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Our psychiatry and neurology faculty have extensive experience in clinical projects of all sizes covering the spectrum of CNS disorders. The resources of the DCRI and Duke University Medical Center are available to coordinate and conduct projects in psychiatry, neurology and analgesia, including child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient populations.  With over 40 faculty, our CNS division also designs and leads unique projects of psychiatric disorders associated with comorbid illnesses, such as depression after heart attack and depression after stroke.

Research Expertise:

  • ADHD
  • Aggression
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementias
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Devices
  • Eating disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Major depression
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurocognition
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Obesity
  • Tourette Syndrome / Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


In addition to phase I through IV industry studies, the DCRI is currently conducting projects funded by the NIMH, NIDA, and NINDS. The DCRI also houses networks of investigators in child and adolescent psychiatry, including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a nationwide consortium of premier research institutes, hospitals, and healthcare providers focused on improving the care of traumatized children, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN), the first consortium of its kind focused on pediatric psychopharmacology, and the flagship Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).


Faculty Director: Andrew Krystal, MD 

Business Development Contact: Jenn Hart

Operations Contact: Maureen Cunningham


Our scientific experts:

Daniel Laskowitz, MD
Professor, Neurology

Scott Kollins, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Psychology

Ashwin Patkar, MD
Associate Professor, Biological Psychiatry

Kenneth Gersing, MD
Clinical Associate, Biological Psychiatry

Rich Keefe, PhD
Professor, Pyschiatry

James Burke, MD
Professor, Neurology

Brad Kolls, MD, MMCi
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Jeffrey Guptill, MD, MA, MH
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Wei (Jan) Jiang, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine

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