Dr. Mason is a translational neuroscientist who utilizes systems biology to understand psychiatric illness, particularly depression.  The biopsychosocial model informs how she designs clinical research questions to identify biological markers of treatment response and disease trajectory. 


Southwestern University (2005), Psychology
Graduate School
King's College (2008), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Biological phenotyping
  • Gut microbiome
  • Mood disorders
  • System biology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Comprehensive phenotyping of depression disease trajectory and risk: Rationale and design of Texas Resilience Against Depression study (T-RAD).
Trivedi MH, Chin Fatt CR, Jha MK, Cooper CM, Trombello JM, Mason BL, Hughes J, Gadad BS, Czysz AH, Toll RT, Fuller AK, Sethuram S, Mayes TL, Minhajuddin A, Carmody T, Greer TL, J Psychiatr Res 2019 Dec 122 22-32
Dysfunctional adaptive immune response in adolescents and young adults with suicide behavior.
Jha MK, Cai L, Minhajuddin A, Fatt CC, Furman JL, Gadad BS, Mason BL, Greer TL, Hughes JL, Xiao G, Emslie G, Kennard B, Mayes T, Trivedi MH, Psychoneuroendocrinology 2019 Oct 111 104487
Focusing on insomnia symptoms to better understand depression: A STAR*D report.
Mason BL, Davidov A, Minhajuddin A, Trivedi MH, J Affect Disord 2019 Aug 260 183-186
A pilot study of brexpiprazole for bipolar depression.
Brown ES, Khaleghi N, Van Enkevort E, Ivleva E, Nakamura A, Holmes T, Mason BL, Escalante C J Affect Disord 2019 Feb 249 315-318
Megestrol Acetate Induces Declarative Memory Changes and Cortisol Suppression in Healthy Volunteers.
Mason BL, Ivleva EI, Van Enkevort E, Nakamura A, Brown ES Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2018 Oct 46 3-4 186-192


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2018)