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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Melvin G. McInnis, M.D.

Melvin G. McInnis, M.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Fellow in Human Genetics and Psychiatry, 1989-1993
  • Maudsley Hospital, Inst Psychiatry, U. London, U.K., Residency in Psychiatry, 1986-1989
  • National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland, Research Fellow, 1985-1986
  • National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland, Internship and 1 yr Psych., 1983-1985
  • University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland MD, Medical School, 1977-1983
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1975-1977

Clinical Interest:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depression
  • Adolescent Mood disorders

Research Interest:

  • Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
  • Genetics of Major Depression
  • Longitudinal outcomes and translational research in mood disorders

Academic Appointment:

  • Thomas B and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Prechter Bipolar Research Program
  • Associate Director, University of Michigan Depression Center

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • McInnis MG, Dick DM, Willour VL, et al, Conditional analyses in a Genome-wide scan of Bipolar Disorder: Evidence for gene-gene interaction the NIMH Genetics Initiative bipolar pedigrees. Biol Psychiatry, 54:1265-73. (2003).
  • McInnis MG, Lan T-H, Willour VL, et al ,. A Genome wide scan of Bipolar Affective Disorder in 65 Pedigrees. Molecular Psychiatry. 8:288-298, (2003).
  • Avramopoulos D, Willour VL, Zandi PP, Huo Y, MacKinnon DF, Potash JB, DePaulo JR Jr, McInnis MG., Linkage of bipolar affective disorder on chromosome 8q24: follow-up and parametric analysis. Molecular Psychiatry. 9(2):191-6 (2004).
  • Lin PI, McInnis MG, Potash JB, Willour VL, Mackinnon DF, Miao K, Depaulo JR, Zandi PP., Assessment of the effect of age at onset on linkage to bipolar disorder: evidence on chromosomes 18p and 21q. American Journal of Human Genetics. 77(4):545-55 (2005).