Andrey A. Shabalin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Amanda Bakian
Amanda Bakian, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Dr. Hilary Coon
Hilary Coon, Ph.D.
Benning Endowed Professor, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Brooks Keeshin, M.D.
Professor, Pediatrics & Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Danli Chen
Danli Chen, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Brandon Callor, M.S.
Program Manager
State of Utah Office of the Medical Examiner
Nicolette Molina, M.S.
Research Assistant, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Yuji Wakimoto, M.D.
Resident, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Tyler Durns, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Emily DiBlasi, Ph.D.
Research Faculty, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Brent Kious, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
HMHI & University of Utah
Elliott Ferris, PhD
Bioinformatics and Genome Data Analyst, Biochemistry
HMHI & University of Utah
Humberto Nicolini, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Aaron Quinlan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Genetics
University of Utah
Brian Mickey
Brian Mickey, M.D./Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
University of Utah & HMHI
Eric Monson, MD/PhD
Psychiatry Fellow
HMHI & University of Utah
Balazs Murnyak, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry
University of Utah & HMHI
Tatyana Kuzmenko, Ph.D.
Research Analyst
University of Utah & HMHI
Chittaranjan Behera, M.D.
Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine
All India Institute for Medical Sciences
Andrew Farrell
Andrew Farrell, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Human Genetics
University of Utah
Gabor Marth, D.Sc.
Endowed Professor, Human Genetics
University of Utah
Anna Docherty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine
Affiliate Faculty, USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery, University of Utah
Affiliate Faculty, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric & Behavioral Genetics

Dr. Docherty is a quantitative geneticist and a clinician. She examines risk and resilience in the context of severe psychiatric outcomes, and specializes in the clinical treatment of psychosis, suicide risk, and severe depression. Dr. Docherty was a predoctoral and postdoctoral NIMH research fellow, with awards to study quantitative genetics and bioinformatics before and after her clinical residency. This led her to collaborate with the Wellcome Trust and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, and to lead projects examining molecular genetic risk in the context of behavioral health.

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Since 2016, Dr. Docherty has directed a computational laboratory to examine the genetics of suicide, treatment-resistant depression, and psychosis. The research team leverages large genetic datasets to study psychiatric populations, suicide deaths, and healthy emerging adults. We have secured funding from the NIMH, the Simons Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to test models of genetic risk for major mental health conditions. We use a computational pipeline for genome-wide risk scoring of hundreds of mental and physical health outcomes (the “phenome”) to study the inter-relationships of psychiatric and medical conditions across critical stages of human development.

Currently, Dr. Docherty’s focus is on enhancing prevention of severe psychopathology and suicide risk during emerging adulthood and in high-risk populations. Dr. Docherty is also an active member of the Genetic Testing and Ethics committees of the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics and several Psychiatric Genomics Consortium efforts to map the genetics of psychiatric disorders. With Robert Welsh, PhD, Docherty co-directs the department’s NINDS R25 workshop, Advanced Statistical Training for Imaging and Genetics. She is also a provider and community educator, directing an outpatient clinic at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute focused on evidence-based group and individual psychotherapies for management of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and psychosis. Dr. Docherty is a member of the Utah LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapists Guild and the Trans Health Program at the University of Utah.

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