Research Focus

Dr. Savage is the Director of the Center for Health Behavior Neuroscience at KUMC and the John H. Wineinger Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, and Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Savage’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations. His research focuses on the roles of prefrontal cortex and limbic system in memory and motivational processes, and how activity in these brain regions contributes to health-related decision making. Areas of specific interest include brain mechanisms of eating, exercise adherence, and compulsive behavior.