Psychiatry Research Programs

Research Programs

The addition of Dr. Ramin Parsey's Brain Imaging Group to Stony Brook Medicine brings new direction to the department's highly productive research programs, and complements its educational and clinical missions. As part of the medical center's Neurosciences Institute, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science will take a leading role in advancing techniques for quantifying images of the brain in order to make them useful for the diagnosis and treatment of people with psychiatric disorders. This, coupled with the department's already well-established behavioral science and psychiatric epidemiology programs will make Stony Brook Medicine a leader in psychiatric research. 


Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT) CUBIT

CUBIT uses advanced imaging modalities to investigate neuropsychiatric disorders and their treatment. The group makes important discoveries related to psychiatric disorders as well as developing new radioligands and techniques for quantification and analysis. Learn more. 


Applied Behavioral Medicine Institute ABMI

The Applied Behavioral Medicine Institute conducts studies at the intersection of behavioral science and medicine. Researchers explore the complex interactions between biological and psychosocial factors associated with disease, while advancing new research methods.


Translational And Clinical Epidemiology (TrACE) Trace

The Translational And Clinical Epidemiology (TrACE) group uses epidemiological, clinical, and biological methods to study mental health disorders in various populations. As part of this research, they design better clinical assessments, including both biological tests and psychological measures. They apply new insights emerging from this work to development of new psychosocial treatments. Learn more. 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division's research is focused on psychiatric diseases that affect young people and their families. Learn more. 




Basic Researchbasic research 

Department researchers engage in a variety of basic research projects, with a focus on neurobiology. Department researchers conduct empirical studies of circadian rhythm systems, as well as the anatomical and physiological bases of Alzheimer's Disease, among others.


Clinical Research Clinical Research

Department researchers are engaged in several clinical research projects, using biological, psychological and historical approaches. These include clinical trials of new medications, studies of psychiatric disorders and their treatment, and clinical practice guidelines.