Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

The Psychiatry Research Institute of Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) was established in 2017 to provide an infrastructure for a steadily growing research enterprise. Ongoing and projected areas of research include:

  • Basic and translational studies using a variety of state-of-the-science and emerging approaches
  • Clinical trials evaluating promising pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and neurostimulation-based approaches to challenging psychiatric conditions and substance use disorders
  • Neuroimaging in populations with or at risk for mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Bioinformatics research relevant to behavioral health and mental illness
  • Health disparities and multicultural mental health research 

PRIME is committed to:

  • Developing an environment that encourages creative, interdisciplinary research that promotes health and wellness and advances understanding and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Supporting a broad base of science and scholarship on areas from neural circuits to mental health policy
  • Engaging meaningfully with and contributing to the diverse communities served by Montefiore and Einstein.


Physician Scientist Fellowship Applicants click here 

Upcoming Events

48th Annual Leadership Conference 

Date: September 10 - 12, 2021

Brochure 2021 

CRLC Registration Form 2021 



Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 11:00 AM
MSTP Annual Ceriale Translational Research Seminar: Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD
Zoom, virtual meeting room

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Media Spotlight

Unhealthy Heart May Be Bigger Threat to Women's Brains Than Men's

Richard Lipton, M.D., comments on a study highlighting the connection between heart and brain health, particularly in women. Dr. Lipton is professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and of epidemiology & population health and holds the Edwin S. Lowe Professor at Einstein, and is vice chair of neurology at Einstein and Montefiore.

(Thursday, Jan 06, 2022)

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