Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Faculty


The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences advances the science and treatment of psychiatric disorders through its multiple research programs. The department draws great strengths from a substantial core of clinical and translational faculty investigators, and collaborations with hospital affiliates (including VA, Harris Health, The Menninger Clinic, St. Luke’s, Texas Children's) and community partners. Departmental investigators conduct interdisciplinary and collaborative research with faculty throughout BCM, including the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, IQuEST (Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety), and the Departments of Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Radiology. Our department has an increasing number of funded investigators who have been awarded grants or contracts from federal agencies (including the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), state and local governments, foundations, and industry.

The Department includes robust and established research programs in a number of areas including addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain imaging, clinical trials, child psychiatry, health services, mood and anxiety disorders, neuromodulation, neuropsychiatry, neuroethics, posttraumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and suicide. Departmental faculty have been selected for national leadership positions including editorships of major psychiatry/psychology journals, membership in research organizations such as the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and serve as reviewers and advisors for federal agencies such as NIH, VA, and the FDA.

We welcome your interest in our department’s research. Below is a listing of faculty with active research programs.