Larry Davidson PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

Biographical Info

My research and consultation/training work focuses on processes of recovery from and in serious mental illnesses and addictions and the development and evaluation of innovative policies and programs to promote the recovery and community inclusion of individuals with these conditions. We utilize mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, and typically conduct our research in a participatory and inclusive fashion that involves people in recovery in all aspects and phases of the research process.

International Activity

  • Disseminating recovery-oriented practices
    United Kingdom (2011)
    Disseminating recovery-oriented practices throughout the National Health Services.
  • Research on Recovery and Service User Involvement
    Norway; Hong Kong; Sweden (2010)
    Developing a network, including service users (i.e., persons with serious mental illnesses and addictions), to conduct research on promoting recovery and social inclusion.
  • Psychiatric disorders training program
    France; Sweden; Norway; United Kingdom (2008)
    Professor Davidson conducts multi-center, international research on recovery from severe psychiatric disorders; this is a collaborative training program.
  • Processes of recovery in and from serious mental illnesses
    Trieste, Italy (2005 - 2011)
    Multi-National Research Collaborative

Education & Training

Duquesne University (1989)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Young Investigator Award & Garmezy Scholar
    Society for Life History Research (1999)
  • First Annual Karl Jaspers Prize
    Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (1991)
  • President’s Award
    United States Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association, New York Chapter (2007)
  • Second Prize, Research Competition
    International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia. (1997)
  • Franco Basaglia Memorial Scholarship
    Fondazione Basaglia, Rome, Italy (2008)

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