Brain & Mood Health Lab

The Brain & Mood Health Lab, within the Department of Psychiatry, is a center for comprehensive psychiatric care, research, and multidisciplinary innovation.

Our mission is to optimize the multi-modal treatment of psychiatric ailments, including General Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation. Through a comprehensive and innovative approach that combines pharmaceutical interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, device-assisted therapy, transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation, and sleep therapy, we aim to improve the lives of individuals suffering from these conditions. We are committed to conducting cutting-edge research, providing patient-centered care, preparing future psychiatrist leaders, and promoting social justice to serve Southern Arizona's diverse patient populations.

Our vision is to be at the forefront of transforming psychiatric care, research, and innovation on a global scale. 

We strive to be a beacon of excellence, driving advancements in personalized treatment modalities and comprehensive care for individuals with psychiatric ailments. Through our dedication to cutting-edge research, experiential education, and a steadfast commitment to social justice and anti-racism, we aim to create a world where mental health is prioritized, disparities are eradicated, and every individual has access to compassionate, equitable, and effective psychiatric care. By collaborating with diverse stakeholders and fostering a culture of innovation, we envision a future where our collective efforts lead to breakthrough discoveries, improved outcomes, and ultimately, a society that embraces and supports mental well-being for all.

Multidisciplinary Approach

The Brain & Mood Health Lab embraces a multidisciplinary approach to impactful research by testing innovative pharmaceutical interventions, psychosocial approaches, brain stimulation treatments, and blended approaches to advance science and reduce the suffering of patients living with psychiatric illness.

Comprehensive Care and Research

The lab strives to provide the best care possible to patients and their families today while producing advancements in knowledge required to improve our ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illness. Through cutting-edge research, the lab aims to contribute to the development of innovative treatment modalities and personalized approaches to psychiatric care.

Experiential Education and Training

Our Lab is dedicated to preparing the next generation of psychiatrists to provide better care in the future. Through rigorous, experiential education and training programs, future clinicians are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver comprehensive, evidence-based care.

Social Justice and Anti-Racism