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Dr. Black is a movement disorders neuropsychiatrist listed in 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

Recently completed:

Thank you …

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


Preliminary FDA report on safety of GLP-1 agonist diabetes / weight loss drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was aware of reports of people developing suicidality after use of these drugs (example: Ozempic®/Wegovy®). After examining the available data, they recently reported, “Our preliminary evaluation has not found evidence that use of these medicines causes suicidal thoughts or actions. … However, because of the small number of […]

Research mentorship

Selected trainees


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