Dr. Paulus is the Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Martin Paulus joined the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa Oklahoma as the Scientific Director and President in May 2014. Prior to this transition, he had been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of Telemental Health at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System (VASDHS). Dr. Paulus has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications (some in top tier journals like Science, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, PNAS, JAMA Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and the American Journal of Psychiatry). Dr. Paulus received the UCSD Lew Judd young investigator award, the NAMI young investigator award, and the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award. He is the Deputy Editor of JAMA Psychiatry and is on several editorial boards of top-tier psychiatric journals. He has served on numerous NIH and International Study Sections. LIBR focuses on using neuroscience approaches to develop better assessments for diagnosis or prognosis of mental health problems and to develop neuroscience based novel interventions. Dr. Paulus’ research focuses on pragmatic academic psychiatry, i.e. that is how to use neuroscience-based measurements to identify modifiable treatment targets and to generate predictions that can be useful for clinicians. Moreover, Dr. Paulus is interested in whether computational approaches can be useful to better develop explanatory basis for psychiatric disorders that can be submitted to rigorous scientific examination.
Dr. Paulus has been an ADAA member since 2008 and is currently the Chair of ADAA's Scientific Council.