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Leonardo Tondo, MD, Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Tondo has studied the course and treatment of mood disorders since 1975.  In 1977, along with other colleagues, he established two specialized, research-based, mood-disorders clinics (Lucio Bini Mood Disorder Center) in Rome and Cagliari, where he has systematically collected clinical research data from more than 6,500 patients.  Dr. Tondo has taught university courses in clinical psychiatry, and general and clinical psychology.  In 2003, he completed a Master Program in Epidemiology and Statistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.  He retired from the Italian university in 2010 and is currently Professor of Psychiatry in Italy, Research Associate at the Mclean Hospital-Harvard Medical School and Director of Centro Lucio Bini in Cagliari.  Dr. Tondo’s studies include clarification of onset, course, and treatment responses in major mood disorders as well as medical prevention of suicide.  Dr. Tondo received the Nola-Maddox Falcone Prize, from the NARSAD, for Outstanding Achievement in the Research of Affective Disorder (2003), and the Suicide Prevention Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, for Research on lithium treatment and prevention of suicide risk (2004).   He has published 4 books and more than 200 publications in international journals. 



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