NRTP Faculty

NRTP residents can work with any faculty members at Yale University who conduct research relevant to any aspect of psychiatry. Below is a list of some of the core NRTP faculty doing research within the Psychiatry Department.

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Chadi Abdallah, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Associate Director of Research, Director of Clinical Trials, and Director of Neuroimaging, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

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Nii Antie Addy, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Behavioral Sciences; Electrochemistry; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Signal Transduction; Substance-Related Disorders

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George Kevork Aghajanian, MD

Emeritus Faculty

Research Interests

Hallucinogens; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Psychiatry

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Meenakshi Alreja, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Director, Minority Recruitment, Psychiatry Department

Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Psychiatry Department

Research Interests

Acetylcholine; Electrophysiology; Glutamates; Interneurons; Kisspeptins; Memory; Neurobiology; Nicotine; Prefrontal Cortex; Psychiatry; Puberty; Signal Transduction

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Gustavo Adolfo Angarita-Africano, MD

Associate Research Scientist

Associate Inpatient Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU)

Medical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (ForDD)

Clinical Interests

Psychiatry; Substance-Related Disorders

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Alan Anticevic, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology

Co-Director, Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3)

Research Interests

Affect; Cognition; Computational Biology; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Emotions; Memory, Short-Term; Mental Disorders; Neuroimaging; Schizophrenia; Substance-Related Disorders

Clinical Interests

Adult

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Kevin L. Behar, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Director, MRRC Neurometabolism Research Laboratory

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Glutamates; Glutamine; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular; Psychiatry

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Michael Howard Bloch, MD, MS

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

Associate Director, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Associate Director of the Tic and OCD Program

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Meta-Analysis; Neuroimaging; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Psychiatry and Psychology; Tourette Syndrome; Trichotillomania

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Hilary Blumberg, MD

John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Director, Mood Disorders Research Program

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Bipolar Disorder; Child Psychiatry; Depression; Diffusion Tensor Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Mood Disorders; Neuropsychiatry; Psychiatry; Suicide

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Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD

Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry

Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions

Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Cognitive Science; Evidence-Based Medicine; Mental Disorders; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders

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Richard E Carson, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Director, Yale PET Center

Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Nuclear Medicine; Physiology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Radiology

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Philip R Corlett, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Kelly P Cosgrove, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alcoholism; alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor; Brain; Chemicals and Drugs; Diseases; Neurobiology; Neuroimaging; Nicotine; Positron-Emission Tomography; Psychiatry and Psychology; Radiology

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Ralph Joseph DiLeone, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Animal Nutrition Sciences; Eating Disorders; Ethology; Natural History; Neurobiology; Obesity; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection

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Deepak Cyril Dsouza, MBBS, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY)

Director, Neurobiological Studies Unit, VACHS

Director, VA-CMHC Schizophrenia Research Clinic

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Behavioral Disciplines and Activities; Mental Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychological Phenomena and Processes

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Ronald Stanton Duman, PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities

Research Interests

Antidepressive Agents; Depression; Gene Expression; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Signal Transduction; Stress, Psychological

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Irina Esterlis, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Molecular Imaging Program, NCPTSD, VA

Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Sciences Division

Research Interests

Chemicals and Drugs; Molecular Imaging; Mood Disorders; Psychiatry; Radiology; Tobacco

Clinical Interests

Adult

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Joel Gelernter, MD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

Research Interests

Affective Disorders, Psychotic; Alcoholism; Anxiety Disorders; China; Genetics; Genetics, Population; Global Health; Israel; Polymorphism, Genetic; Psychiatry; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Substance-Related Disorders; Thailand

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David C. Glahn, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Aging; Bipolar Disorder; Child Development; Depressive Disorder, Major; Genetics; Genetics, Behavioral; Neuroimaging; Neuropsychology; Psychiatry and Psychology; Schizophrenia

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Ralitza Gueorguieva, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Director of Biostatistics in Psychiatry

Research Interests

Models, Statistical; Psychiatry; Research Design; Risk Assessment

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Hedy Kober, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

Director, Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab

Research Interests

Cognition; Emotions; Meditation; Mindfulness; Smoking Cessation; Substance-Related Disorders; Thinking

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Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Vice-Chair, Human Investigations Committee II & IV

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Alcohol Drinking; Behavioral Medicine; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care; Marijuana Smoking; Nicotine; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychotherapy; Tobacco

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John H. Krystal, MD

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neuroimaging; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans

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Alex Kwan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Decision Making; Depressive Disorder; Electrophysiology; Executive Function; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Prefrontal Cortex; Schizophrenia

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James Frederick Leckman, MD, PhD

Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry; Global Health; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Psychiatry; Tic Disorders; Tourette Syndrome

Clinical Interests

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Tourette Syndrome

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Chiang-Shan Ray Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alcohols; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Behavior Control; Biological Therapy; Central Nervous System; Drug Users; Mental Disorders; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Research Subjects; Therapeutics

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Robert T. Malison, MD, BA

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit

Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

Research Interests

Biological Psychiatry; Central Nervous System Stimulants; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Functional Neuroimaging; Genetics, Behavioral; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Methylphenidate; Motivation; Psychopharmacology; Psychoses, Substance-Induced

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Graeme F Mason, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry

Director Metabolic Modeling and Director Psychiatric MRS

Director, Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program

Chair, Magnetic Resonance Research Center Protocol Review Committee

Research Interests

Alcoholic Intoxication; Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System; Alcoholism; Amino Acids; Carbohydrates; Central Nervous System Diseases; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Fatty Acids; Mathematical Computing; Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action; Mood Disorders; Neuroimaging; Physiological Effects of Drugs; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; Tobacco Use Disorder

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Carolyn M Mazure, PhD

Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

Research Interests

Behavior, Addictive; Depressive Disorder; Psychiatry; Sex Differentiation; Stress, Psychological; Tobacco Use Cessation; Women's Health

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Sherry McKee, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory

Clinical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic

Director, Yale-SCOR to Develop Gender-Sensitive Therapeutics for Addiction

Research Interests

Alcohol-Related Disorders; Criminal Psychology; Psychiatry and Psychology; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder

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Peter Thomas Morgan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Chair of Psychiatry, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Sleep Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders

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Evan Daniel Morris, PhD

Professor

Co-director for Imaging, Yale PET Center

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Angus Clark Nairn, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Dopamine; Huntington Disease; Parkinson Disease; Protein Kinases; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Signal Transduction

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Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry

Deputy Chair, Clinical Research

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Risk Reduction Behavior; Smoking; Substance-Related Disorders

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Godfrey D Pearlson, MA, MBBS

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Endophenotypes; Genotype; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Phenotype; Psychiatry; Psychotic Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders

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Kevin Pelphrey, PhD

Research Interests

Brain; Child Development; Child Psychiatry; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychology, Child; Translational Medical Research

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Ismene Leonida Petrakis, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Comorbidity; Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychopharmacology; Substance-Related Disorders; Veterans

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Child Psychiatry; Mental Disorders; Nervous System Diseases; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Nicotine; Pharmacology

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Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic

Co-Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

Research Interests

Basal Ganglia Diseases; Learning; Molecular Biology; Neuroanatomy; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Phobic Disorders; Psychopharmacology; Tourette Syndrome; Trichotillomania

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Marc N Potenza, PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research

Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Gambling; Impulse Control Disorders; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders

Clinical Interests

Alcohol Drinking; Men's Health; Mental Health; Obesity; Substance-Related Disorders; Women's Health

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Douglas L Rothman, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Director Yale MR Research Center

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Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Yale Depression Research Program

Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service

Research Interests

Amino Acids; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Drugs, Investigational; Mental Disorders; Nervous System Diseases

Clinical Interests

Adult; Depression

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Rajita Sinha, PhD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center

Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry

Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Relaxation; Stress, Psychological; Substance-Related Disorders

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Dana Small, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychology

Deputy Director and Fellow, The John B Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests

Dopamine; Motivation; Neuroimaging; Neurophysiology; Obesity; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychophysics; Stress, Psychological

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Steven M Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Neurobiology; Psychiatry and Psychology; Resilience, Psychological; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

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Jane Rebecca Taylor, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Behavior; Mental Disorders; Motivation; Neurobehavioral Manifestations

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Cenk Tek, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Psychosis Program, CMHC

Research Interests

Diseases; Health Care; Memory; Obesity; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Schizophrenia

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Christopher H Van Dyck, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Director, Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

Research Interests

Aging; Alzheimer Disease; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neuroimaging; Neurology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer Disease

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Bruce E Wexler, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Ke Xu, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Genetics, Behavioral; Mental Disorders

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Kimberly Ann Yonkers, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

Research Interests

Anxiety Disorders; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Mood Disorders; Sexual and Gender Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders

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