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Department of Psychiatry

About the Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is committed to improving the health of individuals and populations through academic psychiatry. Through advancements in clinical care, medical education and research, the department impacts our understanding of the brain and behavioral health across the priorities of rural medicine, military medicine, engineering medicine and beyond.

Areas of Focus

  • Trauma, stress and resilience
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Computational psychiatry and neuroscience
  • Telebehavioral health

What We Do

Education

The Department of Psychiatry educates and trains the next generation of medical professionals, including medical students, psychiatric residents, and trainees in allied disciplines. Our participation in medical school education plays an integral role in offering the next generation of physicians in-depth understanding of biobehavioral aspects of medical care rooted in foundational knowledge of clinical neuroscience. Our residency program is committed to educating a next generation of physician-scientists responsible for the delivery of highest quality psychiatric care as well as neuroscience research in Texas. Our training program for allied disciplines (social work, psychology, nursing, physician assistants) embodies our commitment to multidisciplinary care as a key principle in behavioral health delivery.

Research

The Department of Psychiatry advances our understanding of the brain-behavioral processes underlying psychiatric disorders and human behavior by engaging in basic and applied neuroscience and psychological research.

Patient Care

The Department of Psychiatry is currently treating patients through an outpatient psychiatry clinic and telebehavioral care network. The department has expertise in providing high-quality mental health services through in person visits and via long-distance technology, engaging rural communities in order to reduce mental health disparities. Through the upcoming Texas A&M Interprofessional Practice Plan, psychiatric and mental health services will improve behavioral health access, the health of Texas citizens and Texas A&M University students.