James Murrough

James Murrough, MD, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience



Research Topics:

Depression, Neuropeptides, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Neurotransmitters, Neurotrophins, Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Psychiatry, Stress, Trauma

Dr. James Murrough is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Director of the Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a Faculty member of the Friedman Brain Institute and a Primary Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence in Neuropharmacology, both components of the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Murrough conducts clinical and translational research aimed at understanding the biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders in order to point the way towards new, more effective treatments. He received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta and his Medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai and a research fellowship in experimental therapeutics and clinical neuroscience in mood disorders, also at Mount Sinai. He obtained a PhD in clinical research methodology and biostatistics from Mount Sinai as part of a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Murrough has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Dana Foundation and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He is a Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and an active member of the scientific community. In addition to his research and educational activities, Dr. Murrough maintains an active clinical practice focusing on evidence-based pharmacological treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.

Key Words: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, psychopharmacology, antidepressants, neuroimaging

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Clinical Focus

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital

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