Joseph Goveas Ph.D.

Director of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Dr. Goveas’ research focuses on understanding the complex relationship between late-life depression and cognitive impairment, and has received funding from the 2008 National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator, the Extendicare Foundation and from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment to MCW. He is also the recipient of a New Investigator award from the Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant program to utilize multimodal imaging to study brain networks in depressed adults at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Goveas also served as a co-investigator for the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative Memory MRI-2 study at the Milwaukee Field Center.

He is an invited reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, has received several awards including the Golden Apple teaching award from psychiatry residents, junior faculty award from Academic Psychiatry, has been selected every year since 2009 as Best Doctors in America and is elected as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He was a participant of the NIMH-supported summer research institute in geriatric psychiatry, and was a MCW NIH-funded K30 program clinical scholar, was selected as one of the 16 promising junior investigators in Alzheimer’s disease by the 2012-2013 Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, is the recipient of the 2011 Investigator of the year award by the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, and is a current scholar of the NIMH/Weill Cornell Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health. He has several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and has given local, national and international presentations related to geriatric depression, and preclinical and clinical Alzheimer’s disease and associated behavioral disturbances.