Psychiatry Education & Training


To develop, coordinate and integrate the highest caliber multi-disciplinary education and training in the clinical care and scientific investigation of mental illness, and more broadly, in the study of behavior and its biological and psychological underpinnings.


The PET Council will enhance the coordination, efficiency and quality of the Department of Psychiatry’s education and training, develop new opportunities for collaborations with positive “multiplier” effects on scientific and funding resources, promote the integration of clinical and scientific training in a thoughtful and consistent manner, advance diversity and help develop a more cohesive and collegial Departmental identity around a shared core educational mission.

Faculty Members of the Education and Training Council 2016 - 2017 
  • Igor Grant, MD, Ex Officio
  • Robert Anthenelli, MD, Ex Officio
  • Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD, Chair
  • Gregory Light, PhD, Deputy Vice Chair
  • Leslie Anderson, PhD
  • Kristin Beizai, MD
  • Sandra J. Brown, PhD
  • Brian Buzzella, PhD
  • Kristin Cadenhead, MD
  • Veronica Cardenas, PhD
  • Mariana Cherner, PhD
  • Nancy Downs, MD
  • Lisa Eyler, PhD
  • David Folsom, MD, MPH
  • Jay Giedd, MD
  • Bob Heaton, PhD
  • Ellen Heyneman, MD
  • Steve Huege, MD
  • Amy Jak, PhD
  • Janis Jenkins, PhD
  • John R. Kelsoe, MD
  • Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
  • David Lehman, MD, MPH
  • Laurie Lindamer, PhD
  • Kurtis Lindeman, MD
  • Abraham Palmer, PhD
  • Barton Palmer, PhD
  • Bill Perry, PhD
  • Sanjai Rao, MD
  • Vicky Risbrough, PhD
  • Marc Schuckit, MD
  • Pei-an (Betty) Shih, MPM, PhD
  • Louisa Steiger, MD, MPH
  • Murray Stein, MD, MPH
  • Sid Zisook, MD

Program Representatives of the Council of Trainees 2016 - 2017 
  • Laura Berner, PhD
  • Jabe Best, MD
  • Jessica Bomyea, PhD
  • Beverly Chang, MD
  • Timothy Chapman, PhD
  • Jillian Clark
  • Jessica Deslauriers, PhD 
  • Adam Fields, PhD
  • Jessica McCurley
  • Sarah Jurick
  • Nate Miller, MD, PhD
  • Jason Schweitzer, MD