Dr. Mohammed Milad (Moh) has recently joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Program Director at UIC. Moh moved from the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he held a position of an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate in Research and Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab at MGH. Moh earned his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico in 2003 under the supervision of Greg Quirk and did his post-doc training at Harvard Medical School and MGH in the department of Psychiatry under the supervision of Scott Rauch and Roger Pitman.
Moh received a number of awards including the Positive Neuroscience Award from the Templeton Foundation, was named “Kavli Fellow” by the National Academy of Sciences, and served as Member in a committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that was established based US Congressional Mandate for “Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of PTSD” within the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Some of Dr. Milad’s research was featured in CNN, USA Today, and CBS. Dr. Milad’s research is focuses on a fundamental and basic question, namely: How do we learn not to fear? He uses a multi-modal approach in his animal and human labs. In his human research studies, he uses state-of-the-art neuroimaging tools, stimulation tools such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, and psychophysiology with the objective of understanding how the human brain processes fear, and how we can develop novel approaches to quell fear in patients with anxiety disorders. Some of the more recent research questions he is interested include a focus on women’s health and on understanding how hormones such as estrogen may interact with fear regulation in women.