DR CHAD BOUSMAN

DR CHAD BOUSMAN

Positions

  • Genetic Epidemiology (Psychotic & Affective Disorders)
  • Pharmacogenetics (Anitpsychotics, Antidepressants, Nutraceuticals)
  • Substance Use Disorders (Methamphetamine)

Overview

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  • Dr Bousman leads the Gene-Environment Neuropsychiatry (GENe) research group within the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. The overarching goal of his research is to make personalised psychiatry/mental health a reality. His studies are collaborative, multidisciplinary, and focus on: (1) Discovery of distinct variation and environmental interaction with genotypic, transcriptomic, and/or proteomic networks/pathways associated with mental illness onset, course, and treatment response, (2) Development of ‘omic’-based clinical decision-making tools for use in screening, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and/or treatment of mental illness, and (3) Evaluation of the efficacy/utility of ‘omic’-based decision-making tools in clinical practice. In addition to his primary appointment in Psychiatry, Dr. Bousman is an Adjunct Research Fellow within the Centre of Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology and holds Honorary Research Fellow appointments within the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice as well as the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • College of International Neuropsychopharmacology. Member 2012 -
  • Biological Psychiatry Australia. Member 2011 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - San Diego 2009
  • MPH, San Diego State University 2003
  • BS, University of Wisconsin 2000

Awards and honors

  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Ronald Phillip Griffith Research Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science, 2013
  • McKenzie Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections, 2008
  • Young Scientist Travel Scholarship, National Institute of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, 2008
  • Leadership Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, 2000
  • Volunteerism Spirit of America Award, 1996

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • Currently supervising 4 PhD students in the area of pharmacogenetics and psychiatric genetics.