Dr. Pan’s research focuses on the investigation of the neurobiology of suicide attempt and treatment refractory depression in adolescents and young adults, specifically utilizing established methods in functional neuroimaging and metabolomics to characterize suicidal behavior. Her work includes collaborations with the Departments of Clinical and Translational Science, Statistics, Medical Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Dr. Pan is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has over a decade of work with teens and young adults at risk for suicide. She works with a large team of researchers and was able to establish independent research funding early in her career. Among her many honors and awards, she was named a 2004 AACAP Presidential Scholar (a mentored award under Dr. Daniel Pine of the NIMH), received a 2007-10 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Grant, an NIH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award (2009-14), and the 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.