The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Swathi Gujral, PhD, to the Faculty

We are pleased to announce that Swathi Gujral, PhD, has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. 

Dr. Swathi GujralDr. Gujral earned her PhD in clinical and biological health psychology from the University of Pittsburgh after completing a clinical psychology internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center/VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore. She then undertook postdoctoral training through the US Department of Veterans Affairs VA VISN 4 MIRECC Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment fellowship program under the mentorship of Meryl Butters, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science).

Dr. Gujral has specialty training in geriatric neuropsychology and behavioral medicine, and her clinical and research work focus on assessing and treating cognitive dysfunction and depression in older adults. Her long-term research goal is to optimize brain health in older adults with psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities using lifestyle interventions. Dr. Gujral is principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded K23 career development award investigating the effects of aerobic exercise training on structural and functional brain abnormalities and cognitive functioning in those with late-life depression.  

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gujral!