Center Director

Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D.

Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Radiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Barch’s current research is focused on understanding the interplay among cognition, emotion, and brain function to better understand the deficits in behavior and cognition found in illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression. Dr. Barch uses functional MRI, structural MRI, and cognitive neuroscience methods to examine neural basis of disturbances in cognitive control and emotional processing in individuals with schizophrenia and those at risk for the development of schizophrenia, as well as in individuals with mood disorders. Dr. Barch is the Editor-in-Chief of Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, is on the Editorial Board of Schizophrenia Bulletin, sits on the Adult Psychopathology and Aging NIH review group, is a member of the MATRICS neurocognition committee, and is a member of the DSM-V Psychosis work group. Dr. Barch received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and, and completed an NIMH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.


Washington University School of Medicine