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Chairman J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Ray DePaulo

Henry Phipps Professor and Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

As a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry for the past 34 years, Dr. DePaulo has been an active clinician, teacher, and researcher whose primary area of interest is mood disorders.

Dr. DePaulo is one of the world's foremost investigators into the genetic bases of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, depression and panic disorder.  His research has contributed to the understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as genetic disorders and has advanced their identification and treatment.

Dr. DePaulo continues his public health efforts by promoting and serving on advisory boards of the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC).

The author of more than 100 scientific publications, Dr. DePaulo's second book, Understanding Depression, was written for the general public. Dr. DePaulo has received awards from the NIMH, the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, and the SELO Prize for outstanding research in depression from NARSAD. 

Dr. DePaulo is a magna cum laude graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati (B.S., 1968), graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (M.D., 1972) and an elected Alpha Omega Alpha member. He completed his internship in Medicine (1972-73) and his residency in Psychiatry (1973-77) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.