Areas of Research

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is home over 50 different areas of research, plus clinical services. Listed here are the specialties of the department, which are linked to the specific groups home page where more contact information is provided.

Addiction, Alcohol

Addiction, Cocaine

Addiction, Nicotine

Adjustment Disorders

Advocacy, Mental Health

Altered states of consciousness

Animal Models of Addiction

Anomalous perceptions, around the time of death

Anomalous perceptions, during bereavement

Anomalous perceptions, Physiological correlates of

Anomalous memories and perceptions,  in young children


Anxiety Disorders

Autoscopic perception

Bariatric Surgery Evaluations and Preparation

Behavioral Pharmacology

Behavioral Management, Children

Binge Eating Disorder

Bioinformatics, Research

Bioinformatics, Technology Development


Brain Injury, Traumatic

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Coping with Illness



Driving, Safety


Encopresis, Pediatric


Evaluations, Children and Adolescents

Family Therapy

Genetics, Nicotine Addiction

Individual Therapy, Children and Adolescents


Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

Law, Mental Health

Neuropsychological Testing, Children and Adolescents

Nonpathological dissociation

Obesity and Weight Management

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Organ Donation, Living

Play Therapy, Children

Psychopharmacology, Children

Sex Differences

Sports Concussion

Stress Management and Reduction


Therapy, Children and Family