Welcome to the division of psychology

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
Director, Psychology Division, Department of Psychiatry
Licensed Psychologist

OHSU clinical psychology Ph.D. program

The division of psychology is proud to announce that the inaugural class has been selected for our brand new Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. 

“We could not be more delighted with our inaugural class,” said Inaugural Director of Clinical Training Sarah Feldstein-Ewing, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine, and director of the OHSU Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinic. “Each person was in the top tier of selection. Three of the four individuals are current Oregon residents and OHSU/VA employees, which is in line with our mission to strengthen the capacity to train individuals who are already living in and serving mental health needs in the Portland metro area.”

Find out more information about the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at OHSU! 

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.