Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Scientific Research Administrator
Dr. Kinkead is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her primary research interests include the mechanism of action of psychoactive drugs and the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Specifically these interests include the role of peptide systems in the mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs and sex differences in schizophrenia. The majority of her research has focused on the role of the neuropeptide neurotensin in both the clinical efficacy of antipsychotic drugs and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.