Group photo
Front (L-R): Alaa Mustafa, Heather Xiao, Collette Bice, Heather Burns, Jeanne McCurdy, Brittany Mason, Chastity Escalante. Back (L-R): Jetonda Green, Nick Wignall, Dr. Sherwood Brown, Traci Holmes, Kendra Malone, Meagan McArdle. Not Pictured: Dr. Alyson Nakamura and Dr. Elena Ivleva.

The Psychoneuroendocrine Research Program (PNE) is under the direction of E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. We have been conducting research in mood, memory, and substance abuse since 1998.

Our current research focuses on two different areas: substance abuse, particularly dual diagnoses (e.g., depression or bipolar disorder); and the effects of corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone) on mood and memory.