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Dr. Barzilay aims to understand what drives variability in the development of brain and behavior of youths growing up under stress. He studies biological and environmental mechanisms leading to suicidal behavior, using big datasets of diverse genotyped youths with deep phenotyping of environment.
Dr. Barzilay is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with background in translational neuroscience ranging from basic molecular neuroscience to clinical studies. He studies a broad range of brain mechanisms that affect developmental psychopathology. Specifically, his work focuses on the effects of developmental stress on psychopathology, attempting to dissect the interplay of host and environmental factors in underpinning a patient’s susceptibility versus resilience. Dr. Barzilay is also interested in studying developmental trajectories of brain disorders that involve social cognition deficits such as autism and schizophrenia.
Education and Training
BS, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (Preclinical MD Studies), 2004
PhD, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, 2008
MD, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University (Clinical Studies), 2011
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor, Lifespan Brain Institute at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Attending Psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine