Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine features several nationally recognized research initiatives conducting basic, translational and clinical research. Areas of special emphasis include neuroimaging, genetics and psychotherapies specially designed to impact neurobiological processes. Our research seeks to improve our ability to diagnose psychiatric disorders early in their course, when the possibility of recovery is greatest and to develop disease-altering treatments. Learn more about our affiliated research programs, labs and centers below.

Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology

A national resource in the emerging field of implementation science, specifically in developing and applying implementation methodology to prevent HIV transmission and drug abuse.

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Child & Adolescent Mood Laboratory

Works to better understand and develop evidence-based prevention and treatment programs for depression, anxiety and suicide among youth.

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Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic

Works to ensure the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department has timely access to relevant, accurate and culturally sensitive clinical information that promotes the best possible outcomes for children, families and communities.

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Health Disparities & Public Policy Program

Investigates health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities and impoverished, homeless and incarcerated populations. 

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Isaac Ray Research Program in Behavioral Sciences & the Law

Champions multidisciplinary research at the intersection of human behavior and legal systems in order to develop evidence-based interventions, improve public policy and advance justice.

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Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology

Studies the interactions between genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences on neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration and their mechanisms relevant to the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Mental Health Services & Policy Program

Provides research, evaluation, outcomes management, technical assistance and training that helps improve the lives of individuals and families who receive publicly funded mental health services.

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Neuroimaging & Applied Computational Anatomy Laboratory

Focuses on the development of multidimensional and multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers using the tools of computational anatomy.

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Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory

Improving the evaluation and treatment of patients with psychotic spectrum disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Warren Wright Adolescent Center

Maps the range of healthy development to better understand psychiatric disturbance in adolescents during crucial development years.

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Participate in a Study

Our success depends greatly on the involvement of the individuals who participate in our research as subjects. Learn more about current studies and available opportunities for research participants and find out how you can get involved.

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