Research

Jon Grant, MD, JD, MPH., Director of the Research Mission

Dr. Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago where he directs a clinic and research lab on addictive, compulsive and impulsive disorders. Dr. Grant is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 15 books, and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies.
 

Faculty Research Topics

Dr. Kristen Jacobson

 

Dr. Royce Lee

Dr. Kate Keenan

 

Dr. Jon Grant

 

Dr. Kristen Jacobson

 

Dr. Andrea King

 

Dr. Harriet de Wit

 

Dr. Jon Grant

 

Dr. Dan Fridberg

Dr. Sarah Keedy

 

Dr. Elliot Gershon

 

Dr. Molly Erickson

 

Dr. Pablo Gejman

 

Dr. Jubao Duan

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Wildes

 

 

Dr. Kate Keenan

 

Dr. Kristen Jacobson

Dr. Jon Grant

Dr. Elliot Gershon

 

Dr. Alan Sanders

 

Dr. Jubao Duan

 

Dr. Pablo Gejman

 

Dr. Jubao Duan

Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo

Training

Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience offer training opportunities at every level from undergraduate to post-doctoral.  See links below.

Research education is part of clinical training programs as well, including Psychiatry Residency and Fellowships, and our Clinical Psychology Internship

Eating Disorders.  A training grant (T32) in Eating Disorders, directed by Dr. Jennifer Wildes, offers two years of support in both research and clinical aspects of eating disorders. Eating Disorders

Addictions.  A multidisciplinary training grant (T32) from NIDA in addictions offers training in both basic and applied research relating to drug and alcohol abuse.  Dr. de Wit is a MPI on this program, and Dr. Andrea King is an active faculty trainer. Integrative Training in Addictions

Clinical Pharmacology.  The Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics offers a post-doctoral training program that supports both PhD’s and MD’s.  Dr. de Wit is an active member of this training program. 

Individual faculty laboratories.  Post doctoral opportunities may also be available from individual faculty members.  Contact individual faculty members for information.

Clinical Pharmacology.  The Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics offers a post-doctoral training program that supports both PhD’s and MD’s.  Dr. de Wit is an active member of this training program.

 

Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience supervise graduate students from several doctoral and master’s degree programs at the university, including those listed below.

Neuroscience (PhD)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

MA in Social Sciences

MA in Computational Social Science

Research for Pritzker Medical School students

Pritzker students may find current available projects by selecting Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience from “All Specialties”

https://pritzker.uchicago.edu/academics/scholarship-discovery

First year Pritzker students may participate in the Summer Research Program

Undergraduates may join individual laboratories as volunteers or through work-study programs. See individual lab websites for more information. Support is available through several programs including:

Katen Scholars Program

Metcalf Internship

College Research Fellows Program  

Sarah Keedy, PhD

Kristen Jacobson, PhD

Studies Seeking Volunteers

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder  video

Couples Study

Depression

Eating Disorder studies                                                                      

Loneliness

Smoking

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

Skin Picking

Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

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Some studies of psychiatric disorders require comparison with individuals who do not have disorders.  Also, some studies in our department seek to understand normal cognitive, developmental, or emotional processes in healthy individuals. 

Research Resources