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 Research Program Harold Koenigsberg, MD 
OCD, Tics, and Tourette Disorder 
Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders Research Program Dorothy Grice, 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
Suicide 
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center Rene Kahn, MD, PhD 
Traumatic Stress Disorders 
Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program Rita Goldstein, PhD
Traumatic Stress Division Rachel Yehuda, 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
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Rene Kahn, MD, PhD
Neuroimaging 
Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment James Murrough, MD, PhD
Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics Helen Mayberg, 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