Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Acting Chair of Psychiatry

Associate Chair for Research

Director Institute of Early Life Adversity Research

Dell Medical School

The University of Texas at Austin

Scientific Council Member (Joined 1996)

2003, 1996 Distinguished Investigator Grant

1997 Selo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Depression Research (Colvin Prize)

Dr. Nemeroff’s research aims to uncover the neurobiology underlying the increased risk for developing mood and anxiety disorders in child abuse victims. His work suggests that early-life trauma interacts with specific genes resulting in a multitude of persistent neurobiological consequences, identified through brain imaging, that likely increase vulnerability to depression, anxiety and suicide throughout life. He contributed to elucidating depression’s role in vulnerability to coronary artery disease, stroke and breast cancer. He has recently focused on personalized medicine in psychiatry, identifying predictors of treatment response in individual patients.

Dr. Nemeroff formerly held faculty positions at Emory University and Duke University.

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