Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD

Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He is Associate Chief for Research for the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit in the MGH Center for Human Genetics Research. Dr. Smoller also serves as co-Director of the Omics Unit of the MGH Division of Clinical Research and co-Director of the Partners HealthCare Biobank at MGH. He is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Broad’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research.

The focus of Dr. Smoller’s current research interests has been the genetic and environmental determinants of childhood and adult psychiatric disorders, neuroimaging genetics, and the use of electronic health records in genomic medicine and research. Dr. Smoller and colleagues have also been studying genetic predictors of treatment response and the ways in which advances in genetics may impact clinical practice in psychiatry. He is a principal investigator on genetic studies of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, suicide, and schizophrenia as well as brain imaging phenotypes.

Dr. Smoller’s co-chairs the Cross-Disorder (CDG) group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).