Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Message from the Chair

Our department is inspired.  We are a community dedicated to transformational change and social good. Each of us, whether faculty, learner, or staff, is passionate about our work because we recognize its vital importance to humanity -- to all of our health and futures. Together we have established a great modern academic department, integrating and accelerating our five missions:

  1. Advancing Science
  2. Clinical Innovation and Service
  3. Educational Excellence
  4. Community Engagement and Commitment
  5. Professionalism and Leadership

The leaders, innovators, and learners of our department envision a better world – a world of improved health and lessened burdens of mental illness.  We imagine a future in which children, adults, and elders lives each day well and encounter life’s inevitable challenges with strength. And we are creating the path to this better future.

Laura Roberts, MD, MA
Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor


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Upcoming Events

October 17, 2019

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: "A ‘Circuits-First’ Approach to Mental Illness," with Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

October 19, 2019

3RD ANNUAL OCD AWARENESS WEEK: Treatment Advances and Supporting Loved Ones with OCD - A Free Community Event

October 19, 2019

Community Education Day for Psychosis, presented by Stanford Medicine and UCSF