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VISN 4 MIRECC Pittsburgh Investigators and Mentors - John Kasckow, MD, PhD

John Kasckow, MD, PhD
MIRECC Role(s): Investigator, Fellowship Primary Mentor
Bio: Dr. Kasckow is a general and geriatric psychiatrist with the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System MIRECC and Behavioral Health Service as well as Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
He is currently the recipient of both VA and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) grants. Dr. Kasckow has been the recipient of grant support from the NIMH, NARSAD and Donald Reynold's Foundation. He has authored over 90 peer reviewed papers in clinical psychiatry and neuroscience research.
Dr. Kasckow completed his MD-PhD training at the University of Rochester and then trained as a psychiatry resident at Duke University. This was followed by fellowship training at the UCLA School of Medicine. He was the Program Director for the 2001 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting.
Click here to download a copy of Dr. Kasckow's CV. 
Research Interests: Dr. Kasckow’s research interests include studying suicidal patients with major depressive disorders or schizophrenia as well as psychosocial interventions for treating depression in primary care.