Jennifer Coughlin has been a member of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty since July 2012. She is an attending physician on the Young Adult Affective Disorders Inpatient Service and directs the Young Adult Affective Disorders Consultation Clinic.
Dr. Coughlin’s research focuses on molecular neuroimaging techniques, with core competency in positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. She leads an interdepartmental initiative to apply new PET-based radiotracers to the study of neuroimmunity and other molecular factors that contribute to diseases affecting mood and cognition.
Dr. Coughlin has received several clinical research awards including a 2013 National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award, 2016 Johns Hopkins University Innovation Award, 2017 Johns Hopkins Doris Duke Early Investigator Award, and 2018 Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Award. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, The Johns Hopkins University and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation.
She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.