Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences


Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

The Psychiatry Research Institute of Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) was established in 2017 to provide an infrastructure for a steadily growing research enterprise. Ongoing and projected areas of research include:

  • Basic and translational studies using a variety of state-of-the-science and emerging approaches
  • Clinical trials evaluating promising pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and neurostimulation-based approaches to challenging psychiatric conditions and substance use disorders
  • Neuroimaging in populations with or at risk for mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Bioinformatics research relevant to behavioral health and mental illness
  • Health disparities and multicultural mental health research 

PRIME is committed to:

  • Developing an environment that encourages creative, interdisciplinary research that promotes health and wellness and advances understanding and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Supporting a broad base of science and scholarship on areas from neural circuits to mental health policy
  • Engaging meaningfully with and contributing to the diverse communities served by Montefiore and Einstein.


Physician Scientist Fellowship Applicants click here 

Upcoming Events

50th Annual Leadership Conference

Date: June 2 - 4, 2023

Brochure 2023

CRLC Registration Form 2023


Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 12:00 PM
Omics Club Weekly Workshop
Riklis Auditorium,

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 12:00 PM
Omics Club Weekly Workshop
Riklis Auditorium,

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Media Spotlight

How to Break the Cycle of Childhood Trauma? Help a Baby's Parents

Rahil Briggs, Psy.D., and Kevin Fiori, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., discuss the importance of HealthySteps, a program that supports low-income parents' psychological and social needs. Dr. Briggs is clinical professor of pediatrics and psychiatry & behavioral sciences at Einstein and national director of HealthySteps. Dr. Fiori is associate professor of pediatrics and of family & social medicine at Einstein and a pediatrician and director, social determinants of health, in the office of community & population health at Montefiore.

(Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023)

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