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Charles F.  Reynolds III, MD

  • UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh
  • Director of the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry

Charles F. Reynolds III, MD, is internationally renowned in the field of geriatric psychiatry. His primary research interests focus on mood, grief, and sleep disorders of later life, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, improving treatment strategies, depression prevention, and promotion of brain health in older adults. In addition to his national presence, Dr. Reynolds cofounded the Global Consortium on Depression Prevention, a network of investigators in North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Currently, he leads an NIMH-sponsored project to develop scalable depression prevention strategies for use in low-resource countries. In this context, he travels annually to India to work with his team at the Goa Medical College. He has also served as a visiting professor in psychogeriatrics in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, attesting to his now global impact on the field.

Dr. Reynolds has been named several times as one of The Best Doctors in America and is the 2012 recipient of the APA Jack Weinberg Award for lifetime contributions to geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Reynolds has served on several gubernatorial commissions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania related to the health and well-being of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He also has served as chairman and member of several research review committees at the NIMH, as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH, and as President of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has served as a member of three Institute of Medicine panels dealing with suicide prevention, sleep disorders, and the nation’s geriatrics workforce.

Dr. Reynolds’ bibliography contains more than 680 publications in peer-reviewed journals that he has written over the past four decades. Cumulatively, Dr. Reynolds’ work has been cited over 36,000 times, generating an H-index of 79 according to the Web of Science (July 2015).  Assuming the role of Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2016, Dr. Reynolds also has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry. He has published his work in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Dr. Reynolds graduated magna cum laude in philosophy from the University of Virginia before earning his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. He is board-certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry.

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