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Messages about Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)

Mental Health Equity

By Joshua Gordon on

This Juneteenth, Dr. Gordon reflects on the persistent mental health disparities experienced by Black Americans and what NIMH is doing to try to reach the goal of true mental health equity.

Making an IMPACT on Precision Medicine in Psychiatry

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon introduces the Individually Measured Phenotypes to Advance Computational Translation in Mental Health (IMPACT-MH) initiative. This new groundbreaking NIMH initiative aims to change the game for precision medicine in psychiatry.

RDoC at Ten Years - Part 2: The Next Ten Years

By Joshua Gordon on

In a previous message, Dr. Gordon discussed how the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework has changed the conversation in mental health research since its initiation in 2010. In this message, he looks forward to the next ten years of RDoC.

RDoC at Ten Years: Part 1

By Joshua Gordon on

In the first of two Director’s Messages to mark the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, Dr. Gordon discusses the initial purpose of RDoC and the progress made over the last ten years.

RDoC: Outcomes to Causes and Back

By Joshua Gordon on

In the second of two director’s messages on RDoC, Dr. Gordon talks about the role of computational psychiatry in the effort to understand the brain processes underlying behavior and mental disorders.

The Future of RDoC

By Joshua Gordon on

In the first of two messages, Dr. Gordon shares his thoughts on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), and discusses how we might be able to use big data approaches to enhance this research framework in the future.