Massoud Stephane, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Stephane has long standing interest in brain sciences. He was trained in neurology at La Salpetriere in Paris, France, in psychiatry at Tufts University and Yale University and in functional brain imaging at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He previously held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, and Oregon Health and Science University.
Dr. Stephane made numerous contributions to psychosis research and is an avid consumer (and occasional contributor) of/to everything culture and nature.
My research focuses on the mechanisms of psychosis, in particular auditory verbal hallucinations, and spans the distance from the patient experience to the brain. A starting point in this research is the investigation of the phenomenology of the patient experience (here hallucinations) which informs the development of neurocognitive models for the potential neural mechanisms of these symptoms. We, subsequently, test these models empirically using cognitive behavioral neuroscience and functional imaging methods. As such my work involves the phenomenology of hallucinations, neurocognitive and psycholinguistic sciences as well as brain imaging methodologies with current focus of fMRI.