DR Chad Bousman

DR Chad Bousman


  • Genetic Epidemiology (Psychotic & Affective Disorders)
  • Pharmacogenetics (Anitpsychotics, Antidepressants, Nutraceuticals)



  • The overarching goal of Dr Bousman's research is to make personalised/precision psychiatry a reality. His studies are collaborative, multidisciplinary, and focus on: (1) Discovery of distinct variation and environmental interaction with genotypic, transcriptomic, and/or proteomic networks/pathways associated with mental illness onset, course, and treatment response, (2) Development of ‘omic’-based clinical decision-making tools for use in screening, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and/or treatment of mental illness, and (3) Evaluation of the efficacy/utility of ‘omic’-based decision-making tools in clinical practice.   


Member of

  • College of International Neuropsychopharmacology. Member 2012 -
  • Biological Psychiatry Australia. Member 2011 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - San Diego 2009
  • MPH, San Diego State University 2003
  • BS, University of Wisconsin 2000

Awards and honors

  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Ronald Phillip Griffith Research Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science, 2013
  • McKenzie Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections, 2008
  • Young Scientist Travel Scholarship, National Institute of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, 2008
  • Leadership Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, 2000
  • Volunteerism Spirit of America Award, 1996



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Currently supervising 4 PhD students in the area of pharmacogenetics and psychiatric genetics.