What are the most promising areas of research today—and how close are we getting to prevention and cures?

Judith L. Rapoport, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia

Certainly, brain imaging and genetics have the greatest attention in clinical research, with epidemiology a close second. We are not yet close to prevention, but neuroscience is providing new tools and fascinating new findings, and therein lies hope for many people.


Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
2002 Foundation Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research
2009 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee
Foundation Scientific Council Member