Diana Perkins, M.D., M.P.H.
UNC Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of UNC Outreach and Support Intervention Services (OASIS)
Director, Early Psychosis Interventions in North Carolina (EPI-NC)
The research supported by the Foundation of Hope was the groundwork for Dr. Perkins’ NIMH-funded studies aimed to discover predictors and mechanism for the development of psychosis in persons at clinical high-risk. In particular, she and her team have identified markers related to immune system dysregulation as important predictors of psychosis.