The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

Jerry Rosenbaum, MD, is Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on mood and anxiety disorders, with a special emphasis on pharmacotherapy of those conditions.  His research contributions include extensive leadership in the design and conduct of clinical trials of new therapies, the design and implementation of trials to develop innovative treatments for major depression, treatment resistant depression, and panic disorder, studies of psychopathology including comorbidity and subtypes, and studies of longitudinal course and outcomes of those disorders. A particular research focus has been ongoing studies of children at risk for anxiety disorders and depression, which examine behavioral differences, risk factors, treatment, genetics, and brain structure and function of children of parents with mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Rosenbaum’s clinical and consulting practice specializes in treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders/ Together with his colleagues, he developed the MGH outpatient service into a world leading clinical and clinical research center.  Dr. Rosenbaum received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine.  He completed his residency and fellowship in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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