Research Affiliates

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior has access to core facilities and collaborators throughout Brown and its affiliated hospitals. The following are the centers and programs that work most closely with the department.

Center for Nerorestoration and Neurotechnology

The Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) unifies distinguished researchers and clinicians to advance and translate neurotechnology to restore lost function.  Through its three focus areas and three support cores, CfNN seeks to develop, test, and implement new therapies and technologies that restore function for veterans with disorders affecting the nervous system.

Molecular Medicine Laboratory

The Molecular Medicine Laboratory provides molecular genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression analysis. Coupled with statistical genetic support from the Division of Behavioral Genetics at Rhode Island Hospital, the lab provides full service integration of genetic research methods into ongoing and new research programs in psychiatry and other areas of medical and behavioral research. 

Carney Institute for Brain Science

The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science supports research, training, and outreach to benefit faculty from 23 academic and clinical departments at Brown University, including the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.

COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health of Bradley Hospital exists to produce new knowledge about sleep and circadian rhythms in humans, to foster dissemination of knowledge through a variety of academic activities, to contribute to training the next generation of sleep scientists, to treat our research participants and their families with respect, and to enjoy the processes involved in these activities.


Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) supports clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island through funding, research resources and services, and professional development opportunities in order to fuel discoveries that improve overall health in the state​.

COBRE Center for Neuromodulation

The mission of the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation (CCN) at Butler Hospital is to support innovative clinical research in neuromodulation (brain stimulation) and the career development of investigators in this field. 

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Brown University advances and elevates research at Brown by identifying opportunities and developing and supporting leading-edge research programs.

Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment

The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Training promotes collaborative, cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders and works to improve health care and support services and provide data-driven education and advocacy. 

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) is an internationally renowned research center in addiction research. We conduct collaborative research that will lead to more effective treatment for alcohol and drug use, and are creating a nationwide program in substance abuse, education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals.

Bradley Hospital Children's Research Center

One of the nation’s premier child mental health research training sites, BHCRC investigators direct more than 50 externally funded projects and total grant awards for all years of currently active projects averages close to $50 million.  

Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) at Lifespan is a national leader in the neurosciences, providing exceptional neurological and neurosurgical care to adults with brain or spine disorders and comprehensive care for patients in need of mental and behavioral health care.

Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk

The mission of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education, and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children. 

Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

CBPM research scientists and their teams work to discover new and improved health promotion and disease management approaches, focusing on the role of human behavior in health and disease. The research portfolio encompasses both primary prevention (e.g., tobacco cessation, weight management, physical activity) and chronic disease management.

Center for Statistical Sciences

Based at the Brown School of Public Health, Center for Statistical Sciences faculty and staff conduct methodologic research in biostatistics and interdisciplinary research in a broad range of areas of medicine, public health, and biology.

Data Science Initiative

The Data Science Initiative at Brown University is a hub for research and education in the foundational methodologies, domain applications, and societal impacts of data science.

COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease

The COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease embraces the age of genomics medicine from an explicitly data-driven, computational perspective. The collaborative center includes empirical and computational scientists who work to advance new discoveries, algorithms, and genomic screening approaches with direct relevance to several human diseases.  

Center for Computational Molecular Biology

The Center for Computational Molecular Biology promotes the development, implementation, and application of analytical and computational methods to foundational questions in the biological and medical sciences. The research programs of the center's core faculty lie at the intersection of computer science, evolutionary biology, mathematics, and molecular and cellular biology.