Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL USA.
Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he directed its Center on Psychiatric Rehabilitation. His research examines psychiatric disability and social disadvantage. Currently, he is principal investigator of the Chicago Health Disparities Center. Funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, this work examines how ethnic and income disparities further lessen the opportunities of those with serious mental illness. He is also principal investigator of the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, supported by NIH for about 20 years. He has written more than 450 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of Stigma and Health published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Corrigan has authored or edited twenty books, most recently, The Stigma Effect published by Columbia University Press. He is recipient of numerous awards including APA’s Alexander Gralnick award for his research on serious mental illness and the Presidential Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.