Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD
"With the Partners Biobank, we hope to create a large research sample and data repository that will be an engine for new discoveries. The Partners Biobank will contain blood samples that are linked with health, lifestyle, and family history information. This biobank will be used by different types of researchers from Partners and elsewhere who are studying the causes of common diseases. My own research is aimed at understanding the roles that genes and experience play in mental health and mental illness. Conditions like depression, autism, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress disorder are among the leading causes of disability and suffering worldwide. And with the unique resource that the biobank provides, we hope to improve treatment for these conditions and provide new ways to personalize treatment so that we can find the best treatment for each person- Jordan W. Smoller
Dr. Jordan W. Smoller is Co-Investigator for the Partners Biobank, Associate Chief for Research of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry, and Director of Psychiatric Genetics at MGH. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.