Career Development Institute for Psychiatry
Dedicated to Launching and Maintaining Careers in Mental Health Research

Ellen Frank, PhD

Dr. Frank is internationally recognized for her clinical research in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders. She is studying the efficacy of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, a psychotherapy she and her colleagues developed for the adjunctive treatment of manic-depressive illness. She is also involved in a study aimed at achieving a better understanding of the clinical importance of subsyndromal mood, anxiety, and eating disorders.


  • Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, Depression Prevention Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Education & Training

  • PhD, 1979, University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Psychology