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David Glahn, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychology

Contact Information

David Glahn, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    40 Temple Street, Suite 6E

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Dr. David Glahn joined Yale’s Department of Psychiatry and the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center in 2008. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2008, Glahn was faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he created a psychiatric genetics and imaging research program.

The primary aim of Glahn’s laboratory is to discover genes that predispose affective and psychotic disorders like major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. To achieve this aim, he develops and applies neuroanatomic, functional neuroimaging, and neurocognitive endophenotypes in large-scale family-based studies. Glahn co-direct the Neurocognition, Neurocomputation and Neurogenetics (n3) Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University Medical School, and the Affective Disorders and Psychosis (ADAPTING) laboratory at the Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center. In this capacity, he supervises an 11-strong research team comprised of junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants. Glahn collaborates with investigators locally at Yale/Olin, nationally and internationally in connection to neuroimaging, neurocognition and genomic research.

Education & Training

  • MA
    Yale University, Privatim (2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
    University of California Los Angeles (2002)
  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania, Psychology (2000)
  • MA
    University of Pennsylvania, Psychology (1997)
  • BS
    Drexel University, Psychology (1993)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Joel Elkes Research AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)2016
Independent Investigator AwardNational Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)2013
Theodore Reich Research AwardInternational Society for Psychiatric Genetics2011
A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research AwardSociety for Biological Psychiatry2010
Young Investigator AwardNational Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)2005
Young Investigator AwardNational Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)2003
Young Investigator AwardInternational Congress of Schizophrenia Research2001

Professional Service

Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, McGill UniversityChair, External Advisory Board2016
Yale Scholar Awards CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Journal of Affective DisordersEditorial Board2015 - Present
Yale Center for Clinical InvestigationReviewer2015 - Present
Human Brain Mapping (Journal)Editorial Board2015 - Present
Monash Biomedical Imaging Center, Monash UniversityMember, External Advisory Board2012 - Present
NIH Human Connectome Project, Washington University and the University of MinnesotaMember, External Advisory Board2010 - 2015
NIH/NIMH Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics, UCLAMember, External Advisory Board2009 - 2014
Human Brain Mapping (Journal)Associate Editor2007 - 2015
Burlingame Award Selection CommitteeMember2000 - Present

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