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

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Faculdade de Medicina do ABC

Ph.D., Neurosciences
Universidade de Sao Paulo


Residency, Psychiatry
Brown University

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


Jorge Almeida, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School and director of the Bipolar Disorder Center at UT Health Austin.

Almeida completed his medical degree, psychiatric training and a doctorate focusing on neuroimaging in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2005, he joined the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 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 and Behavioral Sciences 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 Center, 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
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
    Scientific Program Planning Committee, 2015-Present
  • American Psychiatric Association
    Member, 2013-Present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
    Member, 2011-Present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
    Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2015-2017
  • Rhode Island Psychiatric Society
    Member, 2013-2017
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