Psychiatry Research

Mount Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry is a national model for translating scientific discoveries into treatments for patients. Our researchers collaborate with geneticists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and neurologists to zero in on the physiological components that lead to psychiatric disease.

The Department of Psychiatry is ranked #7 in the nation for NIH funding with more than $49 million, and our investigators have been at the forefront of many of the latest breakthroughs in the field. The department’s institutes, centers, divisions, and programs, listed below, are hubs for research across the Mount Sinai Health System.


Autism (Seaver Autism Center)

Joseph Buxbaum, PhD

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Center for Neuromodulation

Brian H. Kopell, MD


Depression and Anxiety Center

James Murrough, MD, PhD



Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD



Panos Roussos, MD, PhD

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Jeff and Lisa Blau Adolescent Consultation Center

René Kahn, MD, PhD, and Alexander Charney, MD, PhD

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Panos Roussos, MD, PhD

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Psychosis Risk Program

Cheryl Corcoran, MD


Psychotherapy Division

Philip Luloff, MD

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Women’s Mental Health Program

Veerle Bergink, MD, PhD