Chiang-Shan Ray Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology

Research Interests

Alcohols; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Biological Therapy; Central Nervous System; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Therapeutics; Behavior Control; Research Subjects; Drug Users; Psychiatry and Psychology

Research Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic | Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence

Research Summary

Our research focuses on combining psychophysics, neural imaging, and computation to understand how brain works at the systems level. In particular, we are interested in the neural processes of cognitive control and how deficits in these processes may contribute to the pathogenesis of substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Our research also focuses on the neurochemical basis of cognition. We employ phamacological manipulation and resting state as well task-based brain imaging to examine the catecholaminergic circuits of importance to neuropsychiatric conditions.

Specialized Terms: Systems neuroscience; Psychophysics; Neural imaging; Cognitive control; Addiction; Psychostimulant; Alcohol; Anxiety disorders

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Chiang-Shan Ray Li, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of PsychiatryCMHC S112
34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519