Israel Liberzon, MD, is a Professor Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liberzon established the PTSD program at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor VAMC, and co-founded the Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Research Group (TSARG), program that are on the forefront of biological research of PTSD worldwide. Dr. Liberzon’s primary research interest centers on emotions, stress and stress related disorders like PTSD, particularly in the regulation and dysregulation of stress response systems. His work integrates cognitive, functional neuroimaging, neuroendocrinological and genetic methods. Under Dr. Liberzon’s leadership, the TSARG had be continuously funded with multiple NIMH RO1 grants, VA Career development and NIH K awards, VA merit awards, Army and DoD grants, and he has mentored multiple doctoral candidates, post doctoral research fellows and junior faculty members, publishing over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts, and numerous book chapters. He is a Fellow of American College of Neuropsychpharmacology, a past president of Psychiatric Research Society, and he regularly serves on NIH and VA study sections, as a reviewer for Institute of Medicine, Congressional reports and more.
Dr. Liberzon co-chairs the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).