Kenneth
Clinical affective neuroscience; Reward & emotion neural circuitry in adolescents; Brain development
Forbes
Erika
rTMS in mood disorders; rTMS in eating behavior
Forman
Steven
Emotion regulation in depression; Individual differences in treatment response; Functional neuroimaging
Fournier
Jay
Sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep deprivation; Affective neuroscience; Adolescence
Franzen
Peter
Activity-dependent local translation in Alzheimers; Dopamine neuron vulnerability; aging & Parkinson's; Antipsychotic drug-induced metabolic syndrome
Freyberg
Zachary
Diagnosis & risk factors; neurocognitive disorders; Assessment of cognition in different populations; Cross-national studies of neurocognitive disorders
Ganguli
Mary
Psychotherapy and schizophrenia; Smoking cessation in serious mental illness; Adjunctive psychopharmacology; schizophrenia
Gannon
Jessica
Treatment resistant depression; Sleep and mood
Gebara
Marie Anne
Sleep; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Neural fear (threat) circuitry
Germain
Anne
Alzheimer's disease/related dementias; Lithium and neuroprotection; Bipolar disorder & aging
Gildengers
Ariel
Schizophrenia; Cortical circuitry & mitochondrial alterations
Glausier
Jill
Anxiety & bipolar disorders in children; Nutritional management of ASD; Acupuncture for cancer-related pain
Glick
Ronald
Adolescent mood disorders & suicide; Proximal risk factors for suicidal behavior; Psychosocial prevention and intervention
Goldstein
Tina
Parvalbumin interneuron alterations; schizophrenia; Pyramidal neuron alterations in schizophrenia; Cellular basis of working memory & its alterations
Gonzalez-Burgos
Guillermo
Meditation for chronic pain management; Patient-reported outcomes instrument development; Context factors in clinical treatment
Greco
Carol
Dendritic alterations in schizophrenia; Dendritic regression pathways
Grubisha
Melanie
Gujral
Swathi
Psychoneuroimmunology
Gushchin
Ghennady
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders; Prodromal indicators of risk for psychosis; Etiology & risk for suicide in psychosis
Haas
Gretchen
Person-level risk prediction for bipolar disorder; Neuroimaging of mood disorders; Neural & behavioral mechanisms of mindfulness
Hafeman
Danella
Impact of disturbed sleep to health & function; Sleep disparities; Biological/behavioral/social pathways & sleep
Hall
M.H. Martica
Down syndrome and dementia; ADHD in autism spectrum disorder; Parent training in autism spectrum disorder
Handen
Benjamin
Sleep and circadian rhythms; Affective neuroscience; Mood and substance use disorders
Hasler
Brant
Genetic/epigenetic influences on addiction; Genetic/epigenetic influences on brain structure
Hill
Shirley
Reproductive mental health; Stress response; Intergenerational studies
Hipwell
Alison
Holder
Diane
Threat dysregulation/social dysfunction & risk; Cognition and affect in adolescence; Ambulatory assessment methodology
Horton
Leslie
Neuromodulation therapies in psychiatry; Novel psychopharmacological therapies
Howland
Robert
Sleep-mediated regulation of reward; Neuroplasticity in drug addiction
Huang
Yanhua
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Hudak
Robert
Israel
Alex
Jacobson
Sansea
Metrics of neurodevelopment & genetics in youth; Deviations from typical neurodevelopment; Structural/functional MRI aberrations in psychosis
Jalbrzikowski
Maria
Emotion and cognition interactions; Stress and anxiety; Reward and cognition interactions
Jones
Neil
Infant and toddler attention; Early risk signals; neurodevelopmental disorders
Joseph
Heather
Prediction of treatment response; Risk asessment in Alzheimer's disease; Novel interventions using TMS
Karim
Helmet
Kistler
Elizabeth
Neuroimaging & blood biomarkers; Aging and dementia
Klunk
William
Dissemination and implementation science; Collaborative pediatric health care
Kolko
David
Course & outcome of juvenile depressive disorders; Emotion regulation in depression risk; Health consequences of early-onset depression
Kovacs
Maria
Kucherer
Shelly
Neurodevelopment of emotion regulation; Puberty and adolescent brain development; Anxiety and mood disorders
Ladouceur
Cecile
Sleep interventions; Sleep and mood; Implementation
Levenson
Jessica
Pregnant/postpartum women's health; Binge eating and obesity; Women's smoking behavior
Levine
Michele
Schizophrenia; Cognition; Cortical circuitry
Lewis
David
Childhood disruptive behavior disorders; Evidence-based assessment; Research methodology
Lindhiem
Oliver
Lubetsky
Martin
Dopaminergic neurodevelopment; GABA/glutamate neurodevelopment; Neurocognitive development
Luna
Beatriz
Proteomics and protein networks; Schizophrenia relevant spine biology; Protein network alterations in schizophrenia
MacDonald
Matthew
Episodic and working memory; Visual imagery; Depression - obesity interaction
Manelis
Anna
Genetic epidemiology in schizophrenia and bipolar; Global mental health
Mansour
Hader
Diagnosis of alcohol & substance use disorders; Clinical course of alcohol & drug problems
Martin
Christopher
Cardiovascular risk factors; Life course epidemiology; Women's health
Matthews
Karen
Emotion reactivity and regulation; Measure development; Clinical trials in autism
Mazefsky
Carla
Circadian rhythms in psychiatric disorders; Molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders
McClung
Colleen
McDermott
Cristin
Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia; Epigenetics in Alzheimers disease & normal aging; Epigenetics
McKinney
Brandon
Neurobiology of stress & suicide; Peripheral and neural biomarkers; Children, adolescents & young adults
Melhem
Nadine
Miller
Rebecca
Etiology, course & treatment of ADHD; Etiology, course & treatment of substance use; Primary care and ADHD treatment
Molina
Brooke
Children at familial risk for depression; Behavior inhibition
Morgan
Judith
Family caregiver burden; Psychotherapy in late life
Morycz
Richard
Perinatal mood disorders; Culturally sensitive patient engagement; Medication decision making in pregnancy
Moses-Kolko
Eydie
Moussawi
Khaled
Peer supports; System of care; Behavioral health integration
Nash
Kenneth
Nathaniel
Vernon
Genetic/environmental roots of cognitive variables; Cellular models for psychosis; Neurovirology
Nimgaonkar
Vishwajit
Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography; Biochemistry and structural biology
Ning
Jiying
Medicinal marijuana; Medicinal marijuana legalization; Opioid epidemic
Oberbarnscheidt
Thersilla
Child and adolescent depression, and suicide risk; Developmental affective neuroscience
Oppenheimer
Caroline
Mental health manifestations of concussions
Pan
Raymond
Neuroimaging predictors of treatment response; Interactions between belief, learning & mood; Computational models of placebo effects
Peciña
Marta
Alcohol response and impulsivity; Health disparities in alcohol & substance use risk; ADHD and substance use
Pedersen
Sarah
Developmental neuroscience; Cortical and striatal development; Autism spectrum disorders
Peixoto
Rui
Behavioral factors in drug use; Methods to test novel treatments; Drug effects promoting dependence
Perkins
Kenneth
Peterson
Ryan
Neuroimaging in mood disorders & OCD; Neuromodulation in mood disorders; Infant affective neural circuitry
Phillips
Mary
Personality disorders; Psychometrics; Treatment outcome research
Pilkonis
Paul
Plescia
Christopher
Effects of toxic stress; Mental health awareness in the Black Church
Powe
Paula
Network neuroscience related to risk for psychoses; Multimodal neuroimaging; Schizophrenia treatment clinical trials
Prasad
Konasale
Synergistic bio-behavioral treatment combinations; Neurocognitive substrates of depression/anxiety; Rapid-acting, neuromodulatory, computer treatment
Price
Rebecca
Opioid use disorders; Transcriptional/proteomic alterations in the brain; Circadian clocks; mechanisms of opioid use
Puig
Stephanie
Effects of prenatal drug exposure on offspring; Patterns of prenatal drug use in young women; Prenatal substance use research methodologies
Richardson
Gale
Impact of obesity on the developing brain; Effects of hormones on cardiovascular health; Technological interventions for youth/young adults
Rofey
Dana
Rosenstock
Jason
Machine learning and big data in psychiatry
Ryan
Neal
Schizophrenia; Mood disorders
Sah
Mukesh
Pediatric anxiety disorders; Pediatric depressive disorders; Pediatric bipolar disorder
Sakolsky
Dara
Multimodal imaging; Brain deficits in early psychosis; Progressive deficits in psychosis
Salisbury
Dean
Treatment outcomes; trajectories; Psychiatric neuroimaging; Therapeutic trials
Sarpal
Deepak
Schlesinger
Abigail
Yoga in mental health; Meditation
Schmidhofer
Sarah
High fidelity support for children
Schreiber
Justin
Family caregiving for older adults; Theories of life-span development; Depression in late life
Schulz
Richard
Personality disorders; Aggression and interpersonal problems; Suicide and self-injury
Scott
Lori
Sex differences in psychiatric disorders; Dendritic spine/microglia alterations; depression; Molecular rhythm disruptions in brain disorders
Seney
Marianne
Perinatal addiction; Trauma during pregnancy/postpartum; Women's mental health
Shenai
Neeta
Neural mechanisms of mood disorders; Neural mechanisms of recovery; Targeted interventions
Siegle
Greg
Rest-activity rhythms and health; Brain aging and mental health; Accelerometer-guided interventions
Smagula
Stephen
Developmental affective neuroscience; Sleep; Mood disorders
Soehner
Adriane
Song
Youeun
Spokas
Laima
Bereavement and aging; Circadian rhythms and late-life depression; Behavioral interventions for depression prevention
Stahl
Sarah
Borderline personality disorder; Preschool emotion regulation; Proximal markers of suicide risk
Stepp
Stephanie
Bipolar disorder; Maternal depression; Psychotherapy research
Swartz
Holly
Psychosis in Alzheimer's disease; Molecular mechanisms of psychosis; Synaptic alterations in schizophrenia
Sweet
Robert
Cognition & decision-making; suicide; Suicide in late life
Szanto
Katalin
Behavioral tools in integrated care models; Integrated models of care
Szigethy
Eva
Auditory deficits in schizophrenia; Neural substrate of echoic memory; Adaptation and predictive coding
Teichert
Tobias
Teverovsky
Esther
LGBT health; Suicidal behavior; HIV prevention
Thoma
Brian
Menopause and cardiovascular disease; Menopause and neurocognitive health; Trauma and cardiovascular disease risk
Thurston
Rebecca
Addiction; Learning and memory processes; Adolescent drug exposure long term effects
Torregrossa
Mary
Early onset SPMI; Treatment resistant psychosis; Psychiatric intensive care
Travis
Michael
Neuroimaging studies of age-related pathology; Statistical methods for multimodal imaging studies; Alzheimer's disease
Tudorascu
Dana
Treatment outcomes in children with autism; Emotion regulation in persistently ill adolescents
Tumuluru
Rameshwari
Mental health in sickle cell patients; Sexual health in female cancer patients; Reproductive mental health & eating disorders
Valpey
Robin
Reinforcement learning; Decision-making; Depression and suicide
Vanyukov
Polina
Varon
Daniel
Development and treatment of youth depression; Engagement of depression treatment targets
Vaughn-Coaxum
Rachel
Veeragandham
Gautami
Weight/cardiometabolic outcomes; Physical function and mood; Health-related quality of life
Venditti
Elizabeth
Neural correlates of bipolar disorder course; Neuroimaging in adolescents with mTBI; Neural correlates of ADHD
Versace
Amelia
Alzheimer's disease; Nuclear medicine; Disease-specific biomarkers
Villemagne
Victor
Microglial activation in schizophrenia; Cortical circuitry dysfunction in schizophrenia; Animal models; pathophysiology of schizophrenia
Volk
David
Walker
Courtney
Machine learning; Clustering; Methods for NIMH RDoC data
Wallace
Meredith
Sleep regulation and reward
Wang
Yao
Alcohol use disorder; Genetics; Adolescent development
Wang
Frances
Mobile cognitive assessment; Psychosocial and cognitive interactions
Weinstein
Andrea
White
Crystal
Treatment of major depression with psychosis
Whyte
Ellen
Sleep promoting brain health & cognition; Sleep enhancement methods; Sleep and aging
Wilckens
Kristine
Winkeller
Victoria
Mechanisms of depression & anxiety; Neurocognitive interventions; Developmental affective neuroscience
Woody
Mary
Brain development and aging; Neuroimaging
Wu
Minjie
Neuroimaging; Human brain mapping
Yang
Shaolin
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback; Autobiographical memory; Neural correlates of mood disorders
Young
Kymberly