Mary Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab)
Photo: Mary Louise Phillips



Elected 2014

Dr. Mary Phillips trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and the Institute of Psychiatry. She has focused on the identification of neural circuitry abnormalities that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders. She became Professor of Neuroscience and Emotion and Head of Section of Neuroscience and Emotion within the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, in 2003. In 2004, she joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh as part-time Visiting Professor and Director of the Functional Neuroimaging Program, and she became Professor of Psychiatry in 2006. In 2005, Dr. Phillips became a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; in 2006, she was awarded the Nellie Blumenthal Investigator by the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression and in 2012 became a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In 2009, Dr. Phillips became Professor in Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and she now heads the Clinical and Translational Affective Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Phillips has received research funding awards from the Medical Research Council (UK) and the Wellcome Trust, the NIMH, and NARSAD. Dr. Phillips is a mentor to more than 40 junior investigators, has extensive national and international collaborations, and has authored or coauthored more than 230 publications.