Dr. Joyce Chung is the Deputy Clinical Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chung is also the Program Director of the NIMH Clinical Fellowship and one-year accredited PGY4 Psychiatry Research Residency Program. She serves as an Attending Physician on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at the NIH Clinical Research Center. Her educational background includes undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a research fellowship in medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School.
Prior to coming to NIMH in 2010, Dr. Chung was in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, served as chief of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., was medical director of the Mental Health Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital and Director of Psychiatric Research Training. From 2007-2008, she worked for the Director of NIMH to manage the responsibilities of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services. As Autism Coordinator, she facilitated the development of the first national strategic plan for autism spectrum disorder research.
Her own research has spanned interventions to overcome sociocultural barriers to mental health care among minority and underserved populations, ethnographic/mixed research methods, clinical trials for depression and posttraumatic stress disorders, assessment of mental disorders in adolescents and young adults, and psychiatric phenotyping of patients with rare genetic disorders and healthy research volunteers in clinical studies.