Our Lab

The Byers Lab oversees a program of research investigating the onset, course, predictors, and outcomes of mental health disorders, neuropsychiatric conditions, suicide and suicidal behavior in older adults. Dr. Byers and her research team have expertise analyzing large, epidemiologic, and administrative datasets, with research supported by several funding agencies, including NIH (i.e., NIMH, NIA, and NIMHD), Department of Defense, and VA. The Byers Lab has developed a deep, epidemiologically and clinically relevant understanding of the complex nature of mental health in late life, its course, treatment and impact.