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Ian A. Paul, PhD

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Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Director, Medical Student Education
Clinical Sciences Building, Room L705
(601) 815-5383


  • BS - University of Pittsburgh, behavioral neuroscience, 1983
  • PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, neurobiology, 1989
  • Postdoctoral Training - Laboratory of Neuroscience, NIDDK, NIH

Special interests

  • Curriculum design in behavioral neuroscience for medical students
  • Behavioral neuropharmacology and development

Research interests

My current pedagogical research interests focus on developing strategies for improving medical student engagement in mental healthcare and incorporation of best practices for screening primary care patients for suicidality and substance use disorders. My previous laboratory research focused on the neurobehavioral effects and mechanisms of action of antidepressant and other psychiatric therapies. I continue to consult on the use of animal models of psychiatric disorders.

Recent publications