Titles and Roles
- Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Chief of Psychiatric Services
- Emory Healthcare Systems
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Mark H. Rapaport, MD, is the Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare. Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Rapaport was the Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Professor of Psychiatry at both Cedar-Sinai and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also previously served as Director of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinical Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and has served as the first Chair of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network's Data Safety Monitoring Board and Chair of its Special Review Committee.
Dr. Rapaport is a board certified psychiatrist and has trained and mentored students, physicians and researchers in the fields of psychopharmacology, outcomes research, and psychoneuroimmunology. He is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Psychiatric Research Society and the Collegium International Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Dr. Rapaport is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CINP. He is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship.
Dr. Rapaport obtained his MD from the University of California Davis School of Medicine. After earning his MD, he then completed his internship at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and residency in Psychiatry at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Rapaport also completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Rapaport's research interests are focused on psychopharmacology, and he has investigated the biologic genesis of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression and immunity abnormalities in psychotic and mood disorders.
Dr. Rapaport has written over 180 articles for such peer-reviewed publications as American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology. He currently serves as Co-Editor and Chief of FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. and the American Psychiatric Association.
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