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Edward Mulvey, PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Former 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 also is interested in the performance of public agencies serving criminal justice-involved individuals with mental health problems.
Dr. Mulvey directed 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, a member of the National Science Foundation-funded National Consortium on Violence Research, and former chair of the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. He also has 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 also served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on Mental Health and the Law and their Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice and two National Academy of Sciences Panels on reforming 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 over 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals.