Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Dr. Tyrka received her MD and PhD in medicine and psychology through a combined program at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a psychiatry residency at Brown Medical School and further research training in clinical neuroscience at the Mood Disorders Research Program and Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience at Butler Hospital and Brown University. Dr. Tyrka is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown.  She is the Director of Research at Butler Hospital and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience. Director of Research Training and PI of the NIMH-funded R25 Research Training Program in the Brown psychiatry residency program and Co-PI of a T32 postdoctoral research fellowship in stress trauma, and resilience, Dr. Tyrka is dedicated to mentoring and training. Dr. Tyrka is Co-Director of the Initiative on Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR), and her program of research is focused on discovering the social, behavioral and molecular mechanisms of risk and resilience in children and adults with a history of early adversity and trauma.

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