Welcome to the Division of Psychology in Psychiatry

Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

Psychology at OHSU is organized into three divisions—one in Psychiatry, one in Pediatrics, and one at the VA. We include expert clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the field of psychology, mental health, and human well-being. Our work is varied, and many faculty members are cross appointed or have primary appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Anesthesiology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Surgery, Pediatrics and the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health. To learn more about us, please peruse our website or contact me  directly.

With best wishes,

Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics
Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Licensed Psychologist

OHSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

The OHSU School of Medicine established a PhD Program in Clinical Psychology in 2019. The first class enrolled in fall of 2019. The Program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, with support from the Psychology Division at the Portland VA Hospital. For more details and information on applications, please visit the Clinical Psychology PhD website.

Psychology research

In collaboration with the VA Portland Healthcare System, Doernbecher Pediatrics, and OHSU's Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, our research team continues to make advancements in mental and behavioral health research. Check out our Research Programs in the Department of Psychiatry.