Director, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Meharry Medical College;
Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
3rd Floor VPH
Uma Rao’s research program is focused on the etiological factors associated with the onset and clinical course of mood and addictive disorders during adolescent development. The etiological factors are examined from a multi-dimesional perspective, including neurobiological (specifically genetic, sleep polysomnography, neuroendocrine, neurocognitive, and neuroimaging), psychological (temperament and self-efficacy), and environmental (stressful experiences and social support) processes. Additionally, Dr. Rao is engaged in translational intervention studies in adolescent mood and addictive disorders.
Much of the research completed at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is made possible by the generous contributions of the people and families who participate in research studies. This researcher needs research subjects to complete the studies listed below.
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