Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of University of Utah Health. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.

We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.

Latest News

More News
Faculty Researcher Exploring the Impact of Higher Altitudes on Suicide Risk  in Women
research
Mar 31, 2019

Faculty Researcher Exploring the Impact of Higher Altitudes on Suicide Risk in Women

psychiatry, research, suicide, altitude, hypoxia, seratonin

Study by faculty researcher, Shami Kanekar, PhD, indicates that women may be more affected by brain chemistry issues caused by altitude. Her animal tests show that females are actually more vulnerable to behavioral changes caused by a lack of oxygen at higher altitudes, and therefore may be at higher risk for suicide. ... Read More

Psychiatry
Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide Risk in People with Autism
research
Jan 21, 2019

Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide Risk in People with Autism

Psychiatry, , research news, autism, suicide

Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism, particularly females, the risk of suicide has increased through time compared to their non-autistic peers. ... Read More

Psychiatry
Starting the New Year Happier is Important for Your Health
education
Jan 04, 2019

Starting the New Year Happier is Important for Your Health

We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative outlook will set you up for failure, so it’s important to stay positive when that calendar changes. Dr. Lin shares some helpful strategies to avoid dangerous thinking errors, and keep your outlook positive and productive this year.... Read More

Psychiatry

SUPPORT TREATMENT RESISTANT DEPRESSION RESEARCH!

100% of your donation goes to the Utah Neural and Antidepressant Effects of Propofol (NAP) Study. Give today!

zubieta-message-from-the-chair.png

Jon-Kar Zubieta, MD, PhD

William H. and Edna Stimson
Presidential Endowed Chair

Professor & Chair, Psychiatry
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, UNI

Upcoming Events

View Calendar