Judy Garber

Judy Garber

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology and Human Development

Vanderbilt University

Dr. Garber’s research focuses on the etiology, course, outcome, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders in children and adolescents. She studies social-cognitive, environmental, biological, and interpersonal factors that contribute to the onset and maintenance of mood disorders. Dr. Garber is interested in the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions with depressed adolescents, and the prevention of depression, particularly in high-risk offspring of depressed parents.


  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Prevention and treatment of depression


  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Child Clinical, 1987

    University of Minnesota

  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 1973

    State University of New York at Buffalo