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Yeargen Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics; Director, Center for Psychiatric Genomics


Yeargen Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics

Director, Center for Psychiatric Genomics


Karolinska Institute – Sweden
UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.S., University of Notre Dame
M.D., University of California, San Francisco
WPIC, Residency, University of Pittsburgh
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Summary Statement:

Dr. Sullivan is the Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. His lab investigates the molecular genetics of schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (including post-partum depression), eating disorders, and autism. With funding from the Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry, he has recently launched the UNC Center for Psychiatric Genomics. Dr. Sullivan is a founder and the lead principal investigator of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the largest consortium in the history of psychiatry. He is involved in a wide range of genomic studies of human diseases and has multiple NIH grants. Dr. Sullivan has published over 320 papers and 40 reviews/chapters.

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