John G. Csernansky, M.D.

John G. Csernansky, M.D.


Lizzie Gilman Professor and Chair,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Csernansky’s research interests include in vivo neuroimaging of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease; clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs and the development of valid animal models for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Csernansky has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has also authored several chapters and books.

Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern University, Dr. Csernansky served as the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, and secured National Institutes of Health funding there to establish a Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders focused on improving understanding of the neurodevelopmental origins of schizophrenia.