Thomas D. Meyer, PhD

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Thomas D. Meyer


PhD, University of Mainz, Germany

Academic appointment

Associate Professor
Director, Psychological Intervention & Research Program On Mood Spectrum Disorders
Co-Director, The UTHealth Brain Collection For Research In Psychiatric Disorders


Dr. Meyer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the Director of the Psychological Intervention and Research Program for Mood Spectrum Disorders (PIRP-M) and Co-Director of the UTHealth Brain Collection. His work encompasses a wide range of areas but he is especially interested in improving outcome and quality of life of individuals experiencing mood disorders as well as identifying psychological factors and processes involved in the development of depression and mania. Dr. Meyer has authored more than 120 publications including books and book chapters. They cover psychological treatments of BD, but also other clinically highly relevant areas such as what factors and biases affect the likelihood of a diagnosis as BD or attitudes towards individuals with mood disorders. Furthermore he was involved from the beginning in the development of the Hypomanic Checklist-32 with Professor Jules Angst, an internationally widely used screening measure for BD which was first published in 2005.

What I do when I'm not working

When I am not working, I love to travel with my spouse, to go to the theater and musicals, and I wish I could do even more of all that. We try to go running at least three times a week in a near by park which I need to do because I love food, especially spicy Asian cuisine.


+1 (713) 486-2759


Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School
1941 East Road
Houston, Texas 77054