Meet the Director
Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders and the founding Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, where he holds the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health and the Julie K. Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care. He specializes in treating depression.
- Published over 500 chapters and papers in journals
- Principal Investigator in clinical trials funded through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Texas Department of Mental Health
- Developed the established benchmarks now used for treating depression and other mood disorders
Partnering with community to make depression treatment mainstream.
Educating About Mental Health
Programs available through the Risk and Resilience Network will allow adolescents to learn and develop life-long coping and resilience skills that are shown to help teens and young adults avoid high risk and self-destructive behavior that can lead to poor academic achievement, substance abuse, more severe psychiatric conditions, and even suicide.Find out more
Building resilience through adopting powerful tools for mental wellbeing is an important part of what we strive for at the CDRC. Understanding the importance of developing habits that encourage positive feelings builds on our work in preventing and treating mood disorders. In an interview with Gardenuity, Dr. Trivedi discusses the 5 ways gardening can reduce depression and anxiety.Find out more
Measuring for Better Treatment
Measurement-based care is an important aspect of our work and focuses on making depression the 6th vital sign physicians monitor during primary care visits. The VitalSign6 program is one of the CDRC's longest running programs, and their goal is to make incorporating measurement-based care into primary care and pediatric clinics easy for clinicians.Find out more