About Us


Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) is among the top academic departments of psychiatry in the United States. The DPHB has a diverse and talented faculty who provide trainees and students with numerous educational opportunities in our three psychiatry residencies, two psychiatry fellowship programs, a psychology internship program, and seven postdoctoral training programs.

Training Programs

Research and Clinical Care

The DPHB has more than $60 million in externally sponsored research in innovative programs which are integral to the department’s mission to further understanding regarding the etiology and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. This commitment to education, translational research, and clinical care is the foundation of the DPHB’s tradition of excellence.

Research Infrastructure


The mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior is to improve the understanding and treatment of mental illness by providing the highest values of excellence in research, education, clinical care, community service, and patient advocacy.


Title IX and Gender Equity

The DPHB is dedicated to supporting and maintaining an academic environment characterized by civility and respect. We follow the policies of Brown University, the affiliated hospitals, and the NIH regarding sexual and gender-based harassment and other prohibited conduct. The Brown University Title IX office is an important resource for students, trainees, and faculty. More information about the Brown policies on sexual and gender-based harassment and other prohibited conduct can be found here. Affiliated hospitals also have their own policies and reporting procedures. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also does not tolerate pervasive or severe harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, at research organizations that receive NIH funding as described here.