Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center on Aging
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Known for his work in treating depression, Dr. Nemeroff has conducted research on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. His clinical research focuses on the use of genetic, neuroendocrine, neuroimaging, and neurochemical methods to understand comprehensively the pathophysiology of depression.
His wide research interests include the neuroscience of mental disorders, antidepressant drug discovery, the psychobiology of corticotrophin-releasing factor; and pancreatic cancer, depression, and immune function. He has uncovered the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate the increased risk for depression in victims of child abuse. He has also contributed seminal findings to the growing field of research about the relationship of depression to cardiovascular disease, as well as identifying predictors of specific antidepressant treatment responses. Dr. Nemeroff is a member of the Institute of Medicine and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Dr. Nemeroff has been an ADAA member since 1999.