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

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

  • Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science
  • Psychiatry


E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D., is 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 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Texas Christian University. He received an M.D. degree from 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 is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

He serves on several journal editorial boards including Biological Psychiatry and Journal of Affective Disorders, and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dual Diagnosis. Dr. Brown’s research focuses on comorbidities of mood disorders including medical illness and substance abuse. He has had numerous grants from NIH and private foundations, including grants from NIAAA and NIDA examining the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence, a grant from NHLBI examining the treatment of depressed asthma patients a grant from NIMH exploring interventions to protect the brain from the effects of corticosteroid excess, and a grant from NCCIH examining a novel botanical agent. He has published over 140 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
  • Treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and substance abuse
  • Treatment of bipolar depression
  • Effects of corticosteroids on the hippocampus
  • Depression in asthma patients