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Chair and professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, he directs the Institute for Early Life Adversity Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.
His research is 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 conducted research on the role of mood disorders as a risk factor for major medical disorders including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. He has published more than 1,100 research reports and reviews, and his research is currently supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
He has served as president of the American College of Psychiatrists and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and he sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation. He is president-elect and a member of the board of directors of 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, the Research Mentoring Award, the Judson Marmor Award, the Vestermark Award and the Nasrallah Family Award for Advances in Psychiatric Neuroscience from the American Psychiatric Association; the Mood Disorders Award, the Bowis Award and the Dean Award from the American College of Psychiatrists; and the Julius Axelrod Award for mentoring from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2002. He was also named Alumnus of the Year from both the University of North Carolina and from the UNC School of Medicine. He received the doctorate honoris causa from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires in 2015.
Daniel R. Weinberger
Dr. Cudkowicz is the Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS, and the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Cudkowicz has been a pioneer in promoting and devising more efficient methods for the development of new therapies for people with neurological disorders such as ALS and is one of the founders and co-directors of the Northeast ALS (NEALS) Consortium, a group of over 130 clinical sites in the United States and Canada dedicated to performing collaborative academic-led clinical trials in ALS.
Dr. Cudkowicz is also the Study Chair and Principal Investigator of the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial, a perpetual multi-center, multi-regimen clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of investigational products for the treatment of ALS.
Dr. Cudkowicz received the American Academy of Neurology 2009 Sheila Essay ALS award, the 2017 Forbes Norris Award from the International MND Alliance, the 2017 Pinnacle Award from the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the 2019 Ray Adams American Neurological Association Award. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.