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Christopher Bartley MD, PhD

Christopher M. Bartley MD, PhD

Chief, Translational Immunopsychiatry Unit, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Christopher Bartley received his B.S. and Ph.D. in neurobiology from Yale University. He subsequently graduated cum laude from Yale School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, having completed Adult Psychiatry residency training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he was awarded the Edwin F. Alston Award for Leadership in Psychiatry. He continued at UCSF as a research fellow in behavioral immunology in the laboratories of Drs. Sam Pleasure and Michael Wilson. His post-doctoral research was supported by the Hanna H. Gray Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain Award from the Foundation of the National Institute of Health. He continued at UCSF as an instructor, where he oversaw a consultation clinic for individuals with comorbid autoimmune and psychiatric disorders. In 2022, he joined the National Institute of Mental Health as the Chief of the Translational Immunopsychiatry Unit. His lab focuses on how neural circuit-specific autoimmune responses contribute to neuropsychiatric illness.


Dr. Bartley is a physician consultant for the non-profit Neuroimmune Foundation. He also is an employee of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.