The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences rests on a solid foundation of preclinical and clinical neuroscience research being led by leading experts in behavior and cognition, neuropharmacological treatment, innovative brain imaging methodologies, brain network and computational modeling, and animal research. We are fully committed to innovative research that impact the care and treatment in behavioral health.

DPBN Research Divisions

Brain Imaging Research Division (BRAIN Division)

Substance Abuse Research Division (SARD)

The Trauma History Investigation of Neurodevelopment in Kids (THINK) Lab

Detroit Trauma Project

Nicotine and Tobacco Research Division

Stress, Trauma and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC)


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Mood Disorders

  • Translational Physiometrics Laboratory

Stress, Anxiety and Trauma


  • Early identification and treatment of schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia