Chair, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and of Radiology
Scientific Council Member (Joined 2015)
2013 Distinguished Investigator Grant
2006 Independent Investigator Grant
2000, 1995 Young Investigator Grant
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. is the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and the Chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Dr. Barch completed graduate school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an NIMH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Barch was the Editor of Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, is currently Deputy Editor at Biological Psychiatry and is on the Editorial Boards of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychological Science. Dr. Barch is immediate past President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, is on the DSM-V Revision Committee, is on the Steering committee for the NIMH Research Domain Criteria initiative, and is a member of the NIMH Scientific Council. Dr. Barch’s research has been funded by the NIMH, NARSAD, NSF, the Dana Foundation and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. Dr. Barch is the recipient of several awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Psychopathology, and the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
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