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Gregory A. Aarons, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: The interface of organization/management theory and implementation of innovation and evidence-based practice in mental health, social service, and medical settings, translational science. 

Dean T. Acheson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Facilitating learning-based mechanisms of psychotherapy via pharmacological intervention.

Cristian L. Achim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: The molecular mechanisms of disease in HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).

Niloofar Afari, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Chronic pain, twin studies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and implementation of eHealth technology.

Hagop Akiskal, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Chronic Depression, PTSD, Temperament, Bipolar Disorder

Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Pediatric neuropsychology; Diagnostic and assessment practices for children with autistic spectrum disorders

Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Military Sexual Trauma and Interpersonal Trauma (MST & IPT)

E. Clark Allen, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychotherapy

Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Sleep disorders research; sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine.

Abigail C. Angkaw, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: PTSD, anxiety, aggression, addiction, and mobile health technology in adults, particularly returning Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.

Robert Anthenelli, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of substance use and dependence disorders.

Joseph Hampton Atkinson, M.D., Professor in Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: HIV neurobehavioral research, translational methamphetamine research and investigating pharmacologic and behavioral interventions for chronic back pain.

Catherine R. Ayers , Ph.D., ABPP
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Treatment outcomes for geriatric hoarding disorder and the neuropsychiatric characterization of hoarding disorder in late life.

Dewleen Baker, M.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Stress and mental health.

Ursula Bailer, M.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Wayne A. Bardwell, Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Links between physiological and psychosocial functioning in chronic medical illness (breast cancer, obstructive sleep apnea)

Mark W. Bondi, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of aging and dementia

David L. Braff, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychophysiology, neuropsychology, and neurobiology of schizophrenia

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Mental health services for children with autistic spectrum disorders and disruptive behavior problems; parent training; clinician training and supervision

Gregory Brown, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Computational modeling and brain imaging, neuropsychological testing to assess neurobehavioral functioning

Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Adolescent and adult alcohol and drug intervention research.

Sandra J. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP/CN Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent clinical neuropsychology.

Monte Buchsbaum, M.D., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Expanding research effort with positron emission tomography.

Kristin Cadenhead, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Early identification, intervention and prevention of serious mental illness.

Michael P. Caligiuri, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Movement disorders; biomedical instrumentation; Parkinsonism; neuroleptics; motor control, functional MRI

Veronica, Cardenas, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Cancer patient and family support services.

Mariana Cherner, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurocognitive consequences of HIV, stimulant abuse, and Hepatitis C. Cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment

Robert E. Clark, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Investigates the organization and neurological foundations of learning and memory.

David Deitch, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Substance abuse, Therapeutic Communities

Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Dean C. Delis, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychological function in neurologic and psychiatric patients

Colin Depp, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical services and treatment for Veterans.

Andre Der-Avakian, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Stress-induced reward deficits relating to depression and other mood disorders.

Joel E. Dimsdale, M.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychosomatic medicine and effects of stress

Neal Doran, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Adolescent and
Adult Substance Abuse Research

Nancy Swerdlow Downs, M.D., H.S. Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Integrative treatments for depression and anxiety in primary care settings and novel interventions for suicide prevention.

Sean Drummond, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Experimental and Clinical research on sleep and sleep deprivation.

Jennifer J. Dunkin, Ph.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Emmanuel Espejo, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly group-based psychotherapy for anxiety.

Lisa Eyler, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Understanding individual differences in cognitive and emotional functioning using structural and functional brain imaging, with particular interest in changes due to aging and development among those with severe mental illness, autism, and healthy individuals.

David Feifel, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropeptides and behavior; adult attention deficit

Christine Fennema-Notestine, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging methods development and validation, clinical research neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology, and biomedical informatics.

Vincent Filoteo, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience of attention, categorization and memory.

Lavinia Fiorentino, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Behavioral medicine and health psychology.

David Folsom, M.D., M.P.H, Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychiatry and family medicine.

Carol E Franz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Longitudinal study of stress and aging, with a focus on risk and preventive factors for cognitive aging.

Jay Giedd, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: brain development in health and illness.

Mark A. Geyer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: translations study of sensorimotor gating deficits in schizophrenia and related animal models.

Tamar H. Gollan, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology, bilingualism, language production

Assawin Gongvatana, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging methods to examine brain dysfunction associated with HIV infection, alcoholism, drug abuse, and other comorbid conditions.

Eric Granholm, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology and psychophysiology of schizophrenia

Igor Grant, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobehavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS and alcoholism; life stress and illness

Tiffany A. Greenwood , Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychiatric genetics

Amanda Bischoff Grethe, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Frank Haist, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Developmental cognitive neuroscience.

Adam Halberstadt, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Richard L. Hauger, M.D., Professor 
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuroendocrinology of stress and psychostimulants

Robert K. Heaton, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology; HIV encephalopathy; schizophrenia

Pia Heppner, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Ellen K. Heyneman, M.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Eating disorders and mood disorders in children and adolescents

Steve Hickman, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) 

Jeremy Hirst, M.D., Psychiatrist
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Cancer, and Psychosocial Oncology.

Suzi Hong, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychoneuroimmunology and behavioral medicine.

Lilia M. Iakoucheva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Protein Interaction Networks, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Autism, Schizophrenia

Scott Irwin, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Palliative care psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and psychosocial oncology

Mark Jacobson, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Amy J. Jak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor In-Residence   
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of aging and traumatic brain injury

David Janowsky, M.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Pharmacological and psychological treatment of bipolar and related affective disorders.

Janis H. Jenkins, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Anthropology
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Cultural psychiatry, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders (especially psychological trauma), Latinos, ethnicity, gender, immigrants and refugees, violence, and qualitative methods.

Terry L. Jernigan, Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive Sci, Psychiatry & Radiology
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Brain imaging of cognitive and psychiatric disorders; aging and memory research

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Geropsychiatry; late-onset psychoses; dementia; tardive dyskinesia

Lewis L. Judd, M.D., D.Sc., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical, epidemiological, and treatment studies of mood and anxiety disorders

Patricia H. Judd, Ph.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurocognitive deficits in Borderline Personality Disorder

Walter H. Kaye, M.D., Professor   
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Eating Disorders

John R. Kelsoe, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Molecular biological approaches to psychiatric disorders

Daniel S. Kim, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Geriatric psychiatry, capacity to consent in schizophrenia, trauma in serious mental illness

Steve Koh, M.D,, M.P.H., M.B.H., Assistant Professor   
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Geriatric Psychiatry

William S. Kremen, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Behavior genetic studies of aging and psychiatric disorders

Daniel F. Kripke, M.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Chronobiology; light exposure and treatment; sleep

Ronald Kuczenski, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychopharmacology of stimulants; in vivo microdialysis

Ariel J. Lang, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Anxiety and trauma, emotional disorders in the general medical setting

Amy Lansing, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobehavioral underpinnings of high-risk behaviors and functional impairment in underserved and vulnerable populations.

David Lehman, M.D., H.S. Associate Professor 
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Cognitive Disorders

Saul Levine, M.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Adolescent's belief systems; resiliency of youth

Gregory Light, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Auditory sensory processing deficits in schizophrenia

Laurie A. Lindamer, Ph.D., H.S. Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Schizophrenia, neuropsychology and psychotic disorders, health issues in older adults with psychosis

James B. Lohr, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Schizophrenia and movement disorders research

Arnold J. Mandell, M.D., Professor Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Mathematical and Theoretical Neuroscience and Protein Biophysics

Thomas Marcotte, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of HIV infection and other dementing disorders

Athina Markou, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of drug dependence, depression and schizophrenia.

Scott Matthews, M.D., Assistant Professor In-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Brain imaging for mood disorders

Brent T. Mausbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Stress/coping; Alzheimer’s caregiving; behavioral medicine; functional outcomes in schizophrenia

Jeffrey E. Max, MBBCh (M.D.), Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Pediatric Traumatic Brain and Stroke Research

Michael J. McCarthy M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor 
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of mood disorders and circadian clocks

Corey McCulloch, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Carrie R. McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging and neuropsychological correlates of epilepsy and primary brain tumors; neuropsychology of aging.

Paul J. Mills, Ph.D., Professor in-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Stress; adrenergic function; menstrual physiology; behavioral medicine

Arpi Minassian, Ph.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychophysiology, cognition, genetics

David Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: clinical psychology specializing in neuropsychological and everyday functioning assessments

Mark G. Myers, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Substance abuse in adolescents

Carla Marie Nappi, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Mood disorders and suicidality.

Hoang A. Nguyen, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Caroline Nievergelt, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Biomarkers for psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and bipolar disorder. 

Marc A. Norman, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychological Assessment, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy

Sonya Norman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor In-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: PTSD and mental health needs among recently deployed Veterans; Co-Occurring PTSD and Alcohol/Substance Use Disorder; Psychotherapy Outcomes Research

Sarah Nunnink, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Barton Palmer, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology, decision-making capacity, late life psychoses, cognitive assessment

Barbara L. Parry, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Depression; chronobiology; premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal and seasonal mood disorders

Thomas Patterson, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Life events

Martin P. Paulus, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Nonlinear dynamics, behavioral neuropsychopharmacology

Dimitri Periviolitis, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

William Perry, Ph.D., Professor in-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of schizophrenia

Alejandra Postlethwaite, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychiatry.

Susan Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Behavioral effects of alterations in monoamine neurochemistry.

David J. Printz, M.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Carmen Pulido, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Brinda Rana, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Sanjai Rao, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Depression and psychopharmacology.

Laura Redwine, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Valerie A. Rice, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor 
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Neal Richtand, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychiatric disorders including Schizophrenia, Drug dependence, and traumatic brain injury.

Victoria Risbrough, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Anxiety; PTSD; Translational preclinical psychopharmacology and clinical psychophysiology

Joshua Ruberg, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychology for Veterans.

Christine Rufener, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Thomas Rutledge, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Impact of mood and behavioral factors on chronic disease, particularly cardiovascular disease.

Sanjaya Saxena, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology and treatment of OCD, Hoarding Disorder (HD), and related disorders.

Dawn Schiehser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical and Neuropsychology

Marc A. Schuckit, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Alcoholism; family and genetic studies

Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Psychiatric Genetics

Svetlana Semenova, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychopharmacology, reward and cognitive aspects of drug and alcohol dependence and HIV.

Daniel Sewell, M.D., Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: HIV psychiatry; geropsychiatry; neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Betty Shih, M.P.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Genetic and lipidomics research in patients with mental illnesses.

I-Wei Shu, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Stephen R. Shuchter, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Emeritus
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Grief, bereavement, and depression

Alan Simmons, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Posttraumatic Stress disorders/Traumatic Brain Injury

Mounir Soliman, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychopharmacology for schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of memory

Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorders / Intervention and Services Research

Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of anxiety disorders

Irina Strigo, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Pain processing in psychiatric disorders and chronic pain

Jessica Suhrheinrich, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Autism Services, Implementation Science

Neal Swerdlow, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Limbic system-basal ganglia function in mental illness

Susan F. Tapert, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Substance use disorders, neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and adolescent development.

Susan Tate, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Substance use disorders, co-occurring mental and physical health problems, and development and evaluation of clinical interventions.

Erick Tatro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Charles T. Taylor, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Michael Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Generation and application of demographically-corrected norms in neuropsychological assessment.

Wesley K. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor In Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Development and Application of Statistical Models to Psychiatric data of brain imaging, genetics, and longitudinal outcomes

Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); cognitive functioning of older and younger veterans with PTSD; psychotherapy outcome research; provision of treatment via telemedicine (videoconferencing)

Ryan S. Trim, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:Substance use disorders, longitudinal data analysis, environmental risk factors, treatment of dual diagnosis

Mary Ellen Trunko, M.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Distinguished Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Human genetics; behavior and neuropsychiatric diseases; family-genetic studies of psychiatric disorders; the genetic heterogeneity of schizophrenia.

Elizabeth Twamley, Ph.D., Associate Professor In-Residence
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Bridging neuropsychology and interventions for individuals with severe mental illness and traumatic brain injury.

Monica D. Ulibarri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: HIV prevention with highly vulnerable populations.

Tamara Wall, Ph.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Etiology of alcoholism-genetic and environmental vulnerability factors

David K. Welsh, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Circadian clocks

Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Treatment of late-life anxiety.

Christina Wierenga, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Katherine Williams, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:

Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Treatment of late-life anxiety.

Xianjin Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Molecular Biology of Psychiatry Disorders.

Jared W. Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychopharmacology.

Sidney Zisook, M.D., Professor
Faculty Research Interest/Specialization: Psychopharmacology of depression and schizophrenia; bereavement; PTSD