W Edward Craighead
J Rex Fuqua Professor Director Child and Adolescent Mood Program
Office: 468 Psychology Building
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Department of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
36 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
Dr. Craighead received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1970. Beginning in 1970, he rose through the academic ranks to become Professor of Psychology in 1979 at Pennsylvania State University, where he served for many years as Director of Clinical Training. He became a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in 1986 and was also Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training. In 1995, he moved to the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Department Chair (2003-2006). In 2006, he moved to Emory University where he is a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. At Emory, he holds the J. Rex Fuqua Chair and is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP).
Dr. Craighead’s research, which focuses on mood disorders, has been funded for several years by NIMH and private Foundations. Over the past three decades, his work has focused on cognitive behavioral models of Major Depression and Bipolar Disorders. Currently, his primary work focuses on differential predictors of response and relapse among depressed patients being treated for the first time. In the adult studies, he is investigating patterns of neural connectivity, personality disorders, and several genetic markers as differential predictors of response and relapse following treatment with duloxetine, escitalopram, and cognitive behavior therapy. Similar work with depressed adolescents is comparing the differential prediction of acute treatment effects for fluoxetine and behavioral activation. He continues to work on the prevention of the first episode of depression with his colleague Eirikur Arnarson in Iceland, and they have recently begun work on a similar prevention study in Portugal. He and his colleague, David Miklowitz, and his wife, Linda Craighead who is an Emory Professor of Psychology, have recently published a graduate level Psychopathology book.