Depression Research Program
The Depression Research Program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is dedicated to furthering our understanding of depressive disorders, including studies of new treatments for depression and the biological underpinnings of these disorders. This program is directed by Erik Nelson, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center with a dual appointment at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Nelson, a board-certified psychiatrist, has been conducting research in depression for the past 20 years. His specific interests include trials investigating new psychopharmacological treatments for depression, studies of abnormalities of the stress response in depression, and identifying biomarkers of subtypes of depression using neuroimaging techniques and measures of the stress response system. Dr. Nelson obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Earlham College and his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed his residency training in psychiatry. For more information about the program and ongoing studies please contact Amy at 513-558-5365.