Paul R. McHugh, M.D.

Paul R. McHugh, M.D., is presently University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  From 1975-2001, he was the director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He is the author or co-author of five books and has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and many essays on psychiatry in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, American Scholar, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Commentary.  In October 2008 Dr. McHugh received the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's prestigious Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health for his achievements.