Research Track

UT Southwestern has made an institution-wide commitment to training research-oriented residents, and the Department of Psychiatry shares that commitment. We are enthusiastic about training the next generation of psychiatrist-scientists.

Our research track residency program, called Translational Research Activities in Neuropsychiatry (TRAIN), is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R25MH101078; M. H. Trivedi, Principal Investigator). The program is designed to allow flexibility for residents to develop and implement translational research projects. TRAIN residents will have access to didactics, financial support, and protected time for research.

With our diverse and extensive faculty, the Department of Psychiatry is in a unique position to prepare residents for successful academic research careers. Close connections with many other departments in UT Southwestern Medical School and UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provide the framework for a variety of areas of scientific investigation.

Additional program information here.

Meet the Director

Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.
Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.

Dr. Trivedi is Professor of Psychiatry, Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health, and Julie K. Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care and Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders.

He is an established clinical and translational researcher, having been Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on a number of single and multisite clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), as well as foundations and industry.

Some of Dr. Trivedi's research and clinical highlights include:

  • Published over 650 journal manuscripts and numerous book chapters
  • Developed established benchmarks used for measurement-based treatment of depression and other mood disorders
  • Founding Director, Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care
  • Top Doctors List: Super Doctors – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Thomson Reuters: World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds/Highly Cited Researcher – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Dallas Innovates 2020: The Magazine: Dallas’ Future 50 List – 2020
  • Dallas Innovates article "Madhukar Trivedi: Depression Research at ‘Inflection Point’"