E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science
  • Psychiatry

Biography

E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is a Professor of Psychiatry with Tenure, Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Chief of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, and Director of the Psychoneuroendocrine Research Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Brown received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Texas Christian University. He earned his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and completed a psychiatry residency on the research track at UT Southwestern Medical Center, followed by a research fellowship. He also received an M.B.A. from UT Dallas.

Dr. Brown is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Biological Psychiatry and Journal of Affective Disorders, and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dual Diagnosis. He also serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on comorbidities of mood disorders including medical illness and substance abuse. He has received numerous grants from both the National Institutes of Health and private foundations, including grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) examining the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence, a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) examining the treatment of depressed asthma patients, a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) exploring interventions to protect the brain from the effects of corticosteroid excess, and a grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) examining a novel botanical agent.

Dr. Brown has published over 190 research papers, books, chapters, reviews and editorials. 

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997-1998), Research
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1997), Psychiatry
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993-1994), Psychiatry
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1989-1993)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Texas Medical Association (1993)
  • Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (2005)
Honors & Awards
  • Lilly Fellowship Travel Award 1998, to Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Convention
  • New Investigator Award 1997, from New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Travel Fellowship 1999, to American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting
  • Gerald L. Klerman Award 2002, for clinical research from National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Books & Publications
Research
  • Treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and substance abuse
  • Treatment of bipolar depression
  • Effects of corticosteroids on the hippocampus
  • Depression in asthma patients