Research & Publications
Charles C Dike is Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director, Law and Psychiatry Division, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Dr. Dike completed medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University (Formerly University of Ife), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and psychiatric residency at All Birmingham Hospitals Psychiatric Training Scheme, University of Birmingham, England. After additional psychiatric residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Dike completed a fellowship training in Law and Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medical.
Dr. Dike obtained a Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry (DCP) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland and was awarded a membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of England in 1998. He obtained a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004.
A past president of Connecticut Psychiatric Society, Dr. Dike is a Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA), Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of England (FRCPsych), and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is also Chair of the APA Ethics Committee, and author of Ethics Corner, a monthly article discussing psychiatric and medical ethics concerns in practice, in Psychiatry News, a publication of the APA. Dr. Dike is a Special (Federal) Government Employee serving on the National Advisory Council of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, established the Charles C Dike Diversity Scholarship Award for his tireless work on Diversity and Inclusion and other issues pertinent to forensic psychiatric practice.
His interest areas include medical and psychiatric ethics, pathological lying, management of aggression, health systems administration and forensic psychiatric consultations (civil and criminal)
Education & Training
- MPHUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (2004)
- Forensic Psychiatry FellowYale University (2002)
- Psychiatry Resident IIUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (2001)
- Psychiatry Resident IUniversity of Birmingham, England, UK (1998)
- MBChBObafemi Awolowo Univ. (1988)
Honors & Recognition
|Fellow||American College of Healthcare Executives||2018|
|Outstanding Service Award||American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||2016|
|Outstanding Service Award||Connecticut Psychiatric Society||2014|
|Fellow||Royal College of Psychiatrists of England||2013|
|Outstanding Service Award||Connecticut Psychiatric Society||2011|
|Distinguished Fellow||American Psychiatry Association||2010|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||Chair, Program Committee, Annual Meeting of AAPL||2016 - Present|
|Yale University - Connecticut Mental Health Center||Chair, Ethics Committee||2016 - Present|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||Member, Executive Council||2015 - Present|
|American Psychiatric Association||Consultant to the Ethics Committee||2015 - 2016|
|Connecticut Psychiatric Society||Chair, Ethics Committee||2015 - Present|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||Editor, Newsletter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||2008 - 2016|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law||Chair, Ethics Committee||2007 - 2013|