Kentaro Morita

Kentaro Morita is a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his medical degree in 2010 at Nippon Medical School and has completed his medical training at the University of Tokyo Hospital. He currently practices in adolescence and adult psychiatry giving care in both Japanese and English. Dr. Morita is also a researcher in the field of psychiatry with primary interest in mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia. His research is mainly based on neurobiological aspects of mental illness, such as neurophysiology and neuroimaging, with a future goal of applying these methods to early detection/intervention and rehabilitation. He is currently finishing his Ph.D., which is focused on eye movement abnormalities in schizophrenia and their significance in everyday life. He has been conducting this research under the supervision of Ryota Hashimoto at the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kenichiro Miura at the University of Kyoto, and Kiyoto Kasai at the University of Tokyo within the Brain/MINDS project. Dr. Morita is a member of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry, the Japanese Society of Schizophrenia Research, the Japanese Neuroscience Society, and an International Member of the American Psychiatric Association.