D. Jeffrey Newport is a professor of psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Newport completed a graduate theological degree before receiving his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. He subsequently completed both a general psychiatry residency and master’s degree in clinical research at Emory University.
Newport’s research focuses on women’s mental health with a particular emphasis on the psychobiology of psychiatric illness and substance use disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period; the pharmacokinetics of psychotropic medication during pregnancy and lactation; and the persistent neuroendocrine and behavioral impact of early life adverse experiences. His publications have appeared in JAMA, American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Bipolar Disorders, Pediatrics, British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and others.
His awards include the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Independent Investigator and Young Investigator awards; Young Faculty Award from the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education; Lilly Fellowship from the Society of Biological Psychiatry; Laughlin Fellowship from the American College of Psychiatrists; Hoechst Marion Roussel Award from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology; Lilly Research Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association; Pfizer Psychiatry Resident of the Year Award; and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Physician Alumnus Award, in addition to teaching awards from both the University of Miami and Emory University schools of medicine.
American Psychiatric Association
American College of Psychiatrists
Faculty Teaching Award
University of Miami Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 2018, 2017, 2015
Emory Psychiatry Excellence in Teaching Award
Emory University School of Medicine, 2013, 2012
Fellow, Woodruff Leadership Academy
Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, 2012
Independent Investigator Award
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression, 2009
Distinguished Physician Alumni Award
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2008