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Richard Keefe, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry,Duke University Medical Center

Richard Keefe, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He received his BA from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University.

Dr. Keefe’s research is primarily devoted to understanding cognitive dysfunction and its treatment in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, including those at high risk for schizophrenia. He has had a leadership role for cognitive methods in several large National Institute of Mental Health studies, including the CATIE, MATRICS, TURNS, CRSTN and TENETS projects. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and two books.

Dr. Keefe is Associate Editor of Psychological Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. He was the 2012‐2014 President of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology. He is on the Scientific Board of the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation.

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