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Research and Teaching

Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research

At UMass Memorial Medical Center, you’ll find that our providers are involved in more than just caring for patients. Our researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are also committed to outstanding patient-centered research, with the goal of developing new treatment approaches and enhancing the delivery of psychiatric care.

You, the patient, may benefit from our research in the future. We aim to understand the complex interactions among the brain, body and mind, and to unlock the mysteries of the causes, prevention and treatment of mental illness and addiction across the lifespan.

Areas of Psychiatry Research

Through our research at UMass Medical School we hope to improve your life and the lives of others with psychiatric conditions. Some of our research programs focus on:

  • Addiction
  • Autism and intellectual disabilities
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Law and psychiatry
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Transitional aged youth
  • Women’s mental health

Find clinical trials at UMass Medical School.

Psychiatry Training and Education at UMass Memorial Medical Center

As an academic medical center, UMass Memorial partners with UMass Medical School and provides teaching and clinical rotations for medical students, psychiatry residents, fellows, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and others.   Trainees participate in clinical cases and work closely with faculty to develop skills in clinical care, teaching, administration and patient advocacy.

We offer post doctoral fellowships in addiction psychiatry, adult neurodevelopmental disabilities, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology and mood disorders research.