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Department of Psychiatry

Pioneering new approaches to neuroscience discovery

The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is committed to understanding the symptoms and neurobiological basis of mental illness and advancing psychiatric treatments through extensive involvement in basic and clinical research and patient care. The department is also involved with educating and training future leaders of psychiatry and behavioral science.
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Education

The department offers a wide range of educational programs for various levels of learners including medical students, psychiatry residents and postdoctoral fellows.
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Research

State-of-the-art technologies, including advanced brain imaging, genetic microarrays, stem cell preparations and animal knock out models, are used by the Department of Psychiatry to uncover the mechanisms of brain and behavioral disorders and introduce new treatments.
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Clinical Care

The faculty specializes in psychiatric treatment of adults, children and adolescents and provide care in both in-patient and outpatient settings across the Indianapolis region.
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Faculty Spotlight

The Department of Psychiatry recognizes the exemplary expertise of our distinguished faculty:

R. Andrew Chambers' work in the Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience of Dual Diagnosis & Development focuses on exploring causal mechanisms in the brain responsible for extremely high rates of addictions co-morbidity in mental illness. 

Rachel B. Yoder is co-director for the Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth (Be Happy). Dr. Yoder also developed the Family-Based Treatment program at Riley Hospital for Children where her team provides mental healthcare to children and their caregivers together.

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Rachel B. Yoder, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Advancing Neuroscience

“The Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine is focused on training the next generation of leaders in psychiatry, furthering neuroscience discovery, and pioneering new approaches to the translation of these discoveries to the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders.”


—Thomas McAllister, MD, Department of Psychiatry Chair

Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Department of Psychiatry offers residency programs and fellowship training in a wide range of subspecialty areas, including two accredited residency programs for individuals who have completed undergraduate medical education. Residencies include a Psychiatry categorical program as well as a Triple Board residency for those interested in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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