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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Stephan F. Taylor, M.D.

Stephan F. Taylor, M.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Hospital and Community Services


  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University

Clinical Interest:

  • Schizophrenia, early psychosis and early intervention
  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Neuromodulation (TMS, VNS, DBS)

Research Interest:

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

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology
  • Associate Chair, MSA Institutional Review Board, Medical School
  • Associate Chair for Research and Research Regulatory Affairs, UM Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • 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, Liberzon, I, Neural correlates of emotion regulation in psychopathology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11:413-418, 2007
  • Welsh RC, Chen AC, Taylor SF, Low frequency BOLD fluctuations demonstrate altered thalamocortical connectivity in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Bulletin, 36:713-722, 2010 PMCID: PMC2894601
  • Tso IF, Grove TB, Taylor SF, Emotional experience predicts social adjustment independent of neurocognition and social cognition in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research, 122:156-163, 2010, PMCID: PMC2891306
  • Stern ER, Welsh RC, Fitzgerald KD, Gehring WJ, Lister JJ, Himle JA, Abelson JL, Taylor SF, Hyperactive error responses and altered connectivity in ventromedial and fronto-insular cortices in obsessive-compulsive disorder, Biological Psychiatry, 69:583-91, 2011, PMCID: PMC3059508
  • Taylor SF, Kang J, Brege IS, Tso IF, Hosanagar A, Johnson TD, Meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of emotion perception and experience in schizophrenia, Biological Psychiatry, 71:136-45, 2012, PMCID: PMC3237865
  • Taylor SF, Demeter E, Phan KL, Tso IF, Welsh RC, Abnormal GABAergic function and negative affect in schizophrenia, Neuropsychopharmacology, 39:1000-8, 2014, PMCID: PMC3924534
  • Fitzgerald KD, Liu Y, Welsh RC, Stern ER, Hanna GL, Monk CS, Phan KL, Taylor SF, Reduced Error-Related Activation of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Across the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52: 1183-1191 2013 PMCID: PMC3910489