UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center
Director, UC Davis Behavioral Health Center
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cannabis and Hemp Research Center Co-Director with Dr. Li Tian
Dr. Carter is the founding director of the UC Davis Imaging Research Center. He has held the Endowed Professorship in Schizophrenia Research and has served as director of the Schizophrenia Research and Education Program since 2006. Carter was the director of the Center for Neuroscience from 2009 to 2016 and is now the director of the UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. His clinical interests focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. His research seeks to understand how risk factors affect brain development and the emergence of symptoms in serious mental disorders in order to improve outcomes in people affected by them. This includes examining the effects of cannabis in the brain in vulnerable individuals, including those at risk for or already experiencing the symptoms of serious mental illness.