The Department of Psychiatry is blazing new trails in critical research that connect patient biomarkers and clinical indicators with individual behavioral assessments to advance the prevention, treatment, and cure of mental illnesses across the board. In doing so, we investigate genetic factors, conduct brain imaging studies, scrutinize environmental factors, and pursue all avenues to understand what underlies the physiological storm that leads to psychiatric disease. We move swiftly to translate definitive research findings into trainee education and patient care. We carry out clinical and translational research projects in conjunction with Mount Sinai Health System’s expertise and resources.
Our Department of Psychiatry's range of divisions, centers, and programs allows us to investigate specific, specialized arms of psychiatry, including the latest in genomic and epigenomic applications. We also train the physicians and scientists of tomorrow, and work directly with patients to deliver the most recent advances in treatment.