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Dr Harris Eyre

Dr Harris Eyre is a medical doctor, academic and executive who works in the field of precision mental health.

Dr Eyre supports the development of innovations in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health disorders with advanced technologies and biomarkers, such as genomics and big data analytics. Ultimately, his goal is to work within teams to advance the field of mental health, to reduce human suffering from disorders like depression.

He converges his skills and experience in clinical psychiatry, neuroscience, clinical research, diplomacy, public health, digital technology, biotechnology and health system management. He is now based in Houston at the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical centre.

Dr Eyre is currently Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of CNSDose, a company which has developed a world-leading genetic test to determine the best antidepressant treatment for people with depression. Chaired by The Hon Andrew Robb AO, the aim of CNSDose is to personalise antidepressant treatments, and therefore reduce the suffering that is caused by trial-and-error prescribing.

In 2016, Dr Eyre was awarded his PhD from The University of Adelaide on the brain mechanisms of geriatric depression. During his PhD, he was awarded the W.G. Walker Fulbright Scholarship, for the top-ranked postgraduate scholar in Australia, and studied geriatric mental health innovation at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Harris has published 80 papers and spoken extensively on the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience, and is a reviewer for prominent journals, including World Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr Eyre is also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute, and an Honorary Research Fellow with JCU, Deakin University, The University of Adelaide and The University of Melbourne.

In 2013, he was awarded the Australian Medical Association of Queensland’s Junior Medical Officer of the Year Award.

Dr Harris Eyre graduated from James Cook University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours.

 

 

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