Research Mission

Dr. Rush explaining a concept to a co-worker


Research Mission Statement
Dr. Craig Rush, PhD, Vice-Chair for Research

Craig Rush, PhD,
Vice-Chair for Research 

The Department of Psychiatry at the UK College of Medicine is committed to advancing an interdisciplinary research agenda that aims to better understand the etiology of mental illness and substance use disorders. Driven by pressing clinical needs in the Commonwealth, research in the Department of Psychiatry aims to identify and develop novel evidence-based treatments, prevention strategies and behavioral interventions. Through scholarship, we seek to expand the boundaries of knowledge in psychiatry and improve the quality of care to patients. Involving psychiatry residents and medical students in interdisciplinary research allows them to deliver the most effective, evidence-based treatments to improve the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as impact public-health policy.

Psychiatry Research In the News
Dr. Amy Lynn Meadows, MD, MHS

Amy Meadows, PhD, MHS
Associate Program Director,
Triple Board Residency Program

Dr. Meadows is a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Associate. As the first Junior Faculty Career Development Program Scholar, Dr. Meadows is investigating the relationship between lifetime trauma and adherence to medication in pediatric diabetes. She recently received a grant from the Children's Miracle Network.