A key mission for our department is to create and disseminate new knowledge in the science of mental health.

Here are just a few areas where our research faculty are known internationally for their work:

  • Treatment Resistant Depression and Interventional Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Depression, Self-injury, and Suicidality
  • Neural Circuit Approaches to Substance Use
    • RIMA Lab | Zilverstand Lab
  • Early Psychosis
  • Closed-loop Neural Devices
  • Eating Disorders
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Tic disorders/Tourette Syndrome

Our faculty are also involved in a number of cross-departmental collaborations which foster innovative approaches to understanding and treating psychiatric illnesses.  This includes collaborations with:

You can find out more about all of our faculty’s areas of expertise HERE.

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Research Council

Our Research Council reviews and prioritizes initiatives that develop, promote and ethically administer the research mission of the Department. The Council focuses on protecting the interests of voluntary research participants while nurturing discovery and the advancement of a knowledge-driven, robust and ethical research program.

Research Core

Our Research Core provides: 

  • Quality assurance by supporting and monitoring research studies; overseeing onboarding, management, training, and offboarding of research staff and volunteers; and managing research space and facilities 
  • Research administration in the form of pre- and post-award grants and contracts support; research agreements (i.e., Data Use Agreement); and management of research ancillary services associated with PHI and/or Good Clinical Practices (i.e., ClinCard, TigerConnect) or department-level research contracts.

Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center (CNC)

The Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center supports budget preparation, pre-award management, post-award finances, and effort reconciliation. Researchers are assigned accountants to support their grants.


Faculty and Staff

Division Leadership

Kelvin Lim, MD
Director of Research for the Adult Division


Jeff Wozniak, PhD, LP
Director of Research for the Child & Adolescent Division

Research Core Team

Marinda Bland
Research Administrator


Michael Peterson
Research Support & Compliance Manager

Jolene See

Jolene See
Grants and Contracts Specialist