University of Nebraska Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry

From Alzheimer’s to anxiety, from autism to ADHD and depression, our department has a broad expertise that reaches across every community, working to improve the health of Nebraskans through premier educational programs, innovative research and outreach to underserved populations.


Department Chair Howard Liu, MD, MBA

Learn about our chair and his work developing and supporting programs in rural and urban underserved communities.

Howard Liu, MD, MBA

Our Principles

These principles guide our work for success across our mission areas:

  1. All individuals are welcome
  2. Mental health requires partnership and teamwork to succeed.
  3. Lived experiences matters, from patients and clinicians.
  4. Psychological safety is needed for quality improvement.

100 Years on the Cutting Edge