The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty are at the forefront of research into the causes and treatments of psychiatric disorders, from the investigation of basic biological mechanisms to the development of new treatment approaches.

Research programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences include human laboratories, animal laboratories, computer laboratories and clinical research clinics, which are located at McGovern Medical School at Houston, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building, and The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center.