As the state's only academic health center, OHSU's breakthrough research leads to new cures, new standards of care, and a better understanding of the basic science that drives biomedical discovery. OHSU researchers are exploring new basic, clinical, and applied research frontiers.

Psychiatry Research

The Department of Psychiatry has active clinical and basic research programs related to mental health disorders. Researchers in the Department have over $5 million dollars of extramural grant activity over a dozen funded faculty members.

The researchers within the Department of Psychiatry are actively involved and focused on various mental health conditions and cross-disorder mechanisms. Keyfoci include ADHD/attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders, brain development in healthy and at-risk youth, PTSD, depression, ,psychoneuroimmunology (interactions between the immune and central nervous systems), alcoholism and risk, drug abuse and addiction. We recognizethe importance of finding more effective ways evaluate, diagnose, and to treat these conditions which plague so many people today.

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative

What sets OHSU apart from other institutions is the array of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches our researchers take to solving the most intractable problems in human health—including diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular-related research, cancer, rare genetic disorders and infectious disease.