Research

Did you know that mental illness is the leading cause of disability?

The mental health research conducted within the Department of Psychiatry aspires to improve and discover effective treatments and interventions to alleviate the suffering of mental illness. That’s why it is essential to continue to concentrate our research efforts in the areas of:

  • Neuroscience – understanding what goes wrong in the brain in mental illness.
  • Behavioral science – understanding the human action and behavior in society.
  • Genetics – the makeup and phenomena of a human being.

Learn more about the work we are doing and discover ways to become involved.

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Our committment to research ethics