About Our Care Team
The Division's multidisciplinary research team includes psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as people with backgrounds in human biology, neuroscience, computer science, electrical engineering and informatics.
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders. It takes many years of education and training to become a psychiatrist: He or she must graduate from college and then medical school, and go on to complete four years of residency training in the field of psychiatry. Many psychiatrists undergo additional training so that they can further specialize in such areas as child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and/or psychoanalysis. This extensive medical training enables the psychiatrist to understand the body's functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illnesses.