Clinically-oriented research is essential to develop better understanding of the etiology of major psychiatric disorders and to find new and more effective approaches to treatment.


As an academic Department of Psychiatry, research and scholarship represent central components of our mission. Clinically-oriented research is essential to develop better understanding of the etiology of major psychiatric disorders and to develop new and more effective approaches to treatment.

In the setting of our research units and laboratories, the department provides a range of research training opportunities for psychiatric residents, post-doctoral fellows, medical students and graduate students. Our research and research training programs are supported through grants and endowments from the federal government, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and research foundations, as well as through the generous contributions of individual donors. We hope that this website will provide a useful guide for interested students, research collaborators and clinical colleagues.