Dr. Anna Docherty, Ph.D. recently completed her postdoc training at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. She works with research groups at MIT and Oxford to improve prediction and prevention of depression and psychosis. She has secured an NIMH and NARSAD Young Investigator Award to study the molecular genetics of schizophrenia and schizotypy, and has published several papers using genetics approaches to understanding and preventing mental illness.
Dr. Docherty's interest in psychiatric genetics began during her doctoral training at both the University of Missouri (Ph.D.) and the University of Minnesota (NIMH F31 Fellow and American Psychological Foundation Fellow). This led her to collaborate with the Wellcome Trust and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, and to projects examining symptom dimensions, genetic subtyping, and genome-wide polygenic risk modeling. Overall, her focus is on enhancing prediction and prevention of severe psychopathology, and developing precision medicine studies in the service of identifying novel drug targets.
Dr. Docherty is licensed to practice in Utah and Virginia.