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Vijay Mittal

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program
Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research (IPR)
Co-director, Center for Transdisciplinary Training, Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci)


Areas of Focus

  • Schizophrenia
  • Serious mental illness and risk for mental illness
  • Adolescent development
  • Brain development
  • Motor behavior
  • Cognitive and emotive dysfunction


  • I conduct prospective studies that follow a range of characteristics in order to enhance identification of adolescents and young adults at high risk of psychosis, and also to predict who among them may eventually transition to psychosis and refine understanding of pathophysiology.
  • I utilize the information from these longitudinal studies to develop novel targeted treatments and remediations.