Peter P. Zandi, Ph.D., M.H.S., M.P.H.

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  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Background

Dr. Peter P. Zandi is the Arlene and Robert Kogod Professor of Mood Disorders and Vice-Chair of Precision Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mental Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He is Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders and Research Champion for the National Network of Depression Centers. He earned his degrees in psychiatric epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has expertise in genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenetics, and mental health informatics. He leads a “dry” laboratory that uses statistical genetics and bioinformatics methods to study the genetic causes mood disorders. He also has experience leading observational and randomized studies to evaluate pharmacological and neuromodulation treatments for mood disorders, as well as pharmacogenetics studies of responses to these treatments. More recently, he has been working to develop new approaches that leverage health informatics technologies, including electronic medical records and mobile technology, to establish learning health systems for mood disorders that can support the next generation of large-scale research on mood disorders. The goal of his work is to advance our understanding of the causes of mood disorders and develop precision-guided strategies for treating and preventing them.   

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Titles

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Education

Degrees

  • M.H.S.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2000)
  • M.P.H.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (1997)
  • Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2002)
  • B.A.; University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) (1988)
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