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Dr. Sophia Frangou, MD, PhD, FRCPsych


Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Frangou, MD, PhD, FRCPsych serves as Research Chair in Brain Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA. She received her Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and her PhD from the University of London, UK and completed her psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital, UK. Her work has greatly advanced the understanding of the pathophysiology of mood and psychotic disorders and made groundbreaking contributions to the characterization of brain mechanisms of “resilience”. She has authored more than 240 highly cited papers and has written or contributed to ten books on mental illness. Dr. Frangou is a fellow of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association. She is the founding chair of the Neuroimaging Section of the EPA and the Neuroimaging Network of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and current chair of the Panamerican Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She co-chairs the Lifespan Working Group of the Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics Through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium and the consortium for the investigation of Psychopathology and Allostatic Load Across the Lifespan (PALS). She is editor for European Psychiatry and Human Brain Mapping and a member of the editorial board of major scientific journals.

Area of Research Expertise
Neuroimaging; Lifespan; Computational psychiatry; Mood and psychotic disorders