Managing the Spectrum of Behavioral Health Disorders:

Collaborating to Improve Patient Outcomes

Mark B. Hamner, MD

Dr. Hamner is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. Dr. Hamner received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, where he also completed his internship and residency in the Department of Psychiatry. He is board certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a member of many professional organizations and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals. He is also an active member on many boards and committees. Dr. Hamner's research interests include such topics as the psychopharmacology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia, neurobiology of PTSD, novel antipsychotic drugs and potential new applications of these agents, and endocrine effects of novel antipsychotic drugs. He has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous clinical trials on schizophrenia, PTSD, and mood disorders. He has lectured extensively on various topics in clinical psychiatry and has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous abstracts, and book or encyclopedia chapters. In addition, he has been the recipient of approximately 60 clinical trial or basic clinical science grants in the areas of PTSD, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Dr. Hamner has received numerous professional honors and awards, including the MUSC Golden Apple Circle of excellence award for clinical education.