The Translational Research on Affective Disorders and Suicide Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University studies what causes depressive symptoms to unfold, how self-injurious and suicidal behaviors develop, and how treatment for mental disorders can be improved. The lab has many ongoing projects including, studies that utilize electrophysiology and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the etiology of depression; probe promising markers of suicide risk (e.g., passive sensor smartphone data); develop predictors of treatment (including internet-based approaches) response. Our ultimate goal is to improve  early identification of and treatment for adolescent depression and suicidal behaviors.

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Katherine Durham joined the lab as a clinical postdoctoral fellow in July 2019. Welcome, Kate!

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Grace Allison joined the lab as a research assistant in June 2019. Welcome, Grace!

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David Pagliaccio received an EEG Bootcamp award to train at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Congrats, David!

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MAPS was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and Science Magazine. Follow the links to learn more about this project!