Warren Taylor, MD, MS

James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Taylor is a Professor of Psychiatry, Investigator in the Center for Cognitive Medicine, and Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry.  Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on biological factors contributing to the occurrence, phenomenology, and outcomes of depression in older adults, with a particular focus on pathological brain aging.  His work uses a variety of approaches including neuroimaging, neurocognitive, and genetic methods to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of depression.  This work is often accompanied by clinical trials designed to probe the biological substrates of the antidepressant response.  This work has elucidated structural and functional neuroimaging findings are related to depression and treatment outcomes, particularly the influence of vascular disease on depression.