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Hilary Blumberg, MD

John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Mood Disorders Research Program

Years active at Yale: 1998- present

Dr. Blumberg is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and as an inspiration to women and men to work their hardest while maintaining friendships and family ties.

Dr. Blumberg is well known for her pioneering work in youths with bipolar disorder (BD). This has included research evidence of differences in the trajectories of development of the brain circuitry during adolescence that has shaped the view of BD as a disorder of neurodevelopment and of adolescence as an important period. More recent areas of study include some of the first multi-modality research on the brain circuitry of suicide risk in adolescents and young adults, as well as changes in the brain in BD with age later in life, and with her Brain Emotion Circuitry-Targeted Self-Monitoring and Regulation Therapy (BE-SMART) psychobehavioral treatment. Dr. Blumberg’s research brings affected families hope that there may soon be new methods for early detection, targeted treatments, improved prognosis, and prevention of BD progression and suicide.

Dr. Blumberg, who characterized one of the first demonstrations of brain differences in individuals experiencing manic symptoms of BD, has received the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research.