Leveraging the Power of Global Datasets to Understand Aging in Bipolar Disorder


Dr. Lisa Eyler

Dr. Eyler received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a clinical psychology internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at UC San Diego and the San Diego VA. Since 1999, she has been on the faculty of the Desert-Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and, since 2004, on the faculty of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry.  She is currently co-director of the BioPsychoSocioCultural Unit of the MIRECC and Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD. She is also the Director of the Center for Empathy and Compassion Training in Medical Education, a steering committee member of the UCSD Center for Healthy Aging, and chair of the Psychiatry Department Chair’s Advisory Committee on Diversity Issues. Internationally, she is an active member of the Older Adult Bipolar Disorder Task Force of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, an investigator in several global consortia including the Global Aging and Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Database (GAGE-BD), the ENIGMA Bipolar collaboration to share global neuroimaging data, and the International Consortium on Neurocognition in Bipolar Disorder (ICONIC-BD). Dr. Eyler’s research program is currently supported by several NIH grants on which she is an investigator.

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