Dr. Fournier is the director of the Mood and Individual Differences Lab and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a practicing clinical psychologist with an active research program in the cognitive affective neuroscience of personality and depression.
Dr. Fournier completed his undergraduate education in psychology and philosophy at Brandeis University, he earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his clinical psychology internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Dr. Fournier’s research focuses on identifying patient characteristics that are associated with differential response to treatments for depression, including placebo, antidepressant medications, and psychotherapy. In addition, his work investigates the neural and behavioral mechanisms through which those characteristics either facilitate or inhibit response to relevant treatments. As such, Dr. Fournier’s research bridges work in clinical interventions, mood disorders, personality, and neuroscience.