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Edward Mulvey, PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Edward Mulvey’s research focuses on violence and mental illness, prediction of future violence and crime, juvenile offenders, service provision in the juvenile justice system, and criminal justice policy. His research has investigated how clinicians make judgments about the risk posed by adults with mental illness and juvenile offenders, and what treatments are appropriate in these types of cases.   He is also interested in the performance of public agencies serving criminal justice-involved individuals with mental health problems.

Dr. Mulvey directs the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, a recipient of a Faculty Scholar’s Award from the William T. Grant Foundation, a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a member of the National Science Foundation-funded National Consortium on Violence Research.  He has also consulted for and written reports on mental health and juvenile justice policy for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the U.S. Secret Service.  He serves as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs at the U. S. Department of Justice and was a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on Mental Health and the Law and their Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Mulvey graduated from Yale University before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1982. Dr. Mulvey’s bibliography contains over120 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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