The Rutgers NJMS Research in psychiatry specializes in applied and basic research into the development and treatment of behavioral health problems. The overall mission of the research program is to understand the social and physical causes and treatment of behavioral health issues that are associated with disorders arising in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Research efforts led by our faculty, residents, and post-doctoral fellows include human and animal studies focusing on major childhood and adulty psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety, autism, pain disorders, violence and aggression, schizophrenia, and addiction. Our research has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows are encouraged to get involved in ongoing research projects.