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Joseph McEvoy, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Staff Psychiatrist, Central Regional Hospital, Butler, North Carolina

Joseph P. McEvoy, MD, currently holds the Case Distinguished Chair in Psychotic Disorders at the Medical College of Georgia – Georgia Regents University. He remains Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He serves as Director of Public Psychiatry for the partnership between Georgia Regents University and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). Dr. McEvoy provides clinical care to 14 to 18 inpatients at East Central Regional Hospital, is the Principal Investigator for several clinical trials at outpatient clinics in Augusta, and serves as a state-wide consultant to DBHDD for challenging cases.

Dr. McEvoy received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Vanderbilt Medical School, took an internship and First-Year Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Hospitals, and then returned to Vanderbilt to complete a Psychiatry Residency. He has served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University, the University of Pittsburgh, Duke University, and Georgia Regents University.

Dr. McEvoy’s research has focused on the biology and treatment of severe mental disorders, and in recent years on the mitigation of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer in individuals with severe mental disorders. He has authored more than 200 scholarly publications.

Dr. McEvoy has twice received the Honored Teacher Award from the Duke Psychiatry Residents, and twice received the Eugene A. Hargrove Mental Health Research Award. He has received the Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference Research Award and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.