Dr. Reynolds 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.
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 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 650 publications in peer-reviewed journals, which he has written over the past 32 years. The editor in chief designate of American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Reynolds has also 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.