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Dr. Black is a movement disorders neuropsychiatrist listed in Best Doctors in America® and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®. He uses innovative brain imaging methods to study movement disorders including Tourette syndrome, the effects of dopamine on the brain, and how the precise location of deep brain stimulation (DBS) contributes to its clinical effects.

Current projects

Tourette syndrome


Thank you …

… to all our research volunteers. We value the time and effort you give. Without you, progress would not be possible.


Parkinson disease dementia risk predicted by eye measurements?

The recently published study cited below shows evidence that various measurements of eye function (especially contrast sensitivity and the thickness of the inner plexiform layer in the retina) correlated very strongly with a summary measure of clinical variables associated with dementia risk in people with Parkinson disease (PD). We have long known that the back […]

Research mentorship

Selected trainees

  • Soyoung Kim, Ph.D.
  • Shan Siddiqi, M.D.
    • 2017 ANPA (American Neuropsychiatric Association) Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award
    • 2018 ANPA Young Investigator Award
  • Deanna Greene, Ph.D.
    • 2014-2019 K01 award
    • 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator award
  • Meghan C. Campbell, Ph.D.
    • 2008 Tourette Syndrome Association fellowship
    • 2008 ANPA Young Investigator Award
  • Natalia Abraham, M.D.
    • 2006 World Parkinson Congress student travel award
  • Mollie Gordon, M.D.
    • 2004 AOA student research fellowship award
    • 2006 ANPA Young Investigator Award


2009-2015 NIMH K24 award: “Training investigators in neuroimaging and neuropsychiatry of movement disorders”

1990-91 and 1991-92: Voted Outstanding Teaching Resident for psychiatry by Washington University medical students

Lab accomplishments

Parkinson disease

Tourette syndrome



Links for everyone

Links for the lab

In the news

Talk on neuropsychiatry of Parkinson disease, 2017