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

Our Principles

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

  1. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism are the foundation of our work.
  2. Public health requires community, media and social media engagement.
  3. Interprofessional education enriches learning across all professions.
  4. Psychological safety is needed for quality improvement.

100 Years on the Cutting Edge