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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Stephan F. Taylor, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 734-936-4955
Fax: 734-936-7868

Primary Programs/Services:
Hospital and Community Services


  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University

Clinical Interest:

  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic disorders
  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Neuromodulation (TMS, VNS, DBS)

Research Interest:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Neurobiology of emotion
  • Deep brain stimulation

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Neuroscience Program

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Wager TD, Phan KL, Liberzon I, Taylor SF, Valence, gender and lateralization of functional brain anatomy in emotion: A meta-analysis of findings from neuroimaging, NeuroImage, 19(3): 513-531, 2003
  • Taylor SF, Phan KL, Britton JC, Liberzon I, Neural response to emotional salience in schizophrenia, Neuropsychopharmacology, 30:984-995, 2005
  • Fitzgerald KD, Welsh RC, Gehring WJ, Abelson J, Himle J, Liberzon I, Taylor SF, Error-related hyperactivity of the anterior cingulate cortex in obsessive compulsive disorder, Biological Psychiatry, 57:287-294, 2005
  • Abelson JL, Curtis GC, Sagher O, Albucher RC, Harrigan M, Taylor SF, Martis B, Giordani B, Deep brain stimulation for refractory obsessive compulsive disorder, Biological Psychiatry, 57:510-516, 2005
  • Taylor SF, Martis B, Welsh RC, Fitzgerald KD, Liberzon I, Abelson JL, Himle JA, Gehring WJ, Medial frontal cortex activity and loss-related responses to errors, Journal of Neuroscience, 26:4063-4070, 2006
  • Taylor SF, Stern ER, Gehring WJ, Neural systems for error monitoring: Recent findings and theoretical perspectives, The Neuroscientist, 13:160-172, 2007
  • Taylor SF, Welsh RC, Chen A, Velander AJ, Liberzon I, Medial frontal hyperactivity in reality distortion, Biological Psychiatry, 61:1171-1178, 2007
  • Liberzon I, King AP, Britton JC, Phan KL, Abelson JL, Taylor SF, Paralimbic and Medial Prefrontal Cortical Involvement in Neuroendocrine Responses to Traumatic Stimuli, American Journal of Psychiatry, 164: 1250-1258, 2007
  • Taylor SF, Liberzon, I, Neural correlates of emotion regulation in psychopathology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11:413-418, 2007