Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Scientific Council Member (Joined 2004)
2007 Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (Colvin Prize)
2002 Distinguished Investigator Grant
1995 Independent Investigator Grant
1991 Young Investigator Grant
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Mount Sinai Professor of Neurotherapeutics
Director, Center of Advanced Circuit Therapeutics
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 Deep Brain Stimulation (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.
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