Dr. Dimitrios Avramopoulos is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. He holds a medical degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a doctorate of philosophy in human genetics from the University of Crete School of Medicine.
Dr. Avramopoulos completed a fellowship in psychiatry and pediatric genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2002.
Dr. Avramopoulos’s research focuses on the complex genetics of disorders like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. His interest is in understanding how genetic variants increase disease risk and identify the opportunities for intervention.
Dr. Avramopoulos sits on the editorial board of the Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics journal and Molecular Neuropsychiatry. He has editorial responsibilities at more than 20 peer-review journals, including Human Molecular Genetics, the American Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry and the British Medical Journal.
Dr. Avramopoulos is a member of the International Society of Neuropsychiatric Genetics, the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment.
Dr. Avramopoulos has been awarder multiple grants for his work from the NIH and other Foundations.