The Division of Neurobehavioral Research is the academic home of a team of scientists working to advance the treatment and understanding of the complex behavioral health conditions. Our work focuses on a constellation of frequent co-occurring behaviors of impulsivity, aggression, suicidality, and substance use. Our translational research approach spans from basic human laboratory studies of pharmacological dose-response relationships to tests of treatment efficacy and more recently effectiveness in applied settings like the criminal justice system. This incorporates member expertise in disciplines of: behavior science, development, personality, psychopharmacology and physiology, experimental design and data analytic techniques. The Division is led by Dr. Donald M. Dougherty, Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry, along with core faculty including Dr. Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak, Dr. Charles W. Mathias, and Dr. Tara E. Wright. Our funded projects pull in expertise from other divisions within the Department of Psychiatry, across the school of medicine, as well as external partners from other academic centers. For more information about our approach visit,