Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
College of Medicine
1960 Kenny Road, Room 214
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Langenecker is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in assessing and treating mood and anxiety disorders, especially in late adolescents and young adults. His research efforts are focused on key life transitions where support systems and stressors may change, increasing the risk for emergence or exacerbation of brain illnesses. Dr. Langenecker strives to better understand what causes mood disorders, with the ultimate goal of improving patients’ quality of life. His current projects also include developing and adapting innovative biological and cognitive tools to better identify, support and treat individuals with mood disorders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Neuropsychology

Research Interests

  • Lifespan models of mood disorders, with recent focus on adolescent to adult transition
  • Neuropsychology and neuroimaging task development
  • Neuroimaging studies of brain changes with intervention
  • Innovations in skill development, intervention development


PhD: Marquette University
InternshipAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry