Bruce Cuthbert

Bruce Cuthbert

Dr Bruce Cuthbert directs the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health, which leads NIMH’s development of a research framework for psychopathology based upon dimensions of behavior and neural systems. He also served as NIMH Acting Director from 2015 to 2016. Dr Cuthbert has led the RDoC project since its inception in 2009, also directing the Division of Adult Translational Research from 2009-2014. He returned to NIMH in 2009 following four years as a professor at the University of Minnesota. He was previously Chief of the NIMH Adult Psychopathology Branch and spent seventeen years at the University of Florida. Dr Cuthbert received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and psychophysiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is known for his translational research on emotions and anxiety disorders. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a past-president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

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