Dr. Zubieta is the recently appointed William H. and Edna Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, University Neuropsychiatry Institute, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Formerly the Phil F. Jenkins Professor and A. Alfred Taubman Senior Scholar, and a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, the Neurosciences Program, and Research Professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan.
Faculty member at the University of Michigan since 1995, he has completed formal training in the Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine. His research focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying motivational mechanisms and the regulation of stress responses. He has applied this work towards the understanding of affective regulation and conditions where physical and emotional stressors play a significant role, most notably pain, mood disorders, substance use disorders and their interfaces.
Dr. Zubieta has 20 years of experience in the use of in vivo functional imaging in humans with PET and fMRI for the quantification of metabolism, blood flow, anatomy, and neuroreceptor sites in human subjects, as well as associated measures.
Dr. Zubieta is board certified in both Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine. He has mentored a large number of undergraduate students, 13 graduate students, 23 postdoctoral fellows, and over 20 junior faculty, including 12 career development (K, CDA) awards.