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Israel Liberzon

Israel Liberzon,MD

Distinguished University Professor

William and Dorothy Stearman Endowed Professor


School of Medicine

Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology


mental health, rural medicine, innovation, military health, PTSD, psychiatry, anxiety, depression, telehealth, veteran health
Israel Liberzon

About Israel Liberzon

Israel Liberzon, MD, is a University Distinguished Professor and Stearman Endowed Professor, Department of Psychiatry Texas A&M University Health Systems. He has started his academic career as Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’, and established the PTSD program at the Ann Arbor VAMC, a program that has grown and remained at the forefront of biological research of PTSD worldwide for over 20 years. He progressed in Michigan as an Associate, Full, and then Endowed Professor, also serving as a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, leading Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Research Group, Psychiatric Affective Neuroimaging Laboratory, VA fMRI research facility, Stress Neurobiology laboratory, and more. In 2018 Dr. Liberzon was recruited as a founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, at Texas A&M University. Dr. Liberzon’s primary research interest centers on emotions, stress and stress-related disorders like PTSD, particularly in the regulation and dysregulation of stress response systems. His work integrates cognitive, functional neuroimaging, neuroendocrine and genetic approaches. Dr. Liberzon’s leadership, had been continuously funded with multiple NIMH RO1 grants, VA Career development and NIH K awards, VA merit awards, Army and DoD grants, and more. He had published over 320 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has authored and edited several books and multiple book chapters. Dr. Liberzon has also mentored 11 KO1 and VA Career Development awardees and multiple trainees who are holding leading academic positions in first rank institutions around the world.