Global Collaborations in Mental Health Research: A Look at the Cutting-Edge Efforts of Carina Heller and Her Team

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Carina Heller, the head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, is dedicated to studying and treating mental health disorders. Her team collaborates with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital to conduct research on adaptive and maladaptive brain circuits that underlie mental health at the Center for Intervention and Research (C-I-R-C) in Halle. They are also affiliated with the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) in Jena-Magdeburg-Halle.

Heller is not only involved in local collaborations but also has international partnerships. She works with Zora Kikinis from Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to explore cutting-edge research in psychiatric neuroimaging. Claudia Barth from Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway, is another collaborator in this field.

In Australia, Tim J. Silk and Nandita Vijayakumar from Deakin University’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development study mental health and child development. They are also associated with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Susana Carmona and Magdalena Martínez-García from Spain’s Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón are part of CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental), a collaboration between international institutions conducting research on mental health.

Sophia I. Thomopoulos, Neda Jahanshad, Lauren Salminen, Katherine Lawrence, and Paul M. Thompson work at the Imaging Genetics Center at USC’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute to study genetics of brain imaging to understand mental health disorders.

Lastly, Nicole Petersen from UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences contributes to research on mental health treatment options through her work within her department

Carina Heller, the head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, is dedicated to studying and treating mental health disorders. Her team collaborates with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital to conduct research on adaptive and maladaptive brain circuits that underlie mental health at the…

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