About Our Research Programs

Over the past decade, the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences has collaborated with local, national, and international partners to become a world leader in translational research, health services research, the neurosciences, and other specialties.

Department faculty collaborate with physicians and researchers throughout the university and have appointments in specialty institutes such as the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, the Dornsife Creativity and Brain Institute, and the USC Institute for Addiction. They also operate various research and training centers, including the Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC), USC Center for Mindfulness Science, and USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center.  Through these collaborations and others, a wide variety of basic, clinical, and translational research focuses on the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.