Cameron S. Carter, M.D.

Cameron S. Carter, M.D.


Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Center for Neuroscience and
the Imaging Research Center
University of California, Davis

Dr. Carter’s clinical interest is in the early diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. His research focuses on understanding the neural basis of healthy cognition and the pathophysiology of disturbances in higher cognition and emotion in patients with brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. He hopes to provide new understanding of the nature and causes of these disorders and, as a result, contribute to the development of therapies that can improve patients’ chances of recovering their functioning and improving their quality of life. His work reflects the latest in neuroimaging and electrophysiology technology.

Prior to assuming a professor position at UC Davis in 2003, Dr. Carter worked at the University of Pittsburgh for 10 years.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1994 and 1997, Distinguished Investigator 2007

Foundation Prizes: 1998 Klerman Prize Honorable Mention for Exceptional Clinical Research by a Young Investigator; 2001 Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research by a Young Investigator