Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar
Dr. Kronfol is internationally known for his pioneering work in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. He is among the first to report on immunological changes in patients with major depression. He later continued his exploration of neuro-endocrine-immune interactions in patients with affective disorders and patients with Cushing's syndrome. Subsequently, Dr. Kronfol and colleagues studied mood changes associated with the use of interferon treatment in patients with hepatitis C and changes in plasma levels of interleukin-6 in association with the stress of major cardiac surgery. Current research activities include the establishment in Qatar of the Arab Psychogenomic Repository for patients with bipolar affective disorders and a survey of college students' mental health in countries in the Middle East. Dr. Kronfol has published over 100 scientific articles and more than 150 abstracts in proceedings of scientific meetings. He is the author/editor of a book entitled "Cytokines and Mental Health" published by Kluwer. He has received funding from the National Institute of Health, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders and the Qatar National Research Fund. He is featured on the ISI Web of Knowledge list of most cited researchers.