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: General Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Vanderbilt University

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

Anna R. Docherty, PhD

Docherty’s current NIMH-funded research aims involve 1) genetic subtyping of psychopathology to inform psychiatric nosology and treatment and 2) GWAS-based dimensional prediction of numerous mental and physical health outcomes (the phenome) across critical stages of human development. She is interested in the overall empirical refinement of psyc... 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: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Depression, LGBTQ, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Genetics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical, Psychology, Family, Psychosis, Psychosis Prodrome, Schizophrenia, Survivorship/ Late Effects, Transgender Health

Email: anna.docherty@utah.edu

Douglas D. Gray, MD

Research Interests: Suicide Prevention

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

Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Email: douglas.gray@hsc.utah.edu

Rebekah S. Huber, PhD

Rebekah Huber, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding risk correlates of psychiatric disorders and suicide, especially in youth. Dr. Huber’s training background in child development, psychopathology, and clinical assessment and her ... Read More

Specialties: Psychiatry

Email: rebekah.huber@hsc.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: ADHD, Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Cognitive Disorders, Neurobehavioral Health, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry

Email: joseph.kim@utah.edu

Brent M. Kious, MD, PhD

Dr. Kious's current research encompasses theoretical work in bioethics and scientific research related to the epidemiology and treatment of depression. His research in bioethics is focused on the role of values in medicine, and in particular, on the role of suffering in the legalization of medical aid-in-dying. He was selected as a Greenwall Fo... Read More

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Psychiatry

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine

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

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Residency: Menninger Clinic

Medical School: University of Utah

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: Adult Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Child Behavioral Health - Outpatient, Mood Disorders, Psychiatry

Email: u6019379@utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Margaret D. Legarreta, PhD

Research Interests: Chronic Pain, Suicide

Email: Margaret.Legarreta@utah.edu

Tiffany Love, PhD

Reward and motivational systems in the brain are responsible for assigning appropriate significance to everyday stimuli and establishing suitable responses. When these systems are affected by disease, reactions to natural rewards like food, sex and social interactions can be impaired. This can have significant impact on livelihood and can lea... Read More

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

Specialties: Neuroimaging

Email: Tiffany.Love@hsc.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

In Kyoon Lyoo, MD, PhD, MMSc

Residency: Seoul National University Hospital

Medical School: Seoul National University College of Medicine

Email: inkylyoo@gmail.com

Erin McGlade, PhD

Specialties: Psychology

Residency: University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute

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

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of California - Los Angeles

Email: mcintosh.mike@gmail.com

William M. McMahon, MD

Specialties: Psychiatry

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Kansas - Kansas City

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, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Neuromodulation, Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatry

Residency: University of Michigan Health System

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

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

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Email: PERRY.RENSHAW@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

Andrey A. Shabalin, PhD

Email: andrey.shabalin@utah.edu

Chandni S. Sheth, PhD

Being particularly interested in a career trajectory with translational and clinical relevance, Dr. Sheth pursued a joint post-doctoral fellowship in the Diagnostic Neuroimaging groups of Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd and Dr. Perry Renshaw at the University of Utah in the Department of Psychiatry. She has utilized state of the art in vivo n... Read More

Email: chandni.sheth@utah.edu

Xianfeng Shi, PhD

Email: Xianfeng.Shi@hsc.utah.edu

Andrew J. Smith, PhD

Dr. Smith joined the department of psychiatry faculty in 2018. He is founder and director of the Occupational Trauma Program, which applies a clinical science model to assess and treat occupationally traumatized populations (firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, medical professionals, military service members and veterans). He holds ... Read More

Research Interests: Occupational Health, Personalized Health Care, Resilience, Social and Cultural Influences on Health, Stress Disorders, Traumatic

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychological Trauma

Email: andrew.james.smith@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

Residency: Seoul National University Hospital

Medical School: Seoul National University College of Medicine

Email: yh.sung@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