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Anissa Abi-Dargham, MDProfessor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Lourie Endowed Chair in Psychiatry; SUNY Distinguished Professor; Director, Multi-Modal Translational Imaging Lab; Associate Dean and Associate Vice President, Clinical and Translational Science; Principal Investigator, Long Island Network for Clinical and Translational Science (LINCATS)PsychiatryRenaissance School of Medicine


Anissa Abi-Dargham is an expert in areas of molecular imaging, pharmacology, schizophrenia, addiction, and translational science. Dr. Abi-Dargham employs the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study the neurobiology of schizophrenia and mental illnesses. Her research has resulted in seminal findings describing the complex alterations of dopamine transmission in schizophrenia and their relationship to clinical symptoms, cognition and response to treatment. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Principal Investigator of the Long Island Network for Clinical and Translational Science.

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  • MD, Saint Joseph’s University