The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine features several nationally recognized research initiatives conducting basic, translational, and clinical research. Areas of special emphasis include neuroimaging, genetics, and psychotherapies specially designed to impact neurobiological processes. Our research seeks to improve our ability to diagnose psychiatric disorders early in their course, when the possibility of recovery is greatest, and to develop disease-altering treatments.
Learn more about our entire research enterprise via the links below.
Research Programs, Labs, and Centers
- Affective Science and Treatment Laboratory
- Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders
- Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology
- Child and Adolescent Mood Laboratory
- Dunbar Laboratory for Research on Memory and Fear
- Genetics and Neurobiology of Stress and Depression Laboratory
- Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology
- Mental Health Services and Policy Program
- Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Laboratory
- Schizophrenia Research Group
- Health Disparities and Public Policy Program
- Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic
- Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory
Our success depends greatly on the involvement of the individuals who participate in our research as subjects. Learn more about current studies and available opportunities for research participants, and how you can get involved.
Clinical Trials and Behavioral Studies
Learn more about current and upcoming clinical trials and behavioral studies through the department.
Find research news, resources, and more via the Feinberg Research Office website.