Welcome to the Research Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center involving faculty researchers from Georgetown University, Medstar Health, and Medstar Health Research Institute.

The Department of Psychiatry’s Research Division, under the direction of Karen E. Anderson, MD, Vice Chair for Research is an interdisciplinary and multicultural effort focused on a breadth of behavioral health issues, spanning diverse research approaches including clinical trials research, community-based participatory research, educational research, applied clinical research, prevention research, survey methodology and health disparities research. Researchers with the Department of Psychiatry have long-standing expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry, trauma, anxiety, Huntington’s Disease, neuropsychiatry, mental health service delivery for the underserved, mindfulness interventions, prevention of dating violence among rural African Americans, trauma among Latina immigrants, health disparities among African American adolescents, and mental health needs of torture survivors. The Research Division, Department of Psychiatry devotes significant amount of time and effort to the research training of the medical students, psychiatry residents, fellows, and pre- and post-doctoral students, as well as junior faculty investigators. 

Faculty members within the Research Division maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with primary care settings, community services organizations, educational systems, and health departments in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Maryland, Prince George’s County, Maryland, Northern Virginia and we seek ongoing input and feedback from community-based clinicians and consumers. The Research Division is actively involved with the  GHUCCTS (Georgetown-Howard University Center for Clinical and Translational Science), a Clinical and Translational Science Center funded by the National Institute of Health. Department researchers also maintain research collaborations with National Institute of Health intramural researchers as well.

We invite you to learn more about the Department of Psychiatry faculty research