Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.

Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.

Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.
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Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.

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Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Neuroscience

Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Scientific Council Member (Joined 2019)

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Dr. Yasmin Hurd is the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Neuroscience as well as Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. She is also Director of the Addiction Institute in the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System. She is a renowned neuroscientist whose translational research examines the neurobiology of drug abuse and related psychiatric disorders. She is highly published and leads a diverse research program spanning molecular biology, behavioral neuropharmacology, neuroimaging and genetics to study the human brain and complementary translational animal models. Her pioneering research has provided significant insights into the neurobiology of opioid abuse and the neurodevelopmental (and cross-generational) effects of cannabis. Dr. Hurd also conducts clinical trials focused on novel treatments for opioid abuse. Based on these high impact accomplishments and her advocacy of drug addiction education and health, Dr. Hurd was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine.