David Glahn, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Glahn Lab | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Office of Cooperative Research


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

Honors & Recognition

  • 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 Genetics (2011)

  • A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research AwardSociety for Biological Psychiatry (2010)

  • 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 Research (2001)

Professional Service

  • Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, McGill University (2016) Chair, External Advisory Board

  • Yale Scholar Awards Committee (2015 - Present) Member

  • Journal of Affective Disorders (2015 - Present) Editorial Board

  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (2015 - Present) Reviewer

  • Human Brain Mapping (Journal) (2015 - Present) Editorial Board

  • Monash Biomedical Imaging Center, Monash University (2012 - Present) Member, External Advisory Board

  • NIH Human Connectome Project, Washington University and the University of Minnesota (2010 - 2015) Member, External Advisory Board

  • NIH/NIMH Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics, UCLA (2009 - 2014) Member, External Advisory Board

  • Human Brain Mapping (Journal) (2007 - 2015) Associate Editor

  • Burlingame Award Selection Committee (2000 - Present) Member

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Contact Info

David Glahn, PhD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry40 Temple Street, Suite 6E
New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae

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