Lewis L. Judd, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon.)
Mary Gilman Marston Professor
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0603
La Jolla, CA 92093-0603
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Dr. Lewis L. Judd has been a faculty member at UC San Diego School of Medicine for over 40 years and has been the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry from 1977 to 2014, the longest serving department chair in the history of the university. Dr. Judd’s research focuses on the life course, recovery and outcome of mood and anxiety disorders and their management by psychopharmacologic medications, and directs a broad program of basic and clinical research on severe mental disorders throughout the life cycle within the UCSD Health System and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
Interrupting his service at UCSD from 1987 through 1990, Dr. Judd went on leave for government service to direct the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He led initiatives that included national plans for research in schizophrenia and child and adolescent mental disorders, and for improved services for those with severe mental disorders. Dr. Judd was the architect and leader of The Decade of the Brain, a plan which was launched as a Presidential Proclamation (Public Law 6158) to increase the neuroscience capacity of the nation. Among other prior posts, he was Vice President of the APA (1992-1994), President of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) (1994-1996), and Vice President of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (1997-1999). He is one of our countries most active and effective leaders in international psychiatry and neurosciences, facilitating the implementation of the Decade of the Brain Research in Europe.
Dr. Judd was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science in 1988. He received the Anna Monica Award for Research in Endogenous Depression (Germany, 1999) for research in endogenous depression. In addition, his research has also been recognized nationally by his receiving the Edward A. Strecker Award from The University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and the Menninger Award in 1993 from the American College of Physicians and the Charles Burlingame Award for the Hartford Institute of Living. Other prestigious international prizes for his research and leadership have included Erasmus Award for Psychiatric Research in Mood Disorders (Belgium, 2001), the Aristotle Gold Medal for Psychiatric and Neuroscience Research (Greece, 2007), the 2009 Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (renamed the Colvin Prize in 2012), the 2013 Award for Research in Mood Disorders from The American College of Psychiatrists, the 2013 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2014 San Diego Psychiatric Society Lifetime Achievement Award.