The Department of Psychiatry is home to internationally recognized leaders in the field of psychiatric research and an outstanding pool of thoughtful mentors representing a wide array of scientific and clinical interests.

The list below represents only a sample of possible research mentors. We attempt to match interns with faculty mentors who best suit their training needs.  Please visit the people page of our website to view a full list of our faculty and learn more about their academic and clinical interests.

FacultyArea of Expertise
David A. Brent, MDChildhood Depression, Suicide
Meryl Butters, PhDNeuropsychological and Imaging Methods, Late-life Depression/Dementia Interface
Daniel J. Buysse, MDSleep Studies

Erika E. Forbes, PhD

Child and Adolescent Affective Disorders, Neurobiology of Affect Regulation
Peter Franzen, PhDSleep and Sleep Disorders, Affective Neuroscience, Adolescent Development
Jay Fournier, PhDCognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Personality and Depression
Anne Germain, PhDSleep, Trauma, Military, Neuroimaging

Tina R. Goldstein, PhD

Behavioral Interventions for Bipolar Disorder in Youth

Gretchen L. Haas, PhD

Psychotic Disorders, Suicidal Behavior
Benjamin L. Handen, PhDAutism, Psychopharmacology, Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome

Brant Hasler, PhD

Sleep/Circadian Rhythms, Affective Neuroscience, Mood and Substance Use Disorders

Alison Hipwell, PhD

Developmental Risk Factors, Developmental Psychopathology
David J. Kolko, PhDChild Psychopathology, Behavior Therapy

Michele D. Levine, PhD

Women’s Health Behaviors, Smoking Cessation, and Obesity

Oliver Lindhiem, PhD

Parenting, mHealth, Statistics and Measurement

Marsha D. Marcus, PhDObesity and Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine
Karen A. Matthews, PhDBehavioral Medicine, Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Carla Mazefsky, PhDAutism, Emotion Regulation, Psychiatric Inpatients

Brooke S. G. Molina, PhD

Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Substance Abuse
Sarah Pedersen, PhD

Alcohol Problems, Impulsivity, Intoxicated Decision Making

Paul A. Pilkonis, PhD

Personality Disorders, Treatment Research

Stephanie Stepp, PhDBorderline Personality Disorder, Adolescent Development
Holly Swartz, MDBipolar Disorder, Maternal Depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Rebecca Thurston, PhDBehavioral Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Menopause, Women's Health, Integrated Care Models