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 #6 in the nation for NIH funding with more than $30 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.

Research by Condition

Addiction and Substance Abuse
Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai (Yasmin Hurd, PhD)
Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program (Rita Goldstein, PhD)

ADHD and Related Disorders
Center of Excellence in ADHD and Related Disorders (Jeffrey Newcorn, MD)
Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program (Rita Goldstein, PhD)

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Mary Sano, PhD)

Autism
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment (Joseph Buxbaum, PhD)

Child Psychiatry
Child Behavioral Health and Science Center (Alexander Kolevzon, MD)
Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (Vilma Gabbay, MD)

Depression and Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (James Murrough, MD, PhD)
Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics (Helen Mayberg, MD)
Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (Vilma Gabbay, MD)

Mood and Personality Disorders
Mood and Personality Disorders Research Program (Harold Koenigsberg, MD)

Schizophrenia and Psychosis
CBT for Psychosis Research and Clinical Program (Yulia Landa, PsyD)
Coping with Unique Experiences (Cheryl Corcoran, MD)
Critical Connections: Psychosis Research (Dolores Malaspina, MD, MS, MSPH)
Division of Psychiatric Genomics (Panos Roussos, MD, PhD)
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Rene Kahn, MD, PhD; Marianne Goodman, MD)

Suicide
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Rene Kahn, MD, PhD; Marianne Goodman, MD)

Traumatic Stress Disorders
Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program (Rita Goldstein, PhD)

Research by Modality

Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
CBT for Psychosis Research and Clinical Program (Yulia Landa, PsyD)
Division of Psychotherapy (Philip Luloff, MD)

Deep Brain Stimulation
Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics (Helen Mayberg, MD)

Epigenomics
Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics (Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD)
Division of Psychiatric Genomics (Panos Roussos, MD, PhD)

Genomics
Division of Psychiatric Genomics (Panos Roussos, MD, PhD)

Molecular Neurobiology
Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai (Yasmin Hurd, PhD)
Mount Sinai / James J. Peters VA Medical Center NIH Brain and Tissue Repository (Vahram Haroutunian, PhD)

Neuroimaging
Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (James Murrough, MD, PhD)
Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics (Helen Mayberg, MD)

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Disorder
Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders Research Program (Dorothy Grice, MD)

Stem Cells
Division of Psychiatric Genomics (Panos Roussos, MD, PhD)

Translational Psychiatry
Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai (Yasmin Hurd, PhD)
Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (James Murrough, MD, PhD)