Richard D. Lane, MD, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Program Director, General Clinical Research Center

AHSC 7401, P.O. Box 245002

Tucson AZ 85724-5002

(520) 626-6509
Email Address:

General Clinical Research Center
PO Box 245110

Tucson, Arizona 85724-5110

  • University of Illinois, 1978 (M.D.)
  • Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, 1979-1982 (Internship and Residency)
  • Yale University School of Public Health, Training Program in Mental Health Epidemiology, 1983-1985
Major Areas of Research Interest: 

Richard D. Lane, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and serves as Associate Director of the GCRC. He is a clinical psychiatrist with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. He is on the editorial board of Psychosomatic Medicine and is Secretary-Treasurer of the American Psychosomatic Society. His research is currently funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Dana Foundation and the Fetzer Institute.

His research interests include: the functional neuroanatomy of emotion, emotional experience and emotion regulation; The physiological mechanisms by which emotions trigger life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias; The psychology and psychophysiology of individual differences in emotional experience and expression.

Student Opportunities Through Research: 

Research involves state of the art brain imaging during emotion, testing a novel hypothesis about how the brain triggers ventricular fibrillation and sudden death, and evaluating deficits in the expression of emotion that may contribute to somatization.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Teresa Mayer-Teaford (MSRP 1993): "Similarities and differences between fatigue and depression."

David Buckner (MSRP 1994): "Gender differences in levels of emotional awareness."

Last Updated: 
November 18, 2015