Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.

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Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.


Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Mayberg leads a multidisciplinary research program committed to defining the “neurology of depression.” Her imaging studies over the past 20 years have systematically examined functional abnormalities characterizing the disorder, as well as neural mechanisms mediating antidepressant response to various evidence-based treatments. The goal of her studies is to identify neurobiological markers predicting treatment response and optimized treatment selection. Her long-term interest in neural network models of mood regulation in health and disease led to the development of a new intervention for treatment-resistant patients using DBS, a study initiated at the University of Toronto and now continuing at Emory.

Dr. Mayberg received a B.A. in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.D. degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1991, Independent Investigator 1995, Distinguished Investigator 2002

Foundation Prizes: 1996 Klerman Prize Honorable Mention for Exceptional Clinical Research by a Young Investigator, 2007 Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (renamed the Colvin Prize in 2012)