J. John Mann, M.D.

J. John Mann, M.D.


Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Radiology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University
Director of Research and Director of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Mann’s research employs functional brain imaging, neurochemistry and molecular genetics to probe the causes of depression and suicide. He directs the NIMH Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders at Columbia University, conducting studies of risk factors for suicidal behavior in mood disorders, schizophrenia and personality disorders, focusing on the neurobiological basis of suicidal behavior. This work has defined a more comprehensive model that is now being tested in one of the largest prospective studies of suicidal patients ever mounted. He has been a pioneer in the study of the brain abnormalities that predispose patients to suicide and the brain abnormalities associated with recurrent major depression and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Mann is past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Prior to joining Columbia, he held faculty positions at Cornell University Medical College and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 2008