Robert H Howland, MD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Dr. Robert H. Howland is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an Attending Psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Treatment and Research Program at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Howland graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Howland is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Howland clinical and research interests have included the use of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, neurostimulation therapies, and other novel therapies in the treatment of mood disorders, with a particular emphasis on chronic and treatment resistant forms of depression. Dr. Howland is Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed journal Patient Related Outcome Measures (Dove Medical Press), is Psychopharmacology Section Editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, and serves on the Editorial Board of the journals Core Evidence and Frontiers in Affective Disorders. Dr. Howland has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other publications, and is currently an investigator in a number of funded clinical research studies.

Research Interest

Dr. Robert H. Howland's research interests include: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic depression, treatment resistant depression, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy; neurostimulation therapies (deep brain stimulation, cortical brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation)