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Larry Davidson, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services



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 and other stakeholders in all aspects and phases of the research process.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Duquesne University (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Armin Loeb AwardPsychiatric Rehabilitation Association2018
Teaching and Mentoring in Qualitative Inquiry AwardAmerican Psychological Association2018
Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator PrizeAmerican Psychological Foundation2014
Carl Rogers Heritage AwardAmerican Psychological Association and International Society for Humanistic Psychology2012
Franco Basaglia Memorial ScholarshipFondazione Basaglia, Rome, Italy2008
President’s AwardUnited States Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association, New York Chapter2007
Distinguished Young Investigator Award & Garmezy ScholarSociety for Life History Research1999
Second Prize, Research CompetitionInternational Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia.1997
First Annual Karl Jaspers PrizeAssociation for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry1991

Departments & Organizations