Associate professor of Quantitative Psychology at the University of Barcelona, Senior researcher at Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, PhD
Carles Soriano-Mas, PhD, teaches Quantitative Psychology at the University of Barcelona. His research lies at the boundary between neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology, and is focused on the description of brain network-level alterations in disorders of mental health. Specifically, he uses different neuroimaging techniques for this purpose, ranging from the analysis of the morphometric features, to the description of abnormal patterns of functional interrelationship between distant brain areas. This knowledge has been applied to the study of mood and anxiety disorders, and, most specially, to the study of obsessive-compulsive disorder, in which Dr. Soriano-Mas is a well-renowned expert.
In addition to the University of Barcelona, Dr. Soriano-Mas is affiliated to Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, also in Barcelona. This is a clinical research institution, which gives Dr. Soriano-Mas the opportunity to work with data of actual patients and develop, in collaboration with mental health professionals, research proposals with firm translational aims. He has a network of international collaborators from the five continents, and is a founding member of the ENIGMA-OCD international consortium, which holds the largest clinical, neuroimaging and genetic dataset of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, with data from more than 3000 individuals. He has published over 200 manuscripts in international journals, and his research has been recently featured in journals such as Biological Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, or the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.