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Charles Dike

FRCPsych, MBChB, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry; Co-Director, Law and Psychiatry Division, Psychiatry; Medical Director, Commissioner's Office, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Contact Information

Charles Dike, FRCPsych, MBChB, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    CMHC, Law and Psychiatry Division, 34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Appointments

Biography

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

  • MPH
    University of Illinois at Chicago (2004)
  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University (2002)
  • Psychiatry Resident II
    University of Illinois at Chicago (2001)
  • Psychiatry Resident I
    University of Birmingham, England, UK (1998)
  • MBChB
    Obafemi Awolowo Univ. (1988)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican College of Healthcare Executives2018
Outstanding Service AwardAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law2016
Outstanding Service AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society2014
FellowRoyal College of Psychiatrists of England2013
Outstanding Service AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society2011
Distinguished FellowAmerican Psychiatry Association2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawChair, Program Committee, Annual Meeting of AAPL2016 - Present
Yale University - Connecticut Mental Health CenterChair, Ethics Committee2016 - Present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawMember, Executive Council2015 - Present
American Psychiatric AssociationConsultant to the Ethics Committee2015 - 2016
Connecticut Psychiatric SocietyChair, Ethics Committee2015 - Present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawEditor, Newsletter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law2008 - 2016
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawChair, Ethics Committee2007 - 2013

Departments & Organizations