Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. is the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director of the MD/PHD Program; and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He received his MD and Ph.D (Neurobiology) degrees from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After psychiatry residency training at UNC and Duke University, he held faculty positions at Duke and at Emory University before relocating to the University of Miami in 2009. He has served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and sits on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has received a number of research and education awards including the Kempf Award in Psychobiology, the Samuel Hibbs Award, Research Mentoring Award, Judson Marmor Award and the Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Mood Disorders Award, Bowis Award and Dean Award from the ACP. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2002. His research has focused on the pathophysiology of mood and anxiety disorders with a focus on the role of child abuse and neglect as a major risk factor. He has also focused on the role of mood disorders as a risk factor for major medical disorders including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
He has served on the Mental Health Advisory Council of NIMH and the Biomedical Research Council for NASA. He is the co-editor in chief of the Textbook of Psychopharmacology, published by the APA. His research is currently supported by grants from the NIH.