The academic staff of the Mental Health Graduate Program is accredited through a rigorous process based on their productivity. Currently the group consists of twelve full professors and two collaborating supervisors, most of them having completed postdoctoral training abroad.

The professors have established working partnerships with other medical areas which facilitates the effective integration between basic and applied research within a global and articulated approach to the neurobiology of mental disorders. They also work in partnership with national and international researchers from different areas, participating in projects from the National Institute of Science and Translational Technology in Medicine of the World Health Organization and several universities in North America and Europe, receiving individual resources from many research supporting agencies (FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES, FINEP).