Helen Mayberg is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and the Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Imaging and Therapeutics at the Emory University School of Medicine where she has an active research program in the neuroimaging of depression. Her group's studies over the past 20 years have systematically examined depression pathophysiology in both psychiatric and neurological patients, as well as mechanisms mediating antidepressant response to various modes of treatments. 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 patients using deep brain stimulation, a continued focus on ongoing research. Current projects also emphasize development of imaging biomarkers predictive of treatment response and optimal treatment selection for individual depressed patients at all stages of illness.
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 received a B.A. in Psychobiology from UCLA and an M.D. from University of Southern California. She is active in the Society for Neuroscience, the American Neurological Association, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, and is a member of the Dana Alliance, the NARSAD Scientific Advisory Board, and the Institute of Medicine.