Michael T. Compton

Emory University, USA

Michael T. Compton holds an M.D. degree. He is on the faculty at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga, USA. Dr. Compton received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Va, USA, and completed his psychiatry residency, public health degree, preventive medicine residency, and community psychiatry/public health fellowship at Emory University. He serves as the Chair of the Prevention Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) and is the Codirector of the Emory University Fellowship in Community Psychiatry/Public Health. Dr. Compton is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. His primary clinical and scholarly interests pertain to the early course of schizophrenia, and he receives research support from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research on first-episode psychosis. His research interests include the multifactorial determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), associations among risk markers in patients with schizophrenia and their first-degree relatives, correlates of substance use in the early course of schizophrenia, schizotypy, and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model of collaboration between law enforcement and mental health.

Biography Updated on 18 October 2009

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