Roy Howard Perlis MD
Roy Perlis, MD, MSc is the Director of the Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics (CEDD) and Associate Director of the Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the MGH Psychiatry Department. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and serves as a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association's bipolar treatment guidelines workshop. He graduated from Brown University, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and he completed his residency, chief residency, and clinical/research fellowship at MGH before joining the faculty.
Dr. Perlis' research and clinical work is focused on treatment resistant mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Current research efforts include identifying genetic variations in populations with mental health disorders, exploring variations that might predict treatment response or other behaviors, and developing cost-effective methods for future genetics research using algorithms to search medical record databases.