Charles L. RaisonProfessor of Human Ecology

I am a professor at the School of Human Ecology and the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison. I also serve as Director of Clinical and Translational Research for the Usona Institute, Director of Research on Spiritual Health for Emory Healthcare, and Visiting Professor in the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

My research focuses on the examination novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions. More recently, I have taken a leadership role in the development of psychedelic medicines as potential treatments for major depression. I was named one of the world’s most influential researchers by Web of Science for the decade of 2010-2019. Along with Vladimir Maletic, I am the author of The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, published by W. W. Norton in 2017.

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  • Human Development & Family Studies