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

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

Henry Phipps Professor and Director

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Johns Hopkins Hospital

Scientific Council Member (Joined 1996)

2003, 1998 Distinguished Investigator Grant

1996 Selo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Depression Research (Colvin Prize)

Dr. DePaulo is a widely recognized clinician, teacher and researcher in the area of mood disorders. The mood disorders program he founded at Johns Hopkins in 1977 includes both clinical services and multifaceted research projects involving genetic, brain imaging, treatment and educational investigations of bipolar and unipolar disorders. His laboratory group is best known for defining a number of familial sub-types of bipolar disorder.

Dr. DePaulo is devoted to advancing public understanding of mental illness. Since 1986, he has hosted a popular annual Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Symposium for the general and professional public, featuring the perspectives of clinicians, research leaders, patients and their family members. His most recent book, “Understanding Depression,” was published in 2002.

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