Althoff, Robert, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Adirondack Division of Psychiatry
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont


Dr. Althoff is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Psychology and Pediatrics and the Director of the Division of Behavioral Genetics at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, & Families, University of Vermont College of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

His research interests include:

1: Identification of phenotypes and endophenotypes for psychiatric genetic studies of childhood psychiatric disorders – specifically as related to disorders of self-regulation.

2: Analytic methods of large datasets of twin and family studies using structural equation modeling, latent class modeling, and multivariate techniques.

3: Cognitive neuroscientific studies of childhood psychiatric disorders using behavioral measures, eye movement monitoring, and magnetic resonance imaging.