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Research Programs, Centers & Labs

Our programs, centers, and labs cover a variety of subject matters in the field of psychiatry, contributing to a culture of tremendous ingenuity and creativity.

Name Program/Center/Lab Principal Investigator
Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Program Susan Tapert, PhD; Joanna Jacobus, PhDTerry Jernigan, PhDSandra A. Brown PhD
Caregiver Study Research Program Program Igor Grant, MD; Brent Mausbach, PhD
Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application (CCARTA) Center Igor Koutsenok, MD
Biopsychological Research on Aging, Inflammation, and Neuropsychiatry (BRAIN) Lab Lab Lisa Eyler, PhD
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) Center Igor Grant, MD
Positive Emotion and Anxiety Research Laboratory (PEARL) Lab Charles Taylor, PhD
Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program Program Kristin Cadenhead, MD
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Program Igor Grant, MD
Interventional Psychiatry Research Program Program Greg Appelbaum, PhD
National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA)  Program Susan Tapert PhD; Sandra A. Brown PhD
Psychosocial Oncology/Palliative Care Psychiatry  Program Ralph Saintfort, MD
Sustained Training on Aging & HIV Research (STAHR)  Program Scott Letendre, MDErin Sundermann, PhD
Translational Research in Psychophysiology, Exploration, & Cognition (TRIPEC)  Program William Perry, PhD
Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA)  Program William Kremen, PhD; Carol Franz, PhD
Women's Mood Disorders Clinic Program Barbara Parry, MD
Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) Center Gregory Aarons, PhD
Dissemination & Implementation Science Center (DISC) Center Greg Aarons PhD; Lauren Brookman-Frazee PhD; Nicole Stadnick PhD; Borsika Rabin PhD
Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research Center Walter Kaye, MD
ImplementatioN Science and Team Effectiveness in Practice (IN STEP) Children's Mental Health Research Center Center Lauren Brookman-Frazee PhD; Greg Aarons PhD; Nicole Stadnick PhDMarisa Sklar PhD
Mental Health Technology (MHTech) Center  Center Eric Granholm, PhD
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), San Diego Site Center Gregory Light, PhD
NIDA Center for GWAS in outbred rats Center Abraham Palmer, PhD
Pacific Treatment and Research Center (PACTARC) Center Robert Anthenelli, MD
PTSD-TBI/INTRuST  Center  Murray Stein, MD
VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH) Center Ariel J. Lang, PhD, MPH
Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Center Igor Grant, MDCristian L Achim, MD, PhD; Ronald J Ellis, MD, PhDScott L Letendre, MDMariana Cherner, PhDErin E Morgan, PhD
Functional Neuroscience Lab  Lab Fiza Singh, MD
Lab of Cognitive Imaging Lab Carrie McDonald, PhD
Mood, Anxiety, and Substance Use Computational Lab Lab Alejandro D. Meruelo, MD, PhD
Neurocognition and Movement Lab Lab Dawn M. Schiehser, PhD
Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEATLABS) Lab Jyoti Mishra Ramanathan, PhD; Dhakshin Ramanathan, MD, PhD
Stress & Neuroimaging Lab Lab Alan Simmons, PhD
STARR Lab Lab Peter Colvonen, PhD
Twamley SMART Lab Lab Elizabeth Twamley, PhD
WISE Lab Lab  Zvinka Zlatar, PhD
Ayers Lab  Lab Catherine Ayers, ABPP, PhD
Cognitive Dynamics Lab  Lab Colin Depp, PhD; Raeanne Moore, PhD
NSTAR Lab  Lab Jessica Bomyea, PhD
Welsh-McCarthy Lab  Lab David Welsh, MD, PhD; Michael McCarthy, MD, PhD
CNS Laboratory of Memory and the Brain Lab Christine N. Smith, PhD