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Side Effects of Psychiatric Therapeutics Program


This program supports research to elucidate the biomedical and psychosocial risk factors for the development of treatment-emergent side effects of psychiatric therapeutics, and to develop interventions to predict, prevent and/or mitigate these side effects.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Studies to evaluate the mechanisms of treatment–emergent side effects of psychiatric therapeutics.
  • Studies to predict treatment-emergent side effects of psychiatric therapeutics and facilitate individualized pharmacological therapeutics.
  • Studies to identify intervention development to mitigate adverse effects of psychopharmacological agents.


Mark Chavez, Ph.D.
Program Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7126, MSC 9632