Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Jon Grant’s research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of impulse control disorders (e.g., gambling, stealing, shopping, sex), obsessive compulsive disorder, and drug addictions. He is an editorial board member of nine scientific journals, director of a Center of Excellence in Gambling Research supported by the National Center for Responsible Gaming, and editor in chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies.
Grant is the author of nine books on impulse control disorders and over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including publications in the Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Archives of General Psychiatry.
He received his MD from Brown University and a JD from Cornell University Law School. He also obtained an MA in English literature from the University of Chicago and an MPH from Harvard University. He earned his BA from the University of Michigan. Grant is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Grant joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.