Research Faculty

Amanda V. Bakian, PhD

Research Interests: Environmental Epidemiology, Experimental Design, Outcomes Research, Gene-Environment Interaction, Geographical Epidemiology, Public Health Surveillance Systems, Spatial Statistics

Email: amanda.bakian@hsc.utah.edu

Deborah Bilder, MD

Specialties: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Email: deborah.bilder@hsc.utah.edu

Kristina Feldman, PhD

Specialties: Autism, Child Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Psychology

Email: kristina.cottle@utah.edu

Hilary Coon, PhD

Hilary Coon's primary research interests within the Department of Psychiatry include finding genes that lead to susceptibility to autism and, genetic risk factors for suicide, and the genetics of nicotine and alcohol addiction. Work to achieve these goals is accomplished through collaborations with national, and international collaborators, and ... Read More

Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child Psychiatry, Genetic Epidemiology, Nicotine Dependence, Obesity, Pulmonary fibrosis, Statistical Genetics, Suicide

Email: Hilary.Coon@hsc.utah.edu

Todd M. Darlington, PhD

I am primarily interested in parsing genetic data to identify the etiology of complex disease. I develop statistical methods for genetic data mining, and my research focuses on complex psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorder and suicidal behaviors.

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Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Models, Statistical, Psychiatric Genetics, Statistical Genetics, Suicide

Email: todd.darlington@utah.edu

Anna R. Docherty, PhD

Dr. Docherty’s current NIMH-funded research aims involve 1) genetic subtyping of psychopathology to inform psychiatric nosology and treatment and 2) GWAS-based polygenic prediction of numerous mental and physical health outcomes (the phenome) across critical stages of human development. She is... Read More

Research Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Biological Psychiatry, Depression, Genetic Risk for Psychopathology, Genomic Analysis, Psychiatric Genetics, Psychopathology, Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: anna.docherty@utah.edu

Douglas D. Gray, MD

Research Interests: Suicide Prevention

Specialties: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Email: douglas.gray@hsc.utah.edu

Rebekah S. Huber, PhD

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: rebekah.huber@hsc.utah.edu

Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD

Specialties: Addiction Psychiatry, Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Psychiatry

Email: u6014378@utah.edu

Shami Kanekar, PhD

Email: Shami.Kanekar@hsc.utah.edu

Joseph U. Kim, PhD

Research Interests: Stress and Emotion Regulatory Mechanisms in the Human Brain, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry

Email: joseph.kim@utah.edu

Brent M. Kious, MD, PhD

Dr. Kious's current research focuses on developing novel interventions for the treatment of major depressive disorder and the effects of altitude on risk for major depressive disorder and suicide. He is also involved in utilizing advanced neuroimaging techniques, including functional connectivity MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, to iden... Read More

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Psychiatry

Email: brent.kious@hsc.utah.edu

Douglas G. Kondo, MD

My research focuses on three areas: 1) Neuroimaging and treatment studies of U.S. Military Veterans with Suicidal Ideation and/or Bipolar Disorder; 2) Translational clinical trials of natural treatments for children and adolescents with Bipolar Disorder or Major Depression; 3) Epidemiologic studies of the effect of altitude, on regional rates of... Read More

Research Interests: Adolescent Suicide, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Altitude, Bipolar Disorder, Child Psychiatry, Clinical Trials, Complementary Therapies, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Psychopharmacology, Suicide Prevention, Veterans' Health and Healthcare

Specialties: Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Email: Doug.Kondo@hsc.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Vincent Koppelmans, PhD

Email: vincent.koppelmans@utah.edu

Scott A. Langenecker, PhD

Dr. Langenecker's research and clinical work focuses on the lifespan approach to mood and anxiety disorders, with particular focus on life transitions (e.g., adolescence to adulthood). He is developing and adapting biological and cognitive tools to understand ways to identify and treat individuals with a past history of mood disorders to reduce ... Read More

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Psychiatry

Email: u6019379@utah.edu

Margaret D. Legarreta, PhD

Research Interests: Chronic Pain, Suicide

Email: margaret.legarreta@va.gov

Tiffany Love, PhD

Research Interests: Addiction, Functional Neuroimaging, Neurosciences, Oxytocin, Social Behavior, Social Determinants of Health, Social Support

Specialties: Neuroimaging

Email: Tiffany.Love@hsc.utah.edu

In Kyoon Lyoo, MD, PhD, MMSc

Email: inkylyoo@gmail.com

Erin McGlade, PhD

Email: Erin.McGlade@hsc.utah.edu

J. Michael McIntosh, MD

Research Interests: Structure and function of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Forensic

Email: mcintosh.mike@gmail.com

William M. McMahon, MD

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: william.mcmahon@hsc.utah.edu

Brian J. Mickey, MD, PhD

Brian J. Mickey is Associate Professor of Psychiatry. He studied physics and biology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He then completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned his MD and PhD in Neuroscience. After psychiatry residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the Molecul... Read More

Research Interests: Biological Markers, Bipolar Disorder, Brain Stimulation Therapies, Mood Disorders, Neurobiology, Psychiatric Disease, Refractory Depression

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Mood Disorders, Neuroimaging, Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatry

Email: brian.mickey@utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Sarah Shizuko Morimoto, PsyD

Dr. Morimoto comes to the U from Weill Cornell Medical College and brings her expertise in innovative, evidenced-based treatments for cognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders and disorders of aging. A member of the Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry faculty since 2012, Dr. Morimoto served as the co-director of a Cornell-Yale collabora... Read More

Research Interests: Cognitive Deficits in Psychiatric Disorders, Cognitive decline in normal aging, Computerized Cognitive Remediation Method Development, Neurobiology of Depression in the Elderly, Neuroplasticity-Based Computerized Cognitive Remediation, Targeted and Evidence-Based Interventions for Cognitive Deficits

Specialties: ADHD, Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Scientist, Cognitive Disorders, Depression, Neuropsychology

Email: Sarah.morimoto@hsc.utah.edu

Perry F. Renshaw, MD, PhD, MBA

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: PERRY.RENSHAW@hsc.utah.edu

Maria M. Reyes, MD

Research Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Lewy Body Dementia, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, Parkinson's Disease Dementia

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Psychiatry

Email: maria.reyes@hsc.utah.edu

Adrian Rothenfluh, PhD, MS

Dr. Rothenfluh's research focuses on the genetics of psychiatric disorders, especially addiction. His lab uses Drosophila to model various neuropsychiatric conditions and to investigate the molecular, signaling, and neuronal mechanisms that mediate behavior. His lab has a continued commitment to translate his findings to ... Read More

Email: adrian.rothenfluh@hsc.utah.edu

David C. Rozek, PhD

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: David.Rozek@utah.edu

Andrey A. Shabalin, PhD

Email: andrey.shabalin@utah.edu

Xianfeng Shi, PhD

Email: Xianfeng.Shi@hsc.utah.edu

Young-Hoon Sung, MD, MS

Psychiatric Research and Neuroimaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS); Functional MRI; Diffusion Tensor Imaging; Positron Emission Tomography; Drug Abuse and Dependence; Mood Disorder; Anxiety Disorder; Statistical Analysis; Data Mining; Image Processing and Analysis; etc

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Research Interests: Addiction, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Altitude, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Methamphetamine, Mood Disorders, Psychiatry

Specialties: Neuroimaging, Psychiatry

Email: yh.sung@utah.edu

Sara L. Weisenbach, PhD

Research Interests: Brain Abnormalities, Cognitive Disorders, Cushing Syndrome, Depression, Endocrinopathy, Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Psychology

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: Sara.Weisenbach@hsc.utah.edu

Robert C. Welsh, PhD

Research Interests: Advanced MRI Imaging, Advanced Medical Imaging and Image Data Analysis, Aging, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Neural Networks, Brain Connectome Mapping, Brain Mapping, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Functional Neuroimaging, Machine Learning, Mathematical Computing, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging with Emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Minority Groups, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Email: robert.c.welsh@utah.edu

Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd, PhD

A. Narrative Report of Research, Teaching, and Clinical Contributions The focus of my research has been on the identification of brain abnormalities, particularly disruptions of the fronto-temporal network, which may represent risk factors for psychiatric illness or may be the site of primary pathology in these illnesses. Research studies have ... Read More

Specialties: Psychology

Email: deborah.yurgelun-todd@hsc.utah.edu

Jon-Kar Zubieta, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Research Interests: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Functional Neuroimaging, Integration of Genetic – Neurobiological Mechanisms in Mood and Substance Use Disorders, Neurobiological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects, Pathophysiology of Mood and Substance Use Disorders, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Stress and Emotion Regulatory Mechanisms in the Human Brain

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: JONKAR.ZUBIETA@hsc.utah.edu