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Jorge Almeida, M.D., Ph.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member
Education

M.D.
Faculdade de Medicina do ABC

Ph.D., Neurosciences
Universidade de Sao Paulo

Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Psychiatry
Brown University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical and Translational Affective Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh

About

Jorge Almeida is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and director of the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit. Almeida completed his medical degree, psychiatric training and a Ph.D. focusing on neuroimaging in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2005, he joined the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) at the University of Pittsburgh, where he initiated a productive neuroimaging research career. In 2013, he joined Brown University where he completed psychiatric residency training. In 2017, Almeida joined the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.

Almeida’s neuroimaging research focuses on the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate biomarkers of mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder, using standard neuroimaging data analysis along with effective connectivity and pattern recognition analysis. He also works at the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit, a specialized, coordinated and competitive out-patient-centered care team that is evidence-based and outcome-driven to achieve higher levels of health care value at the lowest cost.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Association, Member 2013-present
  • Rhode Island Psychiatric Society, Member 2013 - 2017
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry, Member 2011-present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry, Scientific Program Planning Committee 2015-present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry, Co-Chair Membership Committee, 2015-2017
Awards & Honors
  • Research Colloquium
    American Psychiatric Association, 2016
  • Travel Award
    American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2016
  • Travel Award
    American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2015
  • Pilot Research Award for General Psychiatry Residents
    American Association of Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, 2014
  • Travel Award
    Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2009