Pamela Mahon, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Mahon is the Director of the Mood Trajectories and Outcomes Laboratory at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Co-Director of the Research Track. She received her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research aims to understand causes, course of illness and outcomes of mood and stress related disorders, utilizing multidisciplinary approaches to answer these questions, integrating methods from neuroimaging, genomics and neuroendocrinology. Specific goals include characterizing neurobiological mechanisms leading to different illness trajectories and developing biomarkers to predict treatment response. Dr. Mahon has authored over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts on mood, stress and related disorders and her research has been consistently funded by the NIH since 2012, including K01, R01 and U54 project awards.
Jacob Taylor, MD, MPH
Jacob Taylor is the Assistant Training Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is also a co-director of the research track and an associated scientist at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. He completed medical school, a master’s in public health and psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins before coming to BWH in 2016. He is a co-teacher of the PGY2 Phenomenology course and also supervises the outpatient clinics for several PGY2 residents each year. His research is focused on how to best evaluate psychopathologic domains in the context of large-scale genetic studies, the implications of etiologic heterogeneity on psychiatric genetic research and how to integrate genetic findings together with psychiatric phenomenology in order to inform psychiatric nosology.