Charles  F. Reynolds, MD

Charles F. Reynolds, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry; Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director of Aging Institute; Director of the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry

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Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry (emeritus) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,  and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (AJGP).    

Reynolds’ research interests focus on mood, grief, and sleep disorders of later life, addressing mental health services in primary care, improving strategies for the care of treatment-resistant depression in later life, depression prevention, and promotion of brain health in older adults.   He was the 2016 co-recipient (with Vikram Patel)  of the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health, awarded by the Brain &Behavior Research Foundation for his contributions to the prevention and treatment of depression in older adults.     

In addition to his duties as Editor-in-Chief of the AJGP, Reynolds serves on the editorial board of JAMA Psychiatry.  He has published research in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and JAMA Psychiatry.  Reynolds has mentored approximately 25 NIH K awardees. He is a past recipient of an NIMH Research Scientist Award (K05; 1980-2000) and MERIT Award (R37; 1989-1999) for randomized clinical trials of maintenance therapies in late-life depression.  

Reynolds graduated magna cum laude in philosophy/religious studies from the University of Virginia (1969)  and from Yale Medical School (1973). He completed a straight medical internship at McGill (Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Hospital; 1973-1974) and psychiatry residency at the University of Pittsburgh (1974-1977).  He remained on the Pitt Faculty of Medicine from 1977 to 2017 and now lives with his spouse of 50 years, Ellen Detlefsen, on the coast of Maine.