Chad Bousman

Assistant Professor

Medical Genetics, Psychiatry, Physiology & Pharmacology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)

Contact information

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Mental Health

Research activities

The broad vision of my research is to discover, develop, and evaluate genomic-based tools with the utility to guide clinical decision-making and improve mental health outcomes. My primary focus is on optimizing the selection and dosing of drug therapies used to treat depression and schizophrenia. However, I am also actively involved in research examining the interactive effect genes and environments have on the brains of those with mental health problems.



ACHRI - full member

Graduate Program Affiliations:

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
University of Melbourne




  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Brain Behaviour Research Foundation 2013
  • Career Development Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia 2017