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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

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Hilary Blumberg, MD

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Mailing Address

  • Mood Disorders Research Program

    60 Temple Street

    New Haven, Connecticut 06510

    United States



Dr. Hilary Patricia Blumberg is the John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging 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 brain circuitry differences that underlie mood disorders across the lifespan, with a focus on bipolar disorder and on suicide prevention. 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 of the disorders and their associated high risk for suicide. 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 awards from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Department of Veterans Affairs, BD2, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, International Bipolar Disorder Foundation, For the Love of Travis Foundation, MQ Foundation, Stanley Medical Research Institute and Women’s Health Research at Yale. She has received numerous awards including the 2021 International Society of Bipolar Disorders Mogens Schou Award for Research in Bipolar Disorder, 2021 Sethi Award, 2018 American Psychiatric Association Blanche F. Ittleson Award for outstanding and published research in child and adolescent psychiatry and 2017 Brain and Behavior Foundation Colvin Prize for Research Achievement in Mood Disorders. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Education & Training

  • Research Fellow
    Cornell University, Weill Medical College (1998)
  • Internship and Residency
    Cornell University Medical College/New York Hospital (1994)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1990)
  • BA
    Harvard University, Neuroscience (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected CouncilorCollege of Neuropsychopharmacology2022
V. Sagar Sethi, MD Mental Health Research AwardPsychiatric Foundation of North Carolina2021
2021 Mogens Schou Award for ResearchInternational Society for Bipolar Disorders2021
Blanche F. Ittleson Award in recognition of outstanding and published research in child and adolescent psychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA)2018
Colvin Prize for Achievement in Mood Disorder ResearchBrain and Behavior Foundation2017
MemberAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology2010
FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2009
Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical ResearchNational Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)2006
MemberSociety of Biological Psychiatry2006
Independent Investigator AwardNARSAD2006
Young Investigator AwardNARSAD2002
Investigator AwardWomen's Health Research at Yale2002
Career Development AwardDepartment of Veterans Affairs2001
Research AwardStanley Medical Institute1999

Professional Service

National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institute of Mental Health, Study Section Member, Interventions Committee for Disorders Involving Children and Their Families (ITVC) Study Section2009 - 2013

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