Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.


Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Director, Center on Aging
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Nemeroff’s research aims to uncover the neurobiology underlying the increased risk for developing mood and anxiety disorders in child abuse victims. His work suggests that early-life trauma interacts with specific genes resulting in a multitude of persistent neurobiological consequences, identified through brain imaging, that likely increase vulnerability to depression, anxiety and suicide throughout life. He contributed to elucidating depression’s role in vulnerability to coronary artery disease, stroke and breast cancer. He has recently focused on personalized medicine in psychiatry, identifying predictors of treatment response in individual patients.

Dr. Nemeroff formerly held faculty positions at Emory University and Duke University.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1996 and 2003

Foundation Prizes: 1997 Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (renamed the Colvin Prize in 2012)