Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Small Grant Program
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Small Grant Program, launched in 2015, was designed to promote research and collaborative scholarly projects advancing the academic interests of our faculty and the strategic themes of our department.
Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator
A primary emphasis of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is to develop outstanding academic and mental healthcare system leaders who will lead mental health research, education and clinical excellence in the 21st century. The Incubator Initiative engages faculty experts across the Department who offer guidance and advise advice targeted to early-career investigators and scholars.
Research in our Divisions
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
The mission of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is advancing science through exploration of psychopathology in children and adolescents; psychotherapy process and outcomes; early childhood stress/trauma; and psychological adjustment. The goal is to increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism and related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials.
Division of General Psychiatry and Psychology
The Division of General Psychiatry and Psychology encompasses a dynamic array of research topics from the immunological response to stress to digital platforms for dementia caregivers across the world. All of the research in this division is united by a drive, desire, and dedication to understanding the mechanisms – biologic, neurologic, environmental, and more – that affect an individual’s mental health and to determine if interventions can help impacted individuals.
Division of Inter-disciplinary Brain Sciences
The Division for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (DIBS) is dedicated to research that will improve the lives and well being of individuals with disorders of the brain through identification and measurement of genetic and environmental risk factors, comprehensive evaluation of cognitive and behavioral functions, multi-modal imaging of the living brain, and the design of innovative, disease-specific treatment trials using pharmacological, behavioral, and imaging-based approaches.
Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences
The focus of the Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences is to enhance the well-being of the general population and the optimal care of distinct and special populations by bridging the fields of psychiatry, epidemiology, ethics, and policy.
Division of Sleep Medicine
The overarching goal of the Division of Sleep Medicine is to advance our understanding of sleep and sleep disorders and translate that knowledge into improved patient care. Because sleep encompasses some of the greatest remaining mysteries in the biological sciences, breakthroughs in this area will constitute significant advances in human health this century. The Division of Sleep Medicine has a robust, multi-disciplinary research program comprised of ten distinct labs with diverse areas of focus.