The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is a dedicated community of compassionate, expert, inspired, professional clinicians, academicians, staff, and trainees committed to improving the lives of persons affected by psychiatric diseases, concurrent disorders, behavior-related illnesses, and social-environmental conditions impeding mental health.

This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of six core values: (1) scholarship and research, (2) education, (3) clinical service, (4) community engagement, (5) bioethical principles, and (6) leadership and administration.