Top data scientists from around the country will gather in the Rackham Building on Oct. 6 for a symposium to launch the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the centerpiece to the University’s recently announced $100 million investment in data science.

Melvin McInnis, M.D.

Melvin McInnis, M.D.

Thomas B and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Professor of Psychiatry
Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health


Genetics of bipolar disorder, genetics of major depression, longitudinal outcomes and translational research in mood disorders. Dr. McInnis directs a large clinical research enterprise focused on bipolar disorder genetics and longitudinal outcomes. Patients are cared for in a large clinic with 4 nurse practitioners, 2 social workers, 3 residents, and 3 attending psychiatrists. We are have an NIMH funded project to identify adolescents at risk for BP disorder. An NIMH funded research project is focused on fine mapping of a region of interest on chromosome 8q24.

Research Area: 
Clinical and Biomedical Informatics
Databases and Computing
Human and Statistical Genetics
Medical and Translational Research
Neuroscience and Psychiatry