Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.

Emory University

Helen Mayberg, M.D

Helen S. Mayberg, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology and the Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatry Imaging and Therapeutics at Emory University School of Medicine.  She heads a  multidisciplinary research program studying depression pathophysiology in both psychiatric and neurological patients, as well as mechanisms mediating antidepressant response to various modes of treatment. This long-term interest in neural network models of mood regulation in health and disease led to the development of a new intervention for treatment resistant depression, a continued focus on ongoing research. Current projects emphasize development of imaging biomarkers predictive of treatment response and optimal treatment selection for individual depressed patients at all stages of illness. Development of imaging algorithms to discriminate patient subgroups, optimize treatment selection, and provide markers of disease and relapse vulnerability is a primary focus, complementing ongoing testing and refinement of deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate for treatment resistant depressed patients.

Dr. Mayberg is a Board Certified Neurologist, trained at Columbia’s Neurological Institute in New York, with fellowship training in nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the Dana Alliance and the NARSAD Scientific Advisory Board, is active in the Society for Neuroscience, Society of Biological Psychiatry, American Neurological Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, and serves on the editorial boards of Human Brain Mapping (associate editor), NeuroImage, Neuroimage, Clinical, Biological Psychiatry (ex officio editor), Brain Stimulation, Neuroinformatics, Neuromodulation (associate editor) and Brain Structure and Function.