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