Joseph S. Goveas, MD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Institute for Health and Equity; Vice-Chair and Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Residency in Psychiatry, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 1998-2002
Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006
Dr. Goveas is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist with an interest in elucidating the brain-behavior relationships in normal aging, prolonged grief disorder (a.k.a. complicated grief), and late-life depression.
Our current research focuses on improving understanding of the neurobiological markers that may help us predict who, following the death of a loved one, are resilient and will successfully transition to integrated grief from those who are prone to develop prolonged grief disorder. We believe that this line of work could lead to future seminal research where these biological measures (or markers) could also serve as targets for prevention strategies in older adults with acute grief at risk for a maladaptive grief response and developing complications.
Dr. Goveas has received several awards including being selected every year since 2009 as the Best Doctors in America, is an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He is a recipient of the 2011 Investigator of the year award from the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, and was selected as one of the promising junior investigators in Alzheimer’s disease by the 2013 Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a participant of the NIMH-supported summer research institute in geriatric psychiatry, was a past scholar of the MCW NIH-funded K30 program and a 2015-2018 scholar of the NIMH/Weill Cornell Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health. He has several peer-reviewed publications in high-impact medical journals, written book chapters, and have given national and international presentations related to bereavement and grief, and late-life depression and Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Research Areas of Interest
- Brain Mapping
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Neural Pathways
(Shadyab AH, Larson JC, Rapp SR, Shumaker SA, Kroenke CH, Meliker J, Saquib N, Ikramuddin F, Michael YL, Goveas JS, Garcia L, Wactawski-Wende J, Luo J, Hayden KM, Chen JC, Weitlauf J, Baker LD.) J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2022 Dec 06;77(Suppl 1):S42-S50 PMID: 35235646 PMCID: PMC8903468 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133327333 03/03/2022
(Goveas JS, Ray RM, Woods NF, Manson JE, Kroenke CH, Michael YL, Shadyab AH, Meliker JR, Chen JC, Johnson L, Mouton C, Saquib N, Weitlauf J, Wactawski-Wende J, Naughton M, Shumaker S, Anderson GL.) J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2022 Dec 06;77(Suppl 1):S31-S41 PMID: 34915558 PMCID: PMC8754805 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85136612146 12/17/2021
(Blair NP, Cohen AD, Ward BD, Claesges SA, Agarwal M, Wang Y, Reynolds CF 3rd, Goveas JS.) J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Dec;156:252-260 PMID: 36272343 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140273934 10/23/2022
(Korthauer LE, Goveas JS, Rapp SR, Espeland MA, Shumaker SA, Garcia KR, Rossom RC, Garcia L, Tindle HA, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Zaslavsky O, Cochrane B, Sink KM, Masaki K, Driscoll I.) Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2022 Nov;37(11) PMID: 36205005 PMCID: PMC9616073 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85139274577 10/08/2022
(Goveas JS.) Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Dec;29(12):1264-1266 PMID: 33839012 PMCID: PMC8449786 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103976184 04/12/2021
(Reiland H, Banerjee A, Claesges SA, Giuca AM, Hillard CJ, Reynolds CF 3rd, Goveas JS.) Psychiatry Res Commun. 2021 Oct;1(1) PMID: 35928209 PMCID: PMC9345326 08/06/2022
(Goveas JS, Shear MK.) Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2021 Jul;19(3):374-378 PMID: 34690607 PMCID: PMC8475942 10/26/2021
(Kang M, Bohorquez-Montoya L, McAuliffe T, Claesges SA, Blair NO, Sauber G, Reynolds CF 3rd, Hillard CJ, Goveas JS.) Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:783187 PMID: 34955928 PMCID: PMC8692767 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85121649643 12/28/2021
(Goveas JS.) American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. December 2021;29(12):1264-1266 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103976184 12/01/2021
(Harfmann EJ, McAuliffe TL, Larson ER, Claesges SA, Sauber G, Hillard CJ, Goveas JS.) Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2020 Oct;120:104801 PMID: 32682172 PMCID: PMC7348598 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087803094 07/19/2020
(Chen G, Ward BD, Claesges SA, Li SJ, Goveas JS.) Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Oct;28(10):1089-1101 PMID: 32253102 PMCID: PMC7483593 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082764762 04/08/2020