Dr. Steven Moldin is the interim Executive Director of USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
He has conducted research at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University and was a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Moldin joined the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the National Institutes of Health, to manage an extramural research portfolio. He left in 2006, having led the Office of Human Genetics andGenomic Resources and having served as Associate Director of the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science. Dr.Moldin was responsible for the fiscal and scientific management of a $200 million grants and contracts portfolio and increased the yearly funding of NIMH’s human genetics research portfolio by 56% over two years.
Dr. Moldin has published over 50 papers and book chapters in the areas of psychiatric genetics, schizophrenia, autism and neuroscience. He is co-editor of Methods in Genomic Neuroscience and Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment.
Dr. Moldin received his B.A. magna cum laude with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa in Psychology from Boston University (1983), his M.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University (1985), and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University (1988). He completed an internship at Hillside Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1988) and postdoctoral training in human genetics at Washington University School of Medicine (1988-1991).