As a psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Bruce Dohrenwend's research relates to issues raised by epidemiological findings of relations between important types of psychiatric disorder and social positions defined by gender, ethnic/racial status, and socioeconomic status. His particular interest is how adversity and stress are related to these demographic variables as well as to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, antisocial personality disorder, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
PhD, 1955, Cornell University
Advisory Board, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Advisory Editor, Psychiatry
Chief of the Department of Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Institute,
President, American Psychopathological Association, 1994
Honors & Awards
NIMH Research Scientist Award 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1991
Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award, APHA, 1981
AAAS Prize for Behavioral Science Research, 1990
Hamilton Award, American Psychopathological Association
Leo G. Reeder Award, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
Select Urban Health Activities
World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR): Dr. Dohrenwend is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board.
Select Global Activities
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World Psychiatric Association Section of Epidemiology: Dr. Dohrenwend is a member of the Section Committee.