NNDC Board Members:
Stephen M. Strakowski, MD
Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Dell Medical School is expanding the scope of mood disorders research and clinical care to revolutionize how people get, and stay, mentally healthy. Working with a wide array of community partners, we are developing clinical, educational and research initiatives that will make real differences in people’s lives. Our translational research is strategically focused on three critical areas in mental health: mood, stress and addiction disorders. Faculty use rapidly advancing technologies like neuroimaging and genetic techniques integrated with the outcomes of innovative clinical trials to guide the creation of brain-based models and help the team formulate novel treatment interventions for patients.

Our first specialty service, the Bipolar Disorders Integrated Practice Unit, opened in November 2017 under the banner of the Mulva Clinics for the Neurosciences. Established with a $50M gift from the Jim and Miriam Mulva Foundation, the Mulva Clinics offer comprehensive and cutting-edge treatment and research for brain diseases. Current planning is underway for a comprehensive clinical service for patients with Treatment Resistant Depression.

Dell Medical School hosts the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program, a cross-college behavioral health training program at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the IBH Scholars Program is to build a diverse and culturally competent behavioral health workforce with expertise in delivering integrated behavioral health care, particularly to the underserved in the State of Texas. This program is funded with the support of grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Located in the Health Discovery Building at the University of Texas at Austin, the Department of Psychiatry includes the Child & Adolescent PsychiatryPsychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine GME programs.

  • Expertise/specialty:
    MRI neuroimaging and spectroscopy, neurocognitive measures, and longitudinal outcome and treatment methods to study the neurophysiology and course of bipolar and related mood disorders. Neurostimulation therapies, including TMS and ECT. Depression, with a special focus on treatment resistance and comorbidity.
  • Contact: The Department of Psychiatry
  • Patient appointments:
    UT Health Austin
  • Physical address:
    Department of Psychiatry
    1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712