About Our Research Programs

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

We closely involve trainees — medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows — in our research mission, in order to prepare the next generation of psychiatric research leaders.

Many of our faculty members are associated with the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, where scientists conduct innovative research to discover the underlying causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.