Dr. Hilary Patricia Blumberg is the John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology and in the Child Center, and Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program, at the Yale School of Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude in neuroscience from Harvard University and completed her medical degree, psychiatry training and specialty training in brain scanning research at Cornell University Medical College.
Dr. Blumberg’s research is devoted to understanding the development of brain circuitry differences that underlie mood disorders, with a focus on bipolar disorder, in adolescence and young adulthood and the associated high risk of suicide, as well as changes in mood disorders across the lifespan. She directs the Mood Disorders Research Program at Yale that brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to study the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause mood disorders to develop new methods for early detection, more effective interventions, and prevention. This research includes the use of new state-of-the-art brain scanning methods. The program is also known for training young scientists to be new leaders in the field. Dr. Blumberg has served as principal investigator on an International Bipolar Disorders Foundation project for longitudinal study of the development of bipolar disorder in adolescents, as well as on awards from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Department of Veterans Affairs, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Stanley Medical Research Institute and Women’s Health Research at Yale. She has received numerous awards including the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression Gerald L. Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Society of Biological Psychiatry.