Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
Joe P. Tupin Endowed Chair
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Dr. Hales is the Joe P. Tupin Endowed Chair and Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis, medical director of mental health services for the county of Sacramento, and editor-in-chief of the books division at American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Dr. Hales is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He also holds an M.B.A. in health services management.
Dr. Hales specializes in neuropsychiatry, clinical psychopharmacology, and mental health services research. His research interests include new treatments for depression; pharmacological management of agitation; and clinical algorithms for managing mood and anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and brain injury. He is the author or editor of 52 books and 150 articles and book chapters in his field and has made numerous scientific presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. His latest professional books (of which he is co-editor) are The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (5th Edition), The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry (5th Edition), and The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management.. His latest trade books (of which he is co-author) are Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health and The Mind/Mood Pill Book, both published by Bantam Books. Dr. Hales is a past president of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, which honored him as Educator of the Year in 2006. He was a member of the task force charged with the publication of the DSM-IV and was Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Scientific Program Committee. He is deputy editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of The American College of Psychiatrists.
B.A., United States Military Academy, 1970
M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1977
M.B.A., Health Services Management with Highest Honors, Golden Gate University, 1981