Stanford’s Leanne Williams Receives $18 Million NIH Grant to Diagnose and Treat Depression

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Dr. Williams will lead a project to define depression’s cognitive biotypes and create tools for clinicians to diagnose and treat patients.

Leanne Williams, PhD

Leanne Williams, PhD, a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $18.86 million grant, part of the National Institute for Health’s Individually Measured Phenotypes to Advance Computational Translation in Mental Health initiative, to develop a diagnosis and treatment tool for depressive disorders. Williams, the Vincent V.C. Woo Professor and the Director of the Stanford Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness, will be the project leader; the co-principal investigators are Jun Ma, MD, PhD, and Olu Ajilore, MD, PhD, of the University of Illinois, Chicago. Additional Stanford Medicine investigators include Laura Hack, MD, PhD, Trevor Hastie, PhD, Booil Jo, PhD, Ruth O'Hara, PhD, Peter van Roessel, MD, PhD, and Alan Schatzberg, MD.

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